SOLD: Tamiya Grasshopper

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

“The Grasshopper”, by Tamiya
SOLD: AU$370 on November 17th 2017
Condition: 10/10. New in box.
Scale: 1/10
Type: Kit
Year of release: 1984
Batteries Required: 1 x 6v battery pack, 4 x AA (Car). 8 x AA (Transmitter – not included).

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

✔ New in box
✔ 100% vintage. Made by Tamiya in Japan from 1984.
✔ 100% complete with all parts, manual and decals.
✔ Box good overall. Nice colours. Structurally ok. Some marks and stains

Conclusion: This Tamiya Grasshopper kit is fully original (no re-release parts) and complete. The box has a few marks and fade from age, but is generally quite good. Very early kit too – with the 6volt plug on the mechanical speed control. Everything inside the kit is new and original. If you’ve been wanting a genuine Tamiya Grasshopper from the 1980s, this is your ticket. Priced according to rarity, condition, demand, and past examples that have sold.

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


The Tamiya Grasshopper is one of the all-time classic R/C buggy kits from Tamiya. Powered by a 380 motor for longer running time while still offering entertaining speed, it was the second of Tamiya’s most popular animal themed R/C kit models from 1983/1984 (namely: The Frog, The Grasshopper, The Hornet). The shape and colours of the car were inspire by the real animal, and this concept combined with it’s off-road versatility, made it very popular when it was released. The chassis is a simple, robust 2WD setup that is still copied to this day by other companies. During the 1980s, this kit offered many people their first taste of truly realistic 1/10 scale off-road driving and racing.

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