Bzzzing Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters R/C and a Giveaway!

I guess I should first start this post off by saying that I am indeed a BzzAgent. Basically, I’m sent free stuff to review honestly, and then I either get to keep it (sometimes I have to as its makeup or food – yum) and other times I get to either give things away such as coupons off of the product, or a full-sized product itself.

This is the first time that I am doing a review on my blog, because, well because testing the toy catapulted me back to being a kid.

I’m talking about the Tonka XT Ricochet Trixters R/C.

Hasbro is the manufacturer of this small toy and they have packed a lot of energy into this hand sized remote-controlled car.  The MSRP is $24.99 and I’m pretty sure you can pick it up wherever toys are sold.

I will say this: If you have an issue with cars not doing exactly what you want them to do, then this my friend is not a car that you would want in your house. It’s made to be erratic. It’s a trick car boasting the Buzzsaw Spin as it’s signature trick. When I showed this car to the suggested demographic of ages 6-10 (the cellist just missed out) the first thing they wanted to do was build something so that it could crash into it. Now, if that’s not pure adrenaline rushing talk, I don’t know what is.

It is supposed to be used inside only, but I am sure that if you had a smooth surface outside, you would be okay. A rechargeable battery does come with the product, but you must buy 5 AA batteries to use in the hand control, which happens to be infrared.

The product is sturdy and pretty much indestructible. Perfect for smaller hands as well as those who can handle tricking it out pretty well.

I will admit though, that the $25 sticker price would give me reservations for something that doesn’t really hold a charge well – at the most 30-35 minutes. But then again, I’m pretty reserved about these types of things anyway.

Do any of you remember using remote-controlled cars when you were younger? What was your favorite? Sound off here!

 I’m giving one away to a lucky reader. Get a Christmas gift out of the way early! Come tell me that you’ve flipped over the trickster on my blog post about it OR here on FB, and you’ll be entered to win! Giveaway closes October 28th!

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  • Reply
    October 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I hope to win this wonderful tonka XT Ricochet Trickster. i’ve done all of what you asked.
    While i was a kid I remember playing w/ my brother’s hotwheel cars and race kits. Hubby remembers bump and go cars but nothing like this…Hope we can win this.
    Blessings and Good Luck.
    Also a BzzAgent.

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    October 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Also Liked you on Fb, Following on Twitter, Posted on Twitter, Following you on Networked Blogs, but can’t seem to find a link for the Blog Frog.

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    The Houseful
    October 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Hi there Tiffanie! You can link to my blog frog account right on the sidebar. Good Luck!

  • Reply
    October 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Hey I reposted on fb but I can’t tag u!

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    The Houseful
    October 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Tara, are you a fan of Houseful of Nicholes on FB? If you are, you should be able to tag it, if not, you can go onto the fan page, and share the post from there. HTH and good luck!

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    October 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Yes I am a fan I shared both your status update about this as well as your post… I still can’t tag. Since fb changed I have been having issues…

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    The Houseful
    October 3, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I’ll count it here then. Is anyone else having any problems? I don’t know why there would be a problem. Darn it.

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    October 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    The boys would love to play with this. Always nice to meet another mommy. 🙂

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    kareeta lenox
    October 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I’m have a hard time with this how do I enter?

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    October 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    This is my first time seeing or hearing about this toy from Tonka, and I must say that it looks like a pretty cool toy–perfect for my toddler! 🙂

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    The Houseful
    October 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

    This giveaway is now closed!

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