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1992 Tyco Micro Bandit

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small19922105-22xAA Vsml 10km/h
6mph
2WD
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Occasional
value25 50
2.8 out of 5
As part of a Bandit collection it makes sense, though standalone as a Micro R/C it's average.
Rating
2.8
out of 5
Review CommentAs part of a Bandit collection it makes sense, though standalone as a Micro R/C it's average.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/24NoneMalaysiaFA130R
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
PassiveNone1-SpeedBlack(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Micro Bandit is a radio controlled toy manufactured by Taiyo (Japan) and released into the US, UK, and other markets worldwide in 1992.

Purpose in the market

Released alongside the revised 1992 Tyco Bandit, one of the best R/C cars ever made in its class, the Micro Bandit is primarily there to fill a gap where younger children were unable to drive the full size Bandit, or even Mini Bandit, and so a small, cheap, simplified control scheme was created that younger kids could enjoy.

Features and Performance

With a small (likely 160 sized) motor and just 2 x AA batteries, the Micro Bandit is not overly complex, and its 1 channel control scheme is the same. With just forward and reverse-turn modes, it’s easy for a younger child to control.

Turning is performed by reversing the vehicle, which will cause the front wheels to angle left naturally, causing the car to turn 90 degrees, and finish facing a different direction. Very much suited to kids, though it works surprisingly well with tank-tracked vehicles like the Mini Traxx released in the same year.

Recommendation

As a toy, the Tyco Micro Bandit is a wonderful piece of nostalgia, especially as presented in its original packaging. If you had one as a kid, owning one of these again may be desireable. Not being full function and with reduced functionality however it’s collecting appeal is directly linked to the larger Tyco Bandit, and owning a full collection of this most popular series of radio controlled cars.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $28.90

    Highest Price

    $100.00

    This average price is based on 16 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    24 Sep 2023$34Brand NewAuctionVintage tyco rc cars micro scorcher and bandit
    18 Sep 2023$19.99UsedBuyVintage tyco micro bandit r/c radio control truck 27 mhz as is parts
    10 Sep 2023$33Brand NewAuctionVintage tyco rc cars micro scorcher and bandit
    29 Aug 2023$29.99UsedBuyTyco micro bandit r/c radio control truck un tested used 27 mhz
    29 Aug 2023$29.99UsedBuyTyco micro bandit r/c radio control truck un tested used 27 mhz
    11 Jul 2023$7.23UsedBuyTyco micro super bandit 40 mhz rc remote control truck spares/repair
    11 Jul 2023$7.51UsedBuyTyco micro super bandit 40 mhz rc remote control truck spares/repair
    20 Jun 2023$6.3Parts OnlyAuctionTyco micro super bandit 27 mhz rc remote control truck spares/repair see desc
    19 Jun 2023$14.95UsedBuyVtg 1992 tyco micro bandit r/c radio control truck with remote parts only
    07 Jun 2023$15UsedAuctionVtg 1992 tyco micro bandit r/c radio control truck no remote parts only
    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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