I was hoping for the same Big Wheel that my son enjoyed as a child so I ordered this for my grandson. Though it looks like the original, it is made of thinner, cheaper plastic. The tires have no tread and it is difficult for a new to big wheel child to get any traction. He does enjoy scooting around on it, but the original one lasted for the time my son wanted to use it. This one is not like the original other than in looks, and is often cast to the side in favor of other toys.