SOLD: Tandy / Radio Shack 4×4 Off-Roader

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Letting this spare model go from my vintage R/C collection…

Tandy / Radio Shack 4×4 Off-Roader
SOLD: AU$150 on 13th February 2017
Scale: 1/16
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1985
Batteries Required: 4 x c, 1 x 9v (Car). 1 x 9v (Transmitter)

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

✔ 100% vintage. Original and first release of this model. Manufactured by Taiyo in Singapore, for Tandy/Radio Shack, from 1985.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speeds.
✔ Battery compartments clean
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Nothing broken.
✔ Almost brand new, barely any wear on underside

– Tyres are about 99% new. No cracking.
– Decals are generally very good, with some minor edge wear.

Conclusion: A stunning example of the 4×4 Off-Roader in collector condition. This example doesn’t have a box, but it is barely-used/near mint condition with very minimal wear all round, and almost zero scuffs to the underside. A rare chance to own an excellent one, for a lot less than the price of a truly NIB example. Priced according to rarity, condition and past examples I have sold.

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


The Tandy/Radio Shack Off-Roader is one of the most famous R/C vehicles ever sold at Tandy and Radio Shack stores. Available from 1985 until about 1991, it was a hugely popular R/C model – manufactured by Taiyo in Singapore. It was a custom release of Taiyo’s own “Big Roader” model, which in turn was modeled after the famous real-life (and first ever) monster truck “Big Foot”, from the early 1980s. The Tandy/Radio Shack Off-Roader is well remembered for it’s rugged construction, high quality materials, and versatile 4×4 transmission – allowing it to clamber over most obstacles at a realistic speed. Featuring two speeds, a working differential and large, quality balloon tyres, it was an R/C vehicle ahead of it’s time, offering enormous play potential. Near impossible to find in mint condition these days, it remains one of the best remembered ready-to-run R/C cars (of any kind) from the 1980s.

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