Author Topic: Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood  (Read 5611 times)

whiterice

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Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood
« on: July 19, 2010, 11:47:54 »
Ok I'm hoping someone on here can remember this truck as it's killing me I can't remember what it's called...

All I know is that it was a fairly large RC truck, at least a foot long and probably as tall; it's significant feature was that via the remote, you could raise and lower the truck; the 2 halves of the chassis met in the middle of the underside of the truck body and could either lay flat giving the truck a lower profile, or raise up into a V shape raising the body up higher.  The wheels were also cone shaped so that when you rose it up it would still contact the ground and get traction.

I've been scouring google and ebay trying to ID this truck with no luck today, I wish could remember it's name.  I'm not 100% sure it's Tyco but pretty sure.  This would've been made in the early to mid 90s.

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My guess is that you're asking about the Tyco Mutator.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9ZBPDpp4V-8&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;fs=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/9ZBPDpp4V-8&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;fs=1</a>
"Hello IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again? ... OK, well, the button on the side. Is it glowing?... Yeah, you need to turn it on. Err, the button turns it on. Yeah, you do know how a button works, don't you? No, not on clothes." - Roy (The IT Crowd)

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Re: Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 13:56:07 »
Nope, thats too small.  This truck was primarily black with (i believe) blue and purple stickers on it.

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Re: Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 12:14:47 »
I've got some Tyco catalogs that I'll try to flip through this evening. Any other details about the truck that you can remember?
"Hello IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again? ... OK, well, the button on the side. Is it glowing?... Yeah, you need to turn it on. Err, the button turns it on. Yeah, you do know how a button works, don't you? No, not on clothes." - Roy (The IT Crowd)

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Re: Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 14:33:53 »
it mite be this or it the same design how it lowers and rises nikko also had a older model of this 1 but dunno the name of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mi8dbkIv8E

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« Last Edit: July 21, 2010, 21:30:56 by Dragon »
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Re: Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 21:33:12 »
I added the video. If you want instructions on that, I've posted them here.
"Hello IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again? ... OK, well, the button on the side. Is it glowing?... Yeah, you need to turn it on. Err, the button turns it on. Yeah, you do know how a button works, don't you? No, not on clothes." - Roy (The IT Crowd)

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Re: Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010, 16:09:29 »
thanks  ;)
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Re: Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 01:02:00 »
Nikko Hercules.

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Re: Need help getting name of R/C truck from childhood
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 17:43:46 »
I'm with friedchicken on this one, that's the only RC I've seen with conical tires like that.  I guess they also made a Super Hercules, could be either one.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2012, 17:56:00 by nixzero »