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Tyco Viper Electric Racing

BRANDYEARMODELSYSTEMAVAILABLEEST. VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
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6681
19976681Magnum 440 X2 VSml
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Rare
value200 300
3.8 out of 5
Short, simple, and fun, the Tyco Viper Slot Car Set does the job without making a fuss.
Rating
3.8
out of 5
Review CommentShort, simple, and fun, the Tyco Viper Slot Car Set does the job without making a fuss.

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MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Viper Electric Racing is a slot car set manufactured by Tyco Industries, and released into the US, UK, and other markets worldwide in 1997.

Concept and Features

Based upon one of the most popular and iconic sports cars of the 1990s, the Dodge Viper, this Magnum 440-X2 racing set allowed fans of American Muscle Cars to race their favorite street race car on the tiny track!

At the time of this sets release, the Dodge Viper had became a household name and was known for its powerful V10 engine, distinctive body shape, and exceptional performance. In its heyday, the Viper was a symbol of American automotive engineering prowess, capturing the imagination of car enthusiasts worldwide. 


1920px Pair of Vipers   Flickr   Supermac1961
1920px Pair of Vipers Flickr Supermac1961

Multiple Versions

Produced in the same year as the Mattel takeover of Tyco Industries, this set (as with many others) received a makeover shortly after its release, with a Mattel Wheels branded set in a compact, easy to carry and store box.


6681 Tyco Viper Box Front Box Best
6681 Tyco Viper Box Front Box Best

6681 Tyco Viper Box Front Box ReRelease copy
6681 Tyco Viper Box Front Box ReRelease copy

Track and Layout

The track of the Tyco Viper Electric Racing set features a simple figure 8 layout, with a total length of 8 feet. It’s relatively short, and uncomplicated design makes the track easy to assemble and suitable for beginners, with no more features than a bunch of guard rails to keep you on the track, the focus was entirely on the vehicles themselves. 

This minimalist approach will have kept the price low, and ensured mass market appeal to a wider audience than other more hefty sets like the 1997 Tyco Lamborghini Championship.

6681 Tyco Viper Box Open All Parts

Vehicles

Shipped with two Dodge Viper 440-X2 slot cars – one in red and one in yellow – and they look just great! It’s difficult to determine whether the cars are modeled after the first or second generation of the Viper, but considering that the second generation was released just six months prior to the slot car set, it is likely that the models are based on the more recent version.


6681 Tyco Viper Box Cars 2
Dodge Viper in #6681 Tyco Viper slot car set

6681 Tyco Viper Box Cars 3
Underside showing the slot car chassis

Collectability and Availability

The Tyco Viper Electric Racing set is widely available on online platforms such as eBay, making it relatively easy for collectors and enthusiasts to acquire. The set is generally inexpensive, which adds to its appeal for both slot car racing fans and Dodge Viper aficionados. However, it is worth noting that most of the sets found online tend to be missing at least one of the cars. If you happen to come across a set with both Vipers included, consider yourself fortunate, as these complete sets are somewhat rarer and more desirable to collectors.


6681 Tyco Viper Box All Parts copy
6681 Tyco Viper Box All Parts copy

Credits
Photo of the Viper by Supermac1961 from CHAFFORD HUNDRED, England – Pair of Vipers, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18204924

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $45.85

    Highest Price

    $282.00

    This average price is based on 36 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    20 Aug 2023$159.99Brand NewBuyTyco dodge viper slot car track set. Complete with cars works.
    20 Aug 2023$18.11Brand NewAuctionTyco electric racing "set car" 1990s dodge viper, magnum 440-x2 ho slot car
    20 Aug 2023$51.47UsedBuyTyco slot car set!! Built kit! Lamborghini/viper championship!
    19 Aug 2023$19.95Brand NewBuyViper pro-4™ motor & pro-8™ traction magnet set tyco 440x2 mattel hpx2 cars
    06 Aug 2023$47Brand NewAuction(2) tyco electric racing "set cars" 1990s dodge viper, magnum 440-x2 ho slot car
    04 Aug 2023$9.25Brand NewAuctionHop up - 7/23 tooth gear & axle set - *faster lap times! For, tyco, bsrt, viper
    23 Jul 2023$73.75Brand NewAuction(2) tyco electric racing "set cars" 1990s dodge viper, magnum 440-x2 ho slot car
    15 Jul 2023$19.99UsedBuyTyco magnum 440-x2 yellow dodge viper 9175 slot car "electric racing" set
    07 Jul 2023$74.99UsedBuyTyco dodge viper maximum 440 x2 slot cars electric racing set
    06 Jul 2023$11.98UsedBuyTyco magnum 440-x2 red dodge viper 9175 slot car electric racing set
    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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