Oldies but goodies
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It's not often a grandad deserves a speeding ticket. An annoyingly slow ticket, maybe; a towing-a-caravan-in-the-overtaking-lane, perhaps. But a speeding ticket, no way.
Then again it's not retired car drivers you need to look out for. It's the elderly gentlemen who drive those nippy little electric scooters. You know, the things that whizz along the pavement at devil-may-care speeds with complete impunity.
But why wait until you're a pensioner to race around in a codgermobile when you can play with Speeding Grandads right now? These hilarious clockwork codgers have their very own mobility scooters. Simply pull back (like an old-style friction toy) and watch 'em go.
Pull back and watch 'em go.
With their fixed grins and oxygen tanks, Speeding Grandads are guaranteed to raise a titter. And that's before you've seen them whizzing along your desktop or careering around the floor. Just place your bets and it's first past the finishing post (well okay, the stapler).
An ideal pressie for (old) boy racers, Speeding Grandads make great desktop companions, and they're perfect for settling office disputes (first grandad to the water cooler buys the sandwiches etc). They're also great gifts for any dads, grandads or uncles with a decent sense of humour. And if older recipients fail to see the funny side it might be worth reminding them to be nice to younger relatives. After all, we'll probably select the nursing home they end up in. Ha!
Place your bets.
Speeding Grandads are so amusing we've taken to giving ours nicknames: there's Damon (over the) Hill, Nigel (old) Mansell and even Stirling Fossil. But you don't need daft names to become addicted to these silly old geezers. Like the saying goes: we don't stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing. Vroom, vroom!
- Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.
- 2 x Speeding Grandads
- 1 x Ramp (cut out from packaging!)
- Approximately 6.5cm (H) x 6cm (D) x 3cm (W)
I bought these for my parents (50+) along with the Racing Grannies and what a laugh we had at Christmas. You can't race them with the grannies because the grandads are on scooters and are much faster so that would be unfair! Just drag them backwards and let 'em go in much the same way as you would with toy cars. Woohoo!
Joanna, Fife, Scotland - 9th February 2008