Friday, September 30, 2011

Review - Tonka XT Ricochet Trickster

Tonka XT Ricochet Trickster

Price:  $24.99

Available at:  Walmart, Target, Toys "R" Us, and KMart

My youngest is twelve, but we are all kids at heart in our household.  We love fun “toys” we can play around with.  When I got the chance to join the Tonka XT BzzCampaign, I jumped on it.
As soon as the Tonka XT Ricochet Trickster – Rampage arrived, we were on it.  How does it work, how soon can we play, where’s the dog?  J  Yes, they wanted to play with the pets and the RC car.  No, they weren’t being cruel, just having fun. 

I was impressed with the neat way the RC car is charged.  The remote takes five AA batteries.  Then, it has an extension cable that comes from it to the car to charge the car.  A charge takes about 20-30 minutes.  The wait was rough, but it gave us time to check out the directions. When charged, the car can run for 15-30 minutes. 

There are three cars in the series – we have Rampage.  Each car comes with it’s own special trick.  There is a button on the remote for executing the trick.  The remote includes a slider to select which of three frequencies you will use your car on so that more than one can be used at the same time.  Our car’s trick is to flip; the other two cars, Buzzsaw and ZigZag, spin and jolt back and forth. 

The remote is a little tricky.  It took me a while to get used to the controller – when the car flips, the controls are reversed.  That took me a while to get used to, but the kids seemed to adapt quickly. 
The cat doesn’t like it and the dog after several sniffs just finds it a nuisance, but the kids are still having fun.  Anytime they pass by and see the controller laying there, they pick it up and go for a quick testdrive.

*** I received this product free of charge as a BzzAgent in exchange for my honest review.

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