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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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1990 Tyco Spy Tech Hidden Camera

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4.3 out of 5
Miniature cameras were super popular the 80s and early 90s with various slim compact versions available, so it's no surprise that Tyco jumped on and let kids have some fun with it. Neat!
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Review CommentMiniature cameras were super popular the 80s and early 90s with various slim compact versions available, so it's no surprise that Tyco jumped on and let kids have some fun with it. Neat!


The Spy Tech Hidden Camera with Spy Accessories was a real photographic camera aimed at children, manufactured by Tyco Industries and released into the US, UK, and other markets worldwide in 1990.

Before digital cameras were a thing, real spies in the real world were stuck with film cameras – but this didn’t always mean a bulky lense. Inspired by such miniature gadgets, this Tyco Hidden Camera was a real camera that used standard 110 film.

With a built-in right-angle mirror it allowed the user to view and photograph around corners, or over the tops of walls. Also included a ‘Good & Plenty’ candy box designed to hide the camera, allowing shooting without detection.

I’m not sure this would make it to market today with the super politically correct nature of the world today, but back in the 80s and 90s being a spy was cool!


  • Includes a special SPY-TECH Training Manual.
  • Mirrors allowing shooting around corners
  • Looks like an ordinary candy box
  • The ultimate miniaturized 110 spy camera.

Said Tyco in the 1990 Toy Fair Catalog…

Children have always loved playing spy games with their friends and family. Until now, they’ve lacked the tools of the espionage trade to act out this natural play pattern. Now, SPY-TECH™ has arrived from TYCO — a complete line of real working, high-tech spy equipment. Playing spy with friends and family is now more exciting and fun than ever before!

All items in the new SPY-TECH™ line actually function and have an authentic high-tech electronic look, which appeals to a broad range of ages and sophistication levels.

Each SPY-TECH™ item comes with its own 12-page Training Manual packed with sly spy game tricks and information. The manual covers a wide range of undercover topics—camouflage, tracking, tailing, surveillance, and more.

– 1990 Tyco Catalog


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    16 Aug 2023$11.5Brand NewAuctionVintage 1991 hershey's tyco spy tech reese’s candy 35mm camera new in orig box!
    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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