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Whether flying, driving, or commanding remote-controlled toys, they are one of the most thrilling toys for young children and adults alike. It might seem like these are modern inventions, but their history suggests otherwise. Let's take a brief look at the electrifying story and take a peek at the RC future!

The Invention of RC Toys

Thanks to the talented and ever-creative minds that brought us the remote-controlled car, we experience the luxury of taking flight in a Sky Rover Helicopter. But how did we get here?

In 1966, an Italian company developed the first model Ferrari, with a 1:12 ratio. At the time, it was for sale only in the UK and housed nitro power and a two-stroke engine. These components made it appealing to the consumer market as the first of its kind. One year later, a UK company decided to take a poke at producing their version of an RC vehicle. This decision created competition in the market and showcased an apparent demand for these unique inventions.

By 1968, the remote-controlled Ferrari was on display at the Milan Toy Fair, and a star was born. It received rave reviews and propelled into the hands and hearts of toymakers from all around the globe.

As toymakers began meeting the demand for the remote-controlled toy phenomenon, more functions and features evolved. By the 80s, these racing cars were a big hit, and championships were on the line. These events and settings called for new technology, an evolving vehicle, and more supply, which expanded the market from cars to trucks to flying objects.

Current RC Toys

Today, we know these unique vehicles feature better control rates, more speed, and increased abilities. While this hobby primarily thrived near the time of the invention, there is still a demand and niche for remote-controlled toy fans. These toys' social and developmental attributes enable families, friends, and acquaintances of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy a shared hobby.

A Look at the Future

History would suggest that the toy will continue to evolve with technology as long as the market is available. In brief, we know the original remote-controlled toys are now known as vintage, and many hobbyists and enthusiasts are trying to get their hands on these versions. Perhaps the future is a hybrid approach with vintage and modern, and everything in between.