The RC Goblin is essentially a red miniature remote controlled helicopter with relatively average performance traits inferior to the similar designed RC Raider, only being able to execute moderate pitches and thus being slower, but being more stable in controls than the RC Raider. Much like the RC Raider, the spinning blades of the RC Goblin can be used to execute heli-kills on pedestrians.
The RC Goblin is only featured in one mission in each of the two games it is featured. In GTA Vice City, the RC Goblin is outfitted with the ability to carry and drop bombs in "Demolition Man"; in "New Model Army" in GTA San Andreas, the player assumes the control of an RC Goblin equipped with an electro-magnet capable of carrying bombs and crude bridges. The only ways to obtain this vehicle outside the missions is by using a third party trainer or modification.
The RC Goblin also exists in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories as an unused vehicle, and thus can only be obtained by using a hacking device.
- RC Goblin's name is a play on arse goblin, another sexual joke by Rockstar North, a term for a person who enjoys anal sex.
- After finishing "Keep Your Friends Close" you can find the Goblin in the lounge in the mansion. It's called the Action Heli and comes with a remote but cannot be controlled.
- Much like the RC Raider and GTA III's helicopters, spawning the vehicle in GTA III and GTA Vice City and attempting to enter it will result in the player character walking in circles, as there is no area set for where the door opens. In San Andreas, however, Carl will do nothing if the player tries to enter it.