Hot Wheels has done it again with a new foldable, pocket-sized car just in time for the holidays. The Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car is a 3 inch miniature racing car that folds up and into the combination remote transmitter/car holder. Kids ages 8 and up will absolutely love this car mainly for the speed, portability and ease of use. Most remote controlled cars in this category consist of a separate bulky RC transmitter and that is what makes the Stealth Rides Racing Car such an innovative RC toy.
Hot Wheels is known for quality and innovative toys and the Stealth Rides Racing Car doesn’t disappoint. Its foldable design makes this the first remote controlled car of its kind. Just by pressing the transformation button, the sides of the car fold down allowing you to place the car inside the transmitter case. The end result is a very slim case small enough to put in your pocket. When you get ready to race the car, simply press the transformation button while sliding the car out of the case and it springs into action ready for the next race.
The first thing you notice with this remote control car is its speed and agility. Most remote controlled cars of this size are not very responsive and don’t handle very well in turns. This particular racing car works best indoors and on hard surfaces. The racer does have a shorter infrared range than most remote controlled cars so you will want to stay fairly close to the car when driving it.
Each car has several channels and when racing against a friend, you will want to make sure that each car is set to a different channel. If not, you could end up controlling each other’s car! It’s easy to set up the cars for duel racing. Just flip the cars over and set one car to channel 3 while setting the other car’s channel to 4. Since it uses infrared there is a slight possibility that your TV remote may interfere with the reception of your car’s transmitter. One really nice feature is the battery saving capability of the Stealth Rides Racing Car. If the transmitter and car sit idle for very long, it will automatically shut off saving precious batter life.
In the box, you have the RC Stealth Rides Racing Car, 3 AG13 (LF44) batteries, and additional (3) AG13 (LF44) batteries, and a detailed user guide. The car also comes with power tread tires so you can drive over obstacles. There are 5 models of RC Stealth Cars, Red Racing Car, Power Tread Camo, Batmobile Tumbler, Blue Racing Car and the Power Tread Silver Racer.
Overall you will be pleasantly surprised by this exciting new remote controlled car. No child’s toy collection is complete without a Hot Wheels car and this car is definitely one you will want to get your little racer. Boys will have a blast racing against friends and family and setting up obstacle courses for their racing adventures. If nothing else, this will make an exciting stocking stuffer for young and old kids alike.