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12th November 2023
If you’re looking for the perfect nostalgic gift from the 80s and 90s, a vintage Tyco Mini Hopper is my pick! They’re great collectors items and are still fairly affordable.


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1987 Dickie Jet Hopper MK2

dickie logo very smallv2 e1680684410162198787069.6VTurbo8xAA Vsml 25km/h

Ultra Rare
value200 300
4.3 out of 5
The original "First RC Car" of a generation. A must-have for any collector. But be quick, while many were made, good ones are becoming rare.
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Review CommentThe original "First RC Car" of a generation. A must-have for any collector. But be quick, while many were made, good ones are becoming rare.


ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/16UnknownSingaporeMabuchi RE-280
UnknownAll Shocks2-SpeedRed(27Mhz), Black(40Mhz)


The Dickie Jet Hopper MK2 is a radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo, and released onto the German market in 1987.

Locally distributed by ‘Dickie Toys’, this is a Taiyo Jet Hopper MK2 specification.

8706 Dickie JetHopperMK2 Box2
Side box of #8706 Dickie Jet Hopper MK2

Differences to the MK1 include:

  • Thinner front wheels
  • An improved top speed of 25km/h
  • Solid front bumper
  • Power LED

Read more about the Jet Hopper at the Taiyo Jet Hopper MK1 page.

Collectors note: Material used for the tires of the MK1 and MK2 version of all Jet Hoppers and Turbo Hoppers will deform and decompose over time (dry rot) if not kept in ideal conditions. Check carefully before buying, and once bought store out of sunlight, and consider a UV resistant plastic / rubber protectant coating as used in full size vehicles.


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    This average price is based on 8 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    23 Oct 2023$106.37UsedAuctionJet hopper turbo dickie toys from the 80s
    07 Jul 2023$107.24UsedBuyDickie taiyo black rider remote control jet hopper turbo boxed tyco wild thing
    23 Jun 2023$199UsedBuyTyco rc taiyo dickie black rider rare jet hopper turbo hopper wild thing
    30 Jan 2023$61.49Parts onlyAuctionMelted tires, with controller (taiyo version)
    20 Jan 2023$92.24Brand newAuctionGc with controller, broken bumper. (taiyo version)
    28 Dec 2022$33.2Parts onlyor Best OfferPoor cond, missing tyre, car only (taiyo version)
    11 Dec 2022$61.49Parts onlyor Best OfferGc in box with extra rear tyres! (taiyo version)
    04 Dec 2022$40.69Parts onlyAuctionPoor cond. With controller (taiyo version)
    Prices in USD. NIB = New In box, MIB = Mint in Box, EC = Excellent Condition, VGC = Very Good Condition, GC+ = Good condition plus, GC = Good condition, PC = Poor Condition. With Controller = Car with controller. With Box = Box, Car, and Controller. We make all efforts to ensure data is accurate, but cannot guarantee it is.


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