Now any true 80's kid would remember this baby. I had one, and nothing matched it. For those that may not remember this technological marvel, it was basically a wheeled moon buggy type thing. The majic was, it wasn't remote control, you had to use the keypad on the back to programme it to follow a pre determined path.
left 3, forward 2, left 4 and so on.
I remeber spending hours and hours making and obstacle course around my room and then attempting to programme the big trak to negotiate it. If i remember right, you could put in about 16 commands, and every now and then it would fire its Photon Cannon. It also had a tipper on the back, and my brothers thing was to programme it to go into the kitchen with a note in the back requesting buscuits. Pure gold. These days I reckon the kids would put a note in requesting a knife or some crack.
I spent hours with this baby, and then I guess it must have been replaced the Christmas after with my Budgie Bike. More on that tomorrow. I'm off to ebay to see if I can find a Big Trak.
Posted by Life in the 80's at 11:01 AM