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Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle

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Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us
Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us
Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us
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Product Description

The ingenious Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety vehicle has an amazing cricket habitat that allows a live cricket from a pet store to power the vehicle using motion sensor technology! Observe, learn and nurture your crickets in their habitat. The habitat has a magnifying window and chambers for food. The cricket habitat is secure and easy to clean and includes a cricket collector! To get started insert batteries and place the habitat with a live small to medium cricket inside the vehicle. Batteries not included. For indoor use only. Cricket not included. Colors and decorations may vary.

The Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle Features:

  • Get going with the Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety

  • Observe, learn and nurture your crickets in their habitat. Four modes of play and the push of a button let the cricket take off and "drive" or race head-to-head with friends.

  • Push button once for Cricket in Charge mode. Press the button twice and try Drag Racing mode with a friend and his Bug Racer (sold separately)

  • In Autodrive mode, the car drives automatically, without the need for a cricket and in Light Show mode press the button a fourth time to get a light show and better

  • The Bug Racer includes vehicle wings, a collection device, a control room, magnifying window, bug button, stickers and on/off switch

Features

  • Get going with the Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety
  • Observe, learn and nurture your crickets in their habitat. Four modes of play and the push of a button let the cricket take off and "drive" or race head-to-head with friends.
  • Push button once for Cricket in Charge mode. Press the button twice and try Drag Racing mode with a friend and his Bug Racer (sold separately)
  • In Autodrive mode, the car drives automatically, without the need for a cricket and in Light Show mode press the button a fourth time to get a light show and better
  • The Bug Racer includes vehicle wings, a collection device, a control room, magnifying window, bug button, stickers and on/off switch

Additional Info

769986

58023080

887961271973

DLY23

4 AA batteries are required (not included)

1.8 pounds

15.0 x 12.0 x 4.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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Mattel 1001134Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle
 
4.4

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (43)
  • Durable (17)
  • Super fun (3)

Cons

  • Noisy (3)
  • No sound control (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (4)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Product is great, with 1 small flaw

This toy is great, my kids loved it, for a while. They decided to determine which cricket would best be able to run it. The crickets would scoot the little car across the...Read complete review

This toy is great, my kids loved it, for a while. They decided to determine which cricket would best be able to run it. The crickets would scoot the little car across the floor. It was a great time. Unfortunately, the crickets became adept enough at driving the toy car that they were willing to attempt greater things. The next thing I knew, the crickets were driving my car! That's right folks, a cricket in a Civic.... The next move for the crickets was to take over a tank at the local National Guard Depot. Anyway, the crickets are now armed, and proficient with vehicles and weapons. Thanks Mattel

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Very Noisy & Hard to Use

First off I would like to say that my kids really like this vehicle. They enjoy it running around, bumping into things and somewhat chasing after them.

From a parent's perspective...Read complete review

First off I would like to say that my kids really like this vehicle. They enjoy it running around, bumping into things and somewhat chasing after them.

From a parent's perspective there are several issues here:
- The big one is that my wife does not want anything with crickets in the house, and i can't really blame her. If those puppies get loose they would drive us mad with their chirping!
- This toy makes a lot of loud and annoying sounds. It's ok for a little bit but gets old really quick. You can turn the volume down some but can't completely turn it all off. The way to do that is not intuitive at all. Also the volume resets if it's turned off and then back on again.
- The 4 modes this car has are also not intuitive to use. The same button is used to cycle through them all, guessing at which one you are on. That same button is also the one that is used for adjusting the volume. Too much is trying to be accomplished with one button. A couple of toggle switches on the bottom would have worked much better. This one button would be fine for the 4 different driving modes if the car would indicate which mode it is on. If it does I couldn't tell how it was trying to tell you.

We did not test it with actual crickets so I can't really comment as to how that process works.

The toy is fine, but I think the kids will lose interest in it rather quickly. I also don't think it's a toy they would have picked out from the toy isle if the option presented itself.

