The remote control. It means something completely different when you’re a kid. It’s the fascination of watching your favorite car zooming around, starting and stopping, all controlled by you. It’s the thrill of watching it crash, only to start it back up again. It is the anticipation while setting up the track for a major race. It’s the camaraderie among your buddies as you cheer each other on.
It may seem like the remote control toys have faded into the background among all the other high tech toys. This could not be further from the truth. The remote control toys are still very popular and have even expanded from cars to helicopters and airplanes. You can even find remote control toys geared towards toddlers. The real beauty is remote control toys are designed to be used and rough housed. These aren’t for the hobbyist where the RC car sits on a shelf coming out to play every once in awhile. No, these toys do what toys do best. Entertain, excite, and create memories.
What fascinates little boys?
Construction sites, large trucks and the big daddy of them all, the crane!
PLAYMOBIL taps into this fascination with the remarkable remote control toy, the Large Crane part of the City Action set.
Your little guy will have hours of fun controlling the crane by remote control picking up large pallets and other items for his construction project.
The Large Crane by PLAYMOBIL is also featured in MSN’s Best Toys of 2014.
Take this rugged beast off roading in any terrain!
The Maisto RC Rock Crawler has what it takes to get over any obstacle. This remote control truck has two motors and articulated suspension for an awesome experience!
See what others have to say about this electronic toy in the reviews below.
This reviewer loves the Rock Crawler’s ability to climb over obstacles…
Great in snow!
January 12, 2011
My 9 year old son got this for Christmas…
He makes up indoor obstacle courses with legos, books, rocks and other things to drive over. It pretty much went over everything no problem.
The wheels are great…These wheels are bouncy and have great traction for climbing over things…
This veteran RC user says it’s a blast…
It is very capable of rock crawling and it provided hours of fun on a recent trip
October 20, 2014
By Mark C.
An incredible bargain.
As a experienced veteran of RC cars, both gas and electric, large scale, this little crawler is a blast.
It is very capable of rock crawling and it provided hours of fun on a recent trip. Purchased two !
And this reviewer suggests buying rechargeable batteries…
Cool RC car at the toy level
October 9, 2014
By David Gilmore
Cool RC car at the toy level.
Worth buying rechargeable batteries though – otherwise you’ll spend five times as much on batteries as you did on the car!
It’s an epic battle of all battles. You versus your opponent and tensions are high. Your heart races as the other tank’s barrel swivels toward you. Who will win?
The iPlay RC Battling Tanks comes with two remote control tanks to engage in an intense war of fun! Each tank comes with four LED lights that represent a life. As you battle, a light goes out with each hit. If all the lights go out before your opponent, you lose.
This infrared electronic toy boasts of its size and cool sound effects! See what others have to say about these battling tanks in the reviews below.
This reviewer is impressed with the detail and more importantly family fun…
The family that plays together stays together
November 19, 2014
By David Bents
…The detail on these toy tanks is outstanding, more than what is required for a children’s plaything.
Of course that enhances the action when it’s grampa vs grandchild, or momma versus poppa . . . .
And this reviewer is impressed with the mobility of the tanks…
I was pleasantly surprised how much fun the kids had with these r/c tanks
October 15, 2014
By Dennis S Jacks
I was pleasantly surprised how much fun the kids had with these r/c tanks.
The tanks were able to move really well, even on slightly rocky hard packed sand…
This reviewer says it’s perfect for boys…
Have boys? Get this!
October 4, 2014
By For Real “HAND”
If you have boys or just men who are still boys at home then this is the perfect battle toy for them!
You get two well made plastic tanks each controlled by its own RC. The mechanic and firing sounds are pretty realistic…
The tank can turn and reverse and the gun turret can turn up to 320 degrees, 160 on each side. It uses infrared to fire at each other and it’s really super fun…
Be one of the first to own a robot!
