Social media has all but ruined the “open” web I once knew. And that includes the community of R/C fans, who once created an interesting network of websites about vintage R/C cars. The new Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, is an eye opener about how the Internet has changed in the last 5-10 years. Mostly for the worse.
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.
Categorizing “variants” of kit-based vintage R/C cars as “Mk1, Mk2, Mk3”, was never a good idea. So here’s a better suggestion.
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
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
It’s no secret that there’s a booming market out there for retro items, particularly toys. A lot of companies are remaking products or brands as
Most vintage Tamiya R/C kits are in boxes where you can take the lid off, see what’s inside, and enjoy looking at all the cool
As this website was created to share my ramblings about the toys I’ve collected over the years, I thought I’d take a moment to talk
Back in the early days of eBay, the site functioned as a clearing house for garage sellers and traders of collectibles. These days, I feel