Here’s what kids today will never understand. There was a time — we’ll call it the 80s and 90s — where anything you saw in a movie didn’t come to life. How many times did you watch Star Wars and wish Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder to be a real thing? Probably a billion. But it was a movie and not real.
Now toymakers are like “oh, landspeeders are cool, here’s one for $500! Tell your parents, kids!”
“For 40 years, kids enamored with Luke Skywalker’s beat-up X-34 Landspeeder have had two choices: they could play with a tiny action figure version, or they could sit in a cardboard box and make speeder sound effects.
That has changed with the coolest Star Wars toy for younglings unveiled here at Comic-Con — the first officially licensed kids’ size Star Wars Landspeeder, coming this September from Radio Flyer.”
This Star Wars Landspeeder for kids has a top speed of 5 mph (and 2 mph in reverse) and a single charge will give kids about 5 hours of drive time. That’s fast enough and far enough to make it to Tatooine before dinner. Depending on traffic.
If you’re the world’s most awesome parent, you can pre-order the kid’s Star Wars Landspeeder on the Radio Flyer website.