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Remote-Control Machines: Animals

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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.

Additional Info

308469

827A212E

814743011496

620373

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
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8)

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

 

Disappointed

This product was for my 8 years old. He was extremely excited about the toy and couldn't wait to build his machine animals. However, there were some problems. First of all, the...Read complete review

This product was for my 8 years old. He was extremely excited about the toy and couldn't wait to build his machine animals. However, there were some problems. First of all, the pieces are fragile, it seems to break easily. Second of all, when some pieces are assembled, it's extremely difficult to take them apart. He has to disassemble the current animal in order to build a different one. During the process, he broke few pieces, so he got frustrated and disappointed. The company has replacement service, but they are not free. So, it ended up to be disappointing.

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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

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4.0

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

By D B

from Reed City, Mi

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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

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      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

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        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.

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        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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            5.0

            This product was fabulous. My grandson loved it!!

            By Gmahart

            from Kansas

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

            It was way beyond what was expected. Wonderful

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            This product was fabulous. My grandson loved it!!

            By Gmahart

            from Kansas

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            Verified Buyer

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

            It was way beyond what was expected. Wonderful

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            2.0

            Disappointed

            By Sunshine

            from Clearwater, FL

            Verified Buyer

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

            This product was for my 8 years old. He was extremely excited about the toy and couldn't wait to build his machine animals. However, there were some problems. First of all, the pieces are fragile, it seems to break easily. Second of all, when some pieces are assembled, it's extremely difficult to take them apart. He has to disassemble the current animal in order to build a different one. During the process, he broke few pieces, so he got frustrated and disappointed. The company has replacement service, but they are not free. So, it ended up to be disappointing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Advanced for an 8 year old

            By Mimi

            from Yukon ok

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • larger than expected

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Christmas gift

                By MrsM

                from Northeast Ohio

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                Verified Buyer

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

                My granddaughter loves building things with her dad

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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