This electronic toy can be your little buddy with a fun personality! It likes to dance and box and with the GestureSense Technology, MiP responds to motion.
Download the app to a compatible IOS or android and it serves as your remote control to drive, dance or battle your new robotic friend!
MSN named WowWee MIP one of the Best Toys of 2014
Read the reviews below to see what other have to say about MiP.
This reviewer claims MiP is the best toy ever…
August 9, 2014
By Kristin H. Gonzalez
best toy ever. never had one better. 7 modes and all are cool. never falls, no charging, always cool…i highly recomend this toy.
…with app it is even more fun, RECCOMENDED!
And this reviewer believes it’s fun for everyone but wishes it wasn’t limited to IOS or Android…
Fun for all ages
October 3, 2014
This robot is fun for all ages.
The only thing is you can’t get remote control on any device that is not an Iphone or the newest version of the Droid…
This reviewer feels the extra money for a rechargeable MiP might be worth it…
I would definitely recommend spending the extra $50 for the rechargeable one
November 19, 2014
My son got this for his 9th birthday and it’s very cute and he really likes it.
…it goes through batteries very quickly. I would definitely recommend spending the extra $50 for the rechargeable one…
Imagine a party with Angry Birds floating all over! The best part? You control it by remote control!
The Angry Birds Air Swimmer is a fun way to pass the time. It is a remote control balloon that you can maneuver once it is filled with helium.
Here are a few reviews for this novelty item.
This reviewer reminds you that it takes helium and needs to be played indoors…
Great indoor toy
September 22, 2014
By Nikki J Harding
You need helium for this product. Grandson was excited to get it. Great indoor toy.
This reviewer says it’s a great toy for once in awhile…
Works as it says, and looks pretty cool!
September 18, 2014
By R. (Payton) Mastromauro “Mommy Dearest”
I paid next to nothing for this and purchased it for my son’s birthday. Took some time for dad to get it to work just right and blow it up, but works pretty well!..
Otherwise for a once in a while remote fun, it works great!
And this reviewer says be patient syncing up the remote control…
Definitely worth it!
July 9, 2014
By Johnathan Ilac
Bought three for my daughter’s bday party. Everyone had a blast with them… both children and adults!
The birds hold helium really well… The party was two weeks ago and they still are able to float.
The only issue I had with this is, sometimes, it was a little hard to sync with the remote control. It took a couple attempts and a little bit of fidgeting to get them completely synced up.
Ultimately, I think it’s a good buy, great deal for the money and will be just as fun every time I fill them up for everyone to play with…
Have a blast bonding with your toddler when you introduce him to remote control cars!
The Cartoon R/C Race Car is a perfect introductory toy to the world of RCs.
This cute little car zips all over to the delight of your child! Your little guy can also honk the horn and control the headlights!
Here are a few reviews for the Cartoon R/C Race Car.
This reviewer says it’s easy for her toddler to use…
Good remote car
By Kayla Medina
June 17, 2014
Great first remote car.
…My son is 18 months and he learned easy on how you use it….
This little guy loves dancing to music the remote car makes…
September 5, 2014
By Marie B.
My son got this car for his 2nd birthday. He loves it! Controls are easy to use and he loves to dance to the music…
And this reviewer likes that it also works on carpet…
October 26, 2014
My 2 year old loves this.
Wanted a remote toy without too many buttons.
Makes a lot of fun noises and easy to use… Also drives great over carpet. Great buy
Now this is one sweet ride.
Who says you can’t own a Lamborghini?
With the Maisto Lamborghini Reventon remote control, you can live out your fantasies.
Maisto is know for its top quality remote control toys. Below are a few reviews for the Lamborghini Reventon.
This two reviews say its a good and simple remote control car for younger children…
My boys love it
December 24, 2013
By M. I. E.
I bought 2 of them. It’s small but easy to use and both of my children *11 and *4 years old love them!
