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Tyco R/C N.S.E.C.T. Robotic Attack Creature - 49MHZ - Blue

by Mattel

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  • This creepy crawler morphs into a mighty missile blaster in seconds
  • Make it scurry across the floor and move its claws with the remote control
  • 2 shooting modes allow single or rapid fire a distance of up to 25'
  • Laser-like eyes that change color for attack or explore mode
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 15 x 17 inches ; 8.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 pounds
  • 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.
  • ASIN: B000FBGB2K
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #437,425 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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Safety Warning
CAUTION-ELECTRIC TOY. Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. As with all electric products, precautions should be observed during handling and used to prevent electric shock input.

Product Description

Amazon.com

This remote control robot looks like a weird cross between a tank and a tick. It has six legs, glowing eyes, and snapping jaws in front. The best part, though, is its Gatling gun-style missile launcher. At the flip of a glowing red switch on the remote, the launcher pops up from under its hard, wing-like cover. You can use the right trigger to shoot the missiles off one at a time or fire all six automatically in under five seconds. You can even shoot while the N.S.E.C.T. is moving. The missiles travel up to 20 feet because they are made of light foam with soft, suction cup tips and weigh .07 ounces each. This makes collateral damage to heirloom china unlikely. The pincher-like "power claw" in front can grab and hold some objects. We were able to drag an empty coffee mug around the floor by its handle, but the N.S.E.C.T. didn't have a deep enough grip to go around the mug itself. Controlling the N.S.E.C.T. is pretty easy; it can move forward, reverse, and can do both moving turns and stationary pivots. N.S.E.C.T. is loads of fun, but be prepared for the fact that its battery needs a good five hour charge before any fun begins. N.S.E.C.T. comes with the remote control, a NiCd battery pack and charger, a 9 volt battery for the transmitter, and basic instructions. --Porter B. Hall

Product Description

Hot Wheels introduces its latest innovation in radio control.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

A very fun toy!
Amazon Customer
Unfortunately, our battery doesn't seem to last long (maybe 3 hours of play) so we're regularly needing to get the battery out to recharge.
H. O'Connell
To return or not return ....that is the question.
Disappointed

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

119 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Lehman on November 15, 2006
OK, I usually don't do this whole review thing, but I couldn't pass on this one. It's a big price tag heading under many Christmas trees this year. My son pooled all of his recent birthday money and toy savings to buy an N.S.E.C.T. I will start with a positive. The walking feature and tank like controls are very cool. The N.S.E.C.T.'s legs can be controlled independently giving it the ability to turn around in place and is quite fun to drive. That said, the is a lot that can go wrong with a toy like this and we are returning our second today and calling it quits on the whole idea.

Our first N.S.E.C.T. would not fire at all despite the loud clacking noise it made when trying. Our second will actually launch darts in the 3 to 5 foot range (just shy of the 25 feet listed) with a similar loud clacking. Both have had difficulties with raising and lowering the missile launcher. The ridges on the wings seem to catch the edge of the launcher every once and awhile.

This is a complicated piece of machinery with loads of moving parts to give out. Unfortunately, ours won't be staying around long enough to comment on the durability. Beware that it is also loud and cannot walk on hard floors.

If this toy is destine to find its way under your Christmas tree, I would recommend pre-charging the battery (it needs a 5.5 hour charge to start). It is very easy to remove without disturbing much of the packaging. Just open the back of the package and slide the inside structure out. The battery and charger are on the underside.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Marty Stevens on November 27, 2006
After reading the "bad review" above I had to share my experience witht he NSECT. I bought one a few weeks ago for my son and we have been playing with it ever since. Right out of the box we had enough of a charge in the battery to drive it around and fire the missles at the cat and whatever else we came across. After the initial fun of learning how to control it we charged it up overnight (I think you only need about 4-5 hours, but it was the end of the day). Both my son and I have enjoyed playing with it (I have taken it for a spin when he is at school - don't tell him) and it's really fun. The darts shoot at least 20 feet and you can rapid fire them by holding down the trigger or you can shoot them one-by-one at your target. My son loved the commercial and I must say that in my opinion this toy lives up to the hype. I hope you find this helpful as I really don't have anything negative to say about this product.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By AZWildcatFan on December 17, 2006
After reading the negative reviews on this post, I have to admit I was intrepid about getting one, but my 8 year old son really wanted one, so I went ahead and purchased it and then spent quite a bit of time testing it out before deciding to present it as a Christmas present. I charged it up and off it went. It runs reasonable smoothly and I did not have any issues getting it to crawl around and go where I pointed it. It is a bit loud, but most RC toys are, I have 2 Tyco Terrain Twisters (absolutely brilliant RC toys which are great on dirt, snow, sand, and water and have held up well for 2 years) and the NSECT isn't any louder than these. I think the issues about the firing cannon should be explained a bit more in detail. If you read the instructions it clearly states that if the cannon's movement is obstructed in any way, then it goes to a "neutral" inoperative state (to protect its mechanism) and won't fire. This can sometimes occur if the cannon is raised when the toggle switch is pressed up for too long (and it is not at it's highest point when firing). The cannon sometimes fires one or two darts and then stops. I have found that if I simply press the toggle switch up once quickly (not holding the button in the up position) then the cannon goes to the proper height and fires fine. Also if you want to fire all darts at once with no interruption, after the cannon is raised, keep a good bit of pressure on the right top firing button without releasing it, and things usually work just fine. If the cannon stops working due to an obstruction, simply cycling the NSECT's power (not the remote) recovers cannon operation. The darts always traveled well over 20 feet and I can stick them to windows inside the house, which is impressive!Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By syc0mancer on January 23, 2007
Three words best describe this toy, "Fun for All". I woke up to this RC toy on Christmas day very surprised, because well I'm 19! My mother had been surfing amazon for something fun for me, and read a previous review about a father who had bought it for his son, and had ended up keeping it for himself! Quite frankly it's been that fun! For an RC "creature" it has many features, you don't often see that operate at a decent speed and also don't break after 45+ hours of use as this one is capable of. The best feature in my opinion is the dart cannon as it would be for most, its a six shooter, which revolves to shoot all 6 darts. The darts them selves are like the Nerf darts except even though it appears that there traveling fast they don't harm you at all! I shot my self in the face with one of the darts and it felt like a breeze blew by my face. But they do shoot with strong enough force for the suction cups on the front of them to stick to clean flat surfaces! Over all its a fun device that has managed to help me fulfill my evil deeds of scaring my friends pets!!! don't worry PETA I haven't hurt any of them yet!
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