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Amazon’s New Holiday Toy List Makes Me Nauseous. Plus, The Power Wheels A.T. Rex!

Why am I experiencing motion sickness when I'm not in my car?

So Amazon has ramped up their site for the coming Christmas season with an all new interactive Holiday Toy List, and it sure is flashy. So flashy that I get motion sickness if I look at it for more than just 20 seconds straight. I'm all for making the holiday shopping experience easier, and chances are I'll do most of mine online once again, but this particular interface just isn't cutting it for me. Give me simple pages where I can sort the items by price, type, or what have you... I can deal without the queasiness and the pseudo-iPhone interface.

Fortunately, the sour stomach wasn't all for nothing... for thanks to Amazon, I have now learned about what just might be the greatest Power Wheels ATV ever made:

The Power Wheels A.T. Rex! Yes!!!

Behold the Fisher-Price Power Wheels A.T. Rex! You guys know I'm one of those people who thinks most of the toys from yesteryear are better than the ones we're seeing these days, but there are always exceptions to the rule and this is definitely one of them. You can have your Barbie Corvette, you can even have your Power Wheels Bigfoot... the AT Rex clearly the zenith of all the battery-powered ATV toys as far as I'm concerned. Just look at that beauty!

Clearly, we all need something like this in our lives.

Not only does it put any other kid's bike to shame, it actually has chomping action jaws along with angry glowing red eyes. It even growls. A car that growls!!! I would have MURDERED for that thing when I was a kid. Hell, I'm tempted to murder for it NOW. You can't tell me if this thing went more than 5mph you wouldn't want to commute to work on it. You'd be king of the roads! Pow-Pow-Power Wheels really need to start making larger models that adults can ride.


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Doctor_Who on 11/19/2008 4:55 am

I would have killed for one of those when I was a kid. Never had any of the Power Wheels, though my cousins did.


Steve (Guest) on 11/19/2008 6:14 am

Oh my god, it's a souped up, scaled up 'Attack Pack' car. Awesome.

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Silver on 11/19/2008 7:28 am

Those jaws will chomp away any skeptical kid's hand at the very moment they question the power of the A.T. Rex...


Kyle Harkes (Guest) on 11/19/2008 8:16 am

I want one.

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Icculus on 11/19/2008 9:18 am

I always wanted the bigfoot. My neighbor ended up getting one but I was around 11 so I was to big to drive. That doesnt mean I didn't try like hell to cram myself in that thing.

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Angryhydralisk on 11/19/2008 10:21 am

I'd own a Power Wheels if they had cool designs like that. Post videosw of yourself driving it.

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captain516 on 11/19/2008 10:27 am



LeNNy (Guest) on 11/19/2008 11:13 am

That sure puts the Powerwheel police trike i had, that's right police trike.


LeNNy (Guest) on 11/19/2008 11:14 am

*Put's it to shame. Oops

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Mockery on 11/19/2008 12:20 pm

"That doesnt mean I didn't try like hell to cram myself in that thing."

Icculus, yeah, we've all tried squeezing into those things. That's why I'm saying they really to make Power Wheels versions for adults.

"Post videos of yourself driving it."

Angryhydralisk, haha I'll gladly do that the second you or somebody else offers to purchase it for me.

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darqmommy on 11/19/2008 12:33 pm

i hate to break up the party, but can you imagine all the battery power you would use in executing just one incredibly awesome jaw crush???
i can see my 5-year-old self shaking with spasms of glee after performing such an act of violence on a peer, then making it about halfway up the driveway on the pathetic Power Wheels battery (must be about 1.5 v) and having to yell for MOMMMM-MEEEE!!!
at this point, i would be at the mercy of any turquoise -n- pink "Beach Jammer" that happened by.
it that worth the one moment of superiority?
hmm, maybe so.

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bountyhunterseven on 11/19/2008 12:44 pm

the kid riding it seems too...HAPPY. wheres the attitude?? Dude, you are on a freakin A. T. REX!! You damn near own a dinosaur!!

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Mockery on 11/19/2008 12:49 pm

Dargomommy, fortunately, the jaws are controlled by a manual crank instead of being battery powered. So you can use 'em all you like, with or without a charge. Furthermore, the glowing eyes and "roar" sounds use a separate set of 3 AA batteries, so even those things don't drain from the main 12v battery. The A.T. Rex is impeccable.

