Did you know that the original Taiyo Jet Hopper was different to later Jet Hoppers and also different to the Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper?
There were several changes to this buggy over the years. So I thought it would be worthwhile to show what an original Taiyo Jet Hopper Mk1 looks like – and to talk a little bit about how the model changed during its production run.
This early, high quality R/C Chevy Blazer 4WD was a big hit in countries like the USA and the UK, and many remember it as their first R/C car. Some are willing to pay top dollar just to get their hands on one today, and with good reason – the Shinsei Mountain Man was one of the most beautiful and rugged R/C 4×4 toys of the 1980s.
Manufactured by Nikko, this perfect scale replica of the famous off-road Mercedes Unimog 4WD truck is one of the nicest looking R/C models ever produced. Today it is highly sought-after by Paris-Dakar fans, Unimog fans and scale R/C fans.