Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Boys and their toys, I’m sure you’ve heard this at some point in your life. Total crap. Sure, boys love their toys, but so do girls. R/C vehicles are loved by not just boys. At least not in this house of Sunflowers. We’re all taking on rough terrain with Toy State’s Nikko VaporizR 2, believe it!

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Taking on rough terrain with Toy State’s Nikko VaporizR 2

I despise snow, but for the first time in a long time, I’m hoping we get just one snow fall. I don’t want it during a school day, because I don’t want to waste a snow day. I much prefer the kids have warmer weather days off. However, perhaps during winter break, or a long holiday weekend, a little bit of snow would be welcome. Why? It would allow us to fully experience the Nikko VaporizR 2, that’s why.

Every time my son complains about his hair being too long, I know it’s only a matter of time for him to begin his “I want a mohawk” whine fest. To avoid this happening, yet again, I decided to distract him with the promise he could play with a brand new, radio control car. His face displayed about five different stages of thought as he mulled this over: anger, confusion, frustration, acceptance, and finally, excitement. He.Was.In.

He reluctantly nodded his head, and agreed to this arrangement. I could tell the force was strong in this one. When a killer car is at stake, one he can control will a remote, and play with not just in the house, but outside, is dangled in front of him, he’ll always go for the car. He’d give up a kidney for one, I would imagine.

I don’t blame him. I was itching to get my hands on Toy State’s Nikko VaporizR 2. Once I tore it out of the box, and threw the battery into the charger, I kept running to see if it was charged enough to put it in the bottom of the car. Thankfully, it came with batteries for the remote. Basically, we were puppies, wagging our tails.

By the time we had to leave for the haircut, it was charged and I tossed it into the car so we could test it out with Grandpa and Nana! The Boy was looking forward to torturing the dogs with the car, and running it all over his grandparent’s yard. It’s got a lot rougher of a terrain than our yard. Our yard is flat, boring, and doesn’t even have grass. I’m considering just laying cement down and painting it green, Brooklyn Italian style yard!

Once the haircut was over, it was VaporizR 2 time!

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Nice haircut on that kid, right? The excitement on his face was contagious. Everyone took turns driving the Toy State R/C car over everything. It got stuck just once, when The Boy couldn’t figure out how to reverse the car out from behind some plants. Since he couldn’t see it, he wasn’t having much luck. I had to hunt in the plants to find it. We drove it through puddles on the patio, and it took it like a champ. Now, all we’re waiting for is snow.

The darn thing is fast, too. It zipped around, freaking out the dogs and since it’s only 11.5 inches, it fits right between my mom’s Chocolate Laborador’s legs. I’ve never seen a dog that big jump straight up, before. Serves him right, he tortures all of us, and The Boy exacted revenge in the most of ways! He didn’t run it into him, so there were no animals at risk during this toy review, I promise.

I’m fairly certain, the first real snow we get, we’ll all be running to grab the Nikko VaporizR Two. I’m wondering if I should break down and get the Nano version, just so we have two to share. We’ll see…..

Nikko VaporizR 2 Stats

  • True 4 x4 power for play on water, and terrain
  • Max speed is 8.3 ph
  • 27 Mhz
  • Range: Indoor – 49 feet; Outdoor – 65 feet
  • Water 49 feet
  • Age 8+
  • Read to Run Controller: 3 AAA batteries included
  • Size 11.5 inches
  • $49.99 (Toys R Us, Target, Kmart

 

Staci Gerardi

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