I just had a heart attack when I saw this awesome 1:10 scale Monster Jam remote-control truck on sale at Walmart Canada. Originally $89.97, the Max-D is now on sale for $44 with free shipping.
I suspect this truck is going to sell out very fast as the 1:10 R/C Grave Digger has already sold out (was on sale for the same price). While Grave Digger looks awesome, I think that Max-D looks wicked as well. I love his silver body will all the spikes on it and the yellow accents. The face coming out the side door is also cool.
Now, you will see 1:10 and 1:15 written on different R/C (remote-controlled) trucks. This refers to the size ratio between this model and the actual vehicle it is modelling. The 1:15 is a much smaller model and thus they are generally cheaper. The 1:10 is one tenth the size of the real vehicle. These measure 15″ tall and are a riot to play with.
Now, a quick price comparison showed me that these are not available many places in Canada. I did find the same monster trucks for $79.99 US at ToysRUs.com (US site) and they are the same price at several other US retailers. Wherever I looked, Walmart’s price on this truck stood out as phenomenal.
A relative of mine had a remote control monster truck when I was growing up. He never played with it much, which really stung because I loved his monster truck. I always wondered why he got a monster truck and I did not when I was the one in love with big trucks and fast cars. Sure, I was a girl, but that did not compute. Now I own a fast car with a turbo charged engine and I bet he drives a Ford or a Chevy.
This would make a great gift for your kids, and is designed for ages 9 and up. There are also many older kids that would enjoy such a toy, like your husband (or your wife). Sometimes the inner child just needs a little play time.