When Star Wars was originally released in 1977, young children of the era could only dream of tooling around the neighborhood in an X-34 landspeeder just like Luke Skywalker’s. Later this year, though, their children and grandchildren will be able do exactly that, as the pint-sized but otherwise convincing replica by Radio Flyer debuted at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
Exclusively available through Toys ‘R Us, the fully-functional replica can seat two small children, runs on a rechargeable 12-volt battery. The vehicle can also operate at two different forward speeds in addition to reverse, according to the listing on the company’s website.
Undoubtedly to the dismay of some, the vehicle can’t actually hover any more than the little red wagons Radio Flyer is best known for can. Despite that, the prototype unveiled and on display at Comic-Con impressed kids and adults alike. For those unable to be at the con, Radio Flyer’s ad shows the landspeeder in operation.
The replica will retail for $499.99, and will go on sale September 5. Pre-orders can be made now on the retailer’s website, meaning that 40 years after it debuted on screen, kids can finally imagine themselves making that infamous run to Toshe Station to pick up some power converters with something other than a cardboard box and some duct tape.
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