Guest Review by Justin Lowmaster
The Tonka Tonka Chuck Flip The Bounceback Racer is a decent little RC car, good for small kids, around the age of 3 and up. It’s a sturdy little guy and survived getting sat on by a 3 year old and running into several walls. It feels tough too.
One issue well worth noting is the controls only allow for forward and back. The front wheels do turns slightly, so the car will move around more than just straight. It’s good at going around small objects.
It is designed to be able to flip over, so that is a real bonus. It means your not having to continually flip it over.
It also talks while rolling around. This could be a terrible thing, but the voice is generally pleasant, and the comments it makes are general ‘do that again!’ and ‘that was amazing!’ types of comments, so while there are only a few (20+ according to the box), they don’t get annoying.
The car and controller have a fairly short range. I’d say no more than a couple yards, if that far. For young kids this is good, as it wont get far away from them. There is also two frequency settings, so two can operate in close proximity without problems.
In total, it uses 8-AA batteries. As of this writing, I’m not sure how long they will last, but if it gets used a lot, might be worth getting some rechargeables.
The price of $50 is a bit high, in my opinion, for a car that only goes forward and back, but I think what you are paying for is the quality and sturdiness of the car. It might not be a good choice for older kids because of the steering limitations, but the simplicity is good for younger children, and it should stand up to the abuse they will inflict upon it.
Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.