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1993 Tyco Super Baja

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small19932639-279.6vTurboPack sml 25km/h
16mph
4WD
Used:
Ultra Rare

NIB:
Ultra Rare
value200 300
4.6 out of 5
The most feature packed buggy ever released by Tyco, and possibly the best ever off-road vehicle they ever made, though you may prefer the fluro-less Max Hopper 4WD.
Rating
4.6
out of 5
Review CommentThe most feature packed buggy ever released by Tyco, and possibly the best ever off-road vehicle they ever made, though you may prefer the fluro-less Max Hopper 4WD.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/14Front & RearSingaporeTwin Mabuchi RE-280SA-2295
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
ActiveAll Shocks2-SpeedBlue/Yellow(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Super Baja (labelled on the box as Tyco 4WD 9.6V Super Baja) is a radio controlled model of unusually high specification for its class, manufactured by Taiyo of Japan, and released into the US/UK and other markets worldwide in 1993.

Extremely rare and highly equipped, this is easily one of the most feature packed models that Taiyo / Tyco ever created. If you have one, please let us know as we really need to get the model number from the box!

As longtime collectors may have spotted, under the covers it’s based on a Taiyo Max Hopper 4WD, and is essentially a supercharged version of the Tyco Turbo Hopper. This makes for some surprising design features, such as metal steering hubs on the front wheels, letting you know right away it means business.

Features

  • 9.6V ‘Turbo’ 8xAA powered (12V with alkalines)
  • Twin Mabuchi 280 motors
  • Front AND Rear Differential!
  • 4WD
  • Metal Steering Hubs (photo below)
  • Deluxe Pistol Grip controller with Handguard
  • Detailed driver
  • Fashionable 90s Fluorescent Paint Scheme
  • Just all-round bad ass!

Recommendation

We struggle to think of any Taiyo / Tyco model with more features and performance than the Super Baja, though if you’re not into the bright paint scheme, you may appreciate the original Max Hopper 4WD instead.

Possibly the only model which comes close, and may even beat the Baja/Max due to outright speed is the Aero Jet Fighter 2, with a top speed of 31km/h (19mph) though the extra speed is thanks to it being 2WD only.

Overall, if you’re looking for the best, most high spec Turbo Hopper that Tyco ever made, it has to be the 4WD 9.6V Super Baja.

Note on Price History: Unfortunately these are so rare, we only have 1 sale ever recorded, and it was for a “parts” car (not in good condition). A healthy estimate on an mint condition boxed car would easily top $350 USD in my personal opinion. Less unboxed, scratched, etc.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $174.90

    Highest Price

    $199.99

    This average price is based on 3 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    24 Nov 2023$199.99UsedBuyVintage tyco 4wd super baja r/c rc buggy car untested
    21 Nov 2023$174.99UsedBuy1993 tyco 4wd super baja r/c car remote untested vtg antenna
    27 Jul 2023$149.99UsedBuy(parts car only) vintage tyco 4wd turbo super baja hopper r/c car & remote box for parts read
    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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