Listen, we are by no means complaining about the rise in popularity ofÂ Star Wars over the past few years. It’s just that, in our opinion, there’s occasionally something created a few decades late. For instance, Radio Flyer just announced a driveable landspeeder that we’re certain our adult bodies will crush when we definitely if we ever get our hands on it.
This kid-sized piece of awesome is designed to look just like Luke Skywalker’s X-34 landspeeder from Star Wars: A New Hope.Â It has room for two pint-sized riders (or one large money-wasting, toy-ruining Nerdist writer) a control panel with sound effects from the movie, and a top speed of about five miles per hour.What’s particularly neat is the attention to detail that Radio Flyer put into it. It’s got all the dings and dents aÂ Tatooine teenager would put into it, and is even painted with intentional scraping and the sort of faded color scheme one can expect on a planet with two suns.Should you be in the market for a newÂ X-34 Landspeeder to get you to and from Tosche Station, it’s available to pre-order fromÂ Toys”R”Us for the fairly steep price of $499Â with an expected ship date of September 2017. It runs on aÂ 12-volt rechargeable battery and has a maximum weight of 130lbs. Crap! I’ll have to re-think the whole adult rider capacity here. I better order three just to be safe.Know any young adventurers who need this in time for the holidays? Are you in agreement that thisÂ should have existed when we were kids? Let’s discuss in the comments below!