SOLD: Taiyo Heads Up Hopper

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

Taiyo Heads Up Hopper
SOLD: AU$250 on 3rd September 2017
Condition: 10/10. New in box.
Scale: 1/16
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1989
Batteries Required: 1 x 9.6v battery pack (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/Singapore from 1989.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speed gearbox.
✔ Battery compartments mint
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Spare steering clips included
✔ Paperwork included
✔ All headlights and body clip included
✔ Box good, with polystyrene inserts
✔ Nothing broken.

Conclusion: A stunning, brand new Taiyo Heads Up Hopper. Unused, and flawless. Extremely rare in such condition. Priced according to rarity, condition, demand, and past examples that have sold.

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


The Taiyo Heads Up Hopper was a continuation of the famous Jet Hopper line of R/C buggies from Taiyo, this time with a revised chassis (shared with the Jet Hopper II), and the added novelty of a driver figure whose head turns in the direction that the car is headed. With the standard “turbo” feature on the transmitter, but better tyres and other revisions, this buggy could also reach 27km/h. Available in several colours, and sold under Tyco branding in the US where it even had its own TV commercial, the Heads Up Hopper was a popular model in it’s own right.

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