The new Mario Kart 24V Ride-on Racer from Jakks Pacific features three speeds and cruises up to 8 mph. | Source: Jakks Pacific/The Toy Insider

Keep track of all your banana peels and green shells because Mario Kart racing is coming to a cul-de-sac near you. 

The Mario Kart 24V Ride-on Racer from Jakks Pacific puts kids in the driver’s seat. The racer looks exactly like the one from the iconic video game, complete with oversized wheels; the Mario “M” on the front; and the blue, red, and yellow color palette. It also has sound effects inspired by the game, including engine revving, Item Box twinkles, the high-energy Superstar Mode tune, and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe theme song. 

While the standard speed for kids’ ride-ons is typically about 5 mph, the Mario Kart-themed racer has three different speed settings and can cruise up to 8 mph. It also goes in reverse if kids hit a snag and need to back it up. The rear wheels also allow for drifting action, just like in the game. 

While this ride-on is good for kids ages 3 and up, kids who are a bit older in the 5-7 age range will have lots of fun driving it around as well, and will be more equipped to handle the gear shift and pedal controls. 

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This Mario Kart ride-on makes safety a priority with an adjustable seatbelt. It only seats one child at a time and features a low-to-the-ground design. 

At $399, this ride-on makes a great high-end gift for kids, and the entire family will be thrilled by bringing the excitement of Mario Kart to the real world. And while it takes time to charge, the payoff is well worth it. 

Kids will be the talk of the neighborhood with the Mario Kart 24V Ride-on Racer, and everyone will want a turn. In the words of the Mushroom Kingdom hero himself, “Here we go!”

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Marissa Silva

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Marissa Silva is editor-in-chief of the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider, the leading consumer holiday gift guide and toy review and news website. As a professional toy reviewer and an industry expert, she consistently reports on toy, entertainment, and pop culture trends and hot products. In addition to digital content management, Marissa contributes feature-length articles to the Pop Insider and leading toy industry trade magazine The Toy Book, providing retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest in toy news. Marissa has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, ABC World News Now, MSNBC, CBS, NY1, WPIX, and more. A board game fanatic and professional toy reviewer, she spends most of her free time shopping for superhero T-shirts, crushing at Mario Kart, and anxiously awaiting her Hogwarts acceptance letter. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thattoygirl.