SOLD: Sears Turbo Fan Lobo Airboat

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Sears Turbo Fan Lobo Airboat
SOLD: AU$80 on 4th July 2014
Scale: 1/10 (approx)
Type: Ready to run
Year of release: 1987
Condition: NIB (New In Box). Complete. Mint.


Here’s something different. This is a brand new, original Sears Turbo Fan Lobo Airboat – there’s no propeller underwater, so it can travel in swampy ponds and never get tangled. Absolutely mint, never run. Complete with box and transmitter. You will not find better. It was removed from the box for photos only. The box has some wear – some edge tears, but it is holding together quite well and still has bright colours and great vintage artwork.

The airboat is complete. It’s pretty big too – and would have to be 1/10 scale. I even loaded some batteries in it, just to briefly test and make sure it works – and it worked fine. It’s got a digital proportional transmitter, and is powered by a big 540 motor and requires a 7.2v battery pack, so it generates quite a gust of wind! Please see the photos to understand the condition. Feel free to contact me to find out more.

Nothing beats “brand new” when it comes to vintage R/C toys. Don’t miss this rare chance to own this very unusual R/C vehicle from the 1980s – a vintage R/C airboat.


I don’t know too much about this particular model, but I can say the airboat is dated 1987 and the transmitter says 1986. It was obviously sold by the Sears department stores in the USA. The manufacturer behind it appears to be a company called JRA. Truly an unusual and unique item – you may be hard pressed to ever find one in this condition again.

Please see the photos to understand the condition.

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