Hot Wheels has teamed up with Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, five-time world wheelchair motocross champion and Paralympic athlete, to release its first remote-controlled wheelchair toy. The model comes with a ramp and has a cool feature called “wheelie boost”.
Designed for ages five and up, the wheelchair toy stands approximately 6 inches tall and is capable of reaching up to 6 mph when the wheel boost kicks in. There is a dragster type wheel bar attached to the back of the wheelchair to secure it. stays upright even when accelerating to top speed. It comes with a fairly simple remote that features two joysticks and three buttons. Kids can use it to perform a variety of stunts, spins and jumps inspired by some of Fotheringham’s impressive accomplishments.
The figure sitting on the wheelchair is a representation of the athlete, who participated in the project, will help throw the toy and is famous for his BMX-like riding style. He is particularly proud to be the first person in the world to have performed a backward somersault in a wheelchair.
Hot Wheels will release the remote control wheelchair on November 1, 2022. It will be sold exclusively on Amazon for $49.99 excluding VAT. The box includes the toy, the remote control, the aforementioned ramp, a USB charging cable, a poster of Fotheringham and several stickers.
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