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1992 Tyco Fast Traxx Pickup

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small19922609-27,2609-499.6vTurboPack sml 21km/h
13mph
Treads
Used:
Common

NIB:
Rare
value200 300
4.5 out of 5
One of the most memorable RC cars of the 90s combined with the body shell of the US's most popular ever Tyco (Bandit), with excellent performance in all terrains, the price of these is only going up over time.
Rating
4.5
out of 5
Review CommentOne of the most memorable RC cars of the 90s combined with the body shell of the US's most popular ever Tyco (Bandit), with excellent performance in all terrains, the price of these is only going up over time.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/14NoneSingaporeDual 280
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
Tank-StyleNone2-SpeedYellow(27Mhz), Black(49Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Fast Traxx Pickup is a radio control caterpillar/track-based vehicle manufactured by Taiyo (Japan) and sold in the US, UK, and other countries worldwide in 1992.

Just when we thought nothing could be cooler than a Twin Turbo Lamborghini Countach, came the original 1991 Tyco Fast Traxx. But what’s cooler than a Fast Traxx? A Fast Traxx Pickup!

Features and Performance

Available in Black (49Mhz) with Blue/Pink Flames, and Neon Green (27Mhz) with a pink lightning bolt, these things just oozed cool to a kid in the 90s, and even today you’ve gotta admit… they’re pretty awesome looking!

Equipped with Twin Mabuchi 280 motors with a 9.6V power pack, they run the same chassis as the regular Fast Traxx, and have a top speed on 21km/h.

Of course, the Fast Traxx was never about Top Speed, but more about pure acceleration and being able to fly over anything that got in its way.

Of course, driving like a tank meant it was’nt going to win any races on a track as cornering was’nt it’s strong point, but off-road driving through dirt, grass, mud, gravel, and bashing around indoors over a pillow fort, and twisting up a storm with its ridiculously fast 360 spins is what it was all about.

No doubt it was the Fast Traxx which inspired the later Taiyo / Tyco Rebound 4×4 a couple years later, also known for its out of control spins.

Design

The Fast Trax Pick-Up took its body hardshell from the 4WD Racing Pick-up (below right). It was a popular body, also used for the earlier 1990 Tyco Baja Bandit, and the 1992 Tyco Bandit.

The Fast Traxx also came in the Fast Traxx Eliminator body style (below left), which took its body shell from the Tyco Eliminator (below right)

Recommendation

Pricing on the Fast Traxx Pickup remains fairly reasonable as of writing, and there are enough available that if you really want one you shouldn’t have a problem buying. I suspect that within a few years as the Bandits and Eliminators run dry, the focus will turn to the Traxx series, and prices for clean cars will become eye watering.

Keep in mind that the tracks can be replaced (3D printed, and occasionally original) however I’d recommend going for one where the tracks are still in good condition, ideally still tight with no visible “droop”, especially if you’re wanting a shelf queen. If you’re going to run it a lot, then don’t worry much about any droop and just get one with the tracks in good condition – no serious wear, no signs of rot, or any bits missing. Dogs loved to chew on the rubber, so even if one side looks good, check the other.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $195.90

    Highest Price

    $450.00

    This average price is based on 34 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    28 Nov 2023$175UsedBuyVintage tyco fast traxx pickup 27 mhz (9.6v) excellent condition - works! (#7)
    12 Nov 2023$160UsedBuyVintage tyco fast traxx pickup - 49 mhz (9.6v) good condition - works! (#5)
    23 Oct 2023$179UsedBuyVintage tyco fast traxx yellow 9.6v turbo pickup truck r/c car read description
    28 Sep 2023$200UsedBuyVintage tyco fast traxx pickup - 27 mhz (9.6v) great condition - works! (#2)
    28 Sep 2023$200UsedBuyVintage tyco fast traxx pickup - 27 mhz (9.6v) great condition - works! (#2)
    16 Sep 2023$140UsedAuctionTyco r/c 9.6v turbo fast traxx pickup and fast traxx car
    16 Sep 2023$140UsedAuctionTyco r/c 9.6v turbo fast traxx pickup and fast traxx car
    13 Sep 2023$120UsedAuctionVintage tyco fast traxx pickup yellow 27 mhz (9.6v) tested and works!
    13 Sep 2023$120UsedAuctionVintage tyco fast traxx pickup yellow 27 mhz (9.6v) tested and works!
    06 Sep 2023$450UsedBuyTyco r/c 9.6v turbo fast traxx pickup
    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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