Holiday Toy Must-Have: Hot Wheels Urban Shredder


  • Urban Shredder Picture

    Urban Shredder Picture

    The Urban Shredder by Hot Wheels. | December 06, 2012

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Just the Facts:
  • Hot Wheels and Dynacraft have released the part motorcycle, part skateboard electric Urban Shredder toy just in time for the holidays.
  • The electric scooter is powered by a 250-watt motor, with a maximum speed of 10 mph.
  • The Urban Shredder by Hot Wheels retails for $349.99.

EL SEGUNDO, California — Hot Wheels and Dynacraft have released the part motorcycle, part skateboard electric Urban Shredder toy just in time for the holidays.

The crouch-position scooter is powered by two DC 12-volt batteries and a 250-watt motor. Features include a twist-grip electronic throttle control, an 8-inch pneumatic rear wheel, hand brake, adjustable foot/knee deck, wall charger and a "sparking action" function that makes sparks fly under the deck on sharp turns.

It has a continuous run time of 60 minutes and can travel up to 10 miles on a single charge. Hot Wheels says it takes 18 hours to initially charge, then just 12 hours to go from zero to full juice after that. Kids can race the scooter at speeds up to 10 mph.

Despite the fact that Hot Wheels took precaution in making sure that a safety flag has to be attached before riding, BabyCenter Blog calls it "the most dangerous Xmas gift" out there. We imagine it's because kids will inevitably not wear full hand, elbow and head protection like in the video, and therefore could be prone to injury.

The Urban Shredder by Hot Wheels is marketed to children ages 8-12 with a maximum weight of 150 pounds.

The holiday toy retails for a suggested $349.99, but Walmart.com and ToysRUs.com have it listed online for respective prices of $299.00 and $319.99 with free shipping. The ToysRUs.com price checked out during our research, while the Walmart.com price jumped to $349.00 when the toy was added to the cart.

Edmunds says: Kids across the country will be dreaming of the Urban Shredder this holiday season.

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