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1999 Tyco Canned Heat #44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels

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tyco logo very small1999964742xAA Vsml 9km/h
6mph
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value25 50
4.4 out of 5
One of the best looking toy R/C ever made, with the best probably being the 1/16 version Hot Wheels RC Nascar!
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Review CommentOne of the best looking toy R/C ever made, with the best probably being the 1/16 version Hot Wheels RC Nascar!

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/32NoneChinaUnknown
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
ActiveNone1-SpeedBlue(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Canned Heat #44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels is a miniature radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo Toys (Japan), and released into the US market in 1999.


96474 Tyco Mattel Canned Heat Nascar Hot Wheels Car Right
Tyco Canned Heat #44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels miniature R/C

Concept and Features

One of three Nascar miniature R/C models released by Tyco, the #44 Kyle Petty is perhaps the most recognizable and personally it’s my favorite as well, it just looks so darn cool!

Modelled after the #44 Nascar driven by Kyle Petty in 1997, it’s fairly accurate though I suspect it’s designed to look more like the real consumer Pontiac than the fibreglass shell representing the brand in actual Nascar racing. Those real life Nascars are far more wind-swept / aerodynamic since they don’t need to contend with various pedestrian safety requirements as consumer vehicles do.


Kyle Petty PE2 Pontiac Phoenix 1997
Kyle Petty’s #44 Pontiac Nascar in 1997

Performance

As a 1/32 scale toy, this was never meant to be high performance to any degree, but they do run at a decent speed, and are heaps of fun dashing around indoors on a smooth surface. Just don’t expect it to be taking on any rough surface, jumps, etc, these are street racers only!


96474 Tyco Mattel Canned Heat Nascar Hot Wheels car with controller
96474 Tyco Mattel Canned Heat Nascar Hot Wheels car with controller

Recommendation

I’m a huge fan of these Tyco Canned Heat cars, especially the Nascars. As I’ve said, there’s just something so cool about them, the bright colors, life-like representation, maybe it taps into my inner 8 year old, as I’d have loved to own these as a kid.

As for collectors, just like the larger scale cars, the Radican and Canned Heat are popular and while it’s not hard to find sealed cars on eBay given they’re 10-15 years newer than many of the original Tyco R/C cars like Turbo Hopper, eventually these will become just as rare, and perhaps, just perhaps, they might increase in value.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $37.05

    Highest Price

    $39.00

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

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    30 Oct 2022$35.09Brand NewBest offer accepted
    15 Jan 2023$39.00Brand NewBuy It Now
    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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