First we bought this for my son on his 5th birthday (Nov-02).
Recommend this product?
My son is addicted to Rescue Heroes and when he saw this on TV it was a must have. I thought it was going to be a loud toy that he wouldn't play with or one that I would take the batteries out of! (smile)
None of these things have come true. The robot is played with daily and he walks around all the Rescue Heroes that we have at home.
The robot moves and even goes up and down for extenstion and those hard rescues! His arms grow and none of these pieces come off so nothing to lose.
The robot has an on and off switch on the back and will power itself down if left on. There are lights at the top and even though the robot is rather loud it isn't one of those brain busters.
My son really loves this toy and I love all the playing that I listen too. He is usually saving Billy and doesn't want anyone but himself behind the controls.
About the controls.. I think that the cord is a bit short but it doesn't hamper his play time. It is very easy to use and again his 2.5 year old sister can do it. Heck even mommy can contol the robot!
If you can find this toy on sale you will feel better but it is so worth the full retail amount. It is very durable like all the other Rescue Heroe line.
Amount Paid (US$): 49.99
Type of Toy: Action Figure
Age Range of Child: 3 to 5 Years