Every child should grow up with a little wooden red wagon, but Wishbone Design Studio has found a way to take the classic toy from being just a parent-powered pickup truck, to a gravity-powered go-kart that lets kids take the wheel as they careen down hills.

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With three different ways to connect the Wishbone 3-in-1’s handle, the wagon can be pushed or pulled with or without a rider inside. But the handle can also be folded away and replaced with a wooden wheel that’s used to steer the wagon’s front wheels by passengers riding inside.

Kids can either drag the wagon to the top of a hill and let gravity propel it on the way down, or flip up a panel on the inside allowing them to stick their feet through the bottom and power it like Fred Flintstone used to.

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The added functionality gives Wishbone’s take on the traditional red wagon more replay value, which should help justify the ride-on’s $300 price tag. It’s expensive, but also surprisingly cheaper than other premium wagons you can buy. Like it or not, there’s going to come a time when your kids are going to drag a wagon to the top of a hill when you’re not looking. And you’ll be glad they had some easy way to steer around obstacles on the way back down. [Wishbone Design via Notcot]


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