Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Vehicle
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- Driving – Emotive suspension allows Lightning to move like a champion.
- Drifting – Drift and do donuts Lightning-style with authentic movement.
- The Big Race – Guide Lightning to victory.
- Reactive Touch – Master Lightning’s latest moves with a simple tap.
- Build Strategy – Match wits with Lightning and sharpen your skills.
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This Is Lightning McQueen
Disney Pixar’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen that's packed with personality
Drive and drift, play games, and train for the next big race with this app-enabled racing star.
Born to Race
Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before.
Be a Piston Cup Champion
Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech.
- iOS & Android compatible
- 30 meter range
- Bluetooth Smart v4.0
- 40 minute battery life
- Free App: Ultimate Lightning McQueen powered by Sphero available through iTunes or Google Play Store
- Speed up to 6 MPH
- 1 Hour Charge Time
What's Under the Hood?
One controlling the animatronic mouth, two for emotive suspension, two for the front tires, and one for steering.
5 Capacitive Touch Panels
Lightning will physically respond to a tap on his roof, hood, both side doors, and near his rear window.
Automatic Head and Tail Lights
Ambient light sensors allow the front and rear LED's to adjust based on the light in the room.
Bluetooth Smart and WiFi allow for updates and app control, while the main processor controls the eye animations and more.
Licensed to Thrill
Master Lightning's lastest moves with a simple tap.
Match wits with Lightning and sharpen your skills.
Sequence animations for Lightning to perform.
What's in the Box
- Ultimate Lightning McQueen
- Quick Start Guide
- Legal Guide
- Wall Adapters based on Region
- Power Adapter
Ultimate Lightning McQueen
Drive and drift, play games and train for the next big race with this app enabled racing star.
Ultimate Lightning McQueen
App-Enabled Super Hero
Special Edition BB-8
SPRK+ and Lightning Lab
Disney•Pixar’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top of the line racer that’s packed with personality. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before. Being a Piston Cup Champion, Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Watch him lean into hairpin turns and drift like a pro. Use the app to build racing strategy. When you’re not training, kick back and relax by watching Disney•Pixar’s “Cars” with Lightning while he reacts to the movie. This. Is. Lightning McQueen.
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There are capacitive touch panels all around the car, providing feedback when the car is touched. There's an accelerometer as well so Lightning know when it's upside down.
The charge port being at the gas cap is another awesome idea.
The vehicle is front wheel drive which is where the robotic lifts are as well. The front wheels feel like they have a thin rubber coating (rears are plastic).
The screen where Lightning's eyes are is great. It's bright and clear and the processors will adjust the eyes and emotion based on what you're doing (and based on direction & speed).
So why the 3 star review?...it's the controls
If you have Sphero's BB-8 then you'll understand what I mean by the controls. Sphero took that control engine and applied it to a car which should have had 4-way RC car controls. The control interface makes sense for a robotic sphere like BB-8 but not a car. It takes me a few crashes every time we play with this to get hang of it if. As soon as the tail kicks out (which is fun and intentional on how the car is designed...soft plastic back wheels for lower grip) I lose control since I automatically try correcting like I would on a normal RC car control interface...using direction of travel + wheel direction for correction. However, the control interface causes you to constantly adjust control input based on the direction of you + vehicle...e.g. Left isn't left. It's tough to explain...it's not intuitive if you've driven RC cars in the past (traditional or pistol grip).
The controls issue is correctable via a software + firmware update, if they fix it with a future patch then I would really enjoy this car and bump up my rating. I'm going to submit this feedback to Sphero through there site since they likely won't be reading it here.
Would I recommend buying this even with the control issues...Yes!
the movement, the sound, the look, build quality... its just amazing. It look exactly like the movie character.
it need some adaptation with the 'sphero' style control.. but when you get used to it, it will feel easy.
it feels heavy, that make it feels 'rich' not like a cheap remote control car.
the only downside(which is not really a big thing) is that it still not able to move around by himself like sphero bb8 did. and no voice command or not reacting to voice, except when you are watching movie with him.....
did i mention watching movie with him? Yes! you can watch Cars movie with him.... so fun!
i bought this car for me..... yes for me... not for my kids :D
your kid can play with it off course... my son likes him very much..... just need to be careful with younger kids. since it feels 'Rich' so you just worry that they might broke it.....
if you like cars, robot, and you have the bucks..... no need to think... just grab them.....
I really enjoy this little likeness of the Lightning McQueen car. He talks just like the car in the movie, and moves well. I like the fact that he is fast-charging within about 30 minutes. He has lots of cool features - you can if you like even change his accent to a foreign language like French.
Well done Sphero - I also have the Star Wars droid BB8 and that is very good also.
If Sphero every adds a traditional stick controls to it's app and I will bump it up to a 5 star