Thursday, July 11, 2002
The Buzz: Scream Machine
It looks like a big-wheel, you know the kind you used to ride around on as a kid, but this one's not made of plastic. It's the biggest rage since the scooter came out a couple of years ago.
(WSVN) Remember the scooters? Those fun skateboard type gadgets you ended up buying for your kids last year....you know the ones that are probably in the garbage by now...
Well, brace yourselves cuz the same people who came up with the razor scooters are back.
This time with The Scream Machine.
Think of it as a big wheel from back in the day.
Only The Scream Machine is chrome plated and it's got a rubber front tire, a hand brake and a bmx quality frame...nothing plastic about this baby.
It's the big wheel for the new generation.
"I started doing a 360 or something or a 180 and I just kept on doing it it was very fun...very fun..."
The guy who invented it knew he was on to something when it got past his toughest critic.
Carlton Calvin president Razor says, "I knew from the first time I took it home and showed it to my 7 year old son he just went nuts and wouldn't get off..."
"Hi channel 7...."
We took the scream machine for a little test run at the Scott Rakow Youth Center in Miami Beach.
"I like the way how it went very fast."
"It looks cool.."
"If I can do it anybody can do it.."
"Are you gonna be asking mom and dad for one of these Brendan...probably..."
Needless to say it went over big with the boys and the girls and the women who are still young at heart...
My legs were too long for that seat...look for it at a toy store near you soon but right now they have them at Burdines..run ya about one hundred bucks...