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!
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!
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