Royal Crusher

Although not considered a traditional monster truck, they still have monster coolness.
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Royal Crusher

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:24 pm

Anyone remember this one? I really wanted one in the late 80's, just because it was cheap and had 4ws. They didn't even sell them in Aus so I had to settle on a Blackfoot :lol:
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Re: Royal Crusher

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:41 am

Being honest I have never even heard of this make or model imagine how rare these must be and the chances of someone having one of these NIB? I think we need unicorns unicorn status for this truck!
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Re: Royal Crusher

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:16 am

I put it on a FB group as well and 3-4 guys said they have one! Still a few spare parts on ebay!

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Re: Royal Crusher

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:31 am

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Re: Royal Crusher

Post by Saito » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:00 am

Oh, I remember the Royal Crusher. I also have that issue of RCCA (I remember getting a kick out of the cover saying "bad Halgar's trucks are cooler than mine Lunch Box). They actually made the truck seem ok in that article. Royal stuff wasn't exactly considered top shelf. Trust me, you made out far better by getting a Blackfoot. The Royal Ripper (coined the Royal Rip-off) that the truck was based on was a rough Hot Shot knock off with the one distinct feature of being 4ws. I believe Royal offered a 4wd conversion kit (basically the front drive guts that they left out from the 4wd Ripper). From memory, my friends and I used to find the huge air gap between the body and chassis somewhat amusing for some reason.

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Re: Royal Crusher

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:36 am

LOL, yeh in hindsight it was pretty crap! I had a lot of fun with the Blackfoot, wish I still had it, or even some photos!

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Post by TIME MACHINE » Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 pm

This brought back some memories. I remember buying a Royal Crusher back in the late 80's, from Stormer Hobbies, I believe. Back in the day when you had to actually pick up the phone and could order it COD and pay for it when it arrived.

My recollection is that the truck only last a few weeks with moderate bashing abuse. The whole truck felt like the plastics were made out of melted down Pringles can lids. I'm talking very poor plastic was used. The truck was as fragile as fine china.

I guess Royal cashed in on the RC boom of the 80's and disappeared like a thief in the night after it had drained the well dry.

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Re: Royal Crusher

Post by Lowgear » Fri May 18, 2018 7:30 pm

Like mentioned, the Royal Crusher was just their Hotshot clone that they put monster tires, high body mounts, and a truck body on. The headless driver figure is still even molded into the top part of the chassis from the buggy. I wouldn't mind owning one for collectors purposes but I probably wouldn't actively seek one out.