They became dependant on mail order sales. They had a huge catalog system with everything instock listed, and automatically deleated when sold. This ment that you could not order stuff that wasnt in stock. Very cool.
A few months ago, their server crashed hard, taking out the entire catalog AND backups. For about 2 months, there was no way to order from them. Cash flow came to a stop. Costs did not.
They could not survive that.
In the U.S. most commercial slot car tracks are in less than desirable places. for the cheap rent. Rad was in a very upscale strip mall and was paying, purportedly, $10,000 rent a month. Sigh. Lots of employees that had a quick turn around(usually in the US, a monday order online got you the stuff by Wednesday mail).