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Sunday, February 14 2016 00:22

Toy Fair: Hauk's NERF Battle Racer Pedal Kart is a Rockin' Ride...

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Technically, this one isn't from New York Toy Fair, but was debuted a few weeks ago at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany. From Hauk Toys comes the NERF Battle Racer, produced under license from Hasbro. This is a pedal go-kart that comes complete with a wide array of places to hold all of your favorite NERF blasters and ammo (not included). The official Worldwide Launch for the NERF Battle Racer is tomorrow (February 15, 2016), with an official retail price of just $249.99. Beware that Amazon third-party sellers charging over $600 bucks for something that's in-stock now from Toys "R" Us. Check out the recently-released commercial and specs below...

From Hauck Toys: "The Ultimate Go Kart! Get ready to experience the exhilaration of the NERF Battle Racer. Along with the innovative, durable features and sporty design, the NERF Battle Racer gives an authentic driving experience & lets the driver control with Pedal Power! This is a custom NERF Go Kart with placeholders for the NERF blasters, brackets & darts; ergonomic molded seat is adjustable and equipped with a high backrest - for a comfortable and safe sitting position. Speed can be kept in-check with the easy-to-use handbrake. Kids will love the NERF Battle Racer due to its fantastic handling characteristics, child-oriented ergonomics, super awesome sporty design and safety. In addition, it encourages physical activity, builds strength, endurance and co-ordination."

Nerf Battle Racer

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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.

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