A few walkie talkies for 29 MHz FM (just above the amateur band) were sold here. Also 55 MHz, especially by Tandy. And more recently UHF has got cheaper so that's where they've ended up. Australia was a pioneer with UHF CB (477 MHz) and once again cheap walkie talkies can communicate to CBs, reinstating the brief link that was broken after the brief 27.125 MHz years of the '70s.
These are really cheap ones. Not even a crystal. You could shout further. Still if you're into bare bones electronic design they could be interesting.
Here's a comparison I did between 1970s, 80s and 90s walkie talkies. Older is better!
What were your early walkie talkie experiences? Please leave them in the comments below - I'd enjoy reading about them!