At Time to Play I learned about the Lazer Stunt Chaser from Thinkway Toys. I was drawn to this toy much like cats are drawn to the light gun shaped controller. Seriously, this thing was very cool. The double sided car was zipping around and following a red dot. It was hard not to think of cats and laser pointers when watching this car and its controller. And the car being double sided means that it will always keep going. If you do a jump and the car lands on its back well, that is just another front and the car keeps going.
When I got my hands on a Lazer Stunt Chaser of my own I charged it up and set it on the floor and it tore off through the hallway into the living and dining rooms. Eva stood with me laughing and screaming and having lots of fun watching the car zip around. The car goes fast, very very fast and I found it a bit hard to control. The car would go so fast that it would overshoot the light beam and then would go backwards. You control the car by pointing the light to the front, sides and back. The car does follow the light like a cat, going this way and that trying to catch the light super fast. We had fun with the car for about 8 minutes and then had to charge it up again. That is what you get with many of these remote controlled vehicles now. You have to charge them up after about 8 minutes or so. They still get more play time than my Dyson Root Vacuum (a three hour charge for 6 minutes of run time, no thanks).
Recharging your Lazer Stunt Chaser is fairly quick, about an hour and you can be back out spinning, flipping and jumping. The car came with an adjustable ramp that you can use to make the car jump, flip over and more. There is a whole line of accessories just for doing stunts with the car. Personally I found it difficult to aim the car at the ramp and make it jump. I couldn’t drive the car around and around and then aim it at the jump without it going the wrong way. Maybe it is my driving, maybe it is the toy. I would have liked to have had a driving knob like other controllers instead of left right forward and back buttons on the controller. These buttons were to control the car without aiming the light beam. These buttons sent the directional controls to the car independent of the laser light. All in all a fun gimmick but the controls were not as precise as I would have liked them to be.
Here is my video review of the toy.
And here is the Lazer Stunt Chaser’s commercial.
Disclosure: I was provided with a Lazer Stunt Chaser toy. It was fun and enjoyable to play with, kids will love it, I would have liked to have had better control but it was still fun. Opinions of the product are 100% mine.
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