Kid ride-ons explode with cars, tractors, monster trucks
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Kid ride-ons explode with cars, tractors, monster trucks

  • BRUCE ASATO / 2017

    Ruby Genegabus cruises along the sidewalk at Kakaako Waterfront Park in a ride-on car last year.

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NEW YORK >> Mercedes or Mustang? John Deere or Jeep? Electric ride-ons for kids are busting out all over this holiday season.

In New York, the high-end FAO Schwarz is reopening its flagship store for the holidays. It’s showing off a ride-on Mercedes-Benz adorned with more than 44,000 Swarovski crystals in glittery red, white and black — for a whopping $25,000.

All sorts of ride-ons for kids are available, said Jim Silver, CEO and editor in chief of the review blog TTPM. Generally, they’re made for an age range of 3 to 5 and have parental control options for the highest speed settings.

Some suggestions for rideables:

Two rideables pack the most wow for Silver.

One is the Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper by Fisher Price in her signature pink. Barbie herself offers voice navigation help at the push of a button. Come to a stop and open up the back for a fold-out kitchen with pretend grill and campfire. Play food and other accessories are included.

There’s room for two kids — with a total weight limit of 130 pounds — and little seats for two Barbies to ride along.

“It’s the biggest ride-on we’ve ever seen for a child,” Silver said.

His other favorite is the Rideamals Scout Play &Ride Pony from Kid Trax. It features more than 100 sounds and pony-like movements. A saddlebag is included. Scout’s maximum weight limit is 70 pounds.

Target has an exclusive on a white Rollplay Mercedes-Benz SUV and a Mustang convertible for ages 3 up to 5. Shop around, price wise.

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