From toasters and coolers to tents and beds, we’ve seen the iconic VW Microbus lend its design to a whole lot of unrelated products. That’s just how awesome the classic hippie mobile has aged. And while it’s hardly practical to get one on the second hand market to drive as your car today, getting your kid this Ride-On Volkswagen Microbus should help make the garage look just a little more fun.
A child-sized replica of the original Type 2 van, the ride-on toy lets your kid drive around the neighborhood like a long-haired flower child from the 60s. Granted, we doubt your kids will appreciate the reference, but it definitely brings a different aesthetic compared to having a ride-on model for a modern luxury sports car.
Like the original van, the Ride-On Volkswagen Microbus isn’t about speed, as it can only run at cruising speeds of up to 2.5 mph. Instead, it’s only about having fun navigating the neighborhood streets, with working headlights, forward and reverse movements, and a concealed speaker under the chassis for playing engine and horn sounds. It has a one-person cabin that can handle kids up to 77 pounds, with an integrated speaker for playing any era of music your child prefers.
Features include the familiar red-and-white trim, opening side doors, non-functional windshield wipers, and bumpers both front and rear. It comes with a rechargeable battery rated at up to 90 minutes of riding on a single charge.
The Ride-On Volkswagen Microbus is priced at $249.95.