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El Chuxter
11-17-2008, 11:31 PM
If you do not agree that you would have given up your entire Star Wars collection as a kid for this, you either are a liar or you have no soul.

http://www.hasbro.com/playskool/kota/
(Be sure to check out the entire demo.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10RTgbPlgqU

I want one in adult size. Two, in fact--a mating pair so I can have armies of them. That thing is AWESOME!!

Sorry, 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime. You pale in comparison.

(Oh, and my daughter loves it, too. She was just watching the video and said, "Daddy, dat dinosaur cool!" I'm glad I passed on the Millennium Falcon; maybe I can scrounge up enough money to get her one, or my parents might go in halfsies.)

bobafrett
11-18-2008, 12:08 AM
Maybe as a kid I might want one, but my 230 pound body would have that dino begging for me to get my big arse off of him.

As an adult, I think having a life size replica of the Falcon in my backyard would be awesome.

Ji'dai
11-18-2008, 07:11 AM
Well, I did trade my soul for help getting a Sugar Daddy that was stuck to my back removed (Mmm... caramel), so that may explain why wouldn't want this thing.

I had one of those ride-on spring-horses when I was a youngin' though, so this thing isn't that far-fetched. Some stores here have KOTA on display and it generally draws a good crowd of "oohing & aahing" parents and their timid youngsters.

Still, I don't think kids would play with the dino long enough make it a good value for the price. The ride-on feature has a short lifespan too since I think children would quickly outgrow the maximum weight restrictions.

But for someone who doesn't mind dropping three c-notes and spoiling the kid or grandkid on one frivolous toy that they'll likely not play with beyond christmas morning, then Kota is perfect.