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Remote-Control Machines: Animals -  Thames & Kosmos - Toys"R"Us
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Product Description

Construct a whole zoo's worth of remote-controlled animals with mechanical insides covered by colorful plastic "skins." The animals all move using different mechanisms, each one mimicking the movement of the real animal it represents. A two-button remote control unit moves the small, lightweight motor forward and in reverse, allowing the models to move forward or backward.

Build an elephant that walks, a scorpion that crawls along, and a cute little penguin that waddles. Construct a rabbit that bounds forward, a crab that scurries sideways, and an orangutan that climbs hand over hand along a string. You can even build a couple of dinosaurs: a Tyrannosaurus rex that walks on two legs and a Pteranodon that "flies" along a cord. Learn about animal locomotion and biomechanics as you build each model. When you are done, use the same 100 building pieces to dream up your own mechanical animal creations! You can even mix up the animal skins in funny ways to make outrageous hybrid animals.

A full-color, 36-page step-by-step illustrated manual helps kids assemble all of the models, and teaches them about the animals they are modeling and the ways different animals move.

Features

  • 36-page, full-color manual
  • 8 models to build
  • Build bionic machines that mimic real animal movements.
  • Control more than one motor at a time with the multi-channel remote control unit.

Additional Info

308469

827A212E

814743011496

620373

batteries are required (not included)

3 pounds

14.6 x 11.5 x 3.1

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Average Customer Rating:

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Thames & KosmosRemote-Control Machines: Animals
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Advanced for an 8 year old

The robots are larger than expected which was nice we haven't seen them move yet since the controller requires a screw driver the size for eyeglasses which are not included.

The robots are larger than expected which was nice we haven't seen them move yet since the controller requires a screw driver the size for eyeglasses which are not included.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Neat idea but not perfect

This robot kit is fun. My 6yr old has enjoyed following the directions to build the various robots. This product is rated for ages 8+ but some of the robots listed as...Read complete review

This robot kit is fun. My 6yr old has enjoyed following the directions to build the various robots. This product is rated for ages 8+ but some of the robots listed as "difficult" to build were even a bit complicated for my husband. Especially the addition of the plastic "skin". He said only a very gifted 8yr old would be able to build those ones. My 6yr old is good at building the easy and moderate robots. He does have a long attention span though. The plastic "skins" are too much work to add after building the robot. Sure, they help sell the idea that the robot is that animal but it's really a lot of extra work. We pretty much just build the robot and leave the plastic skin in the box.

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2.0

NEEDS TO INCLUDE SCREW DRIVER

By Mumof3

from NJ

Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

Product is a great idea and looks great in the box! However, the remote for controlling the animals is IMPOSSIBLE to unscrew! My husband and I have tried every tool imaginable to remove without any luck! VERY disappointing and will be returning and NEVER buying this brand again!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
3.0

Neat idea but not perfect

By GLN

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

This robot kit is fun. My 6yr old has enjoyed following the directions to build the various robots. This product is rated for ages 8+ but some of the robots listed as "difficult" to build were even a bit complicated for my husband. Especially the addition of the plastic "skin". He said only a very gifted 8yr old would be able to build those ones. My 6yr old is good at building the easy and moderate robots. He does have a long attention span though. The plastic "skins" are too much work to add after building the robot. Sure, they help sell the idea that the robot is that animal but it's really a lot of extra work. We pretty much just build the robot and leave the plastic skin in the box.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

My nephew was super excited

By Bob

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

Gave it as a gift to my nephew for Christmas and he was really excited to see what he could build

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

My Grandson Loved This

By Hotwheel tracks

from Phoenix, AZ

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

He loves anything that requires a remote control and he loves animals. Perfect gift.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Valued

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

Arrived on time and works fine.

 
5.0

Robots

By CTC

from Cincinnati, Ohio

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

My child saw this as animal robots and loved the concept. Quality materials.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

I would buy this item again. Great learning and fun in one.

By Dawn

from Reed city, Michigan

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Teaches and is fun

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

      This was a gift for my nephew. He loves building things and learning, this provided both.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      wonderful machine

      By Nikhil

      from King of Prussia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • involvement, mind development

      Cons

      • External cover to be handled carefully

      Best Uses

        Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

        Great machine with both good internal and external structure...main thing what u make can see it moving..nice concept for kids to make and play..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        A great engineering challenge

        By Beau

        from IL

        Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

        This was harder than we thought it would be, but very educational.

         
        1.0

        Wish I hadn't bought this

        By Mom Mary

        from Georgia

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult
          • hard to follow instructions

          Best Uses

            Comments about Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Animals:

            This is a difficult kit. The picture instructions are hard to read. We've been successful with one (the easiest) animal, but failed on our 2nd attempt with a medium difficulty. I would not be any of these products again.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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