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darqmommy on 11/19/2008 1:11 pm

well, i must admit, i feel much better after having that cleared up. :) i would hate to have to associate such an awesome toy with equally awesome moments of acute embarrasment.

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darqmommy on 11/19/2008 1:18 pm

BTW, it is DARQ, not DARGO.
i want everyone to know the menacing power of a darqmommy, preferably as i sit astride a glorious A.T. Rex, with my bottom wedged immovably into the tiny crevasse knows as the "driver's seat," listening to the hideous groaning sounds it makes as i urge it down, down, down the cul-de-sac!

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KillerMcGee on 11/19/2008 5:54 pm

what 12 year old child doesn't love getting sienfeld scene-it for christmas, I ask you.

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MissEvie on 11/19/2008 6:24 pm

I would have given my right arm for this toy! I can see it now....
using it to run down my sisters and trample their Barbie's.


ColdFusion (Guest) on 11/19/2008 8:45 pm

I was too big for power wheels while my family was still poor :( plus where would you keep it when you weren't riding it? We always lived in apartments. XD oh well.

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Ferrit on 11/19/2008 8:51 pm

We are building a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude. We forge our tradition in the spirit of our ancestors. You have our gratitude.


captian_nick (Guest) on 11/19/2008 10:44 pm

thats the ultimate in badass, if i were a kid i'd do anything to get one. too bad i dont have any kids to get that for.


NinjaRygar (Guest) on 11/19/2008 11:14 pm

Holy crap, it kinda looks like a Rayquaza.

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Jony B. Good on 11/19/2008 11:48 pm

My kid is 3 and a huge fan of Dinosaurs, specially T-rex, so imagine his face when he saw its picture on a catalog (toys'r us i think) naturally, he asked for it, so I took the catalog off his tiny little hands before the damned thing stole his soul. Also, we live in an appartment.


Django R. (Guest) on 11/20/2008 10:39 am

As kick-ass as that atv is, that kid is doing irreparable damage to the future timeline. Careless, really.

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darqmommy on 11/20/2008 12:12 pm

ha-ha, guest! you're right, the way he's tearing through that jurassic landscape reminds me of a Ray Bradbury story about time-travelling hunters who step on a butterfly and RUIN THE WORLD!!!


Django R. (Guest) on 11/20/2008 9:13 pm

Word up, Darqmom! And, at the risk of being called rascist, tell me that kid doesn't look alot like a young President Elect. My god... He's done it..


MB (Guest) on 11/21/2008 1:00 am

Jony. B Good: Make sure your kid doesn't see Toca the Talking Triceratops.

If Toca wasn't $300, I'd buy one for myself.


Just Lurking (Guest) on 11/23/2008 5:02 pm

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Nerf Squad Automatic Weapon ... er, Nerf Vulcan, highlighted in the first picture. Mount that sucker on the A.T. Rex and you'd have possibly the coolest toy on the planet.

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-RoG- on 11/23/2008 7:51 pm

Just Lurking, I actually own a modified Nerf Vulcan and it's friggin' amazing. I'll be sure to cover it at some point here in the blog.

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ozzyrulz777 on 11/23/2008 8:28 pm

I never had power wheels :( But if I ever see a kid riding it down the street I am power wheel jacking the fucker.

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Beardy Goodness on 11/24/2008 6:18 pm

THAT IS SWEET. But, if that kid did have any attitude, I'd probably hate him as much as the "beat that!" kid from the hotwheels commercials.


fisher price (Guest) on 11/29/2008 11:13 pm

very very sweet things


Flamespark (Guest) on 11/30/2008 6:00 am

When will companies learn that we're the ones buying this stuff for our kids?? They need to make a duplicate adult version - charge 3 times more and give it a better battery so my fatass doesn't wear it out too fast.


Laura (Guest) on 12/02/2008 7:26 pm

Just wanted to let you know that's toy blog, has published a video of ATRex in action. We took turns driving it around the office- it is as much fun as you think it is!

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ZeldaQueen on 12/04/2008 2:09 pm

God, I loved those cars when I was a kid. It somehow seemed so awesome, having a car of your own like the adults. I always asked my parents to let me get one, but they kept holding it off until I was too big to fit into them. :(

I did have one of those red and yellow Fisher Price cars, but you had to use your feet to move it Flintstones-style. So it didn't really compare at all.

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