The Tyco Corvette is a radio controlled toy manufactured by Taiyo of Japan, and released in the US market in 1988.
Until recently, I was not sure this even existed, however thanks to KarsaOrlong1 and others who provided photos, we can now confirm the Tyco Corvette ZR-1 is a real thing!
Do you own, or did you own the Corvette? Let us know in comments below!
Features and Performance
Sold alongside the Tyco Lamborghini Countach (4xAA) as a multi-frequency pair, it would allow you to race your friend in his European Countach, while you drove the All American Muscle!
- Genuine Corvette ZR-1 style, licensed from General Motors
- 4xAA Power (4.8V Ni-Cd / 6V Alkaline)
- Chrome wheels
- ‘Slick’ Rubber Tires
- Includes 3x Orange Pylons
Obviously a lower-cost model intended for younger children, as a gift, or simply for Corvette fans.
As Featured in Tyco’s 1990 Toy Fair Catalog
The fastest fun machines on the road!
Popular priced V20 scale replicas of the new Corvette ZR-1 — GM’s hottest production car for 1990 — and the Lamborghini Countach..
- Scale 1/20
- Twin Joystick for Steering
- and Forward/Reverse
- Whip Antenna
- Range—up to 65 feet
- Full Function
- On/Off Switch
Stock No. 2301-27 and 2301-49– 1990 Tyco Toy Fair Catalog
Personally I think this is a great little car for collectors. It’s American Muscle, it’s well made and typically in perfect condition despite its age, and it’s a Tyco!
These rarely appear online, I’ve seen just two in the last three years, and only one for sale in that time, so if you’re looking for one of these you may need to be patient.