As you may already know, the Taiyo Jet Fighter was the haul that made me hunt for more good hauls. I have had several more hauls after that but I still consider the Jet Fighter my best ever. You can say that it's my favorite.
It's obvious that the design of the Jet Fighter was copied from Tamiya's Boomerang. Nevertheless, there is just something about the stance, livery and over all packaging of the Jet Fighter that makes me grin with excitement every time I look at it. I have heard that the first toy, first bike, first comic, or first cartoon, no matter how bad they are, would always be your favorite even if there is something out there that is much better. Maybe that's true. ^___^
Well that is just part of the reason why I am revisiting the Jet Fighter. The main reason why I am revisiting this lovely buggy is the fact that it received the most clicks among my posts, that with just three pictures posted. And as promised, I will be revisiting my RC cars with more pictures and hopefully spec details about the cars.
Okay then so lets start!
As you can see in the spec sheet the Taiyo Jet Fighter is a very basic RC. Very typical of a non hobby grade RC. I currently don't have a way to check the max speed of the Jet Fighter, it's not that slow but it's not fast either. It to has the speed lever at the body of the axle and a Turbo slot for the controller stick.
I have run the buggy a couple of times before retiring it to be a shelf queen. And during those runs I did not have any issues with the steering, jumps and even parts breaking. It's not the best runner but it was sure fun to see it go full speed across the street.
The body of the Jet Fighter may look like the Boomerang but I like the livery of the Jet Fighter much better. The color scheme has a very 80's racing feel to it. I have seen a yellow variation and a black variation (Twin Motor!!! ^_^) of the Jet fighter and I sure do want to get one for my self.
This may not be a hobby grade RC but the packaging makes it look like one. I am not sure if I have said it here (I think I may have said it on my art blog ^_^) that I am a big fan of box arts, manuals and packaging. When I bought the Jet Fighter it came with the manual and a brochure and taped on the manual is a spare part for the linkages of the Jet Fighter. It's cool that the manual is written in Japanese but how I wish I could translate and read them.
Japan made toys are getting rare and I am really happy that I am still able to get one every now and then. Which reminds me, I do buy RC and Toy Cars from fellow hobbyist and collectors, so if you have one (preferably within the Philippines) that you want to sell, please do let me know! ^_^
Well that sums up my revisit, that's it for now, thanks for dropping by and keep on Over Haulin!