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just_chilin

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Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« on: March 07, 2012, 17:26:30 »
Hey everyone, just picked this up today on my swapmeet rounds. I thought it was interesting because it was made by Taiyo in 1979. I didnt know they were that old. Just wanted to see if anyone had seen one like this before. I havent tested it, since it didnt come with a remote. I put some batteries in, it didnt do anything, so I assume it needs the remote to even move a little. Anyways, it was really cheap and I just had to rescue it from that table with mounds of used and broken toys!  :-) Comments welcomed. Thanks!!





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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 18:03:57 »
ye i got a fully working 1 but its the van version everything else is identical tho

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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 18:08:58 »
to my knowledge taiyo started in the 60s the fisrt cars they released where corded and i think the first radio controlled cars where about 76 i think
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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 18:18:09 »
ye i got a fully working 1 but its the van version everything else is identical tho


NICE!!! Its sooo 70's! Do you have the OG remote for it? Mine doesnt have a frequency stamp on it, so not sure which to try and use. Ive tried an older Tyco 49 and new Tyco 49 so far and nothing. It might just be busted, but it looks cool. Thanks for the picture, wish I would have found that shag-mobile too!!

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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 18:24:36 »
ye i will dig it out tomorrow and take some pics im pretty sure these old 1s they all use to run on 27mhz  and the controllers where alot different back then
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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 18:27:17 »
ye i will dig it out tomorrow and take some pics im pretty sure these old 1s they all use to run on 27mhz  and the controllers where alot different back then
Kool, thanks. Look forward to seeing what the control looked like.

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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 18:30:49 »
looking at it that corvette looks realy good never seen that 1 here in uk only the van version ill keep a look out on ebay us for 1
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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 21:17:10 »
looking at it that corvette looks realy good never seen that 1 here in uk only the van version ill keep a look out on ebay us for 1

Thanks, and Ive never seen that van before. I wish I knew if mine functioned. Oh well, hey, if I ever decide to sell it, and if your interested, let me know :-) (mod, im not trying to turn this into a transaction post, just incase  :) )

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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 07:17:36 »
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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 09:41:59 »
i havnt had time to dig mine out yet but theres a porsche version on ebay with some great pics

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RETRO-VINTAGE-TAIYO-MARTINI-PORSCHE-935-TURBO-BOXED-/110835134595?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Vintage_Antique_Toys&hash=item19ce49f083

Ha! NICE!!! Thats one sweet porsche. That remote is very interesting. Well, I dont think I will have any luck finding a control for it, and that battery cover is cool too, mine is missing that too. I guess mine will just have to be a shelf beauty. Thanks!



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Re: Vintage 1979 Taiyo Kogyo R/C Corvette
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, 23:04:45 »