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1994 Taiyo Rebound 4×4 (Japan)

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
taiyo logo very small199494086vJetTurbo Vsml 14km/h
9mph
4WD
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Rare
value75 150
4.4 out of 5
Pure fun and highly recommended. The Rebound 4x4 has been copied countless times, but nothing else has the perfect balance, cushy tyres, and solid japanese design as the Rebound 4x4
Rating
4.4
out of 5
Review CommentPure fun and highly recommended. The Rebound 4x4 has been copied countless times, but nothing else has the perfect balance, cushy tyres, and solid japanese design as the Rebound 4x4

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
TBANoneMalaysiaDual Mabuchi RS260
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
ActiveAir Cushion1-SpeedRed/Silver(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Taiyo Rebound 4×4 is a radio controlled toy, released by Taiyo into the Japanese market in 1994.

This is the Rebound 4×4 which is made in Japan, and later sold as the Tyco Rebound in the USA and around the world (Made in Malaysia).

With a Red Pickup Truck on one side, and a Silver futuristic racer on the other, it’s designed to be flipped, jumped, and spun around with the strength to withstand almost anything you can throw at it.

Features and Performance

The Rebound is easily one of the most fun RC cars you’ll ever drive, despite appearing so simple. We’re not sure exactly what it is, but the car has been engineered with such perfect balance that it just ‘feels right’, you feel connected to it, which is a common design choice in Japanese vehicles, known as ‘Jinba Ittai’ – the driver is at one with the vehicle!

Simply put, it’s more than the sum of it’s parts. And despite having no traditional shocks or springs, the oversized air-filled tires, and uniquely designed rims provide plenty of give when landing hard jumps, flipping off walls, or smacking into the occasional pole / wall / toy / cat.

With a brilliantly engineered internal design powered by 2 x Mabuchi RS260 Motors, it has plenty of torque and just feels like it will go anywhere.

Availability and Collectability

The Rebound 4×4 remains just as fun today as it was on its release back in 1992. Even with a basic 6V Ni-Cd pack, it has more than enough power to flip itself on the spot, ride up walls, and fly off jumps.

And while the Tyco versions are generally available online in the US, UK, and other countries, this original Japanese version is generally only found… well, in Japan! However if you’re looking for a legit Made in Japan original, then it’s off to Yahoo Auctions Japan.

Personally I believe that every Taiyo / Tyco Collector needs at least one Rebound. It’s an absolute classic, both in terms of the manufacturer, but also from the perspective of 90s toys in general.

Note: Photo of Rebound internals and brushless upgrade taken from this YouTube video, thank you to its creator!

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $65.1

    Highest Price

    $65.1

    This average price is based on 1 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    04 Nov 2022$65.1Pre-ownedAuctionNo information available
    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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