|Just rev this handle.|
|The Mini came out to lunch with us too|
|Go Mini Stuntlauncher|
Another day, another favourite toy. Only this time, it’s one I like too.
We were given a Go Mini Stuntlauncher to try out and, for once, my heart didn’t sink.
What does the blurb say?
The Mini Stuntlauncher lets you rev up your cute Mini and powers it across the floor, doing stunts if that’s the mode you’ve set it in. NO BATTERIES REQUIRED.
What’s in the box?
Once you’ve wrestled with the packing you have a solid looking launcher with a handle, speedo, lever for revving and release button and a car.
How easy is it to get going?
Instant. No instructions needed, stickers to apply or batteries to find. Stick the back wheels of the car into the grips on the launcher and pump the lever. The ‘speedo’ will tell you when it’s ready to go. Push the button and off it goes. There’s a setting on the bottom of the car that allows you to change it from normal to stunt mode.
What’s good about it?
It’s very satisfying. Rev up the car and send it shooting across the room under the sofa. The noise is great, but not too irritating.
There are no bits, just the car and the launcher.
No batteries required. I know, but it’s worth saying again.
There are cars to collect and several kids with cars and launchers will race against each other quite happily for hours.
Grown-ups can’t resist a go.
A solid enough toy to withstand everyday playing, ie. no annoying plastic bits that are asking to snap off.
What’s less good about it?
The car won’t click into the launcher if the start button is still in – causing frustration among smaller children.
Ours doesn’t go as fast as the revving would suggest (not necessarily a bad thing).
The stunt feature didn’t really impress, but then it didn’t need to as Boy Three got quite cross when anyone messed with his car so it didn’t get a full work out.
Some people might not like the revving noise. A visiting child who has dyspraxia found it upsetting.
How it went down in this house.
Boy Three, aged three, loves it. He ‘got’ it straight away and has played with it for hours, as have visiting children. I like it because there are few bits to break, no batteries needed and no parts to lose.
Great toy and at about £20 good value for play time too.