I’m a Toy State Test Driver, so my kids are pretty lucky to get all sorts of fun toy vehicles to review. We have seen many cars come and go at our house, but we had never seen nothing quite like the Hot Wheels Stunt FX. Each set includes a motorized vehicle featuring realistic sound effects (revving up, tires squealing), light effects and music. The coolest part is that the car races up the ramp and launches itself through the air! It’s pretty exciting stuff.
We got the set where the stunt car speeds up a ramp and crashes through a wall of flames, sending flaming barrels flying through the air. Don’t worry – there are no actual flames involved, so it’s totally safe for kids. Other sets include a car that crashes through an ice wall and a car that crushes a house!
My kids loved sending the car up the ramp and watching it fly through the flames. The car keeps going for several feet after it lands, so they had fun chasing it down to bring it back and do it all over again. And again. And again. This trick never gets old! (Ages 3+, SRP $14.99). I took a few seconds of video while the boys were playing with their Hot Wheels Stunt FX. See what ours can do:
The Road Rippers VW Hatchback is a freewheeling licensed VW vehicle. I thought this little Bug was so cute! Kids can pop the hatch to reveal a light up rotating speaker bed with 3 unique designs and a different song for each. My boys like to play with lights and sounds vehicles, and the way the VW opens up in the back to do the lights and music show is different from any of our other cars. (Ages 3+, SRP $10.99)
If you walk barefoot in my house, you better watch out because you’re probably going to step on one of our Cat metal machines die cast construction vehicles. My boys spend hours (I’m not kidding!) pushing around these mini versions of dump trucks and diggers. These are small scale Cats that actually move. They feature molded interiors and rubber tires.
We think these mini Earth Movers like the Wheel Loader are perfect to play with in the sandbox, in the yard, or anywhere you can find dirt! (Ages 8+, SRP $5.99)
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Does your child play with toy vehicles? What do you think about the Hot Wheels Stunt FX, VW Hatchback and Cat metal machines? Which one would your child like best?