SOLD: Taiyo Jet Fighter

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

Taiyo Jet Fighter
SOLD: AU$300 on 28th September 2016
Scale: 1/14
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…

✔ 100% working
✔ Clean
✔ Battery compartments clean
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Box included
✔ Tyres are about 95% new. No cracking.
✔ Nothing broken.

– Box & polystyrene base are good, with some wear and a small portion of the polystyrene missing.
– There are some scuffs to the underside and bumper
– There are some very light scuffs to a couple of spots on the body
– Decals are excellent, with barely any edge wear.

Conclusion: Overall, great example of the Taiyo Jet Fighter in collector condition. A rare chance to own one with minimal use and which is highly presentable. 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 Jet Fighter is a 2WD off road racing buggy featuring “Turbo” and was released in 1987. It was released after the Jet Hopper of 1986, and was the next buggy in Taiyo’s series of 1980s off-road racers. The Jet Fighter is a little more sophisticated, with a top speed of 27km/h. Much like the other early Taiyo “black box” series buggies, it’s looks were inspired by real size racing buggies (not to mention some of the Tamiya models of the day) and it features many real sponsor decals. Featuring a two-speed gear box, and oval block style tyres, the Jet Fighter was a blast to drive. Together with it’s 4WD sibling the Jet Racer, the Jet Fighter represented the top of Taiyo’s classic range of 1987.

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