Jakks Pacific unveils Mario Kart ride-on

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

February 20th 2014 at 11:09AM
UPDATED February 26th 2014 at 2:52PM
Jakks Pacific unveils Mario Kart ride-on

The Super Mario Kart Ride-On is the real life counterpart to the kart featured in Mario Kart 7.

Jakks Pacific has partnered with Nintendo to launch the first ever Nintendo licensed Mario Kart ride-on.

Known as the Super Mario Kart Ride-On, the vehicle is the real life counterpart to Mario's kart as seen in the  Mario Kart 7 video game.

While it doesn't come with a barrage of Red Shells, Banana Skins or speed-boosting mushrooms, it does feature the full range of sound effects from the popular game.

The ride-on will be available throughout the UK from autumn/winter this year and will sit within Jakks Pacific's portfolio of 6V ride-ons.

Jakks Pacific's Ken Goodison, said: "For the first time ever, you can be in the driver seat of your very own Nintendo Kart.

"It's an exciting little runner that we expect to sit competitively within other 6V ride-ons and with it being so relevant to the Nintendo Mario Kart, it should do very well."

The ride-on also allows kids (and undoubtedly some adults) to switch between on-road and off-road tyres.