Tyco R/C, part of the Mattel family of toys, is a major producer of RC toys. In the RC car category, some of the major Tyco R/C product lines include Drift King, 6V Auto Show, Dropstars, and West Coast Customs.
6V RC Cars Assortment:
Recommended for ages 5 and up, these 1:16 scale RC sports cars and rally cars
, come in a variety of colors and detailing. The Auto Show cars offer a Shelby Cobra and a Scion xB.
For ages 9 and up, the Drift Kings
Mazda RX7 and the Nissan Silvia come with special drift tires and street tires you can switch out. These large-scale (about 17.5 inches in length) cars have speed control, 4-wheel drive, and use a 7.2V rechargeable NiCd battery pack in the car.
These 1:18 scale RC cars -- the Range Rover (compare prices
) and Dodge Magnum and the Chrysler 300C not only look good and go fast, they have extras with kid-appeal such as headlights, taillights, and wheels that light up. The 300C also sports a light-up interior, speakers, and a media player hook-up.
West Coast Customs:
The Mercedes SL55, Lincoln Navigator, and Range Rover from Tyco R/C and West Coast Customs come in 1:18 scale, run off a rechargeable NiCd battery pack, and are recommended for ages 5 or 6 and up.
Pimp My Ride:
Tyco RC brings the two original cars from the MTV show "Pimp My Ride" down to RC size. The '67 Ford Mustang and the Toyota Scion XB have customized interiors and paint jobs.
Disney / Pixar "Cars"
Lightning McQueen and his friends Sally and Mater from Carburetor County jump off the big screen and into 1:32 scale 27MHz RC models. Speed Racer and Batman are also featured Little Rides.These radio control cars are aimed at 3-9 year olds. At approximately 12" or so in size they generally have simple remote controls.
Hot Wheels R/C Cars:
The Hot Wheels line of cars include fantasy vehicles like Speed Racer and radio control versions of BMW, Honda Civic, and more. These cars are for 6-9 years olds.
Remember, when buying multiple toy RCs, you cannot race a pair of 49MHz or a pair 27MHz against each other. You'll need one of each.