r/StarWars Oct 02 '22

Who is more excited? Dad or my three old son tomorrow morning? Merchandise

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1.3k Upvotes

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u/thelxdesigner Jedi Oct 02 '22 Helpful

i got one of these off craigslist a few years ago when Toys R Us went belly up. my now 7 year old still loves the shit out of it. FYI there is a speed governor that you disable with a Phillips head.

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

Nice! I didn’t know that. Glad to hear the kids loved it

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u/skywalkers66 Oct 02 '22

They should make these in adult sizes and make it electric it would be so fun

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

I think the neighbor dads and I are more excited than the kids. I’d totally love a full size.

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u/p3t3r133 Mandalorian Oct 02 '22

If you swap the 12V battery with an 18V battery from a power tool, these things can drive adults and send kids flying. Fitting in it is the tricky part.

I did this to my son's gator and the first time he took a turn my daughter flew out the passenger side.

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u/Own-Relationship-352 Oct 02 '22

What's stopping you from figuring out how to make one plus sized?

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

1) probably lead to divorce 2) 3 yr old and 1 yr old doesn’t leave a lot of free time 3) I still have to finish my speeder jk

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u/Cjgraham3589 Oct 02 '22

Combine it with a lawnmower and it becomes the truest of Dadmobiles

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u/BonusCommentary Oct 02 '22

I was about to ask, “Does it come in size Porkins?”

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

Seriously. Don’t they know we’re all kids at heart? I think it’d be cute to drive side by side in the two sizes, if you had the room on your street or driveway.

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u/Tesser4ct Oct 02 '22

It is already electric...?

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

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u/Homelessonce Oct 02 '22

I am sad I only have but one updot to give!!

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u/DrawTheLine87 Oct 02 '22

Now tell them they can't go to Tosche station tomorrow to pick up power converters.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

God I wish I had the room for one of these. We live in a small space w no yard or garage. I hope your kid loves it!

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

Thank you!

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u/trollbob Oct 02 '22

A kid in my neighborhood has one of these and rode it to school last May the 4th, accompanied by his storm trooper father (in the 501st).

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u/Dosagu Oct 02 '22

Definely the Dad its more excited

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

Definitely dad :)

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u/blac_sheep90 Oct 02 '22

Now get him a Jawa outfit.

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u/seantasy Oct 02 '22

Omg I didn't even know that existed! I'm so happy for you and your son.

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u/Suitable-Ad-4258 Jedi Oct 02 '22

I don’t have kids but I want one for me 😆

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u/jedicms Oct 02 '22

Would’ve loved this as a kid. I always craved the Batmobile; never had one, but this would’ve blown my head off.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

That’s easily the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! I must have one 😃

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u/Homelessonce Oct 02 '22

My wife said me, when she heard me say:”that is So cool!”

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

My wife is actually the one that found it and said “go do it” lol

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u/CaptCheckdown Oct 02 '22

You can rewire these things to run off of your power tool batteries if you’d like a bit more speed and duration. Not to mention being able to just swap a new battery if you have plenty as I do.

I did it pretty easily for my girls. Worked out well.

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u/GoGoGadge7 Oct 02 '22

Go ahead dad. Sit your 200lbs body in that thing. See how far it goes.

We have one for my niece and nephew. 6 and 4. Already have outgrown it.

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

Haha I wish I was 200. I’m not fitting in that

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u/FlopsMcDoogle Oct 02 '22

I got one of those 4 years ago when TRU was closing for 75% off. It's awesome.

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u/DizzyAssociation7010 Maul Oct 02 '22

Definitely me.

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u/BrakkarDeathbringer Oct 02 '22

Disney Company is most excited.

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u/QuiJon70 Oct 02 '22

Reenforce the body of it and mount a lawn mower engine on it and Dad can be really excited.

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u/nerdgeekdorksports Oct 02 '22

haha, dad, for sure

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u/pffalk Oct 02 '22

Do they still make these or is it vintage?

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u/pffalk Oct 02 '22

The pic on the corner of the box makes it look very new.

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

My understanding this was released about five years ago. Given that it is not vintage, my little guy will be driving this tomorrow

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u/pffalk Oct 02 '22

I wanna know if it's still on the market and if I can get one!

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

I was told it was a specific deal toys r us had. So secondhand market is where you would find it

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u/wilsonwa Oct 02 '22

They got clearanced out for $75 or $100 (I can't remember exactly). They were all sold by the time I got there.

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u/Controller_one1 Oct 02 '22

They stopped making them, but you can probably find them on marketplace for a decent amount

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u/BonusCommentary Oct 02 '22

They’re somewhat recent.

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u/TrashMatchmaking Oct 02 '22

It has the last jedi marketing on it lmfao.

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u/sneak_king18 Oct 02 '22

Dad because the box fit perfectly in the back of the car. 2 more inches and it's not coming home

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

Ha, somehow got it in without having to take the car seats out. Huge win

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u/aerojonno Oct 02 '22

Has your kid watched any Star Wars yet?

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

Yes. Hasn’t grasped it yet but we have definitely watched it

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u/Bonesgirl206 Oct 02 '22

Oooooh I want one

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u/DevilsLettuceTaster Oct 02 '22

It gets waterlogged and the windshield dulls quickly but the battery lasts forever.

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u/BoxSweaty8029 Oct 02 '22

Both will enjoy it. Fun!

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u/risingstanding Oct 02 '22

It better make that whine noise from the film

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

It makes five or six different sounds

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

Why would your dad be excited?

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u/HappyPants8 Oct 02 '22

Is this a power wheels?!

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u/CorgiRawr Oct 02 '22

Radio Flyer but same concept. 12v battery.