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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.


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1999 Tyco 6V DP Racer Indycar

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For products that were made years into the Mattel takeover, the DP series are surprisingly fun, well detailed, and versatile with their dual power pack. Not bad!
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Review CommentFor products that were made years into the Mattel takeover, the DP series are surprisingly fun, well detailed, and versatile with their dual power pack. Not bad!


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The Tyco 6V DP Racer is a radio controlled toy manufactured by Taiyo (Japan), and released exclusively in Target stores in the North American market in 1999.

It is a 6.0 volt ‘Jet Turbo’ version of the faster 1999 Target 9.6V Championship Indycar.

6V Dual Power (DP)

Called a ‘DP Racer’ due to its ability to take both standard Taiyo / Tyco 6V ‘Jet Turbo’ batteries that were commonly used across many different brands of R/C cars at the time, or the included ‘Power Clip’ battery holder that took 4x AA batteries.

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Back of the 6V DP Racer’s box showing the dual power modes and Indycar credentials.

One of several R/C cars released by Tyco and Target based on the 1988 Target Reynard IndyCar World Series Cars, shown on the back of the package (above).

Other cars were:

Features and Performance

For the size of the vehicle, 6.0 volts of power is plenty enough, especially for an indoor model on smooth surfaces.

More suited to a younger audience due to its obviously toy-grade construction, it’s still plenty of fun indoors on a smooth floor and is sure to keep both kids and adults busy.

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Produced well after Tyco’s golden age and following its acquisition by Mattel, this is far from the best Tyco R/C car. However there are no doubt kids (now adults) out there who hold some sentimental value for this one, and for that reason we’re listing it at


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

    18 Mar 2023$40.00Brand NewAuctionTYCO R/C EXTREME 6VDP STREET LUGE RACER 2000 BRAND NEW IN BOX 
    20 Feb 2023$79.99Brand Newor Best OfferTyco RC Target 6V DP Racer Indy Car w/Original Box NEVER USED
    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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