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.