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1989 Tyco STP Stocker

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small19892306-494xAA Vsml v2 km/h
mph
2WD
Used:
Common

NIB:
Occasional
value25 50
3.2 out of 5
Nicely detailed 90s nostalgia.
Rating
3.2
out of 5
Review CommentNicely detailed 90s nostalgia.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/20NoneSingaporeUnknown
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
UnknownTBA2-SpeedBlue/Red(49Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco STP Stocker (later rebranded as Petty STP) was a radio controlled car based on a real NASCAR, released in the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries worldwide in 1989.

Racing with a friend

The 1989 STP Stocker was the 49Mhz variant of a two car set, selling alongside the 27Mhz 1989 Tyco Pontiac Stocker Valvoline.

With a set of two cars, this allowed friends or siblings to race each other, a common feature in toy R/C in the 80s and 90s which sadly seems to be less common today in low cost (non-hobby grade) models, though has generally been made redundant by frequency hopping 2.4Ghz technology used by more expensive toy RC.

Initially released under the ‘STP Stocker’ title, it was later repackaged with the name “Pontiac Stocker” which suited both STP and Valvoline cars (both Pontiacs), allowing Tyco to save on packaging costs, with the included instructions also written for both cars on the same paper.

Features and Performance

With 4xAA power these won’t break any Taiyo / Tyco speed records, but they’re decent looking models that are well made – the perfect first radio control cars for kids, and still make great collectors pieces. Best used indoors on a smooth flat surface, they’re plenty of fun.

Availability and Collectability

STP Stockers aren’t too difficult to find online, though boxed cars in good condition are getting more difficult to find.

As for whether they’re worth collecting, both fans of Tyco RC and NASCAR / US Motorsports fans would presumably be interested in these cars, and I’d assume there’s plenty of kids out there who got their Petty STP in ’89 or ’90 as a kid who would hold a great deal of nostalgia for these.

Living outside the US myself I’m not familiar with the STP brand or American motorsports generally, but I am interested in these cars due to their timeless late 80s / early 90s design and of course their link to the 1990 film Days of Thunder.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $50.90

    Highest Price

    $88.93

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

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    27 Nov 2023$44.95UsedBuyTyco r/c richard petty #43 r/c radio control stp stocker pontiac 1989 nascar
    26 Nov 2023$10.5UsedAuctionTyco taiyo rc radio control stp 43 pontiac richard petty ob 1989 nascar stocker
    12 Feb 2023$59.99UsedBest offer acceptedTyco r/c stp stocker #43 richard petty 1/20 scale rc car
    15 Jan 2023$74.87Brand NewAuctionNib
    10 Jan 2023$37.95Brand Newor Best OfferNib, box damage.
    04 Jan 2023$88.93Brand NewAuctionNib
    11 Dec 2022$56Brand NewAuctionNib
    09 Dec 2022$50Brand NewAuctionNib
    30 Oct 2022$44.99Brand NewBest offer acceptedNo information
    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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