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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 Blaster

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3.8 out of 5
Highly popular, cheaper alternative to the full size cars, the Mini Blaster has a special place in the memories of many 80s/90s kids.
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Review CommentHighly popular, cheaper alternative to the full size cars, the Mini Blaster has a special place in the memories of many 80s/90s kids.

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The Tyco Mini Blaster was a 4xAA full function remote control car, released in 1992 by Tyco.

Five years after their major success with the Jet Hopper / Turbo Hopper, and later the Typhoon, Taiyo and Tyco created a mini-sensation when they released the Mini Blaster into the public.

A smaller version of the full size 9.6V Taiyo Blaster, the Mini Blaster was an instant hit thanks to its eye catching design and packaging, excellent Taiyo build quality, and full function performance for a low price.

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The Mini Blaster looked futuristic and awesome to any kid in the 90s.
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And Tycos artistry on the boxes was as good as always.

Despite its smaller size and less powerful 4xAA battery power, the Mini Blaster was still plenty of fun to drive, with a basic rear suspension system and the usual Taiyo / Tyco build quality, which was especially good considering the reduced price point.

These remain excellent first RC cars for youngsters today, with just enough power and handling to make them fun, but not so much that they’re likely to break anything in a hurry.

The Mini Blaster is an excellent addition to any collection, as one of the best examples of the Taiyo / Tyco ‘Mini’ range, and with a large number sold they’re relatively easy to buy and will remain in the minds of so many 80s/90s kids including myself, who still hold nostalgic memories of them.


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    11 Jul 2023$27.5UsedBuyVintage tyco mini blaster rc tested works
    11 Jul 2023$27.5UsedBuyVintage tyco mini blaster rc tested works
    25 Jun 2023$69.99UsedBuyVintage 80's tyco r/c mini blaster radio racer car tested works
    15 Feb 2023$38UsedBuy It NowCar only, ebay au
    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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