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.
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 tyres, an exposed metal frame, and two colour options for boys and girls.
The new and improved Wild Thing unfortunately only supports single passengers up to 45 kilos 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.
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]