Reviews Toys for Boys XPV
R.A.D.; JAKKS Pacific, Recommended age 8+ with adult supervision
required, retail price $89.99 to $129.99, in the box: the XPV
R.A.D, remote control, first aid vehicle repair kit, and XPV fuel
system that also charges USB devices.
a speeding bumble bee, able to reach tall tree forts at the flick
of a switch, is it a bird, is it a plane, nope it's the XPV R.A.D.
(Robotic Air Defense).
The 27 megahertz,
XPV R.A.D is the definitive remote-controlled robot, sporting
the very latest in toy technology, this robot astounds with its
The manufacturer suggests age 8+ with adult supervision, and I
have to agree with that. The box states that this high flying,
remote control robot has a flight range of more than 300 feet,
flies up to 30 miles per hour, and higher than 20 stories. Now
I was not equipped with a radar gun but I can tell you that the
XPV Rad is fast and it really takes off.
With the dexterity
not yet achieved by most kids 8 or younger, and a bit of practice,
you will be able to show off the XPV's ability to perform incredible
aerial stunts. You can drive the standing robot while it is in
an upright position, then when you go to full power it will automatically
lie down and take off like an airplane; it can take off runway
style or by being thrown. For best results, you have to be aware
of the wind and work with it.
is a stately 10" tall with an impressive 20" wingspan,
made with impact-resistant styrofoam (we crashed often and it
kept right on going). This makes it an amazingly light and agile
flyer. It is impact resistant, but not toddler-proof. I would
not advise using it around large bodies of water either. It will
probably float but I can't say that it will work again.
wing styling is inspired by actual stealth planes. It features
a twin turbo engine design and comes ready to run on a built-in,
rechargeable 7.4-volt lithium ion polymer battery, and charges
pretty quickly. The remote requires 6 AA batteries, not included.
The remote control provides two separate channels for instances
when more than one flying robot is in use.
The remote triggers user-controlled voice and missile sounds.
You can make your robot say things like, "Ready for your
command!", and "Scanning for intruders!". When
the robot speaks, its eyes light up bright red.
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of