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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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1992 Metro Scorcher 6×6

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Ultra Rare
value200 300
4.5 out of 5
Just wild! This is what R/C toys should be. Pure simple fun, takes a beating, and has you wanting to smash it harder.
out of 5
Review CommentJust wild! This is what R/C toys should be. Pure simple fun, takes a beating, and has you wanting to smash it harder.


ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/14NoneSingaporeTwin Mabuchi RS370


The Metro Scorcher 6×6 is a radio control vehicle manufactured by Taiyo of Japan, and released into the Australian and New Zealand markets in 1992.

Based on the original Taiyo Cyclone 6×6 released in Japan, the Scorcher was a westernised version with a strong TV marketing campaign developed by Tyco (USA) and used under licence by GTI Australia (trading as Metro RC) .

The story of GTI/Metro is detailed further in our 1986 Metro Jet Hopper product page so we won’t cover that here, however it’s worth a read.

Features and Performance

One of the most high powered vehicles Metro ever released. Spins are violently fast, and it just seems to steam-roll over anything in it’s path, indoor or outdoor.

  • 9.6v Battery Pack
  • Twin Mabuchi RS370 motors
  • 6 Wheels (4 Driven)
  • Large rubber tires borrowed from Lamborghini
  •  Available in Red(27Mhz), Grey/Silver(40Mhz)


Despite bringing out some shocking models in the 90s which were all gimmick and no fun, the Scorcher stands as one of the best that Tyco ever made, and remains plenty of fun today.

Whether you get one to blast around and show your kids what a real RC toy looks like, maybe give it a brushless mod, or buy a clean shelf queen still in box to proudly display, you will be plenty happy with the Scorcher.

Of course Metro versions are extremely rare, and really no different from the Tyco variants, so if you don’t want to wait for the rare occasion someone lists on Aussie eBay, consider getting the 1992 Tyco Scorcher version.


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    This average price is based on 23 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    03 Sep 2023$55UsedBuyVintage tyco scorcher 6x6 rc car remote controller, no battery untested
    29 Aug 2023$78UsedBuyRare vintage 1997 tyco 27 mhz scorcher rc 6v jet turbo w/battery & charger
    29 Aug 2023$39.95UsedBuyVintage 1997 tyco 27 mhz scorcher rc turbo remote controller transmitter only
    28 Aug 2023$29.95UsedBuyVintage black tyco scorcher 6 wheel r/c vehicle 6x6 rc car - untested
    24 Aug 2023$99.99UsedBuyVintage gray tyco 27 mhz scorcher rc 9.6v jet turbo with remote & rechargeable
    23 Aug 2023$110UsedBuyVintage tyco 49 mhz scorcher rc car 6v jet turbo - great condition - works (#10)
    19 Aug 2023$175UsedBuyVintage tyco 27 mhz scorcher rc 9.6v jet turbo - great condition - works (#3)
    18 Aug 2023$170.33UsedBuyVintage tyco rc bundle scorcher python / tantrum all working batteries chargers
    18 Aug 2023$100UsedBuyVintage tyco 49 mhz scorcher rc car 6v jet turbo - good condition - works (#11)
    17 Aug 2023$37.95UsedBuyVintage tyco scorcher 6x6 rc 9.6v buggy car only - no controller, no battery
    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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