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Looks like a good idea ...,
This review is from: PlasmaBike Ride On Toy - Black (Toy)
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I'm sure there are many parents that have purchased this an absolutely love it. My experience with this is different. I tested this out with a 2 year old, a 3 year old and a 4 year old. I thought this would be a good training tool that I would see the kids scooting around the house on, but not the case. Not even close.
1. The 2 yr old sat on it, stared at it and pushed it but didn't move very far at all. Bored within five minutes and never rode it again. I purposely kept it out in the open for over two months and was curious as to why the thing had absolutely no appeal.
2. The 3 yr old sat on it a few times as a seat in front of the television. Didn't like it either as it was apparently too slow. "Why doesn't it go?" Used it on the carpeted areas to generate static shock though.
3. The 4 yr old -- forget it.
I took the bike outside several times and even once to the park, same effect. No dice.
My suggestion is that this toy bike should be more free moving and have more "travel." My 4 yr old and his 7 yr old cousin are obsessed with those razor scooters which give me a heart attack every time I see them, but when you push them they are a bit more free-floating because of the ball-bearings and soft rubber wheels. This toy would benefit with a bit more fun factor as this is just plastic on plastic on cement/floor/tile/whatever.
Too much plastic friction and not enough go. Lots of static electricity shock to boot when it was used in the house and traveled across carpeted areas. Honestly, the static shock part might have been the most fun.
We also have several of those plasma cars and they're always being used in races. THAT is a great product. This ... needs to be rethought.