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Purple Plasmacar

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  • No Gears , Batteries or Pedals. Just Steer and Away you Go.
  • Multiple Award Winner
  • Great Exercise Inside or outdoors.
  • Sleek, Innovative Design
  • The PlasmaCar is meant to be used on a smooth, flat, hard surface and will not function properly on carpet, grass, gravel, sand or any surface with ?give?.
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Purple Plasmacar + PlasmaCar Blue + PlasmaCar Pink
Price for all three: $157.81

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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • Item model number: PC140
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 8 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,257 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

The PlasmaCar, by PlaSmart, is a mechanical marvel that makes use of the most inexhaustible source of energy; kid-power.

One of the world's best-selling children's ride-on-toys, the PlasmaCar's unique and award-winning design requires no batteries, pedals, gears, or electrical parts to propel the car; you simply turn the steering wheel, and away you go! The PlasmaCar harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force and friction.

Quiet, inexpensive, and providing limitless playability, the PlasmaCar is truly a unique toy that can reach exhilarating, but kid-friendly, speeds of up to 10 km/hour (6 mph). . . It's pure energy, and pure fun!


The streamlined and colorful PlasmaCar requires no batteries, gears, or pedals--simply hop on and go. Turning the steering wheel propels the vehicle forward and steers it as well. The easy operation will have your child driving, turning, and cruising all over the house in no time. Recommended for kids aged three to eight years, the car holds up to 220 pounds so older children and parents might be tempted to take it for a spin when no one is looking.

Simply turn the steering wheel, and away you go!
PlasmaCar Award
The PlasmaCar has won
numerous awards.

Simple, Fun Operation

The PlasmaCar is a well-designed toy that provides a thrill that belies its simple, colorful look. Driving around the house, maneuvering nooks and crannies, and going in reverse never lost its appeal for our testers. They were surprised by just how much speed the car was able to pick up considering its manual operation.

Our testers found the PlasmaCar rides best on hard flat surfaces. Carpet, grass, gravel, and other "rough" surfaces diminished the toy's ability to propel forward.

Develop Motor Skills While Having Fun

The PlasmaCar rewards good hand-eye coordination and fluid movements and provides a fun way for kids to get exercise while keeping occupied. As kids learn to drive faster and more precisely, they will be developing motor skills. Young children who have trouble propelling the car forward by steering can still have fun on the PlasmaCar by pushing off with their feet.

Because it has no electronics or motor, this toy is pleasantly quiet making it appropriate for indoor and outdoor use.

Durable Design Holds Children up to 220 Pounds

The PlasmaCar is the winner of multiple awards, and our testers had to agree with the consensus: it is a truly superior toy. The PlasmaCar has a durable design that can accommodate children up to 220 pounds. Our testers suggest that adults meeting this threshold hop on and go for a ride themselves. The car is deceptively simple but a lot of fun.

Quick, Easy Assembly

Putting the PlasmaCar together took our testers only a few minutes and required a rubber mallet and a screwdriver. In just a few simple steps, parents should be able to have the car ready for play.

What's in the Box

PlasmaCar (purple) and instructions.


At a Glance:

  • Requires no batteries; moves via mechanical operation
  • Develops motor skills and provides exercise
  • Well-built design supports kids up to 220 pounds
  • Quiet operation for indoor and outdoor use
  • Simple to put together with few tools required

Age/Weight Requirements:

  • Three to eight years or up to 220 lbs

Assembly Requirements:

  • Rubber mallet, screwdriver, or 17mm socket wrench

Choose Your PlasmaCar Color

Choose Your PlasmaCar Color

Customer Reviews

My 5 year old and 2 year old love love it!
They love it, and ride around the house on it all of the time!
Susan L
I highly recommend this toy for great indoor or outdoor fun!
Tiffany R. Hein

