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Learning Curve Chuggington Remote Control Wilson

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PRODUCT: Learning Curve Chuggington Remote Control Wilson (www.learningcurve.com)Learning Curve Remote Control Wilson

DESCRIPTION: A plastic character train from the Chuggington television series, which has both push-along and radio controlled function, and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Includes forward and 360 degree turn functions and a hand-held remote control pad with 20ft/7m range. Requires 6 x AA batteries (not included). Approx. dimensions are 22 x 12 x 8cm. Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Remote Control Wilson is a great RC toy with a difference that will be sure to win over any 'Chugger' fans out there.

The toy is based on one of the train characters from the popular Chuggington television series, and has a chunky red design complete with all of Wilson's physical attributes and detailing that young children will instantly recognise and love. The train is surprisingly large in size, with no sharp or pointed edges to damage furniture (or legs), and it is sturdy enough for outdoor as well as indoor play (although not to be left outside!).

Learning Curve Remote Control WilsonThe train is remote controlled via a wireless hand-held control pad in matching red colour. An on/off switch on the underside of the train can be used to activate this function. Six batteries in total are required for this, three in the train itself, and three in the remote - a screwdriver will be required to open the battery compartments.

The control pad itself is a perfect size for small hands to manage, and has a straighforward and uncomplicated design that is easy for young children to use, and therefore limits the amount of help or supervision that your child requires. Two large blue buttons control Wilson's movements; one drives him in a forwards direction, while the other is a 'turning' button that controls his direction and makes him spin round...a full 360 degrees if required! The remote has a good range too, which allows uninterrupted response across a reasonably large area.

A major plus for this RC toy is that, unlike most other remote control toys, Wilson can be pushed along manually by your child as well as controlled via the pad, meaning that they can continue their play even if the batteries run out mid-adventure!

In our opinion, this is a durable toy with a well thought-out design and dual functionality to cater brilliantly for the rigours of child play.

BAD POINTS: The remote control function requires six batteries which are not included in the price, and which may need replacing fairly often with frequent use -although rechargeable batteries can be used which will save money. The train does not have any sound effects of phrases.

PRICE: Approx. £21.99

 

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