Toys for the Big Boys

Remote control toys for toddlers and young kids are just for an afternoon of fun, but adults view it as a hobby and are more serious about it. But before starting an expensive hobby, you need to decide on your budget and decide what kind of remote control toy you’d like to purchase. Also, you must consider if you want it to be a DIY or a ready-made on-road or off-road vehicle. The size and speed are also an important consideration to make as well as the power it will use, will it be electric, nitro or petrol.

Be meticulous in choosing a toy, especially radio-controlled ones. Be wary of manufacturer’s claim as they may overstate the features of their product. Also, choose a vehicle with selectable bands so you can operate your toy with another person.

The space where you’ll run your remote controlled toys matter in order for you to enjoy it. If you purchase a boat the pond is the best place for it. An indoor helicopter will need a medium to a large room while bigger cars and trucks and aeroplane are definitely for outdoor use.

With this, stick with reputable brand names when purchasing these expensive toy vehicles, especially online. Reputable brands come with a warranty and their parts are easily replaceable should it be damaged.

Electric powered toys are a great choice for both older kids and adults who are just acquainting themselves with remote controlled vehicles. They are usually pre-built when bought and they come with a rechargeable battery pack. They are low maintenance and quieter, too, so you won’t be a bother to your neighbors. But speed wise you might be at a disadvantage and since batteries last for only about 15 minutes you will not be able to play for longer periods of time. You have to invest on a set of batteries because it takes almost an hour to charge them.

For serious toy car racers, they will often opt for nitro vehicles which use methane-based fuel and petrol. These vehicles use miniature fuel-burning engines and have a metal chases and drive-train which requires time to assemble. Nitro and petrol vehicle depends on the fuel you put on it for its performance. But they can give you a realistic racing experience.