SOLD: Nikko Black Malibu 4WD

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Nikko Black Malibu 4WD
SOLD: AU$350 on 19th June 2017
Scale: 1/14
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1989
Batteries Required: 1 x 7.2v battery pack, 1 x 9volt (Car). 1 x 9volt (Transmitter)

Any vintage R/C model I sell has been personally tested and assessed.
About this example…

✔ New in box
✔ 100% vintage. Original and first release of this model. Made by Nikko in Singapore in 1989.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speeds, 4WD.
✔ Battery compartments mint
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Box included
✔ Paperwork included
✔ Tyres are 100%. No cracking.
✔ Nothing broken.
✔ Decals mint.
✔ Box & polystyrene base excellent.

Conclusion: This stunning example of the Nikko Black Malibu 4WD is unused, and flawless. One of the few examples of this large Nikko monster truck left in the world, which is still brand new in box. Extremely rare in such new condition. Priced according to rarity, condition, demand, and past sales.

Please see the photos to understand the condition. Feel free to contact me to find out more.


By the late 1980s, R/C monster trucks were in full swing, and Nikko developed some of the most rugged ready-to-run examples available. The Black Malibu 4WD was one of their largest – 1/14 scale, with huge, soft tyres and good torque across post high and low gears. It shared platform similarities with the Radio Shack Wild Horse (which Nikko also manufactured). And it is typical of the sort of heavy, ready-to-run R/C monster trucks that the Japanese companies were making in the 1980s. You’ll certainly find nothing at all like this on toy store shelves these days. A true classic 80s R/C pick-up, and one for the true monster truck fan. Fun fact: an R/C model extremely close in design to the Black Malibu 4WD, was used in Terminator II: Judgement Day in 1991 – it may have been the Black Malibu slightly modified, or a very similar model from Nikko’s line-up around that time.

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