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This review is from: Purple Plasmacar (Toy)
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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Initial post: Sep 7, 2012 4:55:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 7, 2012 4:56:09 PM PDT
Agree with this review. We use it as an indoor toy. We have hardwood floors and a reasonable amount of space. This toy make amazing sharp turns so the kids fly around the place on it, making sharp turns around the furniture. They really love this toy and use it regularly. However, if you have carpets.. don't bother.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 8:15:11 PM PDT
Did they change this product? My kids ride theirs outside everyday without any issues. I have never noticed any problem at all and neither have they. In fact tonight they had races and were going super fast. We bring these to the park, everywhere and they work everywhere. Perhaps contact plasmacar, maybe there was a defective batch sold
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2012 8:25:24 PM PDT
Maureen C. Shepherdson says:
I do not understand what propels the car?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2013 7:49:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2013 7:50:37 AM PST
I stumbled upon this page in my search to see if it functions similarly to my beloved childhood toy, the Roller Racer. Perhaps this will be helpful to you. :) (Actually, I see that your post is over a year old now, but maybe someone will find it helpful.) http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~smorris/e
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