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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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2002 Tyco Wheelie Cycle

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1.8 out of 5
Very much in the Tyco Toy-Toy era, the Wheelie Cycle is widely available, and may find its audience in the future.
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Review CommentVery much in the Tyco Toy-Toy era, the Wheelie Cycle is widely available, and may find its audience in the future.


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The Tyco Wheelie Cycle is a motorcycle like radio controlled toy, released by Mattel under their Tyco brand across the US ,UK, Australia, and many other countries worldwide in 2002.

With the once independent Tyco Industries purchased by Mattel and operating out of Mattel HQ, and the designer of all original Tyco RC in Taiyo Toys Japan also being purchased by a competitor (Sega Toys), the Golden Age of Tyco had come to an end by the early 2000s.

Now focused on real toy toys, Tyco would produce a range of interesting new designs while still maintaining their collaboration with Taiyo who was now focusing on smaller “Canned Cars” (amongst other toys) which would prove to be a hit with collectors.

Features and Performance

This 2002 Tyco / Mattel design was aimed at younger children (3+) while still being an interesting play for older kids. A two channel motorbike with a forward-wheelie mode, and a reverse-turn mode, it looks fun to play around with.

It came in Black and Red, both 27Mhz so there’s no racing side-by-side.

The controller is atypical, stylized like a regular car’s keyfob remote, with a single button. Since I’ve never driven one of these, I can’t work out whether that causes it to launch, wheelie, or reverse-turn! Have you tried one? Let us know in the comments below!

Collectability and Availability

Very much in the ‘toy’ category of Tyco RC, and well after the Golden Age of their best Taiyo-based toys, this Wheelie Cycle isn’t in high demand, and is very easy to find boxed in as-new or new condition at the time of writing. While it may seem like this means it’s not valuable, consider that almost all Tyco RC, including the Tyco Bandit were selling for approx. $50 USD about 10 years ago, where now it’s closer to $400 USD.

If this was a childhood toy of yours, and/or if you know how the controller works, I’ve love to hear from you, please leave a comment below!


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    This average price is based on 4 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    06 Sep 2023$21.99UsedBuyTyco turbo pro wheelie cycle motorcycle radio controlled r/c toy 49mhz untested
    24 Jul 2023$99.99Brand NewBuyTyco rc turbo pro wheelie cycle radio controlled motorcycle brand new open box
    19 Jun 2023$79.96Brand NewBuyTyco rc turbo pro wheelie cycle radio controlled motorcycle brand new open box
    06 Dec 2022$9Brand NewBuy It NowNib
    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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