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performerrpm

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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #45 on: December 22, 2010, 05:32:55 »
so you gonna try and jew him down turbo? i bet 250 takes it
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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2010, 17:42:40 »
-you need to be sensative to others, "haggle", would be a better word to use.  I'm not Jewish, but I have friends who are.  No offence to you ;)

performerrpm

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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2010, 18:09:01 »
sensitive nothing, jew as in jewing someone down and jew for short of jewish is to different things, people need to be smart enuff to know the difference now had i said i need to jewish someone down what sense would that make?


***Note from Dragon: I don't want to get this topic off-track, since it is about something cool, our Tyco Stories... but you need to realize that the term "jewing down" is a derogatory term based on stereotypes that Jewish people are tight with their money. It might not be offensive to all Jews, but SavedONE is correct.***
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my current r/cs

bad boy black bandit-40+

nib red bandit

red bandit in box

black bandit stock

hobby graded suspension bandit

black fast traxx truck

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czstycor/c

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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2010, 22:02:13 »
actually you just need to force him to sell it for 100 bucks, or he is a gonner.
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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2010, 15:18:10 »
hahahahahahaha

got the car out of the snow today  the job lot is gone now
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czstycor/c

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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2010, 16:08:13 »
so no new toys?? >:(
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« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2011, 15:29:18 »
Ok ive got a pretty cool story about me and my tycos. Years ago when I was about 5 and the red and black bandits had just come out my friends who were brothers lived behind me and got a red bandit and black bandit 9.6v turbos for christmas of 92. At the time I had the radio shack "off-roader" truck that was black with the white wheels and had hi/lo gears with the super low crawl ratio so it wasnt near as fast as the bandits but would climb anything. We used to race our trucks together all the time and I wanted a bandit so bad that when I used to go over to their house I would play with them more than they did. Daniel used to drag his red bandit behind his bike by a string so it was only a matter of time before they would of thrown them away. So years pass and in 97 they moved away to another city and we eventually stopped talking. Since tyco had stopped making the bandit back in 92 I searched and searched to find one at a garage sale or anywhere cause I just had to have one. I never had any luck on the bandits and after dozens of other cars I still wanted a bandit more than anything else out there. In 2002 I started to use ebay to try an find one and ended up seeing one on there brand new in the box. I went nuts and thought, I have to win this auction at any cost because ill never see one like this again. I ended up winning the auction after a war of 35 bids and a final price of $305.00 and all my friends thought I was nuts for buying it when I could have got a E-maxx or anything else for that price. To me it was worth every penny of it but still it wasnt the original bandits I played with as a kid. I went to college back in 2005 and slowly stopped playing with all the rc cars I had built up over the years. So one day back in 2006 I was in college and just happened to walk into one of my classes 5 mins early. I went up to the teacher to ask her something then I hear, Joey??? So I turn around to see who it is and its none other than daniels brother greg sitting right there. So im thinking, no way and start catching up with him and got into car talk and then one of the first things I thought to ask him about was the bandits. I didnt think he would remember them and I when I asked him about them I thought for sure they had thrown them away years ago. So im sitting here thinking how cool would it be if he still had one of them. Then he says oh yeah, I remember them very well and actually, I still have both of the sitting in the closet. I just about had a heart attack and said no *censored*dude. Then I said hey would you sell either of them, and he says sure. So im thinking crap how much do I offer him for these and off the top of my head I said ill give you $25 for em both and says, OK. So we went back to his house down the road and he gets the 2 bandits out of the closet and I about had a nostalgic attack. The black one which was his was in awesome shape and had the remote but no battery cover and he points to the fog light that was missing and says do you remember breaking that off with your off-roader when we first get these? I remember now knocking it off with my truck when we had a head on collision full speed. The red one had neither the battery cover or the remote and the front shock towers were both broken off and all springs were missing. So I took the truck apart and borrowed springs off a wild thing turbo hopper then took team associated rc18mt suspension parts and set up the shock tower and oil filled shocks in the front and the truck is now bullet proof. I would never for any amount of money consider selling either and they now sit up on a shelf next to the "off-roader" that I used to race them with.

