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Friday, October 11 2013 10:27

Review: Road Rippers Motor Muscle R/C 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

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Toy State Test DriverWhen I was a kid, one of my cousins had a Plymouth Superbird... or at least I thought it was a Plymouth Superbird, and it may have actually been. Or, it could've been the similarly-styled 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, which had a special nosecone and an additional wing placed on the back. Either way, if that car is still floating around the collector's market today, it's worth a ton of cash. For new generations, the folks at Toy State have captured the '69 Daytona as a radio-controlled car as part of their Road Rippers Motor Muscle R/C line. As part of my gig as a Toy State Test Driver, one of these rides was sent to us for review in The Rock Father's State-of-the-Art Toy Testing Facility (our house and neighborhood). Simply put: Both Daddy and Addie love it.

Motor Muscle

I've owned a number of R/C cars over the years, dating back to a Ferrari Testarossa that I got from a SEARS catalog back in the mid-1980s. Generally, I'm not a fan of cars that don't run on rechargeable battery packs, simply because the quick drain of batteries means frequent replacement, which is both costly, and wasteful. While the Motor Muscle R/C takes a few AAA's in the controller and four AA's in the car, so far it's lasting REALLY well, and that's impressive. With scale speeds of up to 130mph, this Dodge Charger Daytona has some "zip" on the asphalt out in front of Rock Father HQ.

Rock Father Approved!Easy-to-operate with full-function radio control (that borrows it's design from the style and era of the car), the Motor Muscle R/C is durable, speedy, and fun. It's Rock Father-Approved, and a great addition to any toy car collection. Recommended for ages 7+, there's no reason why slightly younger kids (and older ones, too!) shouldn't have a ton of fun rocking this ride on your street.

For purchase info, check out ToyState.com.

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The Rock Father Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Further Disclosure: The Rock Father is participating in a sponsored brand ambassador program from Toy State. As a part of this program we have received paid compensation for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to Toy State. All opinions are that of James Zahn, with input from his children.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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