Review: Bladez Toyz Remote Control Inflatable R2-D2

We never knew we needed a Remote Control Inflatable R2-D2 until we got one. Bladez Toyz make a whole range of different inflatable characters, but we chose the classic R2-D2. Who doesn’t need a Remote Control Inflatable R2-D2 in their lives?

Review: Bladez Toys Remote Control Inflatable R2-D2

Our inflatable R2-D2 stands at 42cm (16.5 inches) tall and comes with an easy to use handset and real droid sound effects. He does need inflating which you can do by blowing him up with your mouth or a balloon pump. It only take a few minutes to blow him up. He also needs 6 AA batteries.

When you open the box you’ll find an inflatable R2-D2 with a drive unit, a radio remote control unit, a PVC repair patch and some instructions. You’ll need 4 AA batteries in R2-D2 and the other 2 AA batteries go into the remote control unit. You can use his inside or outside, but you probably should keep him indoors.

R2-D2 is really easy to put together and set up. If you’ve got batteries to hand you can probably be up and running in under 10 minutes from opening the box. The 2.4GHz Radio Control allows you to drive forwards and spin and has a range of 30 metres.

Review: Bladez Toys Remote Control Inflatable R2-D2

When R2-D2 moves he plays various sound effects, chattering, beeping and occasionally screaming as he wheels around. The sound effects are what really made this Remote Control Inflatable R2-D2 for me. He’s hilarious and has to be seen to really get how funny he is.

The Remote Control Inflatable R2-D2 from Bladez Toyz is suitable for children aged 3+ (and adults, who if they are like me will find this hilarious). This Remote Control Inflatable R2-D2 costs £24.99

The Bladez Toyz range of Star Wars inflatables is available from a number of retailers including Maplin.

We were sent this Inflatable R2-D2 for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

Review: Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Truck

Remote control toys have always been popular with children. Not just children, we love playing with them too! This week we’ve been playing with a Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Truck which has been so much fun. There are a few different Monster Smash Ups to choose from, but we went for the blue “Rhino” truck.

The Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Truck is powered by USB charge. It takes around 90 minutes to get a full charge, which gives around 20 minutes of play. The remote control unit needs 2 AA batteries, so the whole set up is quite light on batteries and won’t cost you a fortune in AA’s. I have my laptop on for at least a couple of hours most days, so I just plug it in and charge it up while I work.

Review: Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Truck

The design of the Monster Smash Ups Truck is really robust and chunky and has tilt turn suspension. It fits together a bit like Duplo or Lego and it’s designed to smash apart when you play with it. If you crash into an obstacle, like another truck, a wall or my foot then the front bumper activates the ejector seat and the driver in propelled from the truck. You can then quickly rebuild and get back to the action!

Review: Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Truck

Suitable for ages 3+ these Monster Smash Ups trucks are customisable with the pack of stickers included. The trucks are radio controlled with a 20 metre range which allows several players to battle their trucks at the same time; or one player to repeatedly ram my feet when I’m trying to cook a meal. The Monster Smash Ups trucks also come with a set of cones and flags which you can use to design a course.

The Monster Smash Ups trucks have a built-in audio speaker. When you turn it on it plays the sound of a car starting up. It then plays the sound of a roaring engine; it also plays a crash sound when it hits an obstacle. Like with all noisy toys, I wish there was a volume control to turn it down a little; but in short bursts it’s not too bad.

Review: Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Truck

I like that the Monster Smash Ups trucks are so robust, that they crash apart and are easy to rebuild. They’re suitable for ages 3+ but my nearly 7 year old has had so much fun playing with it. I can see him asking for more trucks in the range for Christmas too!

The “Rhino” Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Truck retails for around £29.99 and is available from a wide range of retailers including Amazon.

We were sent this Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Truck for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.