Toys of the Eighties, Roller Racers
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You sat on a triangular plastic seat that had two wheels in back and a set of bike-type handle bars in front that swiveled, and had a place for your feet. Using the laws of physics, you swung the handles back and forth as fast as possible in hopes of going somewhere.
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    Here's the website to get a new one now. They are calling it a Flying Turtle.

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Jadedoz - April 23, 2007 - Report this comment
My cousin had something that was like that but it was called a Shuttlebug. It was heaps of fun.
Paula - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
We had one of those in preschool! I think the church still owns it! I LIVED on that thing every time I went to the church basement. My mom used to have to pry me off to get me to go upstairs to church!
Nicole - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
For two years in a row, one of my cousins had her birthday parties at this indoor playground called "Heaven on Earth" and they had a roller racer track.
Carrie - December 10, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG I loved that thing! My friends had one and I always hogged it when I went over there. I want one now!
Ashlee - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have some of them. those were so much fun!! However, I do remember getting many scraped knuckles when you leaned too far forward. But it was all in good fun.
lucella31 - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! I so remember these! In grade school the place to be was Roller World and they had these there and I had so much fun on them but they sure got you tired. What a trip down memory lane.
Jess - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I played on this everyday for YEARS!!!!! Thanks for the memories!
Brian - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved mine when I was little. I rode it on my knees and hit a rock throwing me off and bustinf my chin open. I cherish the scar : )
mary - September 29, 2008 - Report this comment
i had one of the "dragon fire" ones. there really wasn't anything different but that it had some sticker decals on it LoL wish i still had it. i actually saw some in PE catalogues (i work for an after school program( and they're uber expensive!
Bryan - January 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My best friend and I used to hook bungee cords or tie rope from one of our bikes to the handlebars on my roller racer and tow eachother around the neighborhood at much higher speeds than intended. It was great traveling a bicycle speeds that low to the ground. Great until the front wheel hit a pebble with any size and we got launched. Also, occasionally, a bungee cord would brak and come snapping back at the rider. But it was great fun! I had to beg my dad to buy the roller racer from a TV ad.
court - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
i had one of these, but it was called a "flying turtle." it was especially fun on linoleum, if you had a big enough area. the driveway was a little too pock-marked to enjoy it.
brooke - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
i always thought it was called roller rider. remember the info-mercial for it? roller rider its a scooter- its a what? steeres like a race car....i forget the rest it was aweful. hahaha
Jenny - April 05, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG, they had these at my daycare. Unfortunately, I never got one. If they had them for adults, I would totally ride them!
Ryan - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
My friend had 2 and we would race them down his sloped driveway....
Shannon - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I never had one but my friend had 2. They were a blast until you hit a stone then they became a kid launcher and I would run home crying and get a freeze pop. Repeat the whole process all summer long. HAHAHA
Stephanie - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have mine!! And Ryan... I'm 29 and 5'11" and still ride from time to time... granted it is a little more difficult!
Stephanie - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My bad.. Just realized it was Jenny that left the comment about adults riding!
Jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
oh man we had these in high school for pe ., relay races. oh my back.
Kim B. - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom got me one after I saw the infomercial for one on tv, but I think she bought mine at Kmart. "Roller Racer, Roller Racer!" :)
Amanda - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
There was a special section at our local skating rink that was roped off for people to ride these things!
John - August 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Me and my stepbrother had these! Wore em right out to the point the plastic covers came off the handlebars
Kelly - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I had one of these. Like a commenter above said, mine had flame stickers. I remember my mom being really angry at me for leaving it outside during a rainy day. I think it got a little rusty after that. I also fondly remember our recreation center having an area roped off to ride on these, and the joy of scraped knuckles if you weren't careful.

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