Reviewed by 74 customers

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4.0

Bugtastic!

By JinhwanKim

from Edison, NJ

Pros

  • High quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

      And I'm not just saying it to be nice. This Bug Racer is really a unique toy. When I was a kid I would have loved it. What we have here is a bug box combined with a self driving car. I'll explain; part one is a car that looks and sounds like a bug. It'll 11 inches long by 5 inches high made a heavy plastics with real rubbed wheels. It has 4 modes; 1. Drive mode with cricket in-charge (put 1-5 crickets inside the bug box and the light censors in the car will detect where the cricket is and move accordingly). 2. Drag racing mode (you need two cars to race, they'll talk to one another and race for 10 seconds). 3. Autodrive. The car will drive on its own without the crickets. As with mode one it will run into things and automatically backup. 4. Light Show. The car will sit still and play bug synthesized music and give you a light show. The car is rugged and well-made. The rubber wheels will keep the car from scratching wooden floors. Be aware that this car makes lots of noises so if that bothers you you've been warned. Part 2. The Bug Box: it's not just a box but has some cool features. It fits into the top of the car by sliding in from the back. It has air slots in the top, a couple magnifier windows, a sliding door to separate crickets from the driving capsule and a bug "collector device" that allows you to catch and transport the cricket in to the back of the car without ever touching the bug. Very cool. Again, I think this is a really clever and we'll designed toy. Crickets are available at your local pet store for just a few cents and of course it doesn't have to be a cricket. The car takes 4 AA batteries. The bug box is easy to clean.

       
      5.0

      "WOW"COOL"AWESOME

      By Alisha

      from north fort Myers FL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

      So cool you have to like bugs for this you can actually put real crickets in it for it to run by itself with out batteries I actually purchased 2 one for my 9 year old son and one for my 10 year old nephew but it was a hit all his friends can't stop playing with it either so great buy worth every penny and I would purchase again it's durable and all around works amazing

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Neat looking car

      By Valued

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

      Looks like it will be a fun gift. Have not had the opportunity to try it yet as it is a Christmas gift.

       
      5.0

      All I needed

      By Valued

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

      Can't wait for them to get this

       
      5.0

      great learning product

      By rudedog187

      from madisonville,ky

      Pros

      • High quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

          my kids loved it the product is a great for learning and also to have fun at the same time i would recommend it

           
          4.0

          Great idea and fun for kids

          By JonT

          from Sacramento, CA

          Pros

          • High quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

              The overall quality of the racer is great. It came with detailed instructions. After understanding how the racer works I was ready to try it out but unfortunately no cricket. I know it has the non-cricket mode but I think that kind of lacks the fun. To be honest I don't know if a cricket is the right bug for the racer, I would think about a more easy one to get a hold of.

               
              5.0

              Great Toy!

              By crohlig

              from Livonia, MI

              Pros

              • Durable
              • High quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

                  My kids loved this. They couldn't believe that it was powered by crickets! Hours of entertainment, great buy!

                   
                  5.0

                  Bought this for grandson

                  By dave

                  from morganton nc

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

                  Bought this for my grandsons birthday he loves it. it has sound and moves in all directions. I am glad we bought this for him.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Cricket Habitat Combined With A Racing Vehicle

                  By JSines

                  from New Castle, PA

                  Pros

                  • can still use if you don't want a cricket inside
                  • High quality
                  • multiple play modes
                  • unique and interesting with a cricket

                  Cons

                  • the car was a little noisy but not unbearable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

                    My nine year old bug lovers response to opening the toy was "mind blown", which I guess is something kids say nowadays. The vehicle has several different modes, one of which allows for the usage of a cricket to be the vehicles navigator. My son absolutely loves bugs of any kind. He loves learning about them and observing them, so there could not be a more perfect toy for him. There's even a light show option so you can watch the cricket more closely. For those who aren't insect fans, there is a mode that runs solely off of batteries and so the cricket is not required and is still a lