“ Brand: Vivid Imaginations / Type: Toy Ride-ons „
My then 17 months old son was given this as a christmas present from his grandparents, and he loves it!
The Roary Ride On Car is styled exactly like the animated character. The only obvious difference is the steering wheel that pokes out of Roarys fore head like a Tellytubby!
It comes unassembled unfortuantely. You need to do quite a bit to get it looking like it should. You need to put the hub caps on the wheels, the wheels onto the axels, the role bar needs putting on, the steering wheel & the horn too and last but not least you need to put the stickers on too!
Personally for the price that you pay which is around the £30 mark I think it should at the very least come pre-stickered. It took us about 20 minutes to assemble Christmas morning which was a bit frustrating when all our son wanted to do was to snatch Roary from us.
Features - The steering is limited. It does turn slightly left & right but I can imagine an older child getting frustrated with its limitations.
The seat comes off completley so the young child can hide his/her bits and pieces in there. Rather annoyingly the seat flings off very easily. I have noticed this when i'm tidying up.
The horn speaks to you when pressed. It says: Wah hey, pedal to the metal, vroom vroom vroom vroom vroom, Go Roary Go all of which are said by the actor who plays Roary.
That's pretty much it for features, it doesn't do a great deal. I think it's greatest asset is the fact that it looks so much like the animation!
It stands 33cm from the floor to the top of the steering wheel, 23cm from the floor to the seat and is approx 66cm in length. It is very well sized for small children to climb onto. My son didn't have a problem at all climbing onto this where as he has had difficulties with similar toys.
He's not at the stage yet of charging around the room on his Roary car yet but he does enjoy making it go forwards and backwards, pressing the horn an annoying amount of times as he goes.
It has a recommended age range from 18 mths but no upper age guide. I can't see why a three year old wouldn't enjoy playing with the car so I envisage year to come of life with Roary scooting about, Oh what pleasure.