At John’s Hobbies, we understand that knowledge is far more valuable than the products we sell. We are proud to offer our customers a friendly atmosphere in which to shop, where our experienced staff is ready to offer knowledgeable guidance when called upon.

We are a full service establishment catering to many different family oriented hobbies for all ages. John’s Hobbies sells specialty hobby products from around the world and we offer items from over 400 manufacturers. Our major departments include Radio controlled models, Model trains, Plastic and Wooden Model Kits and Toys. We can guide you to choose items that allow you to enjoy a great hobby for years to come.

We encourage you to explore our website, and hope it inspires you to visit our location near downtown Toronto where our staff would be more than pleased to help you with any of your hobby needs. Feel free to contact us should you need more information.

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# 12 – AQUACRAFT REEF RACER

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The Reef Racer cracks our top 12 for fantastic beginner value in a R/C boat. Whether on a lake or pond or pool, the Reef Racer is a splash of fun for young and old!

Need more info! Check it out.

Ready to run bundle  $79.99*

4 pk off AA’s required $4.99*

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# 11 – REVELL OUTSPEEDER

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The same Revell that has produced plastic model kits for half a century has released the super small Outspeeder R/C Buggy. Durable with included rollbars and USB charger, the Outspeeder is perfect for those on a budget with no R/C experience. Li-on Battery powered! Get more info here!

2 AA’s required.

Only $36.99*     SORRY, THIS ITEM SOLD OUT!

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# 10 – DROMIDA R/C CARS

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The new Dromida Series of cars has quickly taken the lead in fun, simple and affordable R/C. With everything you need all in one box, the waterproof Dromida cars will provide plenty of 4 season fun! Get more info here!

Only $109.99*

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# 9 – REALFLIGHT 7/PHOENIX 4 FLIGHT SIMS

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These two powerhouse Flight Sim Software Bundles are equally appealing to those wishing to learn model flight or improve skills. Simply put, no other pieces of R/C software ever come close to what RealFlight or Phoenix offer. What our customers say about RealFlight – “I love the game challenges that improve my skills” Shawn G.   For Phoenix – “It’s great that I can use the included Dx5e on my actual R/C aircraft”  Earnie Z.  Get more info by visiting RealFlight or Phoenix sites.

RealFlight Bundle (with Interlink controller) $179.99*

Phoenix Bundle (with transmitter) $179.99*

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# 8 – HOBBYZONE DUET

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This teach yourself to fly bundle places second to none on value vs durability in micro aircraft under $100.00! 2.4 Ghz R/C, 3 channels, durable, Lipo cell and charger. It doesn’t get better than this! Watch the video.

All for $69.99*


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# 7 – DURATRAX EVADER EXT 2.4

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The Evader has been in our top seller list for many years. This Duratrax off road stadium truck platform is the only vehicle of it’s kind that comes with a one year warranty against damage through impact! Waterproof, rugged and fast with a lengthly list of available Mods, the Evader sits atop of the Ready to Run heap.

Get all of the info here!

Only $179.99*

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# 6 – NANO QX by BLADE

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The perfect first Quad!

  • Stability mode
  • Agility mode
  • Extra cover
  • Extra blades
  • Blade Guards

Here’s all of the info!

All for $95.99*

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# 5 – ESTES PROTO NANO X

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What fits in your hand and fills a room with smiles? The Nano X is the most fun $40.00 can buy in the world if R/C! This year’s # 1 office gift!

Check out the video

Priced to fly out $44.99*

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# 4 – HOBBYZONE CHAMP

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The Hobbyzone Champ has been the standard in entry level micro aircraft for quite some time. The tried and true ready to fly bundle never disappoints the wallet with everything you need. Look at what it can do!

All in one box for $89.99*

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# 3 – BEAVER from ELECTRIFLY

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  • Canadian
  • Iconic
  • Ready to fly

Whether a seasoned pilot or earning your wings, the Flyzone Beaver comes fully equipped with landing gear and floats included.

Get all of the info here!

Yours for just $299.99*

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# 2 – 1Si HELI MAX

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Ultra compact quad copter comes ready to fly with detachable camera, usb reader, 2 GB micro SD card, charger and even spare props! Fly, record, upload. The 1Si makes multi rotor flight affordable and fun. Fly indoor or out and when in doubt hit the return to pilot button and watch the 1Si come back!!

More info

Ready to fly bundle $149.99*

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# 1 – 350 QX BLADE R/C

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The blade 350 qx quad coptor has taken R/C flight to the next level. The 350 comes with a Go Pro ready vibration dampening camera mount. Powerful, maneuverable and easy to fly, the quad comes GPS equipped and enabled to give first time pilots a steady platform by which they can learn flight. Turn off the GPS and turn heads with the 350’s incredible aerobatic flight capabilities.

