September 30, 2008

That's Not Dennis The Menace, So That Can't Be His Go-Kart

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Now I know what Beano Comic Magazine is, and I know that it was all a crazy coincidence, the appearance of two Dennises the Menaces within days of each other in 1951. But the first Dennis the Menace, or as we like to call him in America, the real Dennis the Menace, was the one created by Hank Ketcham, not the British one, created by David Law.

So the special limited edition Beano 70th Anniversary Go-Kart created by The Children's Furniture Company is as fake as the Dennis the Menace they were inspired by. This fake Go-Kart would never in a million years make it past the real Dennis the Menace's product liability lawyers.

Also, the real Dennis would only resurface today as a helmet-wearing skateboarder who can't stop talking about how much he loves carrots and outdoor activity.

Special Limited Edition Dennis The Menace/Beano Go-Kart £195 [thechildrensfurniturecompany.com via retrotogo]
Less special but otherwise identical Kombi Kart, £175

3 Comments

Wow, that's a lot of money for essentially something we build out of scrap wood and old wagon wheels in 5th grade...

I can one-up you on product liability issues though -- I remember flipping the cart going down a grassy hill and getting an exposed nail puncturing my skin...

Too expensive for wood. Can't you just throw together something from Home Depot?

Of course, I just used sawed off surfboards with a skateboard wheel strapped on beneath.

Maybe this one will come with brakes - I know mine didn't when I was a nipper.

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