Unfortunately, Miami's best hobby shop, Orange Blossom Hobbies, went
broke several years ago (actually, the store was always profitable,
but the company was dragged down by their wholesale business, which
was over extended). There are a few small shops around Miami, like
Crown Hobbies, but you have to go north to the Fort Lauderdale area
for really good shops. For plastic kits, diecasts, model trains and RC
planes and cars, try RC Hobbies, 6800 North University Drive, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33321. Take I-95 north to Cypress Creek Road and
go west about five miles to University Drive. The shopping center is
on the southeast corner of the intersection (on your left). Prices are
generally discounted heavily.
Warrick Custom Hobbies, 7676B Peters Road, in Davie is also a very
substantial store, but over the last year, they have cut back their
plastic kit selection drastically, though their RC and model train
selection is still pretty huge. Take I-95 north to I-595 west. Exit at
University Drive and turn right. Go a quarter mile north on
University, and the shopping center is on your left.
It is interesting that Warrick and RC are still in
business. They were going strong when I left Florida 15
However, I never got the impression Warrick was strong
into plastic kits when I was there. Did they decide to dabble
with plastic, and are now getting out of them?
"I like bad!" Bruce Burden Austin, TX.
On Jul 22, 11:46 pm, email@example.com (Bruce Burden) wrote:
Warrick moved several times since I started going there in 1974, from
Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale west to Davie Boulevard, then south
to University Drive in Pembroke Pines, then back up University to
Plantation, then two block south to their present location. The store
is enormous now, about half the size of a Toys r Us, and they used to
have a very good selection of plastic armor kits, as well as ships,
cars, and aircraft, and aftermarket accessories like photoetch and
metal gun barrels. Then last year, Pete Warrick looked at the
printouts (accursed computerized inventory control!) and decided that
he made more money on diecast toys. So the plastics section is a
hollow shell now, just a handful of armor selections, usually the
current Dragon releases (though about two months late). RC, on the
other hand, has prices that rival online retailers, and offers a
selection about as good as Orange Blossom Hobbies in their heyday, so
it's a regular stop for me.
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