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2002 Taiyo Knight Rider

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
taiyo logo very small2002A2122xAA Vsml 6km/h
4mph
2WD
Used:
Common

NIB:
Common
value75 150
4.3 out of 5
Incredibly popular collectors toy with value beyond Taiyo collectors, leading to some huge asking prices. As a model, the KITT lights up front are cool
Rating
4.3
out of 5
Review CommentIncredibly popular collectors toy with value beyond Taiyo collectors, leading to some huge asking prices. As a model, the KITT lights up front are cool

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MODEL REVIEW

The Taiyo Knight Rider is a 1/32 scale radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo, and released onto the Japanese market (possibly other markets also) in 2002.

Design and Features

The Knight Rider, or K.I.T.T, is currently the most highly sought after Radican (RC cars in a can-size format), based on the very high price ($150+ USD) compared to the average unopened Radican (~$20-50USD).

The car’s main feature is the light effect on the front bonnet, with red LEDs moving back and forth, just like in the TV Series.

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Model A212 Taiyo Knight Rider showing its light effect

Performance

RadiCan cars are incredibly popular with collectors, perhaps even more than traditional Taiyo / Tyco RC cars, simply because their small size and large selection makes them easier to collect.

Their performance however as radio control cars is average, but still plenty of fun. With just 2xAA batteries (3V) their top speed is around 6km/h, though they are full function (forward, back, left, right) and nicely detailed.

We’d say it’s the format that makes them so collectable. With around 50 Radican models available, all becoming increasingly rare and difficult to find, it’s a race between collectors around the world to complete their collection before it’s too late.


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Model A212 Taiyo Knight Rider Radio Control Car

Recommendation

As a Taiyo Radican and Tyco Canned Heat collector myself, I can only say that these are a fun and rewarding toy to collect, whose value spreads across many areas. TV Shows and movies are obviously popular,  with the Back to the Future cars probably most well known in addition to Knight Rider. The Canned Heat Hotwheels Nascar is probably my favorite.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $119.90

    Highest Price

    $119.99

    This average price is based on 4 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    13 Oct 2023$119.99Brand NewBuyTaiyo r/c radio control knight 2000 knight rider kitt k.i.t.t
    13 Oct 2023$119.99Brand NewBuyTaiyo r/c radio control knight 2000 knight rider kitt k.i.t.t
    02 Jul 2023$119.99Brand NewBuyTaiyo r/c car knight rider knight 2000 new sealed michael knight
    03 Mar 2023$118.86UsedBuy It NowTaiyo knight rider night 2000 toy rc
    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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