Iron Man Walking RC Robot – Toy Review Tuesday

Posted on: February 22nd, 2011 by

With the good this past Christmas comes a bit of the bad. :( Unfortunately, one of the more disappointing toys my boys received was the Iron Man Walking RC Robot by Hasbro.

This Iron Man toy is a walking, talking remote control robot. Using the remote control you are able to command Iron Man to walk, talk, and shoot missiles. The toy is geared to children 4 and older. It is typically priced between $40 and $60.

I will agree with most of the Amazon reviews. It is a pretty durable toy able to withstand the abuse most little boys will give it. Pieces that fall off can easily be snapped back on. The remote control is easy enough to use.  It has 2 buttons: one for launching missiles, one for moving Iron Man forward. And it is a bit cool that Iron Man will talk, even if he only says 4 phrases. My son has the most fun shooting the missiles from Iron Man.

However, that’s about where the fun ended for my 4-year-old.  It’s a very challenging to get the Iron Man Robot to walk.  We’ve tried in every room of our house tile, hardwood, and carpeting. I’ve tried, my 3 boys have tried, and my husband has tried. Yet, we can not get Iron Man to move more than 10 steps at a time. Iron Man is very sensitive about how he stands. If not positioned just so he will fall over. Even after we get him to walk a few steps, he falls over: left, right, forward, backward. He falls and he falls a lot. For my little 4-year-old who this toy is for, it’s very frustrating. He cries. He gets mad. He doesn’t want to play with this toy. At this age, children do not have very long attention spans, nor do they have much patience. If a toy isn’t easy to use or doesn’t do what it’s supposed to: it isn’t fun.

For my Iron Man fan, who had to have Iron Man everything for Christmas this toy, from his grandparents, could have easily been one of his favorites. I am so disappointed that it isn’t.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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