Toys of the Eighties, Green Machine
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A lime-green variant of the big wheel did without handlebars and front-wheel steering in favor of two levers attached by metal rods to a pivoting rear axle. By pulling one lever all the way back and slamming the other forward, you could spin the green machine out--impossible on a big wheel. There was also a variant of the green machine called the "Blue Max."
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Sandman - January 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this thing. I love pedaling to the end of driveway as hard as I can and push the left steering lever forward and right lever backwards - man what a 180 degree spin-out. My brother had a similar toy called the "midnight rider". Same concept, just dark blue and yellow.
Nighthawke - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Had one of the 1st flight machines when it first came out. I rode that thing til the wheels wore thin and split at the seams. Good times! The 2nd flight are beefier and have RUBBER tires! Where were you when I was kneehigh to a grasshopper?
tony - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
i had one and as a result am the envy of my friends. everyone remembers this bad boy, whether they had one or not.
Morgan - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember spinning in the gravel of my neighbors driveway, all sideways! Awesome! Can't wait until my boy is big enough for one!
backintime - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
wow I never saw these in the 80's but I just bought a new one for my step daughter she loves it as I would too if I had one when I was young.
pork chop - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
THE BADDEST TOY OF THE 70'S AND 80'S!!!!!!!!!!! If you have a child, buy them one!!!
Troyzgurl - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!!! This was my favorite toy EVER!!!! My granny lived on a hill and I would haul butt down the driveway and pull the handle and spin around....what a rush for a kid!!!
Jbailey598 - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I had one of these when I was 5ish!! Back in '85!! This is the best site ever! lol
J-is-numero-uno - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
not true, It was possible to spin out a big wheel. The later 80's models had a hand brake that would lock the rear wheels causing an awesome spin out. Mine was a Knight Rider model coolest thing ever.
Scott - December 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Without a doubt, the best toy I had growing up. I was king of the neighborhood big wheel demolition derby. I could just pull up alongside one of the other kids, yank the handles, and take them out with the wide rear wheels. Was so sad the day our neighbor ran over the damn thing backing out of the driveway (luckily without ME in it!)
Brion - December 19, 2010 - Report this comment
This is not the one from when I was a kid. I had the hulk green mchn and my frame was thicker. I loved it.

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