Frequently Asked Questions

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To learn more about buying vintage collectibles from R/C Toy Memories, please read the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have a question about something not covered here, please feel free to contact me.

What kinds of things are for sale from R/C Toy Memories?

All the items listed on the Items For Sale page are genuine vintage items that I (the owner and author of this website) have collected. I don’t sell items on behalf of anyone else. I am not a business. But obviously when you collect and write about vintage toys, you can end up with quite a lot of toys. And I can’t keep everything! So simply keep an eye on the Items For Sale page to see any vintage items I am letting go.

Is it safe to buy directly from R/C Toy Memories?

When you purchase from me, you are buying from someone who is both a long time collector, and has over 16 years of 100% positive feedback on eBay. I have made many friends among other collectors around the world. You will not find a more genuine collector, and every item that I sell from my collection is packed and posted with great care.

How would I pay for something?


I accept Paypal from all customers. I am Paypal Verified, and you will be covered by Paypal Buyer Protection. I can also accept Bank Deposit (from Australians only)

How will my item be posted?

Postage will be calculated based on where you live. I ship Worldwide.
All International orders are shipped via Express Post and are fully tracked.
All Australian orders are shipped With Signature and are fully tracked also. All customers receive a tracking number, and even a photograph of the item, when it is posted.
Insurance is also available at buyer’s cost. All items are packed very safely. Really, I am happy to post your item any way you like – so long as it is a method that includes tracking.

Do you still sell on eBay?

Yes I do. I first joined eBay over 16 years ago, so please see my eBay feedback there. I still list most items on eBay. But with Paypal offering their own buyer/seller protection, there seems little point in us small time sellers even using eBay anymore. So if you buy something from me directly, the price will be about 10% lower than what I have listed it for on eBay.

Can you help me find a vintage R/C car?

Maybe. A lot of things are really hard to find, but I do have some connections that can help me locate rare vintage R/C items sometimes. I might even be able to point you toward another seller who has what you want. Please visit my Find a Vintage R/C Car page and let me know what you’re looking for, and I will try to keep an eye out for you.

Customer Testimonials

Below are some comments from people who have purchased items from me in the past.
All of these comments are reprinted here with the full permission of the buyers themselves.

Finally found someone who could help me in my search for a very specific NIB vintage Tamiya. Friendly emails from Rob who was open and honest from the start and very knowledgeable about the vintage r/c cars. Without his help I would not have known where to find one of these rare specimens – I’m extremely pleased with the kit that arrived.

– Chris from the UK, May 2015. R/C Car: NIB Tamiya Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar Rally Winner

The Mountain Man cannot be better, the item looks even much better than it looks in the pictures you sended to me, a thing that Alejandro and I loved it, is the label with the original Price in the box!!! The Mountain Man is a well made Toy, is awesome that is almost 32 or 33 year old toy and work like new.

– Guillermo & Alejandro from Mexico, March 2015. R/C Car: NIB Shinsei Mountain Man

Rob was very pleasant to deal with, very honest and knowledgeable. I will be a repeat customer I am sure. The quality was just like in the ad, for being a rare version of the Nikko Audi Quattro I was pleasantly surprised that everything original came with it and it was in excellent condition.

– Anthony from Western Australia, March 2015. R/C Car: Nikko Audi Quattro

Thanks so much for the outstanding Jet Hopper mate. It’s absolutely stunning! Will definitely be buying again from you!

– Jack from Adelaide, Australia, December 2014. R/C Car: NIB Taiyo Jet Hopper

Wow, my 30yr search is over. I even sent my dad the pics to let him know I finally replaced my very first car accident. Thank you again! Very much in your debt

– Mike, USA, October 2014. R/C Car: Nikko Porsche 935/78

The trucks showed up today, and i could not be more happy with them, they are great and so are the boxes. Thank u so much 6 stars for u. Yes that is out of five stars, I gave u a extra star. Thanks again, keep doing what u do!

– Jim, USA, July 2014. R/C Cars: 2 x NIB Taiyo Fast Traxx Eliminators

I got the beetle this arvo. Thank u so much I love it. It looks exactly like and how I remember it. Ur awesome Rob, thank u again.

– John, Australia, July 2014. R/C Car: Tandy/Radio Shack Funny Beetle

Thanks Rob, I just had the opportunity to unpack the Blaster today and it’s great, thankyou.

– David, Australia, June 2014. R/C Car: Taiyo Mini Blaster

Rob was tireless in his pursuit of my Vintage Tamiya Hornet — his passion and expertise evident from the outset in sourcing a top quality model at a reasonable price. Look no further!

– Luke, Australia, May 2014. R/C Car: NIB Original Tamiya Hornet

Thanks for the car very nice better than expected. Also what a well packaged item. Absolutely perfect. Smell like new too. Will leave feedback. Thank you very much
Thanks very much for the cars. They are awesome.

– Ben, Australia, April 2014. R/C Cars: Sears Lobo and two Nikko Black Foxes

The arrival of this little red Maserati has sent me happily back to my childhood. I had been sad to discover that something I had treasured as a kid, had disappeared without a trace while I pursued adulthood. Thank you so much for tracking one of these down, in such good condition, complete with controller, antenna flag and instruction manual. This was indeed a fantastic find.

– Benjamin, Australia, April 2014. R/C Car: Procision Maserati Bora

8 responses to “Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. Sam says :

    Sam, Australia, 2015 RC Car Tamiya fox NIB.
    Rob is a true gentleman to deal with, his experiance and expertise is second to none. The kit once arrived was beyond my expectations, & his service and friendly manner made the whole experiance a joy. I will always go to rob first for any future kits or anything else RC.
    Thankyou mate.

  2. Wesh Tobin says :

    I had been searching for a new in the box Yonezawa buggy for a long time. A very nice mint Yonezawa Land Dash made in 1984 came up for sale on this site. In this condition was extremely rare and it was a great price. I purchased it and not long after I received the parcel. It was one of the most carefully packaged items I have ever been sent and it arrived exactly as described in the photos- which was in perfect condition. Rob is profesional, easy to deal with and true to his word. Thank you- from Wesh.

  3. Gabor says :

    Toyota Hilux order: excellent and fast service, shipping to Switzerland without any issues. Thanks Rob!

  4. Josh says :

    Rob was easy to communicate with and a great help. I found exactly what I was looking for and it was just as described. Great service and a big help! Thank you.

  5. Gabor says :

    My Nissan Fairlady smells like brand new. Thanks again Rob for the great service and fast delivery!

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