Hot Wheels have been a favorite toy for kids for years. This year, one of the top Christmas gift requests will be the Hot Wheels Street Hawk RC Flying Car – which got put on the Toys R Us Fabulous 15 list for 2014 gifts.
Since 1968, kids (mostly boys, but not exclusively that gender) have been enjoying Hot Wheels cars. They were mostly manual toys, but this RC version is taking things to a new level.
Everyone knows that RC cars have been around awhile. Kids have been able to race them and dart them all across the roads and sidewalks for years. But now Hot Wheels has brought about a flying car. This is just like Back to the Future, but instead of a DeLorean, this is a Hot Wheels Street Hawk.
In the past, kids have been excited to play with the Terrain Twister and Baja Bone Shaker – but now they’re able to take their racer to the skies. It’s a dual terrain vehicle, so it does still work on the ground, but if your child wants it to take off into the air, it can.
A 2.4 GHz transmitter is what propels it on the ground, so your child has ample steering control over it. It uses two 8mm motors that run on electricity and a LiPo 3.7V rechargeable battery.
Once the car takes off into the sky, it can fly for up to 200 feet and the two propellers spin at more than 35K RPMs. You can recharge it by USB cable or by transmitter if you prefer.
Right out of the box you get the StreetHawk plane and the remote control. Batteries are included, and since they charge back, you don’t have to shell out for more when the time comes.
This toy is perfect for kids ages 4 and up. Most boys will be thrilled to get it, but if you have a little tomboy in your house, be sure and get her one, too! Who doesn’t like to fly vehicles around in the air? Or, drive them in a 360-degree area on the ground?
Every year there’s some major electronic vehicle that tops most kids’ wish list for Santa. This year, Hot Wheels has claimed that honor with the Street Hawk RC Flying Car.
Consumers have warned that this toy has some small parts, so make sure they don’t get lost easily. There are some extra spare parts like propellers, so you need to keep track of those carefully.