Chuck Race Along Chuck
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- Push Or Pull Race Along Chuck to make him go
- Fill and empty his dump bed
- Fuel your imagination and take him on new adventures every day
- Super fun dump truck has 6 racing games and has more than 50 phrases and sounds
- Press the cab lights to change games and hear phrases and sounds
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Get your child moving with Tonka Race Along Chuck, an interactive dump truck bursting with energy and fun ideas. This truck fuels your child's imagination with six interactive games and 50 phrases and sounds. Designed for children aged 3 years and up, this easy-to-operate toy will keep your child entertained and ready to race.
Racing Toy Engages Kids in Active Play
Turn on Race Along Chuck and the truck bursts to life, doing wheelies and exclaiming "yippee" and "vroom vroom." The truck begs you to put it in game mode, which is easily accomplished by pressing the cab lights. Raising the truck's dump bed or placing an object in it also activates the interactive features. Parents will appreciate that the truck also includes an on/off switch for quiet play.
The included instructions give brief descriptions of each game, but it will take a while for younger children to figure out exactly what Chuck wants to do next so that they can play along.
The truck's back-heavy design makes it easy to do wheelies, but its shallow dump bed can only hold small toys. During testing, the bed's design kept toys inside, even during Chuck's sometimes hectic racing maneuvers.
Truck Works Best on Hard Surfaces
The truck's game mode works best on hard surfaces with plenty of unobstructed room to maneuver. When tested in small spaces, the truck crashed frequently, but not hard enough to damage furniture.
While the truck has sturdy, large wheels, it is not an all-terrain vehicle. During testing, this truck got stuck on grass, lost power on hills, and tripped up on uneven sidewalks.
This toy comes with batteries pre-installed, letting kids start racing as soon as it comes out of the box.
What's in the Box
Tonka Race Along Chuck toy, four C batteries, and game instructions.
Top Customer Reviews
Chuck is a little over a foot long and tall, and is about eight inches wide. He's made of a fairly sturdy feeling plastic. On his underneath, he has a switch for "on", "off", and "try me". Chuck arrived with the switch set to "try me", so you'll need to turn it to "on" before you begin playing. He needs 3 "C" batteries, which were both included and installed.
Once he's turned on, you activate him by pressing on his cab or on the floor of his yellow truck bed, or by pushing/pulling him. He has six simple games (for example "Follow me", where Chuck rolls about 10 feet or so) and, per the product description he has over 50 phrases (while I haven't actually counted them, this seems correct). His speaker is on the bottom, near the "on-off-try me" switch, and there is no volume control, but he's not too loud. When Chuck talks, the top of his mouth, the top of his cab, and two exhaust pipes move, making him appear lifelike to a child. Ok, now on to the testing.
My six year old boy was initially excited, but lost interest fairly quickly. While Chuck has six games, they're fairly simplistic and once the novelty of the toy wore off, he went back to doing six-year old things. My little girl was also initially interested, but she's not really a toy truck kind of girl, not even when the truck talks and encourages you to play with it. That left my little boy. He is actually pretty interested in Chuck.Read more ›
The games are brief, perfect for a young child's short-attention span, and the noise and lights arrive in mercifully short spurts, so before the action becomes too annoying, it stops by itself. Yes, a mere touch starts it up again, but it doesn't produce a continuous non-stop wall of noise. Adults can hold on to their sanity.
Outside she rolled it around in the dirt and grabbed the exhaust pipes and yanked hard. No damage. The toy is cute and sturdy. It requires 4 C batteries.
From a parent's perspective, this is a solid toy that won't break easily and has no sharp edges or corners. Though it is what we call a "noise-toy", it is not loud and thankfully comes with an off switch (again, not all such toys include this very necessary function). Race Along Chuck has no educational value, but it's meant to be a fun toy and as such, it succeeds very well. Even our older kids got a few laughs out of it.
This is not how Chuck should work - he's supposed to be interactive, offering games and whatnot. I had to contact Hasbro and they are shipping a replacement - not Race Along as it is no longer made. Good service, at least!
I took a gamble with old Chuck here. I thought it might be too babyish for him, but I underestimated the power of the movie Cars. Pixar's Cars movie, you see, has rejuvenated the entire toy car industry. If you squint your eyes when you look at Chuck, the tire prints of Cars is all over it. His mouth and eyebrows move just like they do on the vehicles in Cars (my son calls Cars "Car characters" so he can distinguish between the real vehicles and the animated show, go figure). He was an immediate hit.
Chuck's pretty easy to get along with. He moves along on his own, just enough to get some attention from a boy with a short attention-span. He also likes being pushed or pulled along, and it may be my imagination but I think he can tell when he bumps into something. Chuck seems to enjoy getting beat up, a great quality in a boy's toy.
There are games that Chuck plays, but honestly the boy wasn't inclined to figure them out. This is a dump truck, so it's pretty clear what Chuck should be doing - picking up and dumping stuff, right?
Thing is, Chuck is more robot than truck. His bed is actually quite shallow. You might think that Chuck would be great outside - I mean, he's a dump truck for crying out loud! - but you'd be wrong.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Horrible. Ordered for my son for christmas and came with corroded batteries and an extra set just thrown in the box. Must have been sitting in a warehouse for a while. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amanda Monismith
This has been one of the biggest hits with my 2-year old. He loves it!!! Only suggestion - replace the batteries immediately - made a huge difference.Published 6 months ago by Paige Beasley
The batteries that came with it had leaked. So, it required cleaning and new batteries.Published 10 months ago by Britney
This is our third chuck as the others have died fairly quickly or not worked properly out of the box. Seems to be holding up nicely thus far and my kids (3 and 1) love itPublished 15 months ago by Nicole
The little guy that I bought the truck for forgot all about everything else that he had received for Christmas and played exclusively with Chuck.Published 18 months ago by Cathy Monteith