Monday, October 31, 2011

25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz Sponsor Spotlight: PlasmaCar Review

We all know kids have tons of energy. Why not let them use it in an exciting, innovative way? The PlasmaCar from PlaSmart is a great, battery-free, ride-on toy car for your kids!
This is an award-winning product for many reasons. It's extremely durable, quiet, interactive, and gives your kids the controls to all the fun. It's free of gears, pedals or anything electrical and is assembled quite easily with the directions provided. Even my 2 year old has it all figured out, but it can hold an adult up to 220 pounds! Seriously, it works for any family, regardless how young because the adults can use it too and get a little workout and a fun thrill at the same time. All you have to do is turn the steering wheel and off you go!

 Buddy will frequently just use his feet to ride along on his PlasmaCar like you see on the left, but on the right he demonstrates the proper position to use the PlasmaCar as intended. He completely understands how to steer side to side and how to use his body to sway as a means to gain momentum and speed but it's important to note the pebbled concrete sidewalks he was riding on. The PlasmaCar definitely works best on a completely smooth surface, unlike what he was riding on above. The front wheels, controlled by the handles, tend to slip when on a rough surface. The wheels are plastic, not rubber, so they don't grip the rough surface enough to effectively steer in a side to side motion to get going. That's why Buddy tends to just use his feet unless we go to a school playground or some other place that has a flat, smooth asphalt surface. Otherwise a slight decline with your feet up while on a rough surface is fun will get you going too!

Yep, even mom got in on the action with this one! It's super fun and is actually quite the exercise for your arms once you get going. I've never seen anything like the PlasmaCar! One thing I noticed is that it makes really tight turns which is great for small areas. On our tiny patio I can successfully go around in a circle, completely self-propelled by my body and turning the handles of the PlasmaCar. Just be careful not to tip over (almost happened)!

Buddy calls the PlasmaCar his "ladybug", presumably because of the black and red colors. It's pretty cute. :) Anyway, he likes to "work" on his ladybug with his wooden tools. He has certainly used, abused, and tried to destroy his PlasmaCar to no end. That being said, I can assure you the ABS plastic the PlasmaCar is made of is very sturdy, and will withstand a child like mine and still work and look great! PlasmaCar actually doesn't recommend riding on hardwood or laminate floors because the plastic is THAT strong and could potentially damage them. The PlasmaCar is practically indestructible!

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Price: $69.99

The Verdict: We totally love the PlasmaCar and would definitely recommend it to parents looking for a ride-on toy that will work for all ages and last a long time. The way it moves is completely intuitive for even Buddy at age 2, so anyone can get the hang of it!

Buy It:  Check the store locator to find a retailer near you!



**Come back to my blog during the 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz Event from November 1-25 and enter to win your own Plasmacar!**



Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

43 comments:

April G said...

This looks so much fun, and like a fantastic way for my 3 year old to burn off some of that excess energy! I can see him moving this around on our laminate floors in the winter. A mom's dream- one worn out preschooler. ;)

Janet W. said...

My grandsons, or even me!, would have a blast on this car! I love the colors it comes in, too! So fun!

swedEnesefamily said...

I love that you tried it out yourself!! How fun.

Annika said...

My son would love that! And so would I!!

JLJMommy said...

Looks like fun! What a great Christmas present a plasma car would make.

Niecey said...

I can't express how much my son would love this!
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Buki Family said...

now we are talking! a toy for both mom and boy!

liz said...

That looks like so much fun. Thanks for the review. arobinson45@woh.rr.com

susilyn said...

this little lady bug looks like tons of fun!

couponingfromFL2MI said...

I think this looks like so much fun. All our grandbabies are getting big enough for some big kid toys!

sueparks2003 said...

This looks so awsome and it would fit anywhere! I wonder how many Christmas lists this will be on this year?
Gladys P

Carmen Ortiz said...

I love it. This would be a great Christmas gift for my little daughter (and for me). It's fun. Thanks for the review.

Carrie Phelps said...

I love the simplicity of this!
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Natalie said...

This looks like so much fun! My boys would love this! May have to get them one for christmas... nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

jenzen69 said...

I love that, your pic is so cute. great review

Ruth said...

This looks like a great ride-on toy! It's not just tricycles any more. I like that it is still human-powered so kids have fun while getting exercise. And the nice bright color makes it easier for others to see it.

polly said...

this looks like an awesome ride on toy for my 3 year old grandson...he will want the red as well! thanks for the review!
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Renee Sapone said...

I want one of these so bad! You are TINY woman I think I'd make that toy disappear if I sat on it LOL

Aranda Gibbs said...

WOW. My niece would love this.

Kerry said...

My husband rode one of these at a pumpkin patch and loved it and now wants one for our kids.

Amanda said...

We have one for dd for Christmas but I wouldn't mind winning one for my nieces! They just look so cool!

Libby's Library said...

Two of my grandchildren love the Plasma Cars at their pre-school. Another two have Plasma Cars at their house, and their 20 year old aunt, loves to ride on them, when she goes to visit. Oh how I wish that Plasma Cars were around when all of my kids were little!

Thanks for the great review:-)

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Christian said...

Wow, if these were around when I was little, I know I would've pestered Santa Claus for one

mrsking14 said...

My son would have a frickin blast with this!

MommaM said...

Such a great way to help kids be active. shreve_mary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alliejean said...

That looks like a lot of fun!
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whitneymcquarry said...

Looks like so much fun. I think my kids would love it! (and me )

Jess&James said...

This looks like so much fun my kids would love this
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Melinda C said...

This is really cute. I'm sure my son would love it when he gets older!

Sweetkisses13 said...

This looks like way too much fun!

Mary said...

My grandson would love this!
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Trasina said...

It looks like soooooo much fun!!

Mrs. Martinet said...

I tested one of these the other day (in a toy store) and didn't want my turn to be over! Fun for 30-somethings as well as kids. :o)

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Chevelle said...

My son played with one of these at a Play center about 2 months ago. I had never seen one & thought.. "holy cow, these are cool!" My son fell in love with it instantly & I've kept it in my mind for something to get for him. I would LOVE to win this for a Xmas present!

Stephanie said...

sounds like a lot of fun!
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Alicia said...

My son would absolutely love this!

Juli Guthrie said...

My 3 little boys would LOVE this!

Jan at J4C Home said...

This looks like such a fun toy... though I'd never be able to fit into it like you did! :)

Amy B said...

This looks like such an amazing toy!

Lori Davis said...

Love to have this for my grandson!

Grace Matthews said...

My son would love one of these

Pauline said...

this item is so much fun (emscout9 at hotmail dot com)

corey1971 said...

My sons would SO love this! (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)