SOLD: Taiyo Aero Jet Hopper

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Letting this spare model go, from my vintage R/C collection…

Taiyo Aero Jet Hopper
SOLD: AU$350
Scale: 1/16
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1987
Batteries Required: 8 x AA (Car). 1 x 9 volt (Transmitter)

Any vintage R/C model I sell has been personally tested and assessed.
About this example…

✔ New in box
✔ 100% working
✔ Mint
✔ Battery compartments mint
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Spare steering clips included
✔ Box included
✔ Paperwork included
✔ Tyres are 100%. No cracking.
✔ Nothing broken.
✔ Decals mint.
✔ Box & polystyrene base excellent.

Conclusion: Overall, stunning example of the Taiyo Aero Jet Hopper. This is another one I am selling, in addition to the one I sold a few weeks ago. Extremely rare in truly brand new condition – one of the very last examples left in the world at this standard. Priced according to rarity, condition and past examples I have sold.

Please see the photos to understand the condition. Feel free to contact me to find out more.


The Taiyo Aero Jet Hopper was Taiyo’s “Aero” styled evolution of the Jet Hopper, and was released in 1987. It was branded both Tyco and Taiyo in the USA, Metro and Taiyo in Australia, Dickie and Taiyo in Europe, and just plain Taiyo elsewhere. Continuing the immense success of the Jet Hopper, this model used the same platform as the Jet Hopper Mk3 variant, thus it had low-profile block pattern tyres and a top speed of 27Km/H. With two gear speeds, responsive steering and solid suspension, and a more aerodynamic shape it was a fantastic evolution to the Jet Hopper line at a time in the late 1980s when the whole R/C toy industry was moving toward sleeker, more futuristic designs.

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