browse vehicles medium

Tyco Taiyo Collectors is a resource for enthusiasts of 80s, 90s, and 00s toys produced by Tyco®, Taiyo (Japan), Metro RC, Dickie Toys, and others, and is not affiliated with any toy company.

If you found the site useful, please share our link on social media.

Follow on Facebook!Follow on Instagram!


12th November 2023
If you’re looking for the perfect nostalgic gift from the 80s and 90s, a vintage Tyco Mini Hopper is my pick! They’re great collectors items and are still fairly affordable.


Deal Finder Graphic Promo Buy Tyco RC Taiyo RC Cars

Share on Social


Visit Forum

Tyco Internet Forum

Latest Reviews

Latest Articles

1994 Taiyo Rebound 4×4 (Japan)

taiyo logo very small199494086vJetTurbo Vsml 14km/h

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
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


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


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.

9408 Tyco Rebound 4x4 Japan Car with Battery and Controller 1

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’, almost as if the Mazda MX-5 / Miata ‘Jinba Ittai’ concept was used – translated to mean that the driver is one with the vehicle.

Yes, this is an RC car we’re talking about!

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.

Inside the Tyco Rebound inc Mabuchi RS260 motors
Inside the Rebound 4×4 with it’s 2 x Mabuchi RS260 motors


These remain heaps of fun to drive today, and 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.

If you’re a Taiyo or Tyco collector, you absolutely must have one of the Rebound versions, one for the shelf, and one to drive!

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


    Average Price


    Highest Price


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

    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.


    Notify of
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments