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1981 Tyco Turbo Vettes

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6657
19846657Magnum 440 VSml
Used:
Common

NIB:
Rare
value75 150
3.6 out of 5
A decent early 80s set, nothing too flash, keep in mind its original magnum 440 (but you can upgrade).
Rating
3.6
out of 5
Review CommentA decent early 80s set, nothing too flash, keep in mind its original magnum 440 (but you can upgrade).

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MODEL REVIEW

Tyco TurboVettes is an electric racing slot car set featuring the on the Chevrolet Corvette C4, released into the US, UK, and other markets in 1981 until at least 1984.

Not to be confused with the 1992 Tyco Turbo Vettes with Nite-Glow set utilizing the Magnum 440-X2, this 1984 set is based on the original Magnum 440 slot car, and is a classic early 80s set that still brings thrills over 40 years later.

Features

The Tyco Magnum 440 Turbo Vettes slot car set is a simple, straightforward design aimed at getting players started for a low cost, buying into the Tyco system.

It includes 2 x Magnum 440 Corvette slot cars in Yellow and White, an Automatic Lap Counter track piece, and 12 foot of Tyco track with barriers and flags.


6676 Tyco TurboVettes Box Zoom 1
6676 Tyco TurboVettes Box Zoom 1

Track Layout

TurboVettes includes the following track pieces:

  • 8 x 9″ radius curve
  • 1 x 15″ straight
  • 1 x 9″ straight
  • 1 x 9″ straight terminal
  • 1 x 6″ straight
  • 1 x 6″ straight with auto lap counter
  • Plus 6 piers, 2 x flagpole sets, and 8 xguardrails.


6657 Tyco TurboVettes Track Layout

Included vehicles

The included Corvette C4 cars look realistic enough, and some might say better than the successor Nite-Glow cars which have that unusual yellowy luminescent plastic look.


6657 Tyco Turbovettes Cars Both Transparent 1
#6657 Tyco Turbovettes Corvette C4 slot cars

TV Commercial

While no English version was available, I was able to find this video from Sweden which was apparently taken from a VHS tape designed for Toy Store in-store advertising in 1983.

Availability and Collectability

Now over 40 years old, this original Tyco TurboVettes is getting hard to find in good condition, but they are out there.

Obviously as an original Magnum 440 set you’ll need to consider how this might operate (or not) with your existing setup. Reportedly it’s not hard to adapt the included 440 cars to the 440-X2 set, simply by getting a 440-X2 rear bulkhead and the 2 traction magnets, and using those to replace the single magnet and bulkhead in the original car(s).

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $48.50

    Highest Price

    $75.00

    This average price is based on 7 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    03 Sep 2023$34.99UsedBuyTyco turbo vettes electric racing slot track set nite-glow glowing 6676 works
    04 Jun 2023$39.95UsedBuy it nowTyco turbo vettes electric racing slot track set nite-glow glowing 6676
    26 May 2023$50UsedBuy it nowTyco magnum 440 turbo vettes race track. Parts only read description. Has cars
    25 May 2023$44.59UsedBuy it nowVintage 1992 tyco turbo racing nite-glow electric racing slot corvettes
    14 May 2023$60UsedBuy it nowVintage 1992 tyco turbo racing nite-glow electric racing slot corvettes read
    29 Apr 2023$35UsedAuctionTyco slot car lot: magnum 440 turbo vettes, tyco gi joe train, tyco maintenance
    02 Apr 2023$75UsedBuy it nowVintage 1992 tyco turbo racing nite-glow electric racing slot corvettes read
    Prices in USD. NIB = New In box, MIB = Mint in Box, EC = Excellent Condition, VGC = Very Good Condition, GC+ = Good condition plus, GC = Good condition, PC = Poor Condition. With Controller = Car with controller. With Box = Box, Car, and Controller. We make all efforts to ensure data is accurate, but cannot guarantee it is.

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