Personally, these are not my favorite of toys, and I find that they bore me easily; however, my family does not feel the same way. My boyfriend and 3 year old daughter absolutely LOVE playing with these and could easily play for an hour or so straight. Though recommended age for this toy is 8+, the controls are so simple with two buttons and a wheel that even my 3 year old finds it easy to use. Though she may not be able to maneuver as well as older kids, she can still get in the game and play too. There is a but on for rotating left, and one for right, and a wheel in which you turn very fast in order to enable "turbo" mode. You can see turbo mode by the head area glowing red. Crashing in turbo mode sometimes even causes the robots clip on "weapons" to go flinging off, so don't lose your pieces! You have to spin the wheel really fast while still pushing the buttons, and it can be very challenging for small little kids, as well as adults. I found that we did not like the cardboard "ring" that it came with, as it made the robots seem to fall more readily. That was one thing I did not like, it seems they are very easy to knock over, even without having crashed. But, I guess you have to be able to have someone win otherwise you would be battling forever with no victor... That being said be aware that once you are going fast in one direction, then switch, if you switch too fast it acts as if you were pushing the front brakes on a motorcycle, and your Smash Bot will topple over all by itself without even touching anything. And if you are going to play, play on a large flat surface area, or on the floor. These things really bounce off each other when they crash, and if they take a hard fall from a counter top I could easily see them breaking. Overall, from the way my child continuously asks me to play with her, I think this toy was a big hit, with both kid and grown up alike.
About This Item
- Air Hogs is the leading R/C brand delivering non-stop action!
- Move and spin your Smash Bot to deliver powerful punches and defeat your opponent. Crank up the power with turbo mode to deliver even harder hits!
- Arm each Smash Bot with their specialized battle weapon! They’re built tough to take hit after punishing hit!
- Air Hogs Smash Bots are for ages 8+. 10 AA batteries required for operation.
- WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Air Hogs Smash Bots are for ages 8+. 10 AA batteries required for operation., Move and spin your Smash Bot to deliver powerful punches and defeat your opponent. Crank up the power with turbo mode to deliver even harder hits!, Arm each Smash Bot with their specialized battle weapon! They’re built tough to take hit after punishing hit!, Air Hogs is the leading R/C brand delivering non-stop action!
Spin Master Ltd
|Manufacturer Part Number|
|Assembled Product Weight|
Air Hogs Smash Bots
The first thing I need to say which is the only negative is that they take 10 triple A batteries. That is a lot of batteries but that being said it is well worth it. It reminds me of the old rock em sock em robots, but with a whole new twist to them, literally. They are fast moving and have a turbo spin feature that is on the remote control. That feature allows them to spin clockwise or counter clockwise. They can walk, spin, hold weapons, and they have led light up eyes!! It comes with a smash bot board for them to fight on. It has a smooth surface that makes it easy for them to move on. The last robot standing is the winner. It is fun and your opponent can make unpredictable moves. The remote is easy to use and it comes with a picture diagram which helps. The remotes and the robots all have on/off switches to help preserve battery life. The recommended age is 8 and above and it is understandable why. They spin fast and can easily get tangled in your hair or in other items if you do not play with them the way the directions say to.
These came packaged nicely and were delivered to our home. They required a little bit of assembling, which was not difficult. The instructions were easy and clear. It was pretty simple. When we received our package, I gathered my kids around, who are 21, 17, 5 and 3, along with my husband and I. I had intention of these being for my 5 and 3 year olds, but noticed that the packaging said a recommended age, of 8 and higher. These bots are so much fun. We all sat around playing with them, each taking turns battling, for over an hour. My little girls needed help, at first, but by the second day, they could manage these by themselves. You do have to remember to point the controller, directly at the bot, in order for it to work. You also need to make sure that each bot is set to "A" or "B" for each controller. If both are on A, then one controller will control them both. So each controller needs to be set, specifically, to it's own bot. One controller for A and one controller for B. It is a super fun game, for all ages, and you get a different result, each time. The hand attachments come off, so you can play with or without them. The durability is great. They have been knocked around, quite a bit, but they have held up really well.
These smash Bots make me wish I were a kid again. They are alot of fun. We played for for a long time with the bots and they lived up to the description on the box. They are very durable and were able to be knocked all around and over without any parts flying off them. The instruction were somewhat veg as to the operation of them making it difficult to understand how to activate the tornado punch. The pick-up sensors for the bots had alot of blind spots that required moving the remote around to get the robot to respond. The area board is a nice touch and helps you keep the bots in range of hitting your opponent. Once you figured everything out though, it was fun knocking each other around.I can see 10 year olds having a blast with these Smash Bots.
We love this toy! How creative, simple, and fun! The appropriate age for this is eight years old; but I didn't know that when I chose this sample. My oldest child is four years old. However, that didn't stop the fun because my husband and I LOVE it! We have settled disputes using the battle bots and just have good old competitive fun with them! It comes with two battle boys, different colors so you know which is yours and which is the opponents. Each has a remote control so you can command your battle bot. One button makes it swing right, the other left. On the remote, there is a "wheel" in the center that if you spin it, it sends the bot into "turbo mode." In turbo mode, it hits faster and the battle bot's eyes light up and give a red glow. Pretty awesome! They keep swinging and when you've knocked your opponent down, then you win! My husband and I play in rounds. I beat him mostly. Anyways, it takes about 10 batteries...that's a lot...we went to the dollar store and stocked up. We totally recommend this product for child or adults! It would make a great gift for any kid interested in battling robots!
