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RC Car made by Shinsei\Radio Elecon. Looked just like Brain Buggy except it came in silver and red.
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Amy - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
My husband wanted one of these for Christmas when he was 10 and never got one. Does anyone know where or how to buy one??? PLease leave info on the website if you know a link I can go to.
Paul - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
I have been lookig for one of theese for a long time. I had one as a kid. I would like to find and buy one. Please help.
Sean - December 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Hi, I have a Firefox in excellent condition that I'd be willing to sell. I received it as a gift around 1977 or so. It's in the original box with the manual and warranty card even. Online photos of the car are available. Please contact me at "firefox (at)" if you are interested. Sean..
Chris - December 05, 2007 - Report this comment
If I wanted to buy one, what would I expect to pay for one in excellent condition?
Chris L. - December 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I have a Silver Fire Fox in the box with instruction manual and warranty card. I don't know what it is worth. Still trying to find out. Any comments or questions please contact me at:
Adam - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Gotta love Google! I TOO have a Silver Fire Fox in the box with instruction manual and warranty card. I too would be interested in advice on current value, and/or any serious offers to purchase mine. For photos or more info, please email me at
Paul - January 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Just a point of interest. I have noticed that there are 2 different body styles of Firefox. One has a T-top and one does not. Also seems that the one with the T-top has one gas can on the back and the regular top has two gas cans. Anyone know if this indicates different years of manufacture? I now have aquired 4 of theese. 2 silver full top. And 2 red, one full top and one T-top. Hope to post pics soon.
Peter - April 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Did you noticed that the regular Fire Fox version might be a prototype of the modern Humvee? I've always wanted a Red Fire Fox that I saw in the TV commercials back in the early 1980s. But I never got one. I recalled that they sold for over$50. They were quite expensive. Looking back at that moment in time, I wish that I could grab a few to store away because they are so hard to find. I've been searching for one since 2004. Does anyone have the old Fire Fox commercials, as well as the commercials of the Tyco race car sets from the 1970s to the early 1980s?
Greg - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I have 2 silver firefoxs...both with the front axel connector broken...does anyone know who/where to get spare parts? any tricks to "fix" its the plastic piece that the metal axel slips into. i guess you could call it a steering arm. Please help.
Paul - June 02, 2008 - Report this comment
After months of searching, I can't seem to find the Fire Fox anywhere. They are so hard to find.
Steve Zeller - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment I have a red one for sale ..pls contact me.
Jim - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I have one that I got for my birthday 1977. It is the red one. It is still in the original box and my parents must of forgot to take the price tag off. I was purchase from Heck's (I believe they are out of business) for $49.99. I put batteries in it yesterday and it still runs like a champ.
David - September 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a red one that looks and runs great. Please contact me at
Chas - September 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a red FireFox Remote Control On/Off-Road vehicle from 1977 in the original box and in working condition, anyone interested in it can see pictures of it at I will auction it on eBay from October 16th to 26th on eBay, starting at .99 cents. Any questions, contact me:
Rick - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a 4wd super fox by shinsei radioelecon. is the co. still in business?
Peter - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi Rick, Shinsei is still in business. However, they are now based in India. They business focus is primary educational pre-school toys. I'll try to provide a link to their website. From what I can tell you, their best days are well behind them. In fact, this is not the same company that was famous for its diecast toys and R/C toys, which are not very difficult to find. Good luck finding the Fire Fox or any other R/C toy that Shinsei has produced.
Jermaine - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I got a red and silver fire fox for sale. Please contact me:
Sean - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Well I just bought the silver Firefox on ebay. That is my red one in the pic above. I now have the set! It took 25 years but I finally got what I wanted when I was 15. I will post a pic of them together soon.
Johann - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I got a black one of these when I was 12. I'd kept in the cupboard all this time and today decided it was about time my kids should play with it. The controller unit needs a little soldering, but otherwise its in pretty good nic. I have the original box too, it was sold in Australia under the Black Buggy. It also has a high and low speed setting.
Steve - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a red fire fox from when I was kid. Just found it. It is NOT is good working order. Anyone interested in buying it? Contact info: Thanks.
mike - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
i am looking for old shensei rc honda 3 wheeler with a working order or not need for parts radio frec 27195 mhz
mike - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
i am looking for old shensei rc honda 3 wheeler with a working order or not need for parts radio frec 27195 mhz. can email me at
mackenzie cohen - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
i have a 57 chevy and it needs new wheels whaere do i go to get some
anthony - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
im looking to buy a firefox. if you have one let me know.
pork chop - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
i had a firefox silver...was the most awesome present ever...thank you mom!
John - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm looking to buy a fire fox. If your looking to sell I'm looking to buy. Thank u
chris 1970 - September 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I have two new in the boxes PETERBUILT TRUCKS that are die cast metal and are mint. Ive had these trucks since i was 9 years old and im now 38. God i feel old!!!!!