I have a ton more tycos but the other one I remember was my ultra rare Twin Turbo Lamborghini that was the last one sold from toys r us back in 1998 and was extremely rare because it had the big square remote with the chrome handle like they used on the heads up hopper, instead of the pistol grip remote or the small square remote like the single turbo cars had. I feel like a totally idiot for returning it a week after I got it just because I flipped it over and knocked the wing off. I still after dozens of searching on ebay for the last 8 years have never seen another one out of the 200 ive seen on ebay.
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czstycor/c

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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2011, 15:53:31 »
The older lambos were faster than the 90's ones. That is pretty awesome you still got turkeer ones you saw!
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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2011, 20:45:04 »
Yeah tyco actually made 3 different lamborghinis from 1989-98

1. 89 twin turbo "dual motor" pistol grip remote

2. 96-98 turbo "single motor" small square remote

3. 98 twin turbo "dual motor" large square remote with handle bar

 The 2nd twin turbo was the fastest of all of them and had different motors than the original 89. My twin turbo from 98 was faster than my neighbors 89 version by a just a bit and the 89 version is just slightly faster than the single turbo. I have a red turbo and a black 89 twin turbo. They made so few of the 98 twin turbos that most people have never heard of them and there probably arent but a few left out there.
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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2011, 23:04:13 »
yes i didn't know that thank you!
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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2011, 17:02:54 »
My Story.
I knew while in Elementary school that I had to have R/C car's.
I remember drooling over the car's at Radio Shack, sears catalog and in the Glass Case at Toys-R-us.
I begged and begged for R/C cars for Christmas while I was still very young, around 6 years old.
My first R/C was the Ferrari Tesarossa. I really wanted some thing Off-Road like a buggy, (my dad was cheap and I think the car was only $29) but I was still happy with the car. I remember putting scotch tape on the rear wheels and drifting around the Kitchen table.
My first off roader was the Yellow Ford 4x4 (made by Tyco). My mom found it at a garage sale. I had ton's of fun with it in the back yard. Trying to find stuff for it to clime over.
Then I remember the commercials they would run during cartoons after school. Tyco 9.6 Turbo!!!!!
OMG Must HAVE! Then I begged and begged for a Baja Bandit. Sweetest truck in the universe!
Never did get one for christmas... Just another $29 radio shack buggy, not a fast one either. Just the little ones that run on 6AA's. But my neighbor buddy got a Bandit. He let me drive it a few times. I remember taking off from a dead stop in low gear and the front end came up off the ground. I'm pretty sure I heard angels singing.
Few years later he was bord with the Bandit, so I traded him for my Nikko/LOBO truck with tracks (that was a fun truck to play with to.)
Then I was given a Tamiya Hornet, drove the wheels off that thing.
By now I've been through about 30 R/C's. I wish I did'nt wreck most of them. I'm slowing starting to restore and replace ones I had as a kid.
Now that I can buy anything, I'd still rather have an old Tyco, Nikko/Radio Shack.
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-Tamiya.

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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2011, 18:57:52 »
Hey, whats this nikko/lobo tracked truck your talking about?  :P

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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2011, 20:53:28 »
Well that is cool you got the bandit atleast!
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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2011, 21:43:04 »
Well that is cool you got the bandit atleast!
Yep, that is the one I still have to this day. It's the one R/C out of all of them that I kept track of all of the parts when I tore it apart. Soon it will have a hobby conversion done to it.

Hey, whats this nikko/lobo tracked truck your talking about?  :P
I don't remember exactly. I don't think I even had it for a full year.
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Re: Your tyco story
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2011, 18:25:06 »
when i was a kid i had a small tyco taiyo black porsche that used to drive around indoors wow it was great with the rear tyres taped up spinning all over the place. but is was no good for outside driving as is was very slow and would get stuck on the smallest of stones that where laying on the pavement. so Christmas was coming up and i really wanted a off roader for outside use. well i cant remember how many shops i went round with my mum until i found the car i thought was the one for me. i was up at the counter and spotted a car sitting on the floor that wasn't on display in the shop it said max hopper on the box and it looked so cool. i turned to my mum and shouted that's the one that's the one right there. the guy behind the counter told us that the wee car on the floor was in for repair and that they didn't have any more at the time but he could try to get one sent up from one of the other stores. which he did [ thanks mister ] anyway Christmas morning arrived and so did the taiyo max hopper along with two packs of 8 AA battery's. and the fact that you could plug the charger into the car and didn't have to remove the Batts to charge them just blew my mind lol. i think about every kid i knew that year got a RC car of some sort for Xmas there was every thing from nikko areo buggy's till tamiya monster beetles whizzing up and down the street all day. best Xmas ever. after about a month of constent driving the max hopper give up the ghost and striped the gears. so was sent back to the shop and a new gearbox was fitted. but by the end of that summer the wee hopper was being held together with zip ties and tape after about six month of jumping and bashing the hopper couldn't take any more and was put on the shelf to be replaced by a tamiya supper blackfoot. i guess my mum must have binned the hopper at some point coz i cant remember what ever happend to it. but its ok i decide to get another on a few years ago and after a few years of hunting i found one well found two broken ones and was Abel to build one from the two lol.
no matter what falls of or brakes i don't stop a run till the battery dies