Remote Control Robot battle action!
This set of battling robots is a simple setup with two robots each controlled remotely by a hand held controller. The set takes a total ten AAA batteries - but not to worry, they will last for hours of play. The robots fight essentially by spinning their arms and striking anything within reach. You can move them forward by alternating the direction of spin to sort of waddle the robot toward its opponent. I thought it was pretty hokey, but the grandkids loved it. Shows you what I know. In about ten minutes, they had concocted their own set of battle rules and regulations and we had a tournament. The set seems to be made well enough to withstand the abuse you might expect with robots battling each other (or hitting the walls, furniture, etc). The controllers have enough range that you can sit back and not be right on top of the battle. The one drawback is that a simple flip of a switch will allow you to control your opponent's robot. The grandkids have not yet figured that out, but I did almost immediately. I am sure it will not be long before they figure out how to easily take over their opponent's fighter. Time will tell how that works out. Once again, I've come across a toy that I thought had little value, but the grandkids love. I guess I have lost more of my inner child than I have thought. :) Based on the fun the kids have had, I would strongly recommend this set of Smash Bots.
Fun Battling Robots
This seemed like it would be so much fun. Who can resist something that you have the potential of smashing the other person's robot and not get into trouble? It does indicate on the box that it is geared towards 8+ but my grandson who is 6 had fun with it. I think he just had fun having it spin around and around. It was a little difficult for him to get the LED lights to light up the eyes but with a little help his did it as well as having it walk. I was kind of intimidated by having to use 10 AAA batteries. But I figured that once I put the initial batteries in then my daughter could replace them with rechargeable ones. Besides it just looked like a cool toy. Also figure it can be played without batteries with imagination. We didn't have any trouble getting it to work right away. I did find that not being able to have the robot go in reverse was frustrating but having it spin in place, I was able to have it change directions before having it walk again. I think this would make a fun Christmas/Birthday gift for a child, definitely a boy but my daughter would have liked it when she was young. Should entertain for at least a half hour of fun.
Just good fun
Air Hogs Smash Bots Remote Control Battling Robots are pretty cool. You get the two Robots,two remote controls,Robot weapons and a battling mat. You will need to purchase separately 10 AAA batteries to operate the Robots and their remote controllers. The Robots come fully assembled with stickers already applied as well. Your child will just have to attach the Robot weapons to each Robot before battling them.After you put the batteries in an put the Robots on the battling mat your child is ready to play. You set one Robot on A and one Robot on B, and do the same thing with their individual remote controllers. The only thing that was a bit hard to get use to was getting the Robots to make contact with each other. They kind of spin around sometimes to the left sometimes to the right, but once they do make contact the battle is on. I like the colors the Robots are, I like that it comes with a battling mat, and I like that it is a toy I can play with my son. I would have to say it is not a fantastic toy but it is a good toy and I think children in the age range of 8 to 13 will enjoy battling with these Robots.
Perfect Christmas or Birthday Present for any boy!
I got this Air hogs Smash Bots remote control battling robots set for my son for his Birthday. My son is 2 so it was something I got more for him to watch his older brothers play with and maybe play along as he gets the hang of it with them which he has it is very easy to learn how to work. My older 3 boys love playing with it they are aged 7, 11 and 13 so it will entertain a wide variety of ages. It does say the recommended age is 8 and up so for younger children I would just recommend adult supervision or in my case an older child like my 13 year old supervising. The set includes 2 robots each with a set of their own weapons, 2 remote controls and 1 battle mat which is just a thick piece of cardboard. My children have had this for almost 2 weeks however and the cardboard battle mat is still in great condition so as long as it is taken care of it will last. You will need to purchase batteries for the robots and the controllers in order to use these as batteries are not included so you will also need to get 10 AA batteries. These do work fairly well they do not always want to move you have to be pretty close to them in order for the controller to operate them and even then sometimes it seems it doesn't want to work and you have to make sure each robot is set on a different frequency otherwise they will not work at all. They are durable and well made and can take a beating from the other but my boys have only had these not even 2 weeks and the stickers are peeling off of them already and none of my boys have picked at them or anything that just started happening by itself so they must not have been very sticky or something. They do go faster when you use the turbo mode which my boys loved. My boys have played with these for hours and thoroughly enjoyed themselves so they are a great entertaining toy there is just a couple like quirks about them but besides that they work nicely and do as they are advertised to do and children of various ages love them and are entertained by them.
Not quite as good as expected
In my opinion these robots were not quite as good as I was expecting. All they do is the top half spins in circles. The weapons that stick in the robots hands/arms really do not do anything special, so we stuck them in and basically forgot they come out. The arena is a thin piece of cardboard. The robots do not move forward or backward, they just spin. This lack of control over the robots really brought the fun level way down. There is no skill involved; whoever falls first loses. I got these robots for my 10yo to play with and he does, but his little brothers (4yo and 7yo) get more enjoyment out of them. In addition to their simplicity, in order for the remote to work you must have it pointed directly at the robot for it to move. If you hold it like most kids do (almost straight up and down), then it will not work. You have to sit real close to the arena and point it straight at it. Also sometimes their arm would get hung up behind their back where they could not spin or their arms would tangle in battle and they could not get free. In addition, in order for both remotes and both robots to work, you will need TEN AAA batteries. We thought this was a crazy amount compared to similar toys, so be prepared.
Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.
Ask a question