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12th November 2023
If you’re looking for the perfect nostalgic gift from the 80s and 90s, a vintage Tyco Mini Hopper is my pick! They’re great collectors items and are still fairly affordable.


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1983 Tyco US-1 Army Transport

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19833204NA VSml

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4.3 out of 5
US-1 Army Transport is super simple, but its unique theme, vehicles, and rarity make it highly attractive to collectors.
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Review CommentUS-1 Army Transport is super simple, but its unique theme, vehicles, and rarity make it highly attractive to collectors.


The Tyco US-1 Army Transport Electric Trucking set is a combination slot car and play set manufactured by Tyco, and released into the US, UK, and other markets globally in 1983.


In the late 1970s, Tyco faced a shrinking market for train sets and slot cars, as the craze finally peaked. As their main revenue stream since the company began in the early 1900s, executives knew they’d need time to diversify. It was during these years that Tyco would develop some of their most memorable and creative sets which are still valued over 40 years later.

And so in 1981, Tyco launched US-1 Electric Trucking, a concept that combined the imaginative play of a playset, and the excitement of slot cars. Numerous variations would be launched, such as Fire Alert!, Highway Construction, G.I. Joe, and Interstate Delivery. One example was 1983’s Army Transport Electric Trucking.


Army Transport is based around heavy vehicle haulage, with this set featuring a dump truck hauling around mysterious barrels of army stuff, and a long hauler with ammo crates.

Hmm carting around barrels in the back of an army truck at speed in the 80s… where have I seen this before…


US-1 Army Transport comes with two vehicles, a long hauler / semi-trailer for the ammo crates, and a dump truck for the presumed 2-4-5 Trioxin barrels.

The US-1 range is fitted with unique pickup shoes with pins front and back that allow them to reverse and be controlled in both directions by the supplied little red steering wheel sets.

Track and Features

As with all US-1 sets, the track layout is very simple, designed to provide space to haul your load between the Ammo Dump, and the Army Depot, and make an excellent basis for populating a properly modelled train set, or slot car track.

Of course, like all other Tyco slot sets, you can build your own custom track by combining multiple packs together, and with individually sold track kits and sections.


Like all US-1 sets, this is a classic that’s often hard to come by. And while there are better play set pieces, the vehicles themselves are great, and overall I can see this working well in concert with other US-1, 440-X2, and Tyco Train sets as part of a larger HO scale setup.


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    21 Aug 2023$100UsedBuyTyco us-1 army transport electric trucking slot car set
    20 Aug 2023$92.5UsedBuyTyco us-1 army transport electric trucking ho slot car set complete working
    15 Mar 2023$36UsedBuy It NowTyco us-1 army transport electric trucking set ! Pieces missing see pics
    12 Mar 2023$45UsedAuctionTyco us-1 army transport electric trucking set ! Pieces missing see pics
    14 Feb 2023$480Brand NewAuctionTyco us-1 army transport electric trucking set mint new nos sealed box mib vhtf
    12 Feb 2023$85UsedAuctionReconditioned vintage tyco us-1 electric trucking army transport cabover semi
    04 Feb 2023$65UsedAuctionReconditioned vintage tyco us-1 electric trucking army transport cabover semi
    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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