Name: Rough Riders
Country of origin: USA
Rough Riders are one of those toys that just ooze nostalgia. They were extremely cool battery operated 4×4 vehicles that could drive over anything and even go along on 2 wheels. There’s not a lot about them on the internet. I’d love to find a page that showcases all the models available. I think the first Rough Riders were released by LJN in 1982 which were just things like standard cars, pickup trucks and vans. But when they released things like the A-Team and Knight Rider ones the coolness just went through the roof. They had some competitors in the form of Stompers made by Schaper Toys earlier in 1980 and also Trekkers from Corgi Toys in the UK.