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1990 Tyco Sidewinders

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4.3 out of 5
What an excellent idea! Flywheels can be extremely powerful, delivering far more torque and speed than any wind up or battery powered car.
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Review CommentWhat an excellent idea! Flywheels can be extremely powerful, delivering far more torque and speed than any wind up or battery powered car.

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Sidewinders is a flywheel powered stunt vehicle set manufactured by Tyco Industries, and released into the US, UK, and other countries worldwide in 1990.

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Marketing from the 1990 Catalog

Just wind up one of these sizzling new Sidewinders from Tyco—watch it launch itself as soon as its energized! The flywheel propels gyro-powered Sidewinders faster and farther than you’d ever believe! They zip, spin, and even do flips.

Comes with a built-in ramp for added fun. The Sidewinders are durable and built for endless hours of play. Sidewinders really go—and never stop thrilling you with one stunt performance after another.


  • Wind-up action with flips and spins
  • Built-in ramp for stunts
  • Durable construction for endless fun
  • No batteries required

Types of Packs

Sidewinders appears to have been sold as:

  • Model 1474 – Full pack of assorted vehicles: 2 Hoppers (Red and White) and 2 Pickup Trucks (Red and White).
  • Model 1475 – Orange Hopper with Launcher or Black Hopper with Launcher
  • Model 1476 – White Pickup with Launcher or Red Pickup with Launcher

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    17 Oct 2023$29.96UsedBuyTyco plastic sidewinders gyro power race car, #7 very clean
    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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