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Turbo Hopper from my childhood
« on: February 18, 2015, 15:00:23 »
When I was a kid, my parents bought me a Tyco Turbo Hopper for Christmas one year.  I LOVED that RC car.  I wore the back tires down bald, bought new ones, and wore those down too.  I played with that RC car all the time.

Now, I have a child of my own, and she has taken interest in a very cheap RC car my parents bought her for Christmas.

I have LOST the Turbo Hopper from my youth.  I really wish I still had it.  It was one of the earlier versions (I think) that ran off of AA-batteries instead of the 9.6v battery pack.

If anyone here has one they would like to sell, I would love to hear from you.

My question is, what kind of price should I look at spending to get a Turbo Hopper back in my possession?  I would just love to get my daughter out and play with our RC's together.


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Re: Turbo Hopper from my childhood
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 19:59:31 »
Hi XiBowHunter, first of all, welcome to the forum.

You might get lucky finding one of those in a thrift shop, but most likely you'll have to check eBay where things tend to get a bit pricey for old Tyco stuff since they seem to be considered more like collectible antiques than rather than broken old toys. For example, one auction on eBay has a non-working Turbo Hopper for $25. If you know how to work on these r/c cars, you might find something like this to be an easy fix, but if you are looking for a cheap toy in good condition, I think you'll be disappointed. I wouldn't be surprised if you paid more than $50 for one... And even that is probably on the low end.
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