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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
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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.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon October 24, 2012
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Umizoomi is a decent enough show for younger kids that involves simple math. My son is a big fan of cars, so he gets a kick out of UmiCar. It was a disappointment when we got this.

The car uses an infrared remote which works quite well. It goes forward and back-left, so the child must learn that, to turn the car, he'll need to do a reverse circle to orient the car in the proper direction. In the center of the remote is a "find me" type button. It just makes the voice of Bot chime with the same saying every time.

When the car moves forward, Bot starts counting to 10. However, every time the car stops and then moves forward again, Bot starts over from 1. So, if you don't have a long enough stretch of perfect terrain, you never make it to 10.

There is a 5th wheel in the front that makes the car turn when in reverse. This wheel is also strangely equipped with a spring sensor that prevents the UmiCar from successfully navigating even simple terrain like going from hard wood to carpet. I suppose it's supposed to get the child to give it a kick, but it just ends up being confusing and annoying.

The 3rd flaw is that Mili and Gio can't be removed from the car. I wanted my son to like the car, but he loses interest very quickly. I found a school bus that works similarly, but plays music and does ABC. He likes that better.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2012
We bought this car for our 16 month old son and he loves it. The remote has only 3 buttons (forward, backward, and find remote). The buttons are big and easy for him to push. The figures don't move and the car doesn't light up or anything fancy but it honks, plays music, drives at a pace perfect for toddlers, and has the cute Umi voices (oh and it counts to 10). If your child loves cars and pushing buttons I would recommend this toy.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2012
Would be nice if the figures were removable. The paint is poor on the characters, and the inability to remove them, and perhaps put in the smaller pose-able figures is a big minus.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon September 8, 2012
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This is a fun toy, especially for the under five crowd. Where this toy runs into issues is where lots of toys have had problems - trying to be both educational and fun. It tries to be educational with the addition of counting. However, your children will rarely get all the way to ten when they are driving the car. My kids wanted to go backwards, forwards, zoom around a bit. Each time you push the button, the track starts over. Also, most kids already know how to count to ten - so this isn't really "teaching" much (especially when the recommended age goes all the way up to 6 years old.

Pros:
The car is fun to drive
The remote is pretty intuitive for younger children, they will be ready to roll shortly after you hand them the remote
The car is durable - we have crashed into couches, door frames, and walls and the car still works well
The characters look true to the cartoon
Packaging was great - easy to get the car out and no need for tools (you do need tools to put batteries in the remote though)

Cons
The annoyance factor for parents can be really high with this car. It talks every single time the button is pushed for however long the button is held down. Over and over and over and over and over and - well, you get the point
The car came with batteries while the remote did not. This wasn't a big deal, but a tad bit annoying as the kids thought the car was ready to go since the car made noise when the button was pushed.
Kids were disappointed that Bot was only on the screen of the phone rather than being a character in the car

Overall a fun toy. Toys should be fun, buy it because it's fun. Your child will learn to count soon enough if they aren't counting yet - focus on the fun of this toy and all will be well in the world if you have a huge Umizoomi fan in the home. It will be disappointing if you purchase this for the educational aspects. The show is very educational - this is a really fun, really cool toy.

I do highly recommend it, but beware it is loud and it does talk nonstop when in play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Not really enthralled with this purchase. Kid LOVES umizoomi.

Pros: not sure.
Cons: randomly quits and button has to be pushed. Price was outrageous for what you get. Child lost interest in 15/20 mins.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2013
The video showing UmiCar's actions indicated that it goes from hard floor to carpet easily. It doesn't move on high pile carpet. My 30 month old grand-daughter who loves watching Umi Zoomi has played with the UmiCar very little.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2012
I bought this for my 2-yr old daughter for Christmas. It's not bad. The only issue i have with it is the educational value...I'm not sure there is much of one. I'd have to take it outside and ride it down a long block to see if it counts past 5. We have hardwood floors and a large area rug. It doesn't run on the rug so it doesn't get to say much. I moved it to the dining room where there is more surface...didn't make a difference. It's like the car has ADD. It changes it's mind so fast and starts a whole new conversation once it gets stuck or changes direction. Kids love it though and I found myself playing with it one night.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2012
This product is for some reason very overpriced on Amazon.com. I do as much of my shopping here as possible, but this item is a rare exception. I've been watching this toy for a couple of months, planning on buying it for my Umi-obsesed thirty-month-old son for Christmas. It was listed on Amazon for $34.99 three weeks ago. Today it's $59.00, while Toys R Us has it on sale for $29.99. Click over there and check it out. [...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2012
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My daughter(3yo) loves it, you can only control forward and reverse. Putting the car in reverse actually turns the car around.
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