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Interesting Remote Controlled Car With Sound Effects
on July 26, 2012
It comes with batteries for the car but not the remote. The only sound it will make without the remote is a horn hooking by pressing a red button on the back. After putting batteries (3 AAA) in the remote, I was able to explore the other sounds. There are 3 buttons.
1. Up button: drives the car forward or in a circle
2. Come button: supposed to make the car come to you, but it may drive backwards or in a circle before doing so.
3. Back button: drives the car backwards or in a circle
My complaint is not with the motion of the car, but instead with the sound. If you release any button, the sound stops, then starts on the next track when a button is pressed again. As a result, you are going to hear lots of "Umi Car" and music, but very little counting - unless you happen to have a very long straightaway and chase the car to keep it in range of the remote. This car car be somewhat annoying at times.
I would recommend this toy if your child is obsessed with the TV show; otherwise there are much better remote control cars or ways to teach a child to count. I am unfamiliar with the corresponding TV show on Nickelodeon since I do not pay for cable.