SOLD: Taiyo Aero Mini Hopper

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

Taiyo Aero Mini Hopper
SOLD: AU$70 on 7th May 2017
Scale: 1/20
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1987
Batteries Required: 4 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. Original and first release of this model. Made by Taiyo in Japan from 1987.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speeds.
✔ Battery compartments mint
✔ Decals mint
✔ Tyres are 100%. No cracking or deterioration.
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Box included
✔ Nothing broken.

– Box & polystyrene base are ok/good with some wear.

Conclusion: A mint Taiyo Aero Mini Hopper in yellow, with some light wear to the box only. Difficult to find in such condition and a real gem if this was your first R/C. 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.


After Taiyo made the Jet Hopper, then the Aero Jet Hopper, they branched into smaller versions of those immensely popular buggies, releasing both the Mini Hopper and Aero Mini Hopper. Fully functional but lacking the “turbo” gimmick of their bigger brothers, these little vehicles were made to the same high standard of finish with fully working suspension systems and two-speed transmissions. For kids who were too young to control the faster vehicles, these more compact cars offered similar fun for a lower price, and they became many an 80s kid’s first-ever R/C buggy.

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