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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 Tyco Mini Bandit

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3.6 out of 5
One of the better Tyco Mini cars, the Mini Bandit goes great alongside its bigger brother, or in any 80s/90s toy collection.
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Review CommentOne of the better Tyco Mini cars, the Mini Bandit goes great alongside its bigger brother, or in any 80s/90s toy collection.


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The Tyco Mini Bandit is a 1/20 scale radio controlled car manufactured by Tyco Toys (Japan), and released into the US, UK, and other markets worldwide in 1992.

A smaller version of the 1992 Tyco Bandit (9.6V Turbo) released the same year, it looks the part with its large air duct in the back, chromed driving lights, chromed windows, and high-in-the-rear pickup style stance.

Primarily aimed at younger kids, it was less expensive and easier to drive, slower and more lightweight meaning harder to crash and break.

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Tyco Mini Bandit Model 2335-49

Features and Performance

Equipped with 4xAA batteries (6V) and being relatively light weight, the Tyco Mini Bandit is fun to zip around indoors, and even outdoors in fairly stable terrain such as rocks, dirt, asphalt, etc.

It’s rare to find any Tyco Mini models with a broken bumper, or broken anything, simply as their slower speed coupled with Taiyos excellent build quality meant they lasted and lasted – even now, 35 years later.

2335 49 Tyco Mini Bandit Box and Car with Controller 1
2335 49 Tyco Mini Bandit Box and Car with Controller 1


One of the best Tyco Mini R/C cars, the Mini Bandit looks great, and drives well for a 4xAA car, and if you can find one in decent condition it would make a great addition to your collection – especially alongside its bigger brother the 9.6V Turbo Tyco Bandit, or other 90s Tyco favorites like the Hammer, Fast Traxx, Wild Thing, etc.


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    This average price is based on 15 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    13 Aug 2023$13UsedBuyRare tyco rc harley davidson mini bandit truck
    11 Aug 2023$39.99UsedBuyRare tyco rc harley davidson mini bandit truck not tested no remote
    01 Aug 2023$11Brand NewBuyTyco rebound, mini bandit battery cover hatch door lid transmitter 3d printed
    25 Jul 2023$50UsedBuyRare tyco rc harley davidson mini bandit truck w! Motorcycle not tested
    22 Jul 2023$20.5UsedAuctionTyco mini bandit
    23 Jun 2023$69UsedAuctionTyco vintage 1992 1/20 mini bandit radio control truck 49mhz complete w/ box
    17 Jun 2023$31UsedAuctionTyco bandit mini baja truck rc with remote control - used - untested - as is
    13 Jun 2023$61.82Parts OnlyBuyRare tyco rc harley davidson mini bandit truck
    14 Mar 2023$33.4UsedBuy It NowTyco - mini bandit truck **only truck** not tested
    02 Mar 2023$65UsedBest offer acceptedTaiyo tyco harley davidson mini bandit rc truck electric 1989 rare
    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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