SOLD: Digitcon VW Turbo Buggy

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

Digitcon VW Turbo Buggy
SOLD: AU$40 on 6th December 2017
Condition: 10/10. New in box.
Scale: 1/14
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1992 (approx)
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% working.
✔ Battery compartments mint
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Paperwork included
✔ Tyres are 100% brand new. No cracking.

Conclusion: This Digitcon VW Turbo Buggy is brand new in the box, never used. These models were made in the early 1990s, and were about 1/14 scale. Running on 8 x AA batteries, with 9 volt for the transmitter, and featuring “turbo” function along with 2 speed gearbox, this was an interesting little VW styled off roader from Digitcon. Digitcon were one of the last toy-grade R/C companies around in the 1990s who were still manufacturing R/C toys in the old-school way – with plush rubber tyres, decent spring suspension, and rugged plastics. By the 2000s, toy grade R/C cars had mostly evolved into far cheaper, more plasticky affairs with fake rubber tyres, weak motors and rather poor detailing.

Digitcon were prolific in the late 1980s and early 1990s, making several models that were sold at Tandy/Radio stores, and elsewhere. This VW model is fairly rare and obscure though – you will amost certainly never see another. And the box I have for it is a generic, white box with a label on it – suggesting perhaps that this buggy was a prototype or sample of some kind, and not even a retail stock example.

Easy to drive, with Digitcon’s reliable little turbo transmitter, and quite a solid, entertaining little vehicle with it’s overall VW styling and rugged build quality. If you like R/C VW beetles of all kinds, including ready-to-run ones made with a certain vintage R/C aesthetic of the 1980s, then don’t miss this unusual one – glorious chrome window tinting and all!

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

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