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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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1993 Tyco Mini Eliminator

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3.3 out of 5
One of the better 'Mini' cars, purely because it has the great looks of the full size Eliminator.
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Review CommentOne of the better 'Mini' cars, purely because it has the great looks of the full size Eliminator.


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The Tyco Mini Eliminator is a radio controlled car released into the American market, and other markets worldwide, in 1993.

It is a miniature version of the full size 9.6V Turbo Tyco Eliminator, with the large rear wing, chrome embellishments, and characteristic Black and Pink paintjob.

Model 2363 49Mhz Tyco Mini Eliminator Car
The Tyco Mini Eliminator is an excellent car for younger kids, with an all-round tough build, and big front bumper to protect fragile steering components.

The Mini Eliminator is especially good for younger kids, as its large front bumper will prevent significant damage to the steering components, a common failure point of Taiyo / Tyco RC vehicles.


Top speed and acceleration are typical of the 4xAA (6V) range, so nothing special, though it moves around fast enough, and will jump off a small ramp. Most importantly, it is a full function car, with all its major functions (forward, back, left, right) intact.

If you want performance, I’d recommend the full size Eliminator. It’s bigger, tougher, and heaps of fun. Also becoming quite valuable.

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The full size Tyco Eliminator, model 2604. The Mini Eliminator’s big brother.

‘Mini’ Range

There are ‘Mini’ versions of almost every car that Tyco and Taiyo ever made, typically using a standard reliable 4xAA chassis, except for the Typhoon series which remained 9.6V.

Some of the ‘better’ Minis in my opinion are:


What’s there to say? It’s a great little R/C, looks good, combines well with an Eliminator, Bandit, Super Bandit collection, and you don’t see them around very often so it’s unique. Recommended.



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    10 Oct 2023$45UsedBuyTyco mini eliminator remote control car & remote for repair or parts
    03 Aug 2023$36.51UsedBuyMini eliminator remote control truck rc ** 1993 tyco 9.6v (euc) vintage l@@k
    03 Aug 2023$36.76UsedBuyMini eliminator remote control truck rc ** 1993 tyco 9.6v (euc) vintage l@@k
    21 Jun 2023$40UsedBuyVintage tyco mini eliminator race truck (no remote, shelf displayed) rare
    12 Mar 2023$41UsedAuctionTyco r/c eliminator mini radio control truck no remote untested vtg
    26 Feb 2023$44.99UsedBuy It NowTyco rc eliminator mini truck - no remote tested works
    15 Feb 2023$27.99UsedBuy It NowVintage tyco rc mini eliminator truck - works
    17 Jan 2023$19.8UsedAuctionTyco rc eliminator mini truck - no remote untested
    17 Jan 2023$19.8UsedAuction
    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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