The latest addition to the “I wish they had this when I was a kid” department here at Rock Father HQ comes from Radio Flyer, who’ve just announced their Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder Ride-on toy. Geared toward kids ages 4+, this two-seater hits a top speed of 5mph, and bears a weight limit of 130 lbs. Modeled after the iconic X-34 craft from 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, this ride features an interactive dashboard with movie-accurate lights and sounds, and provides the perfect craft for chasing down your pesky run-away R2 unit. Just watch out for Sandpeople, though – the Jundland Wastes are not to be traveled lightly, and Tusken Raiders often travel single file to hide their numbers. See the Radio Flyer Landspeeder in action below!
This marks the second major foray into battery-powered ride-ons for Radio Flyer, following last year’s release of their Tesla (which The Rock Daughters rode at The Chicago Toy and Game Fair).
The Landspeeder will launch on September 5 as a Toys “R” Us Exclusive, and retails for $499.99. The gear shift switches between 2mph forward, 5mph forward, or 2mph reverse. 12V rechargeable battery and charger included.
Now, I think I need to start making more space in the garage. Stay tuned…