Let’s look at a selection of classic 1980s R/C tyres, back when cars were designed to look more realistic, fun and exciting.
The original Taiyo Jet Hopper from Japan was a game-changing ready-to-run R/C toy that sold worldwide, and in the millions. It was a huge hit for Taiyo, and possibly the most popular R/C car of the 1980s.
As the 1990s began, Japanese toy manufacturer Taiyo’s latest sensation, the rubber tracked ‘Fast Traxx’ would go on to become one of their biggest hits.
Back in 1986, R/C magazines were a lot more unassuming than they are today. And even the Turbo Hopper was featured in one such “hobby” magazine.