Japanese firm Modern Toys, also known as Masudaya, made a remote controlled Radicon Robot, Radicon Bus and Radicon Speedboat in the 1950s.

Highly collectible toys.

Radicon bus (is said to be the world's first radio remote control toy):

Radicon value and price guide

What's your 'Radicon' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Masudaya 50 Oldsmobile Remote Battery Op 10/2019 £227.13
70 1 David Brown Gearbox C W Timing Belt 09/2019 £50.00
Reduction Gearbox Holroyd Gearbox Worm 10/2019 £40.00
1956 Paper Ad 2 Pg Pedal Car Dragnet Air 10/2019 £23.46
Reduction Gearbox 5 25 1 08/2019 £23.80

See all sold items for more prices.

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Comments (2)

Jerry - July 28, 2013
The Radicon Bus was imported from Japan by the George Borgfeldt Corp., NYC, for whom I worked in sales (1956-1961). I have a mint condition Radicon Bus (never been used) in the original box which is only in fair condition.
Thanks for the info Jerry!

Karen - March 6, 2013
I have this radicom bus. Still in box everything works. Mint condition want to sell
I think the best place to sell and to get the most out of it is on eBay.