Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Product Review: Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters RC

Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters
Check it Out!  Thanks to BzzAgent, my boys got to try out the new Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters RC by Hasbro!  The boys in this house love RC vehicles of any kind and in fact have helicopters and cars, but this is the first Tonka RC that they have ever tried.  The difference is this little car does tricks! 
So here is what my BzzKit looked like:
Usually when we purchase any toys, the hardest thing is just getting it out of the packaging.  That was not the case with the packaging of this product.  There are these really neat tabs that anchor strings to hold the items in place.  Your child could open this himself it is so super easy!  Here is what's inside:
There are 3 types of Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters available:
*Rampage Flip
*Zig-Zag Jolt
*Buzzsaw Spin
We got the Buzzsaw Spin model which DJ quickly claimed: 
What is unique about these RC cars is the "Trick Trigger" function that lets you perform the cool stunts.  Each model is pre-programmed with stunts but using his imagination DJ came up with some of his own too!  This little car is tough, it can drive on both sides so there is no upside down, it flips you just keep on driving and it outlasted the drops from the tables and ramps and crashing into things without breaking pieces off.  It is intended for indoor use which was the only drawback for us because we don't have alot of space indoors for RC cars and typically take ours outdoors but it makes for some great rainy day play and because it is smaller in size you can use it in smaller spaces. I really liked that you don't have to put batteries in the car itself, just the remote, although that requires 5 AA batteries.  We were able to get a good 30 minutes of run time out of our first charge, which is great, alot of cars only last 15-20 min per charge which allowed for plenty of time for experimenting.
The Tonka XT line is designed for kids 6 years and older and retails for about $24.99.  There is also the Hasbro Tonka XT site where you can check out videos of these guys in action.  These are not your typical Tonka Toys!  2 thumbs up!

*I received the product in this post compliments of BzzAgent for purposes of this review, however all opinions are my own.

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