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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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1990 Dickie Porsche 911 Cabriolet

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3.8 out of 5
Great looking model with a solid chassis punches above its weight in this class. Nice!


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The Dickie Porsche 911 Targa is a radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo (Japan), and released into the German market, and others worldwide, in 1990.

Design and Style

An update to the 1987 original Dickie Porsche 911 Cabriolet, it’s presents a sexier, more refined model in matte black that just looks fantastic.

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The Dickie Porsche Cabriolet Model 9031

With gold decals and rims, matte black paint, and extended super-wide rear end, with central charge slot accessible from the top, and overall just a great model of the real Porsche 911 with an unusual but compelling style.

Personally I’d ditch that bonnet decal to make it even better.

9031 Dickie Porsche Cabriolet Car Rear
Now that’s a great looking rear end!

Features and Performance

As a 4xAA model this isn’t designed for high performance, and really excels as a static model with the ability to drive around inside the house, though those rubber tires may offer a bit of fun on a nice smooth surface.

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Underneath the Porsche Cabriolet #9031 we see its unique chassis, quite different to other 4xAA models we’ve come across

Underneath, it’s a very solid and tidy design, with a compact drive unit and steering assembly, not a chassis that we see often in the 4xAA range, and that’s a good thing. It’s likely this would handle pretty well for a lower power model, given the strength, light weight and small size.

With the charge port directly on top, all these factors suggest it’s an entirely unique design created just for this Taiyo Porsche 911 model.


While I’d gone into this review thinking I’d not bother with another simple 4xAA design, the more I look at the Porsche 911 Cabriolet, the more I want one.

The unique chassis, the solid design, and it’s great looks earn this simple 4xAA a relatively high score for its class. I’ll be picking one up when I can.

Pricing Note:  There is simply not enough of these available to make a price estimate on, and so we’ve used the next best thing, which is the Taiyo 1990 version, sold as the Targa.


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    14 Oct 2023$149.99UsedBuyVintage tyco taiyo rc car porsche 911 turbo red w box does not work rare
    11 Oct 2023$75UsedBuyVtg taiyo radio-racer porsche 911 targa rc made in japan parts only
    23 Sep 2023$157.54UsedBuyVintage taiyo porsche 911 turbo convertible 1/14 r/c made in japan no tayco
    10 Sep 2023$146UsedBuyTaiyo porsche 911 rc near mint
    28 Aug 2023$31.56UsedAuctionTaiyo rc porsche 911 speedster 8xaa fast no.8928 read the description carefully
    28 Aug 2023$32.8UsedAuctionTaiyo rc porsche 911 speedster 8xaa fast no.8928 read the description carefully
    09 Jul 2023$75UsedAuctionVintage tin porsche carrera 911rs battery operated w/box! Taiyo 1970's
    25 Jun 2023$60UsedAuctionTaiyo vintage tin bo porsche carrera 911 battery operated japan working 1970's
    07 Jun 2023$90UsedAuctionVintage tin porsche carrera 911rs battery operated w/box! Taiyo 1970's
    28 Apr 2023$148.38UsedBest offer acceptedTaiyo porsche 911 targa lowenbrau edition rare vintage rc tyco radio control 87
    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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