A little small for you, but your children might well appreciate the Primo Vespa-style scooter for kids by Ambosstoys.
Actually, I could include grandchildren in here too. Whoever you buy it for, they’ll have loads of fun on the wheels and you will get something that looks classy in your house when it isn’t in use.
This isn’t a new idea. Back in the 1970s, a replica of the Vespa 50 was produced in miniature form with kids, complete with pedals. It was known as the Kinderbaby Vespa scooter and secondhand/vintage models of that child’s toy go for big money these days if an anything approaching reasonable condition.
With that in mind, there’s a gap in the market and a company called Ambosstoys has just filled it with a new design that once again looks back at a Vespa of the past.
The Primo isn’t associated with Vespa. Instead, it is described as being inspired by a ‘vintage Italian model’. It has been produced by a team who started off restoring classic cars, later shifting their skills and knowledge to kids toys, kicking off with this.
Each one is described as being a ‘high-quality car’, crafted from sheets of solid metal, and welded by hand from a minimum of pieces. Some aluminium trim adds ‘stability’ and ‘vintage’ flair. And a faux leather seat adds in the comfort.
Unlike the Kinderbaby, this isn’t a pedal scooter. Instead, your children will need to push themselves down the road or around the park like any other ride-on toy.
Various colours to choose from, with the Primo good for ages one through to a maximum of five. Basically, small children.
It’s a cool little thing although you might have to ship one in from the US as things stand. I can’t find a seller outside the US as yet, although with this being a fairly new design, there might yet be time for that to happen. If you can get one shipped in or you are in the US, the price for a Primo scooter is $199. That’s around £150 at the current rate of exchange.