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1997 Tyco Recoil

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small199797026vJetTurbo Vsml km/h
mph
4WD
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Rare
value75 150
3.5 out of 5
Looks like a good bit of fun, though we're not sure of any benefit over the original Rebound 4x4.
Rating
3.5
out of 5
Review CommentLooks like a good bit of fun, though we're not sure of any benefit over the original Rebound 4x4.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
TBANoneChinaDual Mabuchi RS260
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
Tank-StyleNone1-SpeedRed(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The 1997 Tyco Recoil is a radio controlled monster truck manufactured by Taiyo (Japan), and released onto the US, UK, and other markets worldwide in 1997.


9702 Tyco Recoil Car Right
1997 Tyco Recoil

Continuing the 90s tradition of flip-boxed windowed packaging, the 6.0v Jet Turbo Recoil was a ‘Monster Truck’ style RC based upon the chassis of the 1996 Tyco Rebound 4×4.


9408 Tyco Rebound 4x4 Japan Box
1994 Tyco Rebound 4×4

9702 Tyco Recoil Box
1997 Tyco Recoil

Features and Performance

Even with a 6V power train, the Recoil / Rebound chassis has plenty of go, though it’s mostly high acceleration with a low top speed, which is perfect for it’s intended use – indoor lounge-room adventuring, and occasional outside dirt bashing.

Based on the chassis, wheel, battery, and overall similarity with the Rebound, we’d expect the truck to be powered by 2 x Mabuchi RS260 motors, however without photos of a teardown we can’t be 100% sure.

Unfortunately there are no videos of this mini beast on YouTube, it’s not a very common car.


9702 Tyco Recoil Car Battery
Tyco Recoil Battery Compartment

Model 2850-49 Tyco Rebound 4x4
Tyco Rebound Battery Compartment

Notice the similarities in the Recoil and Rebound battery compartment, On/Off Switch placement, and chassis screw locations.

Recommendation

Unfortunately the Recoil just isn’t very common, and comes up very occasionally on eBay. If you’re looking for one, we’d suggest setting up a Saved Search and waiting several months, or simply buying a Rebound 4×4 for a similar style of fun.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $49.90

    Highest Price

    $49.99

    This average price is based on 2 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    09 Jun 2023$49.99UsedBuyTyco recoil vintage 1990’s rc car
    07 Jun 2023$49.99UsedBuyTyco recoil vintage 1990’s rc car
    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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