Tomy Speed Stunt Remote Control GX Buggy - Blue
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They are great but overall must initially say that they are Lightweight and won't take being pulled around.
The car will not take being trodden on.
They will not, i suspect ,last long if you let the kids charge them up without supervision ( Mine are 5 and 8 )
I made sure that I took them out of the packaging and set up, as ham fisted treatment "straight out of the box" would leave a wheel behind..
Charging is by way of a cable from a battery pack which has a small "fiddly" connector that must be put into a small fiddly socket on the top of the car. To access the port you have to take the cover off each time . The cover is secured with some pretty grippy Velco and I think that repeated uses will cause the body shell cover to stress facture.. I'm going to trim the body shell so that it will not require this process. ( Have uploaded a picture showing the charging port and scale )
Batteries 4 x AA and 2 x AAA are required
The Charging process as discussed has its drawbacks but have to commend that if you follow the instructions :
Turn off car
Insure that the Charging lead is orientated the correct way.. have a good look or its game over..
Then press the charging button on the battery pack ... A green LED flashes whilst charging and then goes constant when ready to race a nice touch I think ..
Now lets address the lightweight construction.. This does not make it flimsy for purpose just potentially delicate when handled. But when put to purpose the construction is adequate to take signigicant crashes and yet light enough for these puppies to fly .. Literally.
They really are agile and quick, really quick . I have a sunlounge 5m by 2.5m and the tiles are pretty smooth.Read more ›
It is very fast even on carpet, as it says it has another slightly slower speed setting and I'm not sure how common it is nowdays but the throttle is adjustable meaning its like a leaver rather than a button so you can control the speed how you like in theory (in practise you normally go too fast and crash :) ) Also the little self righting mechanism does work and helps to protect it. And the controller is very nice to use.
I havent had it long enough to review the durability but its been bouncing around a lot including in a bath tub and its still fine.
The car is very popular in Japan, it has been designed by one of the leading Pro RC car designers at Yokomo and this helps make you realise why it is miles above the standard of the average toy RC car.
The car lasts a good 10minutes from every charge, which only takes 15-20 mins. The cars controller uses 2.4ghz, not infa-red or 27/40 mhz like most childs cars. So his friends can come over and race their cars all together.
The steering is digital, either straight forward, Full left or Full right. The throttle is digital proportional like professional RC cars. So the control of the throttle becomes crucial to control the rate of turn of the car.
The speed is amazing, faster than any TOY rc car available, even much bigger ones that cost £80 in Tescos.
Overall a fantastic car, very fast, very tough and incredible fun.. infact so good I had to treat myself to one.
The only maintenance I have ever done is to get hairs out of the axles with a pair of tweezers, as they can cog up in the front wheels and stop the car running straight. You can check by just spinning the front wheels, if they spin freely you are ok, if they dont, just pull out the hairs and spin the wheels. It takes about 2 mins and it hasnt happened very often over the last few weeks.
The only reason I've knock 2 stars off is that cat hair got wrapped around the wheels and it is impossible to remove the wheels to remove it. With that it's sluggish to the point I have stopped using it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Whilst I did not expect this car to last long, for it to break on the first day and be unusable was very disappointing. Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2014 by Mrs E P Bartleet
My grandson absolutely loved this little car. Despite its` size it is extremely sturdy and will take all the rough and tumbles.Published on 10 Jan. 2014 by Maggie
Bought this in October (early for Xmas!); 5 year old grandson had great fun with it on Christmas Day until it stopped charging (by bedtime). Very disappointed little boy.Published on 28 Dec. 2013 by librarygirl
Great value for money! Only negative, if using indoors wheels can get clogged up with carpet fibres and wheels cannot be removed but a pair of tweezers will sort it.Published on 10 Dec. 2013 by Phil