Like 99% of parents out there toys that require batteries drive me nuts. I remember when I was little loving to play outside and now it seems most toys have kids sitting on the couch staring at the television or computer. And that is why I was so excited to learn about the PlasmaCar! This toy gets kids moving and only works by using their energy – how brilliant is that??
The PlasmaCar is available in five different colors – yellow, red, blue, pink, and purple. Dilly chose pink and I love how sharp it looks with the black accents. When the PlasmaCar arrived it did require adult assembly, but within a few minutes Dustin had it completely together and ready to go.
The PlasmaCars awesome design requires no batteries, pedals, gears, or electrical parts to propel it. You simply have to turn the steering wheel back and forth and away you go – up to 6 miles per hour. I love that there are no pedals… it took Dilly quite a while to get the hang of pedals on her tricycle and I think if we had the PlasmaCar sooner she would have been zipping around long before she ever mastered pedals.
Really, look how simple it is for her to operate…
Curious how the PlasmaCar works? It harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force and friction. I can see the PlasmaCar making for a super fun Science lesson for older children. And speaking of older children – the PlasmaCar is designed to hold up to 220 pounds which means that even Dustin can ride it around. In fact my dad rode it down our street, wish I woulda thought to take a video of that, hehe.
To work the best the PlasmaCar needs a nice smooth even surface, so we took it to a local skate park during the day when the kids would be in school and Dilly could have all the space she wanted. Our street works well, but only one direction because it slopes a bit. Also, it is not recommended to use the PlasmaCar on wood or linoleum floors because the twisting motion can ruin the floors – just a heads up, believe this….. we have a little scratch on our wood floors because I just wanted to make sure, hehe. I have a feeling it would be awesome on tile floors though!
The PlasmaCar is made by PlaSmart and can be found on Amazon for around $59.99. There is also a handy store locator feature on the PlasmaCar website that you can use to find if they are carried at local retailers. I highly recommend this ride on toy. My only suggestion is to make sure you have somewhere that your child will be able to use it frequently because this is sure to become one of their favorite toys and yours!
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