My boys really dig remote controlled cars. Unfortunately, we haven’t had any that are worth playing with. Not an exaggeration by any means. They’ve either been cheap or required massive batteries. So, when I saw that BzzAgent was giving me the opportunity to try out the Tonka XT Ricochet Trickster I jumped at the chance.
We received the Trickster and the boys immediately ripped into the packaging. Got our batteries out and they tried playing with it. Oops, boys, let’s read the instructions and see that the remote needs to be plugged into the car to give it a charge.We got the car charging and the boys went about their day for a couple of hours and then wanted to try the car out again. I let them and only one wheel would spin. They tried this for about half an hour. I told them we needed to let it charge overnight, figuring the first time it charges it must need some extra time.
The next day the boys got home from school excited to try out the Trickster. Nothing. Nada. It just sat there. It would budge slightly, but there was no forward movement. They kept trying again for a while and finally I told them to just put it on the counter and I’d have to get in touch with BzzAgent.
BzzAgent and I shared a couple of emails, but what it came down to was, this is my experience with the car. If it doesn’t work, then I need to share my experience. Made sense to me. Bummed, but made sense.
A few days later Doodle noticed the Tonka XT Ricochet Trickster sitting on the couch and decided to give it a try again. Lo and behold the thing moved! Not only did it move, it seriously went fast! Trust me, my boys were elated and I was relieved.
They have had fun trying to learn how to control it and make it do tricks. They’ve used books and chairs around the house to create obstacles. The Trickster can zoom over lots of different stacks my boys set up.One of the down sides is that the charge doesn’t last long. My boys would set up a course for the car, practice it, tweak it and then I’d run over to get video and would leave empty handed because the batteries were dead. The good thing is, my boys are getting creative when it comes to what they build!
I’m not sure that we’ve found the perfect R/C car, but the boys are enjoying it while it’s charged!
I’m a BzzAgent and received a free Tonka XT Ricochet Trickster. The opinions expressed are my own and never influenced by the company.