TOYS FOR BIG BOYS
We are passionate about the products we sell and you will find in store a big variety of products.
The name derives from the owners DEN for Dennis and KIT for Kitty or can mean a Den full of Kits.
We started in Margate in 1984. In the beginning we stocked all kinds of hobbies and started very small in radio control. Soon we made up our mind that Toys for Big Boys is what we must concentrate on. We have over the years made many hearts happy with their purchase.
We moved to Shelly Centre, Shelly beach in 1998. We have recently done extensive renovations at Shelly beach to accommodate for larger range of items.
Our eldest son, Dean Steenmans worked holidays in our hobby shop and after finishing school we opened our Durban store in 2002 in the Home Centre Springfield Park. We moved end of 2015 to Umhlanga Crescent Shopping Centre where the layout of the shop is definitely more merchandise attractive.
We are known for our very attractive window displays, variety of products we stock and our service on the radio control models we sell. We can only thank our loyal customers for making this possible. This is definitely the SHOP FOR BIG BOYS!
We have been actively involved in radio control car racing nationally and internationally. In 2002, S.A. hosted the World Championships for Electric Off-Road Racing of which Dennis and Kitty were the organisers. Dean, still a scholar that time was the best South African performer at those worlds by finishing in 16th position. Since then he attended quite a few world championships in different disciplines all over the world.
We race on a monthly basis at Douglas Mitchell Racing Club in Uvongo and where we have an On-Road and Off-Road facility and at APN Off-Road Raceway located at the Portuguese Club in Carrington Heights in Durban and lately we do take part on the RC drifting scene as well.
Dean always had a passion from a very young age for radio control models. Dean started to race at the age of 4 ½ years and was showing his Dad the way around a track at the age of six. He won his first national event in 1991 at the age of seven and continued racing until 2013, he has been multiple S.A. Champion in different disciplines and raced at 7 World Championships. Family responsibilities and the fact that we have to be open seven days a week is a big influence on his racing the last few years. He also excels in RC flying and has competed at two Fun Fly Nationals. Our staff members are also passionate and take part in racing and flying. Quite a few of our club and staff members have received Protea colors and Provincial colors for RC Racing.
Dennis and Dean are both SAMAA (South African Model Aircraft Association) instructors and many learned to fly under their skilled training. Dennis is also an accredited SAMAA Judge. Dennis and Kitty are very active at the South Coast RC Flying Club (SCARF).