I’m having a post-holiday giveaway, since it’s not going to be in anyone’s hands by this weekend. It’s an awesome giveaway and I hope that you’ll all enter. It’s meant for boys and girls, so don’t be blindsided by the many mentions of my 6-year-old son!
On the first night of Hannukah, this was actually the first gift that he received. When he opened up the package and saw a set of Battle Machines by Jada Toys, he literally jumped with glee. It’s a radio controlled game of tag. Each vehicle is equipped with a infrared laser and sensor. This isn’t your everyday radio controlled car (or truck, which is also available as a set); it’s radio controlled battle – every little boy’s dream! Needless to say, it’s a been a huge hit on playdates.
My son quickly picked up the Mustang Police cruiser, aimed the shooter at the other car, a Chevy Camaro, and started firing the cars around the house. He maneuvered the Battle Machine vehicle into position and fired at the Chevy to take my daughter out. There was some serious action going on in the house as they fought each other with cars buzzing from one side of the house to the other. Each vehicle has a shield power indicator that shows how many hits you have before you lose the game. The first and second hit causes the other vehicle to stop in its tracks and rumble with exploding sounds. The third and final blow causes the enemy to lose all control of their car, declaring my son the winner. I can’t tell you how happy this toy makes my son. Explosions, sirens, fast movement – everything he likes rolled into one toy. For my son to play with a toy again and again, that’s really saying something. He’s not a toy boy – he has never been particularly into toys – until now.
The Battle Machines are good for kids ages 3-16. You can find them at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys-R-Us, Amazon.com, and other toy retailers nationwide. The suggested retail prices of the Car Twin-Pack is $49.99 and the Lifted Truck Twin-Pack costs $59.99. Each set includes two cars or trucks, two remotes and includes lights, sound effects and movement that mimics video game play. For more information about Battle Machines RC, Jada Toys and all its innovative toys please go to www.BattleMachinesRC.com or www.jadatoys.com.
If you would like your child to experience the new Battle Machines firsthand, enter to win the Car Twin Pack set (which retails for $49.99) today here on The Culture Mom. I guarantee you hours of amusement awaits the family!
1) Comment here and leave your contact information (Twitter handle is ideal!).
2) Become a fan of The Culture Mom’s Facebook Page. Then leave a comment on the wall telling me why you want to win the Battle Machines.
3) Post a link to this contest on your blog (and then leave a comment on this post with your link).
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This contest ends midnight Eastern time, January 15th, 2011. The winner must accept and respond within 24 hours after winning the contest, or the prize will be distributed to another winner. The gift will be shipped directly from the manufacturer to the winner’s home.
Disclosure: This prize is being given to me for promotional purposes for this giveaway. I did receive a set to try out to facilitate this review, but all of the opinions expressed above are my own (and my 6-year-old son).