BOSTON (WHDH) - A New Hampshire comedian-turned action figure designer has released a toy inspired by one of Boston’s most “Storrowed” traditions: the annual influx of moving trucks getting stuck under the low Storrow Drive bridges.
Nick Lavallee’s brand, Wicked Joyful, launched a tiny toy featuring a moving truck with a crunched roof, with “Storrowed” emblazoned on the side. Lavallee announced on the brand’s Instagram page that the toy has sold out within two days, with a limited restock coming back to the Manchester Arts Festival on Sept. 17 and 18.
“Boston has the Citgo sign, but this might as well be a landmark as well,” Levallee said. He released the toy just before Labor Day, when the city’s students return and move into their new dorms and apartments.
“It’s Allston Christmas, it’s expected to happen every year,” he said. “I’ve made other Boston-related figures before, but to me, there’s nothing more iconic than a moving truck crashing into an overpass on Storrow Drive.”
The trucks are handmade in Manchester, New Hampshire. Levallee said these are a limited release of only 44 toys, and that he enjoys making collector’s items. Thirty of them sold out immediately, and most of the rest are being sold at a local arts festival. He called it his fastest-selling item.
Acrylic Christmas tree ornament versions of the truck are available for pre-order at wickedjoyful.com.
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