SOLD: Taiyo Jet Fighter

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

Taiyo Jet Fighter
SOLD: AU$250 on 30 December 2017
Condition: 10/10. New in box.
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…

✔ New in box.
✔ 100% vintage. Made by Taiyo in Japan from 1987.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speed gearbox.
✔ Battery compartments clean
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Spare steering clips included
✔ Box excellent
✔ Tyres are 100% brand new. No cracking.
✔ Decals mint.

Conclusion: An excellent Taiyo Jet Fighter. Very rare to find a brand new example, let alone the yellow version in brand new form. Complete with all paperwork, box inserts – the lot. Along with the Jet Racer, this was a pretty popular follow-up to the Jet Hopper, so don’t miss out. 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 4WD, the Jet Fighter represented the peak of Taiyo’s classic buggy range of 1987.

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