ApplicationNo. 612423 filed on 09/11/1975
US Classes:446/279, Figure mounted on wheeled support446/437, Including means for causing erratic movement446/441, Including vehicle-carried control mechanism activated or deactivated in response to contact with extrinxic structure446/462Having instrinsic energy-storing battery or flywheel
ExaminersPrimary: Mancene, Louis G.
Assistant: Cutting, Robert F.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
AbstractA toy automobile comprises a body supported by a drive wheel capable of storing kinetic energy and engaging a surface to propel the body linearly thereon in the direction of motion of the rotating drive wheel. The toy automobile includes a retractable skid inducing wheel supported by a pivotable bracket which, in one position thereof, engages the surface and deflects motion of the body from its linear direction. The skid inducing wheel is retractable into a position wherein it does not engage the surface and does not interfere with the direction of motion of the body. A spring biassed actuator is provided for moving the skid inducing wheel between its retracted and extended positions; and a releasable latch is provided for securing the skid inducing wheel in its retracted position. The latch is adapted to cooperate with a toy figure carried by the toy automobile.