Knox is a bit of a strange child… buying gifts for him can be quite a challenge! He is not the biggest fan of the Cars movies, but he saw the characters at Disney on Ice this year and have been obsessed with them ever since. When I saw the radio controlled inflatable Lightening McQueen at Toys R Us I just knew he would love it – my husband on the other hand was not convinced. That being said… I can be pretty convincing and we ended up choosing it anyway!
It was Knox’s third birthday last week, and amidst the chaos – it just made my week when I saw how his face lit up when he opened his present. He was so happy and he has been having so much fun with it ever since. I just know that this would make any toddler’s Christmas wish list – it is such an epic gift! Cole eventually came around and had to agree that the radio controlled inflatable Lightening McQueen was the best present ever – especially watching our little destroyer of the universe throw it around, ramping it up and down stairs, sitting on it, and generally just being a typical boy.
You buy it deflated and I just used a standard manual pump to blow it up in seconds. It also requires 6 x AA batteries – 2 for handset and 4 for the remote control – and they are NOT INCLUDED. Do not make the same mistake I did, go buy the batteries before your little one opens their gift! Maybe I am the only mom in the world that would make such an oversight, but it is out there now and I feel much better.
I did think it was odd that this big inflatable toy only had two small wheels, but it is so light it will drive over anything (except grass) and couldn’t be simpler to operate, even for 3 year old. Simply press the circle up to go forwards and down to turn a corner and even do donuts.