Saturday, August 2, 2014
The Original Mach Rider
As usual, Erik over at Before Mario has beat me to writing a post about Mach Rider by about 3 years and I recommend checking his post out for the full scoop on the toy. Just to recap the highlights here: It is based on a toy originally released by Hasbro under a different name. It came in 3 colors (I got the yellow one, but I guess the photo gives that away). Its basically a racing car that will fly at high speeds off a jump ramp. It is awesome.
The box mine came in is a bit beat up, but its awesome nonetheless:
Before finishing this post, I have to put a little plug in for a friend of mine over on Famicom World, Dire51 (aka Rob Strangman) who has just put out a book about retro gaming entitled "Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman". If you are looking for some light retro game reading, give it a look!