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.
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
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
Retro-mania and the race for original 80s toys
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
Why “sealed” vintage Tamiya kits may not be what they seem
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
Collecting vintage R/C models
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
Is eBay over? (for collectibles)
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
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