More info

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UPDATE FIRMWARE 2.0 VERSION NOW AVAILABLE

Ready to fly bundle starts at $529.99*

Bind and fly (no transmitter) $469.99*

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* Prices do not include applicable taxes.

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PLASTIC MODELS WITH CANADIAN CONTENT

AIR CANADA BOEING 727

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A very popular aircraft type in the Air Canada fleet during it’s many years of service. This particular kit includes decals for registration number C-GAAC put into service in 1974 and eventually sold off to Fed-Ex in 1985. Modelling skills, paint and adhesives are required to finish this 44 piece, 1/44 scale, plastic model kit by Airfix.

$22.99*

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RAFALE B by REVELL

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A variant of this aircraft may become Canada’s replacement for the aging squadrons of CF-18 fighter jets. Here’s your chance to join the debate and get a close look at this highly respected aircraft. This is a 1/48 scale plastic model kit made by Revell,  skill level 5, consisting of 210 pieces. Over 30 cm long when complete. Adhesive, paint and tools needed to properly finish.  Minimum, 10 years of age.

$44.99*

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DeHAVILLAND MOSQUITO FBMk.VI/NFMk.II

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This well respected aircraft of WWII was developed in England and many variants were produced during the war by DeHavilland of Canada located in the province of Ontario. This Tamiya 1/48 scale plastic model kit is highly detailed with various squadron markings included. Modelling cement, paint and tools required to complete. Suitable for ages 10 and above as per manufacturer recommendation.

$39.99*

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CESSNA 150 FLOATPLANE

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Nicely detailed plastic model kit in 1/48 scale including Canadian Registration markings. This type of aircraft has seen abundant use throughout the lake and coastal regions of Canada. Adhesives, paint and finishing supplies needed to fully complete the kit. Suitable for civil aviation enthusiasts 14 years of age and above.

$31.99*

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CANADAIR SABRE MK.6 ‘BLACK TULIP’

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Proudly built in Canada under licence from North American Aviation and sold in quantity to the New German Luftwaffe (among other countries) and used throughout the 1960’s and beyond. This 1/48 scale model kit consists of 93 pieces and when complete measures 238mm (approx 10″).

Paint, adhesive, modelling tools and skills required to complete the model of this famous squadron and markings.

$48.99*

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CF-18A HORNET

“CANADA SPECIAL MARKINGS 2012″

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This limited edition kit is in 1/72 scale of finely detailed polystyrene plastic consisting of 76 pieces. Paint, glue and finishing materials are required to complete the model. Finished length is 237mm long. Modeling skill of a moderate level is required.

This “True North Strong And Free” campaign marking scheme was seen at the region of Waterloo International Airport, Ontario, Canada and Val-D’or air show. The aircraft was attached to No 425  squadron, 3 wing Bagotville, Quebec.

$39.99* each

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F-104G STARFIGHTER

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Revell, 1/48 scale plastic model kit of the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Supersonic Interceptor. Kit consists of 63 parts and requires paint, glue and a moderate level of skill to complete. Included are decals for 417 Squadron Cold Lake Alberta (2 versions) and 12th Air Force 69th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron.

10 years + age recommendation.

$18.99* each

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F-104 G/S STARFIGHTER

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1/32 large scale Starfighter plastic model kit with over 316 parts. Decals for over 10 different options included featuring Royal Canadian Air Force 417th Squadron Cold Lake Alberta 1962. A photographic reference manual also included. Finishing supplies such as adhesives and paint, as well as a moderate amount of model building skills required to complete the kit.

Recommended for ages 14+

$119.99*

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AIRWOLF

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From Universal Television Productions.

Sure, this isn’t a Canadian content model yet it was a television series enjoyed by many Canadians and fans around the world. This 1/48 scale plastic model kit is a detailed model of the Airwolf Helicopter requiring paints, plastic cement and modelling tools to complete. Intended for those persons 15 years of age and above.

$59.99*

*Prices listed do not include taxes

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John’s Hobbies has a selection of paints and glues for your hobby needs to build your model.

We carry Tamiya, Testors and Humbrol paints.

We also carry a wide variety of adhesives, a full line of Cyanoacrylate instant glues along with Epoxy and traditional liquid and tube glues.

Finishing materials are also available such as puttys, sandpaper, files, paint brushes and hobby tools.

The right finishing materials will make your model look professional!

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