A long, long time ago when I was a little “padawan learner” myself, I always dreamed of being apart of the Star Wars Universe. From reenacting my favorite lightsaber duels with my brother and sister to riding my bicycle as fast as I could imagining I was flying my very own X-Wing fighter in a battle against the Empire, Star Wars has always been and still is a galaxy I love to escape to. So naturally, when news came out of San Diego Comic-Con yesterday of Radio Flyers incredible announcement, my inner child went crazy!
Not your typical red wagon, Radio Flyer has announced they will be expanding their battery-powered vehicle line to…get this… Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder! I know, I’m freaking out too! The vehicle is modeled after Luke’s X-34 Landspeeder from Star Wars: A New Hope and even though it is not a full size replication, Radio Flyer certainly did not cut corners on the details that bring it to life including a control panel of sound effects with lines from the movie and a top speed of about 5 miles per hour! ( I know, I thought Luke was going a lot faster too.)
This Landspeeder is a childhood dream come true, and for those of you already asking the most important question; unless you are under 130lbs this vehicle is one you will not enjoy from the cockpit. Yeah, bummed me out too. Nonetheless, this vehicle is quite impressive and a huge way to spoil your little padawan. The X-34 Landspeeder is available for pre-order at Toys R’ Us for $499.99, a price Watto would certainly approve of, and an expected ship date of September 5th, 2017.
I am off to find a way to make this Landspeeder a part of my everyday commute to Tosche Station, but in case you’re curious – here are the specifications released by Radio Flyer.
• Film-accurate design and detailing from Star Wars: A New Hope
• Seats for two riders
• Interactive dashboard with lights and real movie sounds
• Includes dialogue from the film: “Look it, there’s a Droid on the scanner. Dead ahead. Might be our little Artoo unit. Hit the accelerator!” – Luke Skywalker
• 12V rechargeable battery allows up to 5 mph
• Includes Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder™ by Radio Flyer, 12V rechargeable battery and charger
• For 4+ years
• Maximum weight: 130 lb.
How excited are you for Luke’s Landspeeder come to life? What Star Wars vehicle would you want to see come to life? Let me know in the comments!