Right now, we have two Ford F-150 SVT Raptors in our garage. They’re both toys, of course, the first being the Step2 ride-on we got last Fall, and now something a little bit smaller – the Road Rippers Piston Thumper Ford F-150 SVT Raptor by Toy State. This is the latest addition to a growing fleet of vehicles from Toy State that we’ve either purchased or received over the past few years, and this one is a new spin on their lights/sounds/motorized offerings. As the name would indicate, there’s some genuine “piston thumping” going on. Check out the “In-Action” Video below, featuring THE ROCK DAUGHTERS (Adalyn and Finley) giving the truck a test drive…
While it’s not the speediest vehicle in our fleet, our Piston Thumper is a solid ride with some unique action. Pressing a piston-shaped button in the middle of its roof will activate engine sounds and lights, and when the blue Ford speeds ahead, the clear engine compartment roars to life with it’s toy-sized V-8 thumping away with visible pistons illuminated by red LED lights. The motion effect is great at any time, but the lighting looks particularly cool at night. Additional buttons trigger addition sounds.
Having seen this one played with both indoors and out (the weather just started to break for us), I’ve seen it work great on tile and laminate floors, short carpet and concrete. Conditions may affect performance, but our Piston Thumper seems to do just fine no matter where the adventures might take it.
Right now, the folks at Toy State have two editions available in their Piston Thumpers line, with a Dodge RAM 1500 available in addition to the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
Rock Father-approved, and available at Amazon and other retailers Nationwide, including Toys “R” Us, Target and K-mart.