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It’s one thing to pretend play while pushing a toy truck around, but actually sitting inside a pint-sized vehicle and driving it will send a kid’s imagination soaring. If your tot loves anything on wheels, than this amazing toy needs to shoot straight to the top of the wishlist.

The Linde Forklift Pedal Car is a kid-sized replica of a forklift that any kid would be ecstatic to take a ride on. In addition to driving the vehicle around by pedaling, you can load things on to the pallet it comes with and actually lift it. Often times kids versions of real world items tend to disappoint because they don’t operate the same way, but this is one of those rare gems that will make kids feel like they’ve actually grown up and donned a hard hat.

The Forklift sells for $350 on Amazon and at Toys R Us, but it’s currently out of stock on both websites. If your junior construction crew just can’t wait, you might be able to find one on eBay, just be prepared for an even steeper price. Luckily there’s still plenty of time until Christmas, so you can always ask Santa to help you out.

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