SOLD: Taiyo Aero Jet Fighter

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Taiyo Aero Jet Fighter
SOLD: AU$200 on 20th December 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
✔ Spare set of steering clips included
✔ Box included
✔ Tyres are about 98% new. No cracking.
✔ Nothing broken.

– Box & polystyrene base are ok/good, with some edge wear and creases.
– There are very light scuffs to the underside and bumper.
– Decals are excellent, with just one missing from the roof.

Conclusion: Overall, beautiful example of the Taiyo Aero Jet Fighter in collector condition. Sold in Australia as the Metro Aero Phantom. A rare chance to own one with very 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 Aero Jet Fighter is a 2WD off road racing buggy featuring “Turbo”, and which was released in 1987. It represented an “Aero” styled upgrade of the original Taiyo Jet Fighter buggy, this time packing twin motors and sporting huge front and rear spoilers. This enabled it to be the fastest buggy ever released by Taiyo with a top speed of 31km/h. Featuring a two-speed gear box and oval block style tyres, the Aero Jet Fighter was a blast to drive with speeds approaching that of many of kit-based R/C buggies of the day. Somewhat rarer today than the Jet Hopper, Jet Fighter, and others in the family, the Aero Jet Fighter represents one of the wildest moments in Taiyo’s 1980s R/C toy history.

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