Heavy Metal Trucks Ford F-150 Raptor | Source: New Bright

R/C vehicles are a staple of classic play. When it comes to cars, speed and style tend to lead the pack on the must-have features, but when trucks enter the mix, it’s all about a rugged sense of adventure. New Bright‘s Heavy Metal Truck collection factors in a new element with real, stamped metal body panels that look fantastic while adding some brawn to each officially licensed 4X4. And, if the kids (or parents) are feeling competitive? How about a race between trucks that are tied to notorious levels of brand loyalty?

The Heavy Metal Truck collection includes four 1:10-scale R/C trucks that are controlled by 2.4GHz technology. That means that kids can have adventures or race with up to six R/C vehicles at the same time without interference. These trucks are powered by an included rechargeable battery with USB Smart Charge technology that detects and uses the optimum charge rate for each device, meaning faster, more efficient charging. Each truck also comes with a trigger-style controller with full-function controls.

The Heavy Metal Trucks Collection features Chevy, Ford, Jeep, and RAM styles | Source: New Bright

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A big part of the appeal here is that these are scale replicas of real trucks — the same ones that mom or dad might drive! Truck enthusiasts can be pretty hardcore, and there are Ford families and Chevy loyalists, and that comes into play here. Kids can choose from a green Jeep Wrangler, a Red RAM 1500, a black Ford F-150 Raptor, or a blue Chevy Silverado Trailboss pickup. Is Ford really an acronym for “Fix Or Repair Daily?” The only way to find out is to have an epic R/C race through the neighborhood to see if the Raptor can outpace the Trailboss!

The Heavy Metal Trucks Collection features real stamped metal body panels on each truck. | Source: New Brigh

We have the Jeep Wrangler at our house and it’s got some serious zip to it. But what’s really cool is the 4×4 spring suspension that all Heavy Metal Trucks share. Each 15.25-inch long truck includes oversized rubber tires that handle obstacles with ease while tackling the yard, neighborhood, or even the playroom. Uneven terrain is no match!

This fall, the Heavy Metal Truck collection won over our staff and secured a coveted spot on the Toy Insider‘s 16th annual Holiday Gift Guide. They’re available exclusively at Walmart this holiday season, so if you think you know a kid that might want one, be sure to grab one now before they speed off!

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.