SOLD: Taiyo Aero Jet Hopper

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

Taiyo Aero Jet Hopper
For Sale: AU$150 on 26th October 2017
Condition: 10/10. New in box.
Scale: 1/16
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1987
Batteries Required: 8 x AA (Car). 1 x 9volt (Transmitter)

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

✔ New in box.
✔ 100% vintage. Made by Taiyo in Japan from 1987.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speed gearbox.
✔ Battery compartments mint
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Spare steering clips included
✔ Box immaculate, with all polystyrene inserts
✔ Paperwork included
✔ Body clip included
✔ Decals mint.
✔ Tyres 100%.

Conclusion: Stunning, truly mint Taiyo Aero Jet Hopper, in a mint box. All inserts/paperwork, everything perfect, like it’s still 1987. This is the last of these I will be selling for a while, and I saved the very best one for last. Grab it while you can.

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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