This year Bear has really started to become interested in remote control cars. To be honest, I was a little reserved about buying one because I wasn’t sure if he would fully understand how to steer one and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a toy that would get trashed and broken relatively quickly. Then we were sent a Monster Smash Up remote control car, which is the perfect solution for us, because the whole idea behind these remote control cars, is to ‘crash’ and ‘smash’ them.
The Monster Smash Ups remote control car has a great off road design and is customisable using the stickers that come with the car. The remote control itself needs AA batteries which are not included and the car can be recharged using a plug in charger.
The Monster Smash Up remote control car comes apart easily and also has a built in ejector seat, which is activated when the front bumper hits something. When the ejector seat is activated, the driver is sent flying through the air. The car also comes with four cones and four flags, which can be set up to make a racing circuit.
What did we think of the Monster Smash Up remote control car?
We’ve had a lot of fun with this toy and Bear has really enjoyed racing the it around the house. He does struggle a little bit with the controls and sometimes needs a little help, but it is really interesting watching him working out how to make the car move how he wants it to. It has been a really great toy that the boys can play together, because when Bear crashes the car and a piece falls off, Monkey likes to put the car back together. They both find it hilarious when the driver gets ejected from his seat and Bear actively tries to crash the car to see how far the driver will fly through the air.
The only negative I found about the car is that it doesn’t really ‘smash’ apart when it is crashed into something, which is what we were expecting to happen. However, over time as the pieces have become a little more worn the car does come apart a lot easier, making the crashes a lot more dramatic. Overall it’s been a really fun toy to have in the house and it has been a great introductory remote control car for Bear who has played with it every day since it arrived.
The Monster Smash Ups remote control car is for ages 3+ and retails at £34.99.
*Note: We were sent the Monster Smash Ups remote control car in return for an honest review.