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Spinmaster Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro Car - Blue Sports Car

3.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Forget those RC cars that just scoot across the ground! The Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro Cars move in three dimensions - across the ground, up the wall, and even upside down on the ceiling!^By using a specially designed suction device, the car can climb a wall and maneuver just as it does on the ground^Best performance on smoother surfaces^A great new way to play and keep your 8+ year old mesmerized^Includes: 1 Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro car, 1 Controller/Charger and 1 Instruction Guide
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Product Description

Indoor R/C racing has never seen anything quite like this. This zero-gravity micro racer is a full-function R/C car that knows no difference between the floor, the walls and the ceiling! It races right-side up, upside-down, and any other smooth surface, all with outstanding scale speed and performance. Working headlights act as charge level indicators, so you know when it's time to recharge. Car comes with two power settings - floor mode with venture fan off, and suction mode for vertical and upside-down action. Includes four different frequencies so you can race against your friends. Requires 1 rechargeable LiPo battery (included) and 6 "AA" batteries (not included). Measures 4.75"L x 2.5"W x 1.25"H. Colors may vary from image shown.

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Forget those remote control cars that just scoot across the ground! These Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro cars moves in three dimensions -- across the ground, up the wall, and even upside down on the ceiling! By using a specially designed suction device, the car can climb a wall and maneuver just as it does on the ground.



Air Hogs lets you control a car along the ground and up walls. (red sports car version shown) View larger.


Use the remote to charge the car's built-in battery. (red sports car version shown) View larger.
What We Think

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The Good: Car can drive up walls; includes rechargeable battery

The Bad: Car is a bit fragile; slightly loud; limited wireless range

In a Nutshell: Car can do everything it advertises, but all the conditions must be met
At a Glance

Ages: 8 and up
Requires: 6 AA batteries for remote, clean surface
Smart, Innovative Design
Air Hogs makes the only cars that can climb walls, and the Zero Gravity Micro is smaller and faster than the original Air Hogs Zero Gravity Humvee. We were surprised by how small and light the Zero Gravity Micro is; it is basically a thin plastic shell wrapped around a light body with a vacuum in it. Our car was designed to look like a red race car, but you can choose from other designs available as well.

We were able to get the Zero Gravity Micro up and running without any problems. The remote control unit needs six AA batteries (not included), and is then used to charge the built-in rechargeable battery in the car. This is done by connecting a cable from the remote control to the car, and flipping the switch to charge mode. Thanks to smart design, this cable can be stowed and hidden away when not being used.

After about half an hour for charging, the car was ready to go. Right away, we set the car to wall climbing mode and set it on our wall. Though we'd read about what it was supposed to do, we were still very impressed when we saw the car stick to the wall and climb. You can see the vacuum working, as there is a window on the top of the car showing a spinning fan. The car makes quite a bit of sound when it is in wall mode.

Using the remote, we were able to make the car go up, turn left and right, and go down as well. With a tight turning radius, the car is very maneuverable and with some practice, you can get the car to do exactly as you wish. In addition to Wall mode, there is also a Ground mode which leaves the fan/vacuum off, and lets you drive full function on the ground. You need to walk around with the car, however, as the remote has limited range. This is not as big a concern on walls because we were usually pretty close to the wall as the car was climbing it.

The car has working headlights that double as a battery indicator--when they start to blink, the car is running low on power.

Needs Clean, Smooth Surface
The instructions warn that the car should be played only on a clean, smooth surface, and they're not kidding. Since the car is able to stay on walls due to suction, the moment an inconsistency is introduced, the car loses suction and falls off. We found that a surface like glass works very well. With our concrete wall, we often ran into problems with the car maintaining its suction. Coupled with the car's light construction, we fear that repeated abuse could cause damage to it.

Overall, we found the Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro to be an innovative and fun toy. We wished it were a bit more hefty and could work on more surfaces, but when we got it going on our window, we were very impressed. It's a great new idea and twist on an old toy, and is bound to keep children mesmerized.

What's in the Box
AirHogs car, remote control unit, instructions.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 10.2 x 6.2 x 4.2 inches
Item Weight 8 ounces
Shipping Weight 8 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Origin USA
ASIN B00192AD78
Item model number 6012179
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Batteries 6 AA batteries required.
Best Sellers Rank #557,190 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#3,714 in Toys & Games > Play Vehicles > Toy RC Vehicles & Batteries > Toy RC Vehicles
#13,335 in Toys & Games > Electronics for Kids
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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By A. Catalina on January 14, 2009
I bought this toy and ever since we have not been able to get it to work. We charged the battery and there's nothing. So my ratings are pretty much low as you can get. Unhappy
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My son can not get enough of this toy! We purchased it as a bday gift and he has not put it down yet. It climbs walls doors, basically anything. The battery runs out after about a 1/2 hr, but charges quickly. Hours of fun! He thinks this is his best gift he has received.
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By C on December 28, 2008
This car was all my son could talk about before Christmas. After purchasing it, I read some reviews that it wouldn't work on textured walls. I was a bit discouraged by that, but figured we'd make the best of it if it wouldn't work on our walls. My son is in love with this car. We have slightly textured walls and it runs on them with no problems. The battery does die quickly when used only for the walls, but can still run on the floor for a while longer. It won't work on carpet though. Overall this was a great buy.
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I bought this for my son for Christmas. It traveled up about three feet up the wall and then fell down. One of the wheels already broke. I think this was defective. The only thing he can do is drive it on the floor. If that was the case, I should've just bought him a regular remote control car. Plus this makes an annoying noise. Don't waste your time and money.
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My brother, my friend and I each bought two of these cars for Christmas gifts. Each of us had one car that did not work correctly. These are not a new product, and quality control should be better than 50% for these machines. We each had one disappointed boy for Christmas, how very sad! I'll now have to see how good their customer service is...
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