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Vivid Imaginations Roary the Racing Car Remote Control

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      01.02.2010 10:59
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      Brilliant well worth the money

      My two lIttle boys are huge Roary fans, so for Christmas last year I decided to buy them one each as the would fight over it. Their little faces as they opened them was a picture. Since having them they have played them non stop.

      Roary is very sturdy. My children have dropped him crashed him into the walls and placed him at the top of the stairs so he can come down and he is still in one piece. He is easy to use, and doesn't have any small parts that can be taken off and put in their mouths for them to choke on.
      He is Red and White with eyes and four black wheels. He makes sounds and says fun phrases. He Comes with a Black and Red steering wheel with bright Yellow buttons to control him, he goes forward and backwards and left and right and will drive you around the bend lol.

      I would recommend this car to any little Roary fan as he is also good for teaching hand and eye co-ordination. When working Roary is really speedy, so be careful that the kids dont trip you up.

      I bought both of mine from Amazon for £30 each.

      Roary is manufactured from Vivid Imagination Toys.

      Roary can be used from 3years and up.

      Roary requires 4 AA's and 2AAA's batteries.

      I am very pleased with Roary and the boys love him too, I also think that this toy would be suitable for little girls too if they liked Roary.
      Great fun for all including the mums and dads.

      Well worth the money spent.

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        28.01.2010 21:55

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        Great fun for kids of all ages!

        This car was a present for my 4 year old son, and he loves it (and so do I). This car retails for £30, but we managed to get it in the sales for £15. For this price it is great value.
        The steering wheel remote is easy to use, with buttons for forward/back and left/right. This car has got quite a bit of speed to it (more than I had expected) and fairly zips along, even on carpet.
        If like me you hate toys with too many bits, that invariably end up everywhere, you will like this, just the car and the controller and that's it. The car is solidly built to, it has bounce of every surface in our house without a scratch.
        I really like demonstrating how it works, much to the dismay of my children.
        The only downside to this toy, is if you pick up the controller the wrong way round the car doesn't work, as it has to be pointing at the car. This can be a little confusing for youngsters.

        If you can get it for £15, then don't hesitate.

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        26.10.2009 12:48
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        Great value for money

        My three year old is a huge fan of Roary the Racing Car and watches it every morning. When I saw this remote control version I just had to buy it for him. The car is aimed at 3 years plus and I would say this is the right age group.

        The car is an exact copy of the character with great detail. The remote control is simple and easy to use. There are two button on the remote, one which goes forwards and backwards, and one which goes left and right. Very simple to understand for a young child. It is designed like a steering wheel too which adds to the entertainment and belief that they are driving a car.

        The car itself has two modes - one which involves Roary speaking and making revving noises. The phrases he uses are from the tv show and bring the toy to life.

        The only downside I would say is the car doesn't run very well on hard floors as it can't grip very well, such as laminate, but struggles on carpet so I belive the wheels could be of a better design but other than that a great buy and good value for money at just under £15.

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        06.02.2009 03:17

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        a brilliant toy!!

        my little boy is a rather huge fan of roary the racing car and he recieved this remote control roary as a christmas present, its brilliant, even ive had fun playing with it!! with the remote control wheel only having four buttons its so easy to use, a child younger than three could probably use it!! to me the only down side is the price, i have seen them priced up for £25 and i see that as a lot of money to pay for such a small toy. but again on the plus side, this toy will last forever, its strong enough to take the tantrums of any young child. it has no small parts to come loose. all in all this toy will keep any child ov any age amused for hours on end, as it has with my little boy and myself. a very good buy. x

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        19.01.2009 12:08
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        A brilliant toy

        My daughter has been a fan of Roary the Racing car from the first time the programme came on. She is as much into cars and racing as she is into girly dolls so when I saw this remote control Roary for sale I thought it would make an ideal Christmas present.

        The toy is a good size. It is chunky and very durable having been bashed into my skirting boards, fire place and furniture on numerous occassions. It has remained in tact through all this so obviously a well made toy.

        The car speaks several of Roarys catchphrases and the voice used is the same one as on the TV programme. This was a definate plus point as often the toys come with an American voice over which isn't recognisable by your child.

        The car itself takes 4 AA batteries and the remote control takes 3AAA. These are not included with the toy and you will need a small screwdriver to put them in.

        The remote control part comes in the shape of a steering wheel. It is fairly simple with two buttons. One makes the car go forwards and backwards and the other helps it turn left or right. My daughter picked up the controls quite quickly.

        In my opinion there is no downside to this toy for the child. My daugther loved it, it has never broken and she could use the controls.

        However, as an adult you can see that the toy has limitations. It has a very small turning circle with the wheels barely moving when you select left to right. The car can not be whizzed round and spun round like you would with a much more advanced toy. However, this is only an observation not a negative as this fact was completely irrelevant to my daughter to whom the toy was aimed.

        I paid £20 for this toy so it is a little on the expensive side but it is in line with other such character toys for which you seem to pay a premium for.

        In my opinion its a good, robust and fun toy for your toddler.

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        16.01.2009 19:54
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        Everyone's favourite Racing Car

        My three year old son received this Remote Control Roary the Racing car for Christmas.

        We had been wandering around Toy R Us for a while when my Husband spotted this Roary Remote Control toy. He instantly decided it was perfect for our son and would not listen to my reservations.

        We paid £24.99 in Toys R Us but I am sure I have seen it for under £20 elsewhere. That could have been in Woolworth's though (I'm really going to miss that store, I shopped there a lot). If you shop around I'm you will be able to get a bargain somewhere.

        The toy is aimed at children aged 3 years old and over and is based on the Roary the Racing car character. The toy needs 4 x AA batteries inside the car and 3 x AAA batteries inside the control unit. These are contained inside a secure compartment. The toy does not come with any batteries and you will need a screwdriver to insert them. Once you have put your batteries in you are ready to play as there is no assembly necessary.

        The car is very much like the cartoon Roary from the show and fans won't be disappointed with him. You get a control unit that looks like a steering wheel and on here are your controls to move Roary left, right, backwards and forwards. Roary also makes sounds and speaks. when you press the control buttons an engine revving sound can be heard and Roary often says well known phrases from the show such as "Light em up Roary". There is an on/off switch on the side of the vehicle for when it's time for Roary to have a rest!

        What I like about this toy is that it looks and sounds like the character from the show. Some toys we have are a very poor representation and our Scoop (from Bob the Builder) has an American accent! The toy is also very sturdy and extremely well made and robust. He has taken quite a battering even in the short time since Christmas but he is still in excellent condition.

        What I don't like about the toy is the control unit/steering wheel. It has two buttons on it that you use to control the direction of the car. The backwards and forwards button and the left and right button. To go forward you press the front of the button and to go back you press the back of the button and so on. My son found this very confusing because he would press the centre of the button and Roary would go wild revving and squealing and then shoot off backwards! Also if you want to turn right for example you have to press the right hand side of the direction button and the front part of the backwards or forwards button! For a young child this seems a bit confusing and it has taken a bit of getting used to. I'm not sure if this is standard for a radio control car as I have never owned one before. I feel that a joy stick would have been better for this age range or if the steering worked like the Wii wheel that would have been excellent. My son is getting used to it now but it still sometimes frustrated when the car whizzes off in the wrong direction!

        Overall I think the toy is very good quality but a little expensive. I think the controls could be made simpler bearing in mind the recommended age range. Roary fans will love it though and obviously over time they will learn how to control it properly.

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      Take home your very own Roary racing car! Remote controlled Roary comes with a steering wheel control so you can steer Roary forwards, backwards, left or right! With sound and phrases.