Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Wild Thing Walker

The Useful Machine for the Wild User of the Wheeled Walking Aid
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Are you sick and tired of those darned walkers that are too hard to move because of those annoying rubber tips and wheels that just get in the way? I know I am! But, friends and future customers, I have a solution! What makes people in wheelchairs so special? They should be worse off than those who have to deal with low-tech walking aids, shouldn't they? But, no, they get electric machines! Well, I have the motorized aid of your dreams! The chassis looks very similar to that of a normal, archaic walker, but its the sheer power that is the magnificent advantage of this fine machine. The wheels in front are slightly smaller than those in the back, but both have extreme traction and durability. The main feature is the two footpads that fold out of the legs on button command. These are for those times when you need to go just that tiny bit too far to walk, but still want your walker when you arrive there. Just push the button, and swish, the footpads are there. Just step up the inch and a half onto the pads, turn the key, and rev the motorcycle-like accelerator with your hands. The brakes are easy too! Just like a bicycle. This is a useful tool for all of those interested in moving about like they used to. The independence of a walker, but the reliance of an electric wheelchair. Also, for those who want a rest from their tiring walk, a chair can be easily folded out from the side of the walker, and the arms lowered for a sitting-down cruise. Feel young, free, and wild again!
bubblesthechimp, Feb 09 2003


       The Oldsmobile   

       paragraphs are wild, man!
po, Feb 10 2003

       This'll be a bugger to steer. All that mass so high up in the vehicle!
oneoffdave, Feb 10 2003

       On clay as well as grass?
FarmerJohn, Feb 10 2003

       This sounds vaguely like.. a segueway(sp).
Corona688, Feb 10 2003

       I have no idea why but this reminds me of a toy I remember as a boy. I think they are coming back out as well. Wind-up dinosaur typey things that walked around and bashed into each other. you put them together with rubber pointed seals. I am making no sense, but anyway thats what popped into my head as I read this.

Hordes of these WTW's pawing at the pavement in their inexorable march towards a sickening crunch.......

now to find out the name of that blasted toy... oh and have a pastry, I insist!
The_Englishman_Abroad, Feb 10 2003


(I found them *Joy*, interestingly a whole web site dedicated to toys of the 80's with links to toys of the 70's and 90's too)

well that's me as happy as larry, however happy he is..........
The_Englishman_Abroad, Feb 10 2003

       What po?
I dont understand your monosyllabic questionings? am I me? yes I am...

Was that the question or did I miss something?
The_Englishman_Abroad, Feb 10 2003

       earl grey, do you want a cup? kettles on.
po, Feb 10 2003

       <smile> ah with you (sorry bit slow) the answer to any question involving Tea and me is indubitably 'Always' </smile>
The_Englishman_Abroad, Feb 10 2003


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