Witness Dad, Ian Pfaff’s step-by-step detailed photos of modifying the classic red and yellow Little Tykes car into a post-apocalyptic doom buggy.
Have you ever had a run down Little Tykes car and thought “I should turn this into a post-apocalyptic doom buggy, like the ones from the Mad Max series”? Dad, Ian Pfaff did!
Inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road, Ian proceeded to modify the toy cars using “random cool looking junk” that he has collected over time such as “broken computers, printers, fax machines, and expresso machine…” He thought it would be fun to use the junk and repurpose the car into a Mad Max Mobile.
Kids are Following His Footsteps to Become Mad Max Fans with his DIY Mad Max for Little Tykes
Not many parents raise their kids to know and love movies such as Mad Max which takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, similar to Fallout or Borderlands. However, Ian liked Mad Max as a kid and wants to raise kids, Junior and Benji, the same way.
You know, hope is a mistake. If you can’t fix what’s broken, you’ll, uh… you’ll go insane.Max Rockatansky
Scroll through to witness the transformation, and maybe get some inspiration to make your own modded Mad Max Mobiles.
When thinking environmentally friendly, death car usually isn’t the first thing that comes to most people’s minds, but Ian repurposed and reused a lot of broken junk and second-hand items when creating these vehicles. The Little Tykes were run-down hand-me-downs from a family friend. A lot of the parts are from broken appliances and electronics. The dolls were from second-hand stores.
Dad Ian says that making the cars wasn’t difficult at all. It was like playing with Legos– he just needed to find the part, and attach it.
Like Chrom’d War Boy, Nux, what War Car is complete without some silver paint?
We have been waiting for another installation in the Mad Max Franchise since 2015! Two Mad Max films are in the works, including a tale about Furiosa, the female badass from the film. If they take any longer to make the films, Junior may be old enough to play Furiosa. Mad Max is now in Pre-Production.
Cameo in Mad Max: Wastelands Sequel?
The detail work on these Mad Max Mobiles are so crazy, even Immortan Joe can’t claim it is mediocre. If this badass family has a cameo in the sequel, Mad Max: Wastelands, we would be in Valhalla!
Until then, you can witness cuteness overload with the Mad Max Junior Trailer.
Do not, my friends, become addicted… It will take hold of you, and you will resent its absence!Immortan Joe
If that wasn’t enough, here is the Making of Mad Max Junior, Behind the Scenes Footage.