Back in 1986, R/C hobby magazines were a lot more unassuming than they are today, and the toy-grade Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper was actually featured in an article and review by the glossy Radio Control Car Action magazine in the USA, a publication normally reserved for hobby grade products only. No wonder it was so popular!
Since so much of my traffic on this blog is from people looking for information on the Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper or Jet Hopper, I thought I had better upload this additional item related to that famous and popular little buggy.
On this page are scans from a 1986 issue of Radio Control Car Action magazine from the USA, in which the Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper was featured.
Proof in a sense, that back in the more innocent, early days of R/C cars, there wasn’t such a divide between “toy grade” and “hobby grade” at all, and there was acknowledgement that toy-grade vehicles had their place among those too young or unable to afford the vastly more expensive and complex kit-based models.