Fall Hours Change at Roger's Hobby Center

Closed Sunday & Monday Starting September 1st

As the summer comes to a close, Roger, Darlene and I have decided to change our hours of operation to better fit the flow of traffic coming in during this slow time of the year. Effective September 1st, we will be closed on Sundays AND Mondays, leaving us open Tuesday — Saturday from 10AM until 6PM.

It’s apparent during a trip down State Street that many businesses are struggling to find workers, and unfortunately, we’re no different. We’ve always been picky with our hiring; we look for the best arbiters of the hobby, people willing to go the extra mile for our customers. I’m happy to say we’ve had great luck in finding wonderful people to work here at Roger’s Hobby Center throughout our long history.

We are currently looking for a few such people to work and help bring their passion for the hobby and service to our great customers. We have yet to fill those gaps our schedule, and that brings me back to our change in open hours.

This is not intended to be a permanent change — we fully hope to be back open Mondays as the holiday season picks up — but that hinges on finding the right people to fill the shoes left by David, Jayden, and most recently, Jim. We’re confident we’ll find them; the question that remains is when.

For now, we hope you understand why we are making this change, and hope you can continue to find time to pick up your parts, models, art supplies, or whatever your passion requires. Thank you all for your continued business — it’s thanks to all of our customer’s we’ve been able to stay in business for more than 35 years, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of your support.

If you’d like to work part-time for one of the most fun workplaces in Saginaw, please stop in and fill out an application!

Mercedes-Benz G500 TRX4 On Display Now!

Logan shows off the new Mercedes-Benz G500 from Traxxas.

Logan shows off the new Mercedes-Benz G500 from Traxxas.


Traxxas has been focused very much on their scale crawler and trail-truck offerings, and the newest addition to the clan is the Mercedes-Benz G500 — which is on display now here in the store! The G500 offers the same great specs as the previous versions of the TRX-4 like the Ford Bronco and Chevy Blazer. It’s a 12.3” wheelbase, offers front and rear remote-lockable differentials, and comes with a two-speed transmission. Like the Chevy Blazer before it, the G500 will sell for $489.99 and requires a battery and charger, which are sold separately.

Stop in and check it out, and if you like what you see, pre-orders are welcome!


New Puzzle Vendor + More Puzzles Arrive!

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While it seems like summer’s weather is starting to stabilize into something other than rain every day, the occasional shower might just rain on your parade (or planned picnic). When that happens you might need some other activity to keep yourself or your loved ones busy. Thankfully, we’ve received our first shipment from Springbok Puzzles! More than two dozen unique puzzles hit the shelves today, with subject matter to please all ages. Piece counts range from 350 to 1,500, but the majority are either 500 or 1,000 piece puzzles. Springbok uses thicker than average chipboard for their puzzles, plus unique dies for each piece means no two pieces (in the same puzzle) are alike — no more putting the wrong piece in the wrong spot.

Prices vary, so stop in and check out our new puzzle selection today!

New MPC Dodge Pickup Model Arrives


Today we took delivery of a new model from MPC: a 1978 Dodge D100 Pick Up Truck with Mini Bike. It comes with an all-new decal sheet with “colorful options”, a long bed with flip-down tailgate, a detailed engine, jack and tool box, optional flasher and flood lights, and more! Most of the parts are molded in white. Interested? This kit runs $32.99 and is available now!


Two New Highly-Anticipated Plastic Models Arrive


Summer may just be warming up, but those model builders out there still need something fun to do when the weather won’t cooperate. This week, two new and much-anticipated model kits arrived in the store to ease that rainy summer boredom. First, Salvinos Jr. Models released the 1979 Oldsmobile 442 the King himself, Richard Petty, drove to victory. The model kit comes with over 110 unpainted parts, 17 chromed parts, high-def decals and full instructions — and like all of Salvinos Jr Model kits, it’s made in the USA. The kit runs $39.99 and is sure to give a NASCAR fan something to get excited about.

The next new kit is the Moebius Models 1965 Ford F-100 Service Truck by Model King. It features large door mirrors, an 8ft utility bed, work truck decals, and a 352 cubic inch V8 engine. This kit sells for $39.95, and is available today!