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1980 Taiyo Jeep Renegade

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
taiyo logo very small198080175xC Vsml km/h
mph
2WD
Used:
Rare

NIB:
Ultra Rare
value75 150
2.8 out of 5
It's tough to rate this so low since it's one of the originals, six years before the Jet Hopper, but hey, if you have a different opinion you can vote below and influence the score!
Rating
2.8
out of 5
Review CommentIt's tough to rate this so low since it's one of the originals, six years before the Jet Hopper, but hey, if you have a different opinion you can vote below and influence the score!

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/10NoneJapanTBC
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
PassiveNone3-SpeedLightBlue(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Taiyo Jeep Renegade (or Taiyo Offroad Jeep Renegade) was an early 1/10 scale full function radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo (Japan), and released into the global market in 1980.

Initially released in Europe with an unheard of (at the time, for RC ‘toys’) 3-Speed Gearbox and a whopping 5 x C-Size batteries, this was an absolute monster!

Sadly it’s hard to even find photos of this thing, nevermind buy one, however its presence can be seen in so many Taiyo, Radio Shack, Tomy, Tyco, and other 80s RC vehicles which were made by Taiyo directly from their experience with the Renegade, or were inspired by the Renegade.

A more popular cousin

Be careful not to confuse this with the Mark 2 “Jeep Renegade” of very similar design, released globally which is much more available and uses only (only!) 4xC-Size batteries.

If you know what that 3rd spot on the gear selector is, we’d love to know! On later models it would be used for the winch but I can’t see that in this model. Potentially it was for headlights? Surely not reverse, pretty sure the controller took care of that.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $80.90

    Highest Price

    $150.89

    This average price is based on 11 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    28 Nov 2023$44.22UsedBuyVintage taiyo radio – racer jeep renegade r/c car. Boxed.
    12 Aug 2023$103.98UsedBuyDickie renegade jeep cj7 wrangler golden eagle rc auto nikko ovp turbo taiyo 4x4
    12 Aug 2023$106.78UsedBuyDickie renegade jeep cj7 wrangler golden eagle rc car nikko original packaging turbo taiyo 4x4
    02 Jul 2023$63.09UsedBuyVintage taiyo radio – racer jeep renegade r/c car. Boxed.
    14 Jun 2023$150.89UsedAuctionRc jeep cj-7 renegade taiyo dickie mint condition
    12 Jun 2023$30.28UsedAuctionTaiyo radio racer jeep renegade
    04 Apr 2023$30.19UsedAuctionDickie taiyo renegade
    27 Feb 2023$89.8Usedor Best OfferTaiyo off road military green jeep renegade rc car sears exclusive radio racer
    08 Jan 2023$79.94Pre-ownedBuy it nowMib
    16 Dec 2022$86.1Pre-ownedor Best OfferGc with box
    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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