Items For Sale

This is where I occasionally offer items for sale from my personal collection of vintage R/C toys, parts and memorabilia, which has been built over the past 25 years. Running a site like this means I have a lot of toys… but I can’t keep everything. So if I’m letting something go, it will be listed here.

  • This page was last updated: 25th February 2020.
  • Click any item for complete photos and details.
  • Use any Contact page if you are interested in something. I am located in Australia, so all prices are Australian Dollars. Prices are based on: Condition, Demand, Rarity and Past Sale Value.
  • I am Paypal verified and I ship worldwide. (Bank deposit is welcome for Australian buyers)

Items for sale from my collection…

No items are available for sale at the moment

Last items sold…

Tamiya Hotshot stickers
Year of release: 1985
Condition: New.
SOLD: AU$8 per pair (10 pairs sold)
Taiyo Jet Hopper
Year of release: 1986
Condition: 7/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$220 on 10th February 2020
Taiyo Jet Hopper
Year of release: 1986
Condition: 9/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$400 on 18th July 2019
Taiyo Fast Traxx
Year of release: 1990
Condition: New in box.
SOLD: AU$300 on 17th June 2019
Tandy / Radio Shack 4×4 Off-Roader on 28th May 2019
Year of release: 1985
Condition: New in box.
SOLD: AU$250 on 28th May 2019
Nikko Turbo Panther Box
Year of release: 1986
Condition: 8/10.
Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper
Year of release: 1986
Condition: 10/10. New in box.
SOLD: AU$600 on 9th September 2018
Tamiya Striker / Sonic Fighter ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘F’ parts
Year of release: 1987
Condition: 10/10. New in packet.
SOLD: AU$10 per packet on 7th September 2018
Taiyo Aero Super Jet 4WD
Year of release: 1987
Condition: 10/10. New in box. Some wear to box.
SOLD: AU$100 on 6th September 2018
Nikko Super Fox 4WD
Year of release: 1986
Condition: 9/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$135 on 28th August 2018
Digitcon 4WD Turbo Winch
Year of release: 1991
Condition: 9/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$120 on 20th August 2018
Taiyo Jet Hopper
Year of release: 1987
Condition: 8/10. 100% working and clean.
SOLD: AU$220 on 8th August 2018
Matsushiro “The Winch”
Year of release: 1984
Condition: 9/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$180 on July 15 2018
Tamiya TXT-1 Poster
Year of release: 2000s
Condition: 10/10. Brand new.
SOLD: AU$10 on July 7 2018
Tandy / Radio Shack Jeep Renegade
Year of release: 1984
Condition: 8/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$120 on July 7 2018
Taiyo Jet Racer 4WD
Year of release: 1987
Condition: 9/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$220 on July 5 2018
Taiyo Half Traxx
Year of release: 1991
Condition: 8/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$120 on July 1st 2018
Tamiya Fox Kit Box
Year of release: 1986
Condition: 8/10.
SOLD: AU$80 on 29th June 2018
Sears / Taiyo Off Road Buggy
Year of release: 1983
Condition: 9/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$150 on 26th June 2018
Tamiya Ralt RT2 Hart body set
Year of release: 1980
Condition: 9/10. New in box. Minor wear to box.
SOLD: AU$100 on 11th June 2018
Tamiya Hotshot Jigsaw Puzzle Set
Year of release: 1980s
Condition: 9/10. Brand new. Minor wear to box.
SOLD: AU$40 on 8th June 2018
Taiyo Jet Hopper
Year of release: 1986
Condition: 8/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
SOLD: AU$300 on 6th June 2018


  1. Nice website!

    Just stumbled across your website whilst looking for info on an old RC toy I used to have when I was a kid and I’m wondering if maybe you might know something about it as I have been trying for ages just to even confirm it’s existence!!!

    The toy in question was called ‘The Winch’ (at least it was here in the UK) and it resembled a short wheel base 1/12’ish scale RTR Toyota Landcruiser (open top like a jeep) coloured maroon red with a black roll cage, semi pneumatic tyres and white toyota rims and it had a winch unit on the front bumper to pull it up steep terrain.
    Think Tamiya 58564 Toyota Land Cruiser CC01 without the hard cab and a plastic molded body rather than Tamiya’s poly one. I seem to recall it having ‘RiKo’ on the bottom of the box but that could just be me confusing myself with memories of the year after it’s purchase when I got my first Tamiya kit, namely the Subaru Brat.
    I’m interested in finding out about it because I’d love to get my hands on one again as it was a no-nonsense tough-as-old-boots toy that went anywhere and ran for ever (15-25mins on a full Ni-Cad charge).
    Alas, a keen interest in the internal workings of anything tech and a dangerous love of explosive fireworks saw the end of the toy albeit in a somewhat spectacular fashion and to this day I still lament it’s demise!!!

