First I had to look up what “Vellutata” meant. Turns out it’s Italian and means “velvety.” There’s a rich sauce called “Vellutata.”
Next I went on the hunt for scooter cart. Turns out this line of HK seems to only be available to the Europeans. (Hisss!) but you can order the cart from them on the American Amazon website for between Â£5.99 to $15.
So what about the Hello Kitty remote control toy featuring a (gasp!) boyfriend? Well my dear friends, I think it’s also part of the “Vellutata” line but it’ll have to be considered “Rare Swag” for now as I try to find an online source.
Here’s a heirloom worthy wooden scooter from traditional French toy maker Janod. Unlike other wooden toy scooters we have featured, this one has a lot more gorgeous details like a pretend headlight, painted chrome trim and a speedo! This one also seems to be more adjustable for growing kids. The idea behind balance toys like this is to help children learn coordination skills and prep them for bicycle riding. So it’s like training wheels for training wheels. The Janod is lightweight (8.9 lbs.), measures 30.3 x 13.2 x 20.1 inches and features inflatable tires and adjustable seat. It comes in “mint” and “vanilla” colors and is on sale at Amazon for $89.95. Sorry but the chicken is not included. (I know! That makes me sad too.)
Ah bliss! When I first started seeing the adorable ride on toy suitcases at the airport I just knew that it wouldn’t be long before there would be a scooter. It was inevitable.
So here is the “Diggin Skootcase” that comes in blue and pink. It measures 15.8 x 18.5 x 8.1 inches and weighs in at 6.6 pounds. It fits in overhead compartments, can be ridden or carried on a shoulder strap and is so cute it makes my teeth hurt. And although it’s meant for kids, I can predict more than a few scooter girls will want to rock these at out of town rallies. $69 at Amazon with Free Shipping.
Thanks to Jackie F. for this find!
Be sure to watch the video of the little boy and girl having a brief romance on their scooter suitcases. Shows all the suitcases’ neat tricks and is just very well done. Almost makes me wish I was wee:
This adorable little remote control scooter is a new accessory for the equally adorable Lalaloopsy dolls and their pets. The scooter moves forward, turns 360 degrees and can even pop wheelies. It also plays music and “makes silly Lalaloopsy sounds” (whatever those might be). There’s a popcorn pet basket on the front and in case taking along one pet isn’t enough, there’s also a seat for pets on the back. It comes in 27 Mhz and 49 Mhz models and is $34.99.
This set has it all. Hello Kitty in pink goggles. A pink scooter with trailer that lights up. And a set of stamps and paper and other crafty goodies in the shape of little cakes and their packaging. Just $9.99 at ToysRUs.
Here’s a bit of rare swag you can own for $75.77. “Lindsey” was Sears’ own answer to Barbie. So if your doll measures 11.5″ she can ride this scooter. It’s friction powered and apparently from another planet as well because the only two-wheeled vehicle I’ve ever seen remotely like this would be in the blaxploitation movie “Darktown Strutters” which I’ve included a link to below.