Shovel this crap outta here ! Where’s the good stuff !
Look meh it’s been too many days without a response from the staff. I am determined and now my next mission is a Christmas list, sponsored by meh and presented by everyone who posts on my comment. Without further ado, I present the meh Christmas shopping list:
IRK Plushies, Mehgic 8 Ball (all responses some form of meh.), Squatty Potty (because we don’t have the fukubukuro anymore and our crap needs to go somewhere), AAA batteries, poop meh emoji pillows, and candy corn because it’s near Halloween duh.
In the same boat. Man, I’d have so much fun with this little excavator it’d almost be criminal. The kid in me loves that it has real working treads and I can actually dig holes with it! Alas, $50 is too much for nonessential purchases at the moment.
@nolrak@PooltoyWolf after driving actual forklifts and other things, I’m not sure this would be as fun. I mean, I have an RC pickup truck but it moves a little faster than this thing. Plus, it was much cheaper.
@nolrak@RiotDemon I dunno. I’m forklift certified and have operated skid-steers, tracked loaders, and rollers, but there’s still something cool about seeing it all working in miniature. Tracked drive on a small scale in particular is pretty awesome.
Reading some of the reviews users say the similar one comes with a 400mAh battery pack which is only good for about 20 minutes of play. A DIY upgrade to high capacity NiMH, or better, a 2000-2500mAh 2 cell LiPo pack will extend that considerably to around an hour before recharging.
Also, I’m about to get pedantic with the manufacturer’s marketing team about my RC stuff: 15 buttons does not equal 15 channels. Most channels include an up and down or forward and reverse. Some can be momentary or latching switches, but things like left track forward/reverse, right track forward/reverse, cab rotate left/right, inner boom up/down, outer boom up/down, bucket up/down are one channel each. So this is maybe 8 channels if we’re being accurate. 15 channels is a whole lot of controllable items.
@decoratedwarvet I know it’s off topic but it’s truly sad how little our government cares about those who volunteered to be killed so they have the freedom to sit on their butts raking in hundreds of thousands in tax payers money by telling us what we can and can’t do.
@NoImNotNSA-you have me mixed up with someone else because I don’t give a shit what you do, you two legged cry baby!! Go whine about your political bullshit to some other coward that’s afraid to fight for their country so much that he would rather give money to Pakistan, Israel, and any other bogass ass country, but doesn’t want to support their veterans. FUCK YOU, BITCH!!
@fastharry dude, it’s $50. Nothing wrong with cheap toy grade rc for kids to play with for 10-20 hours over the course of a year, and when the plastic gears finally strip who cares, got your money’s worth. Then it becomes a regular toy truck, destined to end up buried in the yard. Maybe the real question should be, is the battery environmentally safe?
Do I want this? I think I want this. How “cheesy” is it – does anyone have this? I know it’s not $500 hobby-grade. But is it basically pretty solid? Is the battery replaceable? Wish we had Lab Rats like with the wine thing. (love the wine thing BTW).
The Tonka manually operated ones we had growing up (made of metal) would cut into the topsoil if we watered it first, but as soon as you hit the caliche about 6" down, forget it. Fruitless scratching and bent bucket teeth. This thing made of plastic? Sorry, but meh.
I was back and forth, to and fro deciding on this but ultimately couldn’t resist. My dad worked on the full size version of this for 40 years so I’m getting it so he can relive his glory days while dazzling my son with his mad backhoe skills. memorable-greasy-plot