Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hot Wheels Flipping Fury

 **A Geek Daddy received the featured product for free to review**
If you're last minute holiday shopping for a youngster in your life, you may want to swing by your local Toys R Us to pick up a Hot Wheels Flipping Fury toy race car. This motorized race car from Toy State will thrill kids with its flipping action feature, flashing lights, engine sound effects, and playable music is also a very  affordable gift with a manufacturers suggested retail price of $9.99.  My kids had a lot of fun dancing to music the Flipping Fury plays at the touch of a button and racing the toy around our back deck.

The Flipping Fury is motorized so with the push of a button it races off.  As the toy races along it performs a variety of stunts as it flips between its two sides.  It's like having two vehicles in one as the one side is a hot red convertible and the other looks like a futuristic space ship.  Play with the vehicle individually using either side as a single vehicle or use its motorized drive to have it flipping between the two as it speeds around.  Throw in lights and sound effects and playing with this toy is a real blast.

The Hot Wheels Flipping Fury is recommended for ages 3 and up. It requires 4AA batteries which are included with the toy when you purchase it. Be aware that this is a motorized toy that will race around under its own power but not a remote controlled vehicle so be prepared for it to bounce off of things that may block its path.

We found it to be very durable bouncing off of furniture, walls, and cement steps it would just flip and keep on going whenever it encountered an obstacle.  Plus it took a plunge off our deck racing full speed as it crashed into our yard and didn't break.  The vehicle ran very well on carpet, hardwood and cement but really isn't meant to run on dirt or grass.  When my kids tried to play with it in the yard it just spun its wheels and got stuck.  Make sure you have plenty of  space if playing with it indoors because this thing really whips around a room.  I do have to say this toy took a licken' and kept on ticken'.

The motorized action of the Flipping Fury worked really well for my kids and there weren't any hang ups or hiccups with that play feature when they were monkeying around with it.  Another nice aspect of the car is that the motorized action and special effects are all activated with the simple push of a button.  No winding, pulling or tugging trying to activate these functions.  In addition to the bottom and top of the car having their own unique image each side also has its own unique lighting, sound, and music effects. I also personally like as the car prepares to race off it makes the sound or an engine revving and tires squealing.

During the school year, my twins are invited to numerous birthday parties and it can be challenging to find presents that their friends and school mates will appreciate but won't bust our budget.  This would be a great idea for a gift for those type of situations as it is a well made, durable toy that is both really cool and very affordable.  Just beware that your own child will probably want one for themselves if they see it in action.

Toy State's Hot Wheels Flipping Fury gets A Geek Daddy nod of approval for being a toy that is tricked out with a lot of cool bells and whistles yet is dependable and durable enough to provide hours of quality play.  The fact that it comes with batteries included is also another nice factor that puts a smile on this daddy's face.

For more information, visit www.toystate.com

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