6 year old loves! sturdy
January 6, 2014
Great product for price. Standing up to a quasi- responsible 6 year old… cool r/c for a little kid.basic simple
This reviewer is a fan of RC cars…
HAVE A BLAST!
December 1, 2013
By D. J. O’brien
A toy that is ageless! Young or old, they all have fun with this type of remote control toys! So have fun!
And this reviewer wanted to put things into perspective…
My Nephew Loved It
January 25, 2013
By Michelle R Goodwin
The car is great! My nephew loved it.
Mechanically it runs great and even worked on our carpet. It does, however, work better on bare floors.
The picture is much better looking than the actual car, but it was fine.
Velocity Toys Speed Spark 6×6 Electric RC Monster Truck Big 1:12 Scale RTR w/ Working Headlights, Dual Rear Wheels (Colors May Vary)
Now this is one bad boy!
If you are looking for the perfect remote control truck to take off roading, this is it!
This RC Monster Truck by Velocity Toys is HUGE and needs to get out.
It’s a popular RC and getting positive reviews. See what others have to say down below.
This reviewer loves the size and speed…
October 30, 2014
By John B. Goode “JBG”
…This truck is fast and strong. Inside the house, it rams everything with authority and will take down anything its size that’s in its way.
…It begs to be taken out to the parking lot to run.
I own several RC vehicles and this one has to be the most fun because of its size and speed…
And this reviewer says the Monster Truck is nearly indestructible…
Lots of fun –
September 6, 2014
By Mike Tarrani “Jazz Drummer”
…The car is practically indestructible. It has impact bumpers and is made of tough material. I should know because I managed to run it into walls, chairs and cabinets until I got the hand of controlling it…
Still, this reviewer has a few pointers…
Good truck, runs well
November 8, 2014
By Stephen Lerch
When you take this out of the box, be careful to keep an eye on the antenna. I spent some time looking for the antenna, not knowing it had rolled out of the box when I opened it and took the truck out.
The truck is fun to play with, and uses radio frequency 27 MHz, so if you have other RC cars that you want to operate with this one, make sure you can either change them or that they don’t use 27 MHz.
Take race tracks and video games then mash them up!
That’s what you get with Anki Drive. This innovative electronic toy lets you race robotic cars on the starter track.
Download the Anki app and tweak your car to your specifications. Please visit the Anki Drive website to determine which iPhone and Android systems are compatible.
Upgrade your weapons and disable your opponents!
Anki is taking remote control to a whole new level! Read the reviews below to see what others have to say.
This reviewer raves of the intriguing fun…
Slot Cars Rev Their Way into the 21st Century!
June 19, 2014
By D. R. Jeanclerc “Reader, Listener & Obsessive…
The Anki DRIVE Starter Kit combines the control and leveling up of a modern video game with the physical thrill of slot car racing.
There’s no doubt about it – the entry fee for this endeavor is pretty steep, but enthusiasts of racing, video games or just technology in general will be rewarded with lots of intriguing fun…
And this review says it is hybrid fun…
Melding generations of gaming for some good fun
June 19, 2014
By Richard Aubin
This is not your Dad’s slot racer or your kid’s video game – it’s a melding of generations of gaming into a very fun hybrid.
Yes, it’s expensive and yes, there are still some kinks to be worked out – but it sure is a good time.
Like slot racing, you don’t have to worry too much about steering control of the cars – just tilt to choose your inside/outside lane position and the car does all the driving for you.
Like modern gaming, there are upgrades, achievements and objectives beyond the lapping wins.
This reviewer gives you an idea of the space needed to play…
Very impressive technology — requires TONS of space
June 19, 2014
By J. Nelson
It wasn’t clear from the picture, but this thing is BIG. The track is 8.5 feet long and 3.5 feet wide, and it needs a nice flat space to stretch out without obstructions (or changes in the flooring type – don’t stretch it over a transition between tile and carpet).
…Truly an amazing technology!