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Tonka Garage Ricochet RC Vehicle

Tonka Garage Ricochet RC Vehicle

Fall 2010 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Hasbro Games
Manufacturer: Hasbro, Inc.
Price: $79.99
Review:

The Tonka Garage Ricochet RC Vehicle is a unique, easy-to-use, double-sided stunt truck with a three-channel, 27 MHz remote control. Children are able to drive the vehicle on either side and change the "monster lift" suspension to high or low depending on the terrain. Testers were immediately impressed with the vehicle's large size, which surpasses most of its competition. The sturdy construction and the vehicle's variable suspension enable it to tackle almost any terrain. Children will spend hours experimenting to discover where the Ricochet can travel successfully.

The Ricochet comes with instructions and a unique access code for using the "Tonka Garage" website. Once logged on, children can build and customize vehicles, compete in races, terrain challenges and more. They can even unlock parts and games as they explore the website and its features.

Although the educational opportunities for this product are somewhat limited, its unique design and long-term entertainment value cannot be denied.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
Hasbro Games
http://www.hasbro.com
Major, Specialty & Online Retailers
Hasbro, Inc.
800-PLAYSKOOL
http://www.hasbro.com
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003HC8ZVE/parentschoice-20

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