Product Type: Universal Cycles Outdoor Toy
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Is it a car or a scooter?
Universal Disney Cars 8 Red Tri Scooter
Member Name: cloud99
Universal Disney Cars 8 Red Tri Scooter
Advantages: sturdy. easy to balance on.
Disadvantages: Plate comes off too easily
My son had owned a Thomas the tank engine Scooter when young and after the wheel broke I bought him one of the silver scooters but he struggled with it and kept falling off and actually played on his scooter far less since he had a more grown up version. I had been thinking that he needed to be taken a step back which can be quite difficult to do when your four year old little boy wants to be like the big boys. We spotted on a car boot a Disney Cars scooter for £2. As he has been into Cars he immediately fell in love with it. I do not believe in buying toys simply for their branding as you can go round in circles updating with their latest fad but this seemed an ideal way to take that step backwards that my son needed.
The scooter itself is red in the colours of lightning McQueen. It is a sturdy three wheel design which makes it much harder to fall off. It has adjustable handle bars and the casing for adjusting the bike is covered under a black casing which does prevent rusting. It does have a front plate which simply clips onto the front.
My son the minute he got on it was off like a shot. He was balanced and scooted around the hall the car boot was been held in. I knew I had definitely made the right purchase. My son has owned this scooter second hand for six months now. He has used it mainly on the garden path but will take it to the park and round the street. The foot plate is quite large and quite adequately accommodates two feet. My son will also sit on the scooter and glide down the garden path, while this activity is not recommended it does demonstrate how large the foot plate is. The wheels are also quite large and this makes the scooter very sturdy.
The front plate does easily clip off while it may be useful for a boys toy it isn't the greatest design as we have lost the front plate of my son's as he would take it off on multiple occasions so ended up getting lost somewhere.
It doesn't fold up like the silver scooters however as it isn't huge it does easily fit into the boot of the car.
The scooter has not really had much care taken of it and it has been left out in the garden in all weathers. There is no noticeable fading but the transfer on the foot plate has started flaking over the last couple of weeks. Considering this is a second hand scooter it is in excelled condition.
My son still does own the older scooter and although his ability to balance and scoot on this scooter however he still does actually prefer to ride his Cars scooter.
The scooter is designed for children aged three to five years old and this seems to be a good recommendation.
This scooter is available on Amazon for £31.49 with £5.46 postage and packaging .It is also available at Toys r us for £34.99. It may well be worth shopping around though for a cheaper price.
This is a toy that has given hours of pleasure and helped build up leg strength, develop balance all in a fun method without my son's knowledge he was doing anything other than playing. I do think this is a great scooter. Although you will be very lucky if you get it for the same price as I did, I still think that at full price it is a great buy and do recommend this scooter
Summary: A recommended toy
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