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Tyco US1 Electric Trucking

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3210
19823210US1 VSml
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Rare
value350plus
4.2 out of 5
One of the classics. It's over 40 years old now, but still so cool!
Rating
4.2
out of 5
Review CommentOne of the classics. It's over 40 years old now, but still so cool!

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MODEL REVIEW

Tyco US1 Electric Trucking is a popular line of slot car toys produced by Tyco Industries in the early 1980s.

This particular set is among the first produced beginning in 1981 with several red colored boxes, and in 1982 with a refreshed orange / blue theme. Many more were added later, all the way until the end of the decade, with vehicle and building / play set addons sold separately, and some store exclusive models.

3210 Tyco US1 Electric Trucking Box Side 7

Key Features

Unlike the bulk of Tyco’s slot car sets, the US1 range wasn’t purely about racing. These toys featured a unique model trucking theme where players could control model trucks on tracks instead of typical slot cars.

Each set contained:

  • 1 x Dump Truck
  • 1 x Truck cab
  • 1 x Gravel trailer
  • 13 x Sections of track
  • 1 x 6″ straight
  • 1 x 15″ straight
  • 6 x 9″ 1/4 radius
  • 4 x 9″ turnouts
  • 1 x 9″ terminal with controllers
  • 1 x Power Pack (U.L. Listed)
  • 1 x Dump Yard
  • 1 x Gravel Bin
  • 1 x Operating Pipe Loader
  • 1 x Operating Gravel Hopper
  • 4 x Highway Signs
  • 1 x Operating and Layout Manual

Vehicles and Interaction

The US1 Electric Trucking sets included a variety of vehicles, such as semi-trucks, tow trucks, and dump trucks, which could be controlled by the user.

The tracks were designed with various accessories and features that mimicked real-world trucking scenarios, like working traffic lights, intersections, loading docks, and even a working crane to load and unload cargo.

3210 Tyco US1 Electric Trucking Closeup V2

One of the key selling points of the Tyco US1 Electric Trucking sets was the level of interaction they offered. Users could control the trucks’ speed and direction using a special steering wheel insert, and perform various actions with the trucks and accessories to simulate real-life trucking operations.

3210 Tyco US1 Electric Trucking Closeup Parts Included V2

Collectability and Availability

Tyco US1 is now considered a vintage collectable, with many enthusiasts seeking out the sets and individual components to add to their collections or to relive their childhood memories.

While it’s been 40+ years since Tyco US1 has been out of production, they can still be found on online auction sites or in hobby shops that specialize in vintage toys.

3210 Tyco US1 Electric Trucking Four Action Stations copy
The set included four unique ‘play sets’ where the vehicles could stop and interact

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $160.50

    Highest Price

    $304.00

    This average price is based on 13 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    03 Sep 2023$300UsedBuyNice!tyco us-1 electric trucking interstate set #3210 complete excellent in box
    13 Aug 2023$121UsedAuctionTyco us-1 electric trucking interstate set #3210 co in box
    07 Aug 2023$125UsedAuctionTyco us-1 electric trucking the interstate set #3210 complete and tested
    09 Jun 2023$58UsedAuctionVintage tyco us1 the interstate electric trucking ho slot car set #3210 w/ box
    08 Apr 2023$255UsedAuctionTyco us-1 electric trucking the interstate set #3210 complete and tested
    05 Apr 2023$66.5UsedAuctionTyco us1 electric trucking 3210 the interstate boxed set
    27 Mar 2023$51UsedAuctionTyco us1 electric trucking 3210 the interstate boxed set
    25 Mar 2023$136UsedAuctionTyco us-1 electric trucking highway construction set #3210 with manuels
    24 Feb 2023$250Usedor Best OfferTyco us-1 electric trucking the interstate set #3210
    11 Feb 2023$125UsedBuy It NowTyco us-1 electric trucking the interstate set #3210
    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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