Tag Archive | Myer

Metro/Taiyo Jet Hopper (1986)

metro-taiyo-jet-hopper-001Despite having already written about the original Taiyo Jet Hopper, plus it’s American release the Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper, I also wanted to share some additional photos and clippings relating specifically to the Jet Hopper in Australia.

And since 2016 actually marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of the Jet Hopper worldwide, this seemed like the perfect excuse for one more article about this legendary R/C toy. So let’s enjoy some memories of the Jet Hopper as it was “Down Under”, here in Australia…

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Vintage Australian Christmas Commercials

Tandy Australia Christmas Commercial (1987)

1986 Tandy CommercialWith Christmas approaching once more, I always find myself reminiscing about old Christmas memories in the 1980s in Australia – hot summers, cool toys, and even cheesy TV commercials.

Here are a few more Australian Christmas commercials (some featuring toys) from the 1980s and early 90s…

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Teddy Ruxpin and Jet Hopper – the hot toys for Christmas 1986

Metro Jet Hopper

Metro Jet HopperJust for fun, here are two old Australian TV commercials in which the Metro/Taiyo Jet Hopper R/C buggy is shown as one of the hot toys for Christmas. The ads are for the Australian department store Myer and the Australian K-Mart supermarket chain, and both date from Christmas 1986.

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