Radio Controlled vehicles are always a big hit here at Rock Father HQ, and one of our favorites arrived here earlier this year in the form of a Road Rippers "Motor Muscle" 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Just in-time for Christmas gift-giving, we've got a companion in our collection with the arrival of the Road Rippers Mobile Command Dodge Challenger from Toy State. Styled after the 2013 Challenger, this thing is a fine-looking ride, and it is fast! If there wasn't six inches of snow on the ground and some sub-zero wind chills, we'd be rockin' this thing outside for a proper road test. While it's cold outside, we've still been burning a little rubber on the laminate, and once you see this thing, I think you'll agree that it's a must-have gift this season...
From Toy State comes the Road Rippers Lightning Blast Collection, a selection of free-wheeling vehicles that pack lights and sound into a small package. With a suggested retail of $6.99, that makes the Lightning Blast a great Stocking Stuffer and a quick addition to my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide here on The Rock Father.
Just in-time for the Holiday Season, my friends at Toy State hit us with a fresh batch of new rides to put to the test right here at Rock Father HQ. Among the new offerings to capture the interest of my car-obsessed little ones was one of the all-new Road Rippers Street Beatz vehicles. With lights, sound, music, and motorized action, the girls have been racing this new ride around the family room, having to opt out of our traditional "road test" on the sidewalk... since there's already snow on the ground.
From Toy State's Road Rippers collection comes the new "Rock & Roller" line, a pair of classically-styled hot rods with lights, sound, and motion. The "Rat Rod" edition recently arrived here at Rock Father HQ for evaluation in our State-of-the-Art Toy Testing Facility (our house and neighborhood), immediately scoring points with both of my girls as a vehicle that's pretty appropriate.
I mean, it's a ROCK and Roller...
When 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.
As an Official Toy State Test Driver, I get the opportunity to check out some fantastic new toys with my girls here in The Rock Father's State-of-the-Art Toy Testing Facility (our house and neighborhood). Being a toy tester means that we are, in fact, "testing" these rides, and unfortunately the results are on occasion, less-than-expected. Sadly, that's the case with the new ROAD RIPPERS MAXIMUM BOOST Vehicles, or at least the one that arrived here at HQ. Maybe it's not a reflection on the whole line, but we definitely got a dud.