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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 Lamborghini Countach

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value75 150
4.5 out of 5
The best chassis Taiyo ever made, with the legendary Countach body, and rare slick tyres.
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Review CommentThe best chassis Taiyo ever made, with the legendary Countach body, and rare slick tyres.


ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/14RearJapanTwin Mabuchi RE-280SA-2295
PassiveFront Wishbone, Rear Shocks2-SpeedRed (27Mhz), Black(49Mhz)


The Dickie Lamborghini Countach is a radio control model manufactured by Taiyo of Japan, and distributed by Dickie in Germany in 1987.

The Fastest Taiyo / Tyco

Packing Twin Mabuchi RE-280SA motors, with a 9.7V ‘Turbo’ battery pack (or 8xAA), the Lambo is the fastest on-road model ever produced by the company, at 31kmh (19mph).

The Twin Mabuchi RE-280SA motors power the Countach up to 31kmh/19mph.

It remains massively popular to this day, being snapped up on eBay for increasingly high prices, possibly only beaten in popularity by the Bandit.

The Chassis

Adding to the speed factor is the excellent chassis design, without a doubt the best Taiyo ever made, with rear shocks, and front double wishbone with shock brace. Unfortunately with the amount of stress that shock places on the hardware, it’s also the most common break point of the model, and something to look out for when buying online.

8758 Taiyo Lamborghinicountach Twinturbo Frontsplit
The front suspension (slick tires version shown) is a marvel, while unfortunately also a weak point where the shock connects. Look out for a missing or hanging shock when buying online.

The Italian Stallion

And of course, we cannot write about this model without mentioning the iconic Lamborghini Countach body, looking fantastic in either Red (27Mhz) or Black (49Mhz).

The Countact is easily one of the Top 5 Taiyo models, and competes for the Top 3 with ease.

It is a must have.


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    This average price is based on 4 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    10 Aug 2023$91.12UsedBuyTaiyo lamborghini countach lp500s "working" 1987 box vintage rc tyco dickie rare
    10 Aug 2023$94.63UsedBuyTaiyo lamborghini countach lp500s "working" 1987 box vintage rc tyco dickie rare
    04 Jul 2023$44.16Parts OnlyBuyDickie taiyo rc lamborghini countach lp500s twin motor 31kmh tyco rc spares tyco
    21 Dec 2022$19.74Brand NewBuyDickie sos police lamborghini rc remote controlled car
    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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