ThinkGizmos Remote Control Robot: Robot toys are timeless even in your Grandpa’s day there were wind-up toy robots and on many kids wish lists you will see robots alongside dinosaurs and toy guns.
This Remote Control Robot from the company ThinkGizmos walks, talks, dances and shoots what more would could you want!
The robot is a good size at around a foot tall.
Out of the box you get the robot and a remote control unit and some ammo, the robot and remote require six AA Batteries that you will need to purchase separately.
Two of the batteries are for the remote control and the rest go in the robot, you’ll need a small Philips screwdriver to hand.
The remote control is easy to operate and the companies recommendation of 5 years and older seem to be about right and any young robot fan of that age or older should be able to operate and have fun with it.
When you turn the robot on he says “Greetings Master I await your command”. You have to make sure that the remote is within five feet of the robot to get it to work.
Also you need to hold the remote level with the robot or above it to function properly. We also suggest that this interactive toy works best on wood floors or tiles rather than carpet.
The robot is multi-directional and can forwards or backwards or left and right. When you press the Dance function on the remote control he carries out robotic dance moves.
As well as walking and dancing he talks, for example he says “Freeze, Identify yourself or I will Shoot’ and “Mission Accomplished”
Last but not least he shoots foam discs at a very fast speed out his chest. Being foam they are soft and safe so kids can fun firing the darts at Mom or Dad.
You get 12 discs with the robot in 4 different colors so it is easy to see if any are missing. If you do lose a few not too worry as you can buy replacement packs of 16 discs from Amazon if needed.
The disc ammo is very easy to reload as well so once your kids have found and counted the discs they can restock the robot and they are ready to go again.
While this is a great interactive robot toy for younger kids older children will be impressed that you can also program the robot, this is very basic programming but it might get a bit more use out of this toy for the more technical child.
User Reviews ThinkGizmos Remote Control Robot
Reading the online reviews of the ThinkGizmos Remote Control Robot the majority of customers who had purchased it were happy and thought it was good value for all its functions and features.
Some users report receiving faulty products but there is a 1 year warranty and the customer service seems to be very good from ThinkGizmos.
Customers who have had to requests replacements have mentioned a 7 day turnaround.
Some parents were not impressed that it uses 6 batteries and were concerned that using the robot will cost them a fortune in battery costs.
Sorry to say this is not uncommon and many toys these days will require batteries especially interactive ones like this one. If your kids have a lot of battery powered toys we’d suggest looking into rechargeable batteries.
Our Conclusion of ThinkGizmos Remote Control Robot
This is a low cost interactive robot toy that is a good size and has enough features to keep kids happy, the shooting discs function being the most fun.