Friday, September 30, 2011

ThinkGeek - R/C Battling Robot Dinosaur Review

ThinkGeek, how do I love thee; Let me count the ways. I don't consider myself a geek, but I could spend hours browsing all the neat items ThinkGeek has to offer. Whether you consider yourself a geek or a collector of all things cool, ThinkGeek has an abundance of amazing gadgets, toys, t-shirts, and electronics.

The solar lights I received from this interesting company in May are still brightly glowing at night at my campsite. Recently I received the R/C Battling Robot Dinosaur and, again, I'm thrilled with the genius and fun things ThinkGeek offers.

Logan and Adam, and my husband too, like all things R/C. I'm not sure if it's the concept of being in control of the object with a remote control or watching the stunts and tricks they can do. All three of my guys have had numerous runs with the R/C Battling Robot Dinosaur and get much amusement from it.

Both the dinosaur and controller require batteries so I had to run to the store to purchase some. After we were all set getting it out of the box and ready to go, I practically got run over by the guys to see who'd play with it first. Since having the R/C dinosaur, I've seen my husband and boys get it out again and again to play. I won't even lie, I've even taken a gander at it a few times. Yes, it's that fun.


If you open the battling robot dinosaur's jaws, it will make dinosaur sounds. Or, you can close the jaws to keep it quiet. There are three different modes of play. With Room Guard mode, the dinosaur will roar and spin when someone crosses its path. My dog goes nuts with that one! With the Direct Control mode, you drive it around and control its moves with the remote control The third, Hunt Mode, requires another R/C Battling Robot Dinosaur for use. If there's another one, the dinosaurs will wander around and attack each other with IR beams or autonomously hunt each other down. The boys are begging for a second R/C Battling Robot Dinosaur for Christmas so they can see what that mode is all about.

I received product for review from ThinkGeek.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.