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1991 Tyco Typhoon 2

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small199127049.6vTurboPack sml 15km/h
9mph
Hover
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Rare
value75 150
4.3 out of 5
Incremental update to the original design, becoming hard to find good examples.
Rating
4.3
out of 5
Review CommentIncremental update to the original design, becoming hard to find good examples.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/8NoneSingaporeTwin Mabuchi RK370SD
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
ActiveAir Cushion1-SpeedNeonGreen(27Mhz), Black(49Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Typhoon 2 is a radio control hovercraft manufactured by Taiyo Japan, and distributed by Tyco in the USA and other countries in 1991.

The successor to the 1990 Tyco Typhoon which saw major success in the USA and worldwide, Tyco launched the Typhoon 2 just one year later.

Features and Performance

With no technical or functional changes, the Typhoon 2 was more of a mid-life refresh for the Typhoon to help maintain the sales momentum, incorporating typical 90s fashionable fluorescent colors, and giving the vehicle a more muscular, aggressive look.

Checkout the original 1990 Tyco Typhoon for its specifications, the same as on the Typhoon 2.

At the same time, Tyco launched the Mini Typhoon 2, which is our preferred pick, as it’s both smaller and more convenient to store and move around, plus it has all the 9.6V Turbo power of the original.

TV Commercial for the Tyco Typhoon II 9.6V Turbo

We have restored the original TV commercial from 1992 in the USA using the latest Artificial Intelligence technology to clean up the VHS recorded picture, restore some detail, and upscale it to High Definition.

Recommendation

With a more muscular and aggressive look, the Typhoon 2 was a welcome update, and is still available on eBay (often in box) for reasonable prices. As with all Taiyo and Tyco vintage collectors items though, eventually interest starts to grow and prices begin to get out of control, so you may want to grab while now before things start to get crazy.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $78.90

    Highest Price

    $119.95

    This average price is based on 3 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    09 Mar 2023$119.95Usedor Best OfferTYCO R/C TYPHOON HOVERCRAFT w remote, wall charger, 2x 9.6v battery pack TESTED
    27 Nov 2022$76UsedAuctionPoor condition
    26 Oct 2022$39.99UsedBest 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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