This is a pretty neat toy for toddlers! You won’t win any races with it, since it only goes 2.5 mph and doesn’t actually have any shell-shooting capabilities, but it plays sound effects from the Mario Kart games.
Too bad its max weight capacity is 70 lbs. And it’s $199.99 at Toys R Us. And it doesn’t come with an Egg 1 version. And I can’t actually ride in it as Dry Bones on DK Pass, sending other racers into fits of frustration after I steal the win on that last hairpin turn.
This works quite nicely at debunking the “beefcake guys in comics are objectified for women just like women in comics are for men!”, imo. On the left: a magazine tailored for a male audience, showing him in full beefcake-type mode with headlines about how you, too, can look like this. On the right: a magazine tailored for a female audience, which has a headline about romance and shows him looking more or less like a normal dude.
Tell me again how comic book guys are designed for female sexual enjoyment, completely equivalent to anatomically-improbable spines and giant tits with their own individual centers of gravity, and totes aren’t just male power fantasies.