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1992 Tyco Super Bandit

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small19922604 ML9.6vTurboPack sml 27km/h
17mph
2WD
Used:
Rare

NIB:
Ultra Rare
value200 300
4.5 out of 5
One of Tyco's Best Off-Road Trucks, with a solid rear axle.
Rating
4.5
out of 5
Review CommentOne of Tyco's Best Off-Road Trucks, with a solid rear axle.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/14NoneSingaporeMabuchi RK370SD
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
UnknownAll Shocks2-SpeedBlack/Pink/Yellow(27Mhz), Black/Yellow/Red(49Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Super Bandit is a 1/14 scale radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo (Japan), and released into the UK market in 1992.

It is the same model as the Tyco Eliminator, however presumably there were issues with that brand in the UK, and so its name and decals were changed to ‘Super Bandit’. 

Features and Performance

A ‘futuristic’ version of the Tyco Bandit, with the same chassis underpinning the design. Features include:

  • Powered by 9.6v ‘Turbo’ Battery Pack
  • Large Mabuchi RK370 motor
  • Top Speed of 27km/h (17mph)
  • 4 x Shock Absorbers
  • Extra Large Bumper for Frontal Protection
  • Solid Rear Axle (No Differential)
  • Extra Wide Rear Tyres and Wider Fronts
  • Chrome Wheels, Chrome Body Features, Epic 90s Fluro Streaks

According to advertising materials, it was “Tyco’s fastest ever truck” at the time of release, and maybe still today. We’re seeking to confirm speed, however to be amongst the fastest it would need to run at least 27km/h (17mph).

The Super Bandit was also sold as the Tyco Eliminator in the USA.

Recommendation

Eliminators and Super Bandits are attracting a premium price due to their association with the ultimate in premium priced models, the Tyco Bandit. Essentially they’re all the same chassis underneath, so if you’re unable to get a Tyco Bandit at a reasonable price, you may consider one of these for slightly less.

Special thanks to Curtis BigWhop King for photos and information!

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $135.90

    Highest Price

    $250.00

    This average price is based on 35 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    07 Dec 2023$65UsedAuctionTyco eliminator rc. Tested/works.
    05 Dec 2023$190UsedBuyVintage tyco r/c 9.6v turbo eliminator baja off-road truck ~ tested works
    05 Dec 2023$80UsedBuyVintage tyco rc 9.6v eliminator pick up truck no battery/remote
    02 Dec 2023$149.99UsedBuyVintage tyco r/c 9.6v turbo eliminator baja off-road truck
    21 Nov 2023$99.95UsedBuyTyco rc 9.6v turbo eliminator 27 mhz - no remote
    25 Oct 2023$73.72UsedBuyVintage 1980s tyco eliminator rc truck 9.6v no remote as is
    21 Oct 2023$24.95UsedBuyTyco rc eliminator 9.6v turbo rc car truck remote control only 27 mhz cp57386302
    14 Oct 2023$225UsedBuyVintage tyco r/c 9.6v turbo eliminator baja off-road truck
    14 Oct 2023$225UsedBuyVintage tyco r/c 9.6v turbo eliminator baja off-road truck
    09 Oct 2023$150UsedBuyVintage tyco eliminator rc truck (9.6v) untested for 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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