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1990 Taiyo Wave Albatross

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
taiyo logo very small19902016-39.6vTurboPack sml km/h
mph
N/A
Used:
Ultra Rare

NIB:
Ultra Rare
value75 150
4.3 out of 5
If it's anything like the RipTide then it's much better than it ought to be, and still a tonne of fun
Rating
4.3
out of 5
Review CommentIf it's anything like the RipTide then it's much better than it ought to be, and still a tonne of fun

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
TBANoneJapanMabuchi 370 (Boat)
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
ActiveNone1-SpeedRed/Black - thought to be 49Mhz like Riptide, but unconfirmed.

MODEL REVIEW

The Taiyo Wave Albatross is a radio control speedboat released by Taiyo into the global market in 1990.

Okay, this one was hard to find. None of us even knew about it until it appeared on eBay one day!

As far as we can tell, it is an original mode by Taiyo which was later rebranded for the American market in 1992 by Tyco as the  Tyco RipTide Racing Boat.

Assuming the feature set is the same as the RipTide, then this will have:

  • 2 x Mabuchi 370 Motors, the largest ever used by Taiyo
  • Turn back feature when out of range

If you have any more information on the Wave Albatross, especially any photos of a Japanese version, or other version, let us know in the comments below!

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $54.90

    Highest Price

    $177.50

    This average price is based on 20 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    09 Nov 2023$3UsedAuction90s rc tyco riptide 9.6 v offshore raceboat
    28 Oct 2023$19.99UsedBuyMid school tyco 9.6v riptide racing rc boat w/original box untested
    24 Oct 2023$36UsedAuctionTyco rc riptide jet racing boat 9.6v turbo model 2745-49 in box w battery
    18 Sep 2023$36UsedAuctionTyco rc riptide jet racing boat 9.6v turbo in box.(battery not included)
    08 Sep 2023$34.99UsedBuyTyco 9.6v riptide racing rc boat - with box
    30 Aug 2023$50UsedBuy1992 tyco rc riptide jet racing boat 9.6v turbo w/ remote box read
    30 Aug 2023$50UsedBuy1992 tyco rc riptide jet racing boat 9.6v turbo w/ remote box read
    22 Aug 2023$40UsedAuctionTyco riptide 9.6v turbo off shore racing boat vintage rc radio controlled
    22 Aug 2023$40UsedAuctionTyco riptide 9.6v turbo off shore racing boat vintage rc radio controlled
    19 Aug 2023$99UsedBuyTyco rc riptide jet racing boat 9.6v turbo model 2745-49 in box w battery
    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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