Fisher Price’s Power Wheels line is best known for its miniature drivable versions of real-life cars, like the Porsche 911 GT3. But one of its more original and unique creations, the Wild Thing, is being brought back with a more rugged design so kids can now take it off-road.

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The original Wild Thing was a purple, cartoony affair driven using two throttle sticks that individually controlled each wheel—kind of like driving a tank, without the massive cannon on top. The new Wild Thing still uses that dual throttle stick setup, but now has a beefier design, more durable tires, an exposed metal frame, and two color options for boys and girls.

The new and improved Wild Thing—available come the fall for $250—unfortunately only supports single passengers up to 100 pounds in weight, so most adults can forget about taking it for a spin. And while it tops out at just five miles per hour, the real fun is putting the Wild Thing into 360-degree spins.

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It’s also important to note that the Wild Thing doesn’t balance on its two wheels like a hoverboard. Instead, there’s a third caster wheel in the back that keeps it stable, putting less strain on its electric motor, so you never have to worry about catastrophic battery fires.

[Power Wheels]


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