    Any info at all would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Gamepuppy. The car you’re referring is indeed called “The Winch” and was made by a company called Matsushiro. It was smaller than 1/12 (it may have seemed bigger when you were younger!), I believe it was actually about 1/16 scale.

      The Winch was a cool toy, and is remembered by many especially in the UK, although I suspect it is less known outside the UK. Keep an eye out for one because they do come up!

      RiKo was a UK importing company founded by Richard Kohnstam I believe, and they were always the importer for Tamiya in the UK as well.

      1. Thanks for the info R/CTM! Happy, happy, Joy, Joy!!!

        With your help I’ve found loads of stuff on the web about it and I’ll let you know how I get on finding a NIB one!

  2. Hi,

    I have an original ’79 Sand Scorcher body shell, professionally painted and in excellent condition.

    Do you know how much it may be worth?

    Many thanks

    1. Hey Nick, it’s hard to say exactly of course, without seeing it. But here’s a rough guide. Unpainted original issue bodies are generally worth the most. I sold one in the box a few months ago for about AU$425. But they used to be worth more (up to $1000), until eBay became flooded with the cheap rerelease version.

      But there’s still plenty of people who want the original, since it is different.

      A painted original body will always be worth at least ~$100 (even an old one). A nicely painted one, somewhere above $200. But I would suspect not higher than about $350 for anything painted.

  3. I have a new in box Tamiya RA1027 Ford F150 Ranger XLT that I’m going to sell. Should I wait until closer to Christmas before posting to get the best price or does it not matter? Is eBay the best route for me to go or would I be better off to post it on forums? Any speculation on the value? The assembly manual is missing, but everything else is there and still in the proper bags, bins and containers, unopened. Thanks for any advice!

    1. Hi Eric. I don’t think Christmas matters that much. True, there are some people who might be looking to buy such collectibles as gifts, but on the other hand Christmas is a time when many people are short of spending money due to all the other costs of Christmas 🙂

      As for selling, eBay will be the best option, as no collecting forum has as large an audience. And as for the price, the XLT has never been reissued, but the parts it shared with the Rough Rider and Sand Scorcher have been. NIB XLT prices used to be around $3000, but now I think you’re likely to get somewhere between $2000 and $3000. I personally wouldn’t let it go for less than $2000, even with the missing manual. As always, just my estimate. Good luck!

      1. Okay, thanks for the advice and information. I listed the kit tonight on eBay for a $500 starting price with no reserve and a $1750 buy it now.

  4. Hi there im looking for a tyco rc shocker 9.6 in base color black with some pink markings, it was my best friends most cherished childhood toy and it was stolen. I want to know if anyone knows where i can buy one or hire someone to look for it. Ple

  5. Hi R/C Toy Memories. First of all: you rock!! I have a question you might be able to help me with. After searching for +20 years I finally found the RC my heart was aching for since I lost it due to leaving it outside in the rain: a yellow Nikko frame buggy, scale 1/18. I remembered all details except for the name. Now I finally found it and bought it. It’s a Turbo Eagle from 1986 – in yellow…. I can’t find anything on it online though. It has the number 55 stickers like the Thunder Eagle – but the box and rc states Turbo Eagle… The Turbo Eagle doesn’t appear online in yellow though…. Do you know if the Turbo Eagle was renamed Thunder Eagle at some point? Or did they have different names depending on the country sold? Hope you are able to provide any info. Cheers from Europe.

    1. Hi Peter – yes, the Turbo Eagle 🙂 I know it. This is quite a small buggy from Nikko, which dates from 1987 – it was probably their smallest, full function buggy of the time, being 1/18. I have a yellow one here also. I believe the vehicle’s original, factory name is ‘Turbo Eagle’, and yes in some overseas markets it was renamed to ‘Thunder Eagle’. Commonly, Nikko would sell their models around the world, and in some cases the same vehicle was sold with as many as 3 or 4 different names, depending on the country it was being sold in. I believe this was often when Nikko would partner with a local distributor in another country, and perhaps the local distributor would request a name change to something that they thought would be more appealing in their own market. This is just speculation on my part, but the reason has to be something along those lines, especially since some of the original names of Nikko buggies were great, but some were also a little odd. Nevertheless, there was nothing wrong with “Turbo Eagle”!

  6. hello: Im looking for a Herbie Bus made by Planet Toys for Walmart, its 1/6 scale. they were released around 2004-2005. They made both the 1/6 Herbie beetle and the bus. I’m interested in the bus; new or used. Please let me know.

    1. Louis, sorry but generally this site focuses on R/C cars made prior to about the mid 1990s. Anything later than that, and it’s not something I’m too aware of, as just too many cheap R/C models were made from the mid 1990s onwards to today, to reliably keep track of. Many of them in China, and without proper branding.

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