Released in 1988 and based on a series of real desert racing trucks, this beautiful ready-to-run Nissan Pick-Up R/C model was made by Taiyo of Japan. It is arguably one of the most eye-catching R/C models in Taiyo’s history.
2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of the Jet Hopper worldwide. Let’s enjoy some memories of the Jet Hopper as it was “Down Under”, in Australia.
High speeds, crazy spins, and virtually impossible to control on a racing track, the Taiyo Cyclone aka “Scorcher 6×6” was a “point and blast” experience.
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.
Just 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
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.
The Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper was a hugely popular R/C toy buggy in the USA in the mid 1980s. It was the American release of the Taiyo Jet Hopper.
Tyco Racin’ Hoppers were little slot car miniatures of the famous Tyco Turbo Hopper R/C buggy.