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1988 Taiyo Mini Hopper 3 (Global)

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
taiyo logo very small198888034xAA Vsml v2 km/h
mph
2WD
Used:
Common

NIB:
Occasional
value25 50
3.7 out of 5
Great first car for collectors, widely available, typical long lasting Taiyo build quality and easy driving makes these the perfect first car, or gift for an 80s kid or collector.
Rating
3.7
out of 5
Review CommentGreat first car for collectors, widely available, typical long lasting Taiyo build quality and easy driving makes these the perfect first car, or gift for an 80s kid or collector.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/20NoneSingaporeUnknown
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
PassiveLimited2-SpeedRed(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Taiyo Mini Hopper 3 is a radio control car released into the global market in 1988.

A smaller 1:20 version of the larger Taiyo Jet Hopper MK3, running on 4xAA batteries. It was aimed at parents looking for a cheaper option, and younger kids who couldn’t handle the full sized 1:16 higher powered 9.6V cars.

From a modern collectors perspective, the Mini Hopper range makes an excellent first buy as they’re relatively cheap, available on eBay, and will instantly bring back that warm and fuzzy nostalgia from your younger years! Recommended.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $47.90

    Highest Price

    $98.34

    This average price is based on 6 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    15 Nov 2023$57.15UsedBuyTaiyo vintage rc mini hopper 3 radio control car , nice condition
    30 Mar 2023$33.59UsedBuy It NowVintage 1990's taiyo japan 1/20 mini hopper iii rc buggy in box tyco nikko 3
    14 Mar 2023$54.62UsedAuctionNikko taiyo snake-3 off road & mini hopper racing 27mhz
    29 Jan 2023$12.3UsedAuctionMib, bargain!
    06 Dec 2022$30.74UsedBuy it nowGc in box, only issue some battery corrosion
    19 Nov 2022$98.34Pre-ownedor Best OfferVgc but box scruffy
    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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