Tamiya are well known for their R/C kits and models, but they’ve also released a vast range of interesting R/C souvenirs and accessories over the years. Here are a few unusual things I’ve been lucky enough to find.
10 years of R/C Toy Memories…
Well, that went quick. Or did it? 🤔 Somehow, this website has now clocked 10 years and nearly 1.4m visits. And 2012 feels both a long time ago, and like yesterday…
Collecting, and the ones that got away…
Being a collector means riding a roller coaster of exciting highs and tragic lows. Some YouTube stars now make collectibles come to them – for free! While others (like me) still trudge across the barren wastelands of Fantasia (eBay) like Atreyu on a hero’s quest…
The Tamiya “First 100 cars” poster
A recent addition to my collection is an original copy of the much admired, but vanishingly rare Tamiya “First 100 cars” poster. A little item I’ve been searching for, for two decades…
Italian collectibles show features vintage R/C cars
Back in 2017, an Italian TV show called I Fatti Vostri featured a segment about collecting that featured vintage R/C cars. Watch the video.
Perhaps there’s endless demand for vintage & retro R/C
What if the Internet is causing the demand for retro and vintage items of all kinds (including vintage R/C cars), to remain strong indefinitely?
A tale of two buggies…
…and the day they went racing as slow Historics, against a friend’s Brushless Fantastic.
Identifying vintage Tamiya R/C spare parts
If you’re looking to restore a vintage Tamiya, here are some tips to help with identifying Tamiya’s original spare parts on eBay or elsewhere.
A better way to describe R/C kit variants
Categorizing “variants” of kit-based vintage R/C cars as “Mk1, Mk2, Mk3”, was never a good idea. So here’s a better suggestion.
How to avoid two common eBay scams
When collecting valuable items, there are always dodgy sellers you need to avoid. Some eBay sellers use tricks like shill-bidding and short-selling to make bigger
A quick guide to Vintage vs Remake Kyosho R/C kits
Kyosho’s early R/C models are now highly sought after. Some of their vintage kits have undergone remakes in recent years. Let’s compare vintage vs remake.
Collecting vintage R/C in the years ahead
When I first began buying things online in the late 1990s, I was amazed at how much ‘old stock’ there was in the world. Prior
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