• May 31, 2007
Great, another retail establishment that can't spell. Here's a tip: "Z" does not equal "S." Using Z to pluralize words will also not make you hip or cool. Rather, it will point out that it's an obvious stab at being cool, without actually attaining coolness. Alphabet abuse aside, the concept of RideMakerz is cool. From the soft, cuddly folks at Build-A-Bear Workshop (and Chip Foose, natch) comes a less fluffy, more greasy idea. Those of us who spent hours inhaling Testor's model glue fumes finally have a mall refuge for our car-freak offspring. Kids can pick the type of vehicle they want to build, trick it out with accessories (pardon us, accessoriez), add decals, and even customize the license plate and add remote control capabilities, depending on Mom and Dad's available credit. The first store opens in Myrtle Beach this week, and the Mall Of America is going to get one soon, too. If they make you kiss the engine, turn around three times and recite some incantation, just watch out for the fan blades.

[Source: RideMakerz via Jalopnik]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, I guess if it has the blessing of Chip Foose, it can't be all too bad. But I have never been a big fan of simple plastic bodies. I much prefer 1:18 die cast models where you can actually peer inside.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hotwheels- Less than a buck, takes a beating.
      What else for the 5yr old?
      • 7 Years Ago
      depends on quality of the bodies. Raceline's a great idea but the body's are for the most part kind of cheap. The customization is a cool aspect and that they have a track in the store is smart.

      I like the ability to R/C or no. I probably would with all but if you are a kid and the collectible portion is it, you can get more without always getting the RC.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually, adding a "z" to the end of everything makes you an illiterate idiot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought this concept was much better:
      http://www.racelinemotorworks.com/

      Especially for dad's that actually like cars and not rides.

      • 7 Years Ago
      aren't all RC bodies kind of cheap?
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, but we are talking walmart cheap vs tyco/nikko cheap. the smaller ones are better but still, for 60 bucks, you want something that looks at least as good as the $35 Tyco.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So how many Dad's you think will be out there pushing their kid out the way to make their own?