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 (Canada):

Picture Title Date sold Price
Industrial Worm Reducer Gear Drive 06/2019 C $ 893,64
1960's Masudaya Modern Toys Remote 05/2019 C $ 367,63
David Brown M032016 Banu 4c Series M 16 06/2019 C $ 131,60
Bus Large Bat Op Silver Metal Vehicle By 04/2019 C $ 228,82
60 1 Gear Reduction Industrial Unit 1 5 04/2019 C $ 80,20
See all sold items for more prices

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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.
►reply: Thanks for the info Jerry!

Karen - March 6, 2013

I have this radicom bus. Still in box everything works. Mint condition want to sell
►reply: I think the best place to sell and to get the most out of it is on eBay.