Come to find out, the first did not show up in the 1960's, and the actual date might just surprise you!
It’s generally assumed the first remote-control toys were produced in the 1960s, after the Italian toy company Elettronica Giocattoli produced the first remote-control car (a 1:12 scale model of a Ferrari 250LM) in 1966.
However, the first remote-control toy was actually invented in the late 1890s by—and this might not come as a huge shock to some people—famed inventor and Edison punchbag Nikola Tesla. At the 1898 Electrical Exhibition in Madison Square Garden, Tesla unveiled a remote-control boat outfitted with functioning lights, rudders, and a propeller.
Now do you see why Tesla has always been one of my heroes? The man was so far ahead of his time, he almost looks like he's from another world, or at the very least from another era! I love this guy!
Coffee in the kitchen again. I'm thinking it's time for some fresh fruit again!