Yet again I was out of town on business and simple was unable to post anything. So we'll do the Sandcrawler today and quickly move on to the ITT (which will have its own thread).
The second and final remote control vehicle Kenner made was the Radio-Controlled Jawa Sandcrawler. Those little brown robed junk dealers drive a hard bargain and even bigger SUV. The Sandcrawler was one of the biggest and most expensive of Kenner vehicles. And it was only available thought 1980. So its a rather rare toy. The features of the Sandcrawler includes an elevator for raising droids in the main bay, a cockpit, and a side panel that folds down for play access to the main bay. The remote control consists of the Sandcrawler moving forward until the button is pushed, then it moves in a backwards arc. A final note is on the box. For '80 Kenner Canada made one in a ESB box.
This is just an amazing vehicle. The detail is incredible. I just love it. There's very little I dislike about it. About the only thing is the hinge on the side door, its too weak and wasn't built to last. The radio control is limited in it's control, but I'm fine with it.
This wasn't a toy I even knew about as a kid. And like most I never had it as a kid. I bought mine off eBay in the summer of 2000. Unbeknownst to me it didn't come with the latter. But I did find one for cheap two years later, so I've done one of the impossible fates in collecting.