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

135 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Dan A. Bulleit on December 30, 2008
Great toy---almost magical---in ideal conditions. My daughter loved, I mean LOVED it inside on our ceramic tile floor. Our almost smooth driveway was also some fun. Our asphalt culdesac and quiet street were a disaster. She was VERY disappointed that the thing barely moved on the street. The closer you can get to glass to ride this thing on the better. But even our slightly "pebbly rough" street is way too much for it. You would easily have thought it would have been fine! If I knew this ahead of time, I probably wouldn't have bought it. We will have to drive somewhere just to use it outside other than our short steeper driveway. Consider where you have a VERY smooth surface, an area recently paved or recoated at least, before you buy. When it works (5+ stars)---it's great, when it doesn't it's just a big dissappointment (0- stars).
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Alice on August 16, 2006
Ok - so I bought this for our toddler's birthday thinking he would benefit from a foot-tangle-free mode of transporation. he likes it well enough - BUT - lets just say that EVERY ADULT (and just about every older kid) who comes to visit cant help themselves and must TRY it out for themselves! This is a fun and fascinating toy! Everyone has so much fun on it that they can't help ourselves from hopping on and enjoying the uniqueness of it. Strange yet approachable - fun, durable and easy to operate for anyone up to like 220 pounds! I bought a second one so we can have PlasmaCar races! As for the toddler in our family - it sometimes frustrates him because he is used to other ride on toys which require use of one's feet to move around. He basically uses his feet on it - and does pretty well - and occasionally discovers the movement generated by the steering wheel action. All in all he can use it with his feet without tipping over - he just stalls every once in a while - however - everytime we take it out - he is right on it and taking it for a spin. I must say that to truly enjoy it is needs a good piece of space - and not meaning a living room with the coffee table set aside - you need a driveway or other open area. It is best on a smoother surface (black top, concrete, indoor flooring) to get the most out of it. All in all - a great toy - fun to learn to master and a delight to use after that! Kids like it too - though in our home it is more of a social toy rather than a mode of transportation. (ie it is not a tricycle but more like a pogo stick) FUN TO HAVE! So if you are looking for a special toy - this is it!
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Mark Catan on February 26, 2007
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I bought a pair of these for 2.5 year olds. They figured them out quickly and love to play with them. And if parents weigh less than 200 pounds, buy extras so you can ride too. They are addictive. One warning, they do not run well on rough or soft flooring. Even vinyl flooring has too much resistance. Hardwood flooring is good, but once they are outside, the grit from the outside can hurt your flooring so make sure you keep the wheels clean if you use it indoors. I plan to try on a tennis court. Really well made and nearly indestructable. Can be ridden in tight space. You can turn on a dime (better than a dime) go backwards and just spin around in a circle. Really fun toy.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Darla P. on August 26, 2012
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I got this less than a year ago and the steering wheel has come off. I contacted the manufacturer, PlasmaCar and asked for a part. It turns out this is NOT their product. It is NOT AN AUTHENTIC PLASMACAR!!! Amazon said their return policy is 30 days of purchase. I can't believe Amazon tried to pass off a counterfeit product for the real one!!! I'm soooo upset.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. Custen on July 25, 2013
We love plasma cars, they are so fun to ride, and even tiny kids can ride them, I'd say 2 and up. We had two, and the front wheels on both broke within the year. We contacted the company, and they asked for various serial numbers and then never got back to us, even after I followed up several times. We have friends who had similar problems. I don't know if it's that they became popular very fast, and had to scale up their production and lost quality control, but the toys aren't very well made and don't last long. Our kids were tiny when we bought them, so it's not like they either exceeded the weight limits (well, honestly, neither do I, the weight limit is quite high), or that we rode them hard, like I've seen bigger kids do. We are very disappointed, as they are serious fun, but now broken. We don't want to buy new ones given our experience with their fragility and the problems with customer service.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. M. Crane on January 26, 2008
This is such a fun toy. Our 2 ½ year old received one for Christmas and really likes it. The motion for getting it to go seems even easier for her than pedaling a tricycle and the steering is great. It's so incredibly stable and it moves so well on hard floors. It totally dies on carpet, but that's what you'd expect. Haven't tried it on concrete yet. It's very well constructed and has no corners that damage moldings or cabinets - a nice bouns! If you're going fast and turn hard, the wheels can leave black marks on the floor, but they come right off. If it's as fun outside as inside, we'll get a second one. I gave two stars for educational because getting it to move fast is totally different than any other similar item and takes a little thought.
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