RUTH - September 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Sean - September 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a used red firefox for sale. Originally planned to sell it some time ago but did not. Photos are available. Email me at firefox (at)
AW - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Anyone have an extra controller for sale? I have an almost perfect red "fox", but the body of the controller is broken.
Paul uk - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
hey i have a us army elecon jeep just like the ones you have pictured on here at the top its boxed brilliant condition and im selling it is it any use to anyone here? before it goes to ebay? my email address is
Tommyboy - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember this toy, my brother stole mine and sold it for some weed. I was heartbroken. This was 1978.
Doug - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
My son just turned 6, so naturally, I started looking for a r/c car. I say naturally because when I was 6 (1977) I got a grey hardtop firefox for Christmas and it was my favorite toy for many many years after that. I literally ran it into the ground. I remember rebuilding it multiple times and was always able to get it back into working order. Eventually it landed in the trash after nearly ten years of trips down the steps and head-on collisions with everything from my best friends firefox (red, t-top, second editon)to my sisters bicycle to a big-wheel from up the road. I played with that thing well into my teens and recall that it outlasted almost every other r/c car that any of my friends growing up had. I cant believe how durable it was. This website has brought back a flood of memories - i would seriously consider buying one if one is fo sale. Thanks for the memories. Thanks mom and dad; best toy a kid could ever have!!
Billo - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Ihave a green ball can anybody tell me when it was it was made Thanks Made by Radio Elecon
Kyle - December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes -- gotta love Google. I just watched A Christmas Story and seeing the authentic carbon action 200 shot Red Ryder air rifle made me think of my best Christmas. I got the Silver Firefox among other things. I remember playing with it for only about 1/2 an hour before the batteries needed to be replaced. I found out later it was b/c my dad had played with all the night before... Good memories. Thinking of buying one for my son.
Dave - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Just picked up this silver example here in the UK.. I may replace the electrolytic capacitors at some point as these degrade over time and will eventually wear out, fortunately the manufacturer fitted good quality Rubycon capacitors which are still doing their job.
therockdog - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I too had the silver FireFox when i was a kid and I still to this day compair all of my kids RC's to my FireFox which none of the RC's today stand close to the FireFox!!!!!! I loved it so much. Mom you Rock... oh i mean Santa!!!!!
Eric - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I found my old firefox in my parent's basement this morning. I can't find the radio control. Anybody have any suggestions for a suitable replacement?
Eddie - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a red Firefox with controller with original box if anyone is interested. eddiemcrider(AT)att(dot)net email me for pictures if interested
Marc - May 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Looking to buy the R/C, red, diecast Peterbilt. Please email me with details at
Eddie - June 04, 2010 - Report this comment
disregard - I sold it my red Firefox.
Paul Smith - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone still have a Red Fire Fox with the regular Flat Top and the original box that is intact? Let me know: I am willing to pay a fair price.
Jason - July 12, 2010 - Report this comment
i have a chevy turbo blazer by Shinsei and need parts. Any one have a clue where i can get them? my email is, my number is 480-347-5995.
Chris - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a silver non-T top Fire fox for sale. Works great, original box included. Email if interested.
Chris - November 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I got a black chevy turbo blazer made by shinsei and need parts got it for my 8th birthday in 1988 any info regarding parts send me email its
jim - November 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm looking for two FireFox RC card from the late 70's. Any out there?
Peter - December 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi Jim, I have a red Fire Fox w/box. If interested, contact me at the following email:
mike - December 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a T-Top Silver and a Full- Top Red Fire Fox. Both cars were never played with. They are exactly as they were the day I bought them in 1979. They are now for sale. Any serious interest please contact me at the following email address:
Clint - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I just bought Peters fire fox. I want to buy more for my grand sons. Please send me pics and how much your are selling them for to:
terry - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I just got my second radio elecon Peterbilt now I have the car hauler and the lowboy.
Jennifer - January 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a Firefox for sale my husband has always wanted one and never got one. I would like to get one for him and our son.
Eric - April 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a T-Top Silver Firefox that I'm about to put up on E-bay, but I'll try here first. If anyone is interested e-mail me at ( I'm the original owner, bought it as a teen, and rarely played with it. Actually forgot all about it until I was cleaning out my parents house and found it in the closet of my old roon up on the shelf. It's still in good shape. Jennifer & Terry, check your e-mails, sent you a message. Thanks, Eric
Joe - August 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a red flat roof(no t-top) Fire Fox in the original box. Works good except it dies not go in reverse. Only other thing is cap on top of the atenna missing but goes up & down & works perfect. Cosmeticly I give it a eight with just minor signs of wear on one portion of the roof. Willing to sell at the right price. let me know what you want to pay. I'll turn to Ebay if offers are not adequate. Ships from California.
John - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I had one of these when I was a kid and loved it.. I would love to pick one up and introduce it to my 6 year old. If anyone has one in good+ condition, I'd be interested in buying one. Contact email-
Travis - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for for a Fire fox in very very nice condition, email me if you have one to sell, Thanks..
austin - September 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for a shinsei peterbilt car carrier will pay top $ please call 626 four eight four 7807
Burke - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I just put a red Firefox in perfect working order on eBay. Search "Firefox remote control car" on eBay and you'll find it. I'm happy to answer any questions, you can email me at or send a message through eBay.
Omar - January 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I Have A silver Firefox With T-Tops on EBay for Sale It's Up To $41 Right Now . User Name us-punks.
austin - January 21, 2012 - Report this comment
i am looking for shinsei rc peterbilt car carrier. Green and silver. Will pay top! Please call 626 four eight four 7807. Thank you
Chris - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for a pic of a Firefox inside, I need a pic of all the wires some of mine are broken inside. Please help me get this running again..
shaun - June 30, 2012 - Report this comment
i have a #8 27mhz and a #5 49mhz shinsei special formula 1. Does anyone no how to fix the controller and/or get a replacement. email thanks
Melvin - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a #5 49mhz Shinsei Special Formula 1 Racer. Can anyone help with locating a controller. My grandmother had the car and gave it to my grandson. I hate to get rid of it. Please send email to Thanks
mike duenas - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I want to buy a firefox. Any seller e-mail at : thanks
HobieHernandez - July 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I Got a peterbuilt....8 four 8333 thirtysix thirtynine forsale...
Tarkan - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi all! I've RX-83 black buggy and 2(blue and white) wires in the controller are disconnected. I do not know where to re-connect! Does any body have a pic of the inside of his controller? email me at: Thanks
John - September 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Still looking for a red firefox. Will pay top dollar.
Ron - September 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a silver firefox still in the styrofoam box that I’ve had since I was a child and I never knew that there was a site for them, this is pretty cool. Hope everyone is having fun.
dave - September 29, 2012 - Report this comment
i have a incredible brain buggy made by fun dimensions if interested in purchasing it make me a good offer. it worked when i got it a few years ago i will check it when i get batteries for it. the offer has to be good cause this brings me back to my childhood
Thierry - December 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Looking for a red and silver firefox, if anyone is willing to sell them.
tanjent24 - May 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I have 2 rc peterbuilt shinsei semitrucks heavy equipment huller and the auto carrier they for sale must sell both in boxes and work great. 2508707809. Offers
gogotron - July 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a nice silver Firefox for auction on eBay for anyone interested. Found it in its original box after many many years in my parents' attic.
Jeff - August 16, 2013 - Report this comment
My name is Jeff, I was fortunate enough to grow up in the 80's . What a great time to be a kid. I always loved RC just couldn't afford it. My Dad worked construction , we were middle class and struggled at times. I saw this Silver Firefox in the case at Kirkwood hobby shop here in Missouri when I was 12. Back then it was $89 it might as well have been $80,000, I wanted this for Christmas more than anything.Somehow on Christmas day 1981 it appeared under the tree. My mom and dad are now gone I never knew or appreciated how hard it was for them to do this until I was a dad. I have my original FireFox they bought me and have bought several more. I am 46 years old, this simple toy reminds me of the love and sacrifices my parents made I will cherish it forever......
Cherie - August 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Cant find the firefox on ebay for sale, is it still available??? I would like to purchase for my husband
Phil - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Just wanted to say what a great story, Jeff.
Bob - December 25, 2013 - Report this comment
We have a silver Firefox w/ one gas can in the back. It appears to be in perfect condition, however I can't test it as the transmitter was put away with batteries inside and they corroded. Anyone have a working transmitter to sell, or interested in buying the car? Please contect me @
Robert - February 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a red firefox in good working condition or just the transmitter in good working condition. If anyone is looking to sell one please email me at
Olympianbabe - March 26, 2014 - Report this comment
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John - January 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Etsy has one when I searched a couple days ago. I have no interest in selling mine though
jared - February 10, 2015 - Report this comment
I need a remote for the reply Dakar range rover contact me at thank you!
Greg brownstead - October 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I have a silver fire fox but lost my remote controller for it. Does anyone have a controller only for sale? Contact me at Greg
Adam - April 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Looking for a remote for the peterbilt truck. Just bought the truck and trailer today.
Bill - April 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I have a red 57 chevy bel air wondered what they are worth cant find one anywhere got it as a gift when inwas like 7bor 8
Bill - April 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I have a red 57bchevy bel air lookin for value or buyer...williamferguson165@g mail
Jesse - August 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Im about to list a Peterbilt truck and one red Firefox and one silver Firefox. All with controls on eBay. Also gonna put up some other neat stuff. Check it out. Jesterwatts is the seller profile.
Jeff - January 16, 2020 - Report this comment
I have a red 1977 FIREFOX in the box for sale Complete!
William - February 16, 2020 - Report this comment
Glad to see that the site is active. Jeff has made the first post in 4 years. The FireFox was a cool toy based on the Lamborghini Cheetah.
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Guss Edwards - May 13, 2022 - Report this comment
Always wanted one as a kid. But as an adult, the firefox would be burned out after one week..

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