Ex:ride loot – the Wheel walker
13 Jun 2010 20:19:50
Due to some serious problems on Russian post many Japanese packages were severely delayed. But now all this muddle is somehow clears up which resulted in me getting packages sent from HLJ on 27th of January, 31st of March and 28th of April almost simultaneously >_<
All three packages contained ex:ride items. Figma Yui and Mio will present them to you^___^.
Sorry for the semi-crappy photo. My soap-box camera works well only in steady daylight T_T
Here you can see: the Vintage Bike (I’ve got five of them in variety of colors earlier, even made a review), the Retro Bike, the Wheel Walker and a Classic Bike.
I had 2 Retro bikes, 2 Wheel walkers and a full line (5 ps.) of Classic Bikes. I won’t buy so many ex:rides again. I really like this line, but ex:ride items are rather fragile, and I see no other way to store them aside of original boxes. Which even now looks like this:
…a bit too much >_<
I wanted to review all 3 things at once, but I spend so much time striving to make decent photos of Wheel walkers that I decided to divide the post in 2 or 3 parts. So, the Wheel walker.
The Wheel walker, or a Balancing Scooter is a human transporter invented by Dean Kamen. It is electric and seems very fun to ride. Users lean forward to go forward, lean back to go backward and turn by using a handlebar (Wiki quote). Here is a YouTube video: an original commercial of Segway Balancing Scooter.
Actually I wish I had one too^__^ But it’s 1) pricey and 2) in my neck of Russian urban woods there is absolutely nowhere to ride it (sic!). So I’ve got 2 of them (black and white) to my figmas.
Promo girls: Mio Akiyama & Yiu Hirasawa ^___^
There is not much to say about this device. As judged by photos and videos of balancing scooters I’ve seen. Wheel Walker is true enough to actual Segways.
See this peg in front of the WW’s platform? It is added for stability. The handle bar is leaning forward, as it supposed to be, so, when figma is standing on the WW, this peg becomes crucial.
WW’s wheels are made of rubber and they can spin, of cause. Back view.
I’m not sure what are these two things at the back end of the platform are.
Wheel Walkers come with 2 sets of wheels. Second pair’s tires are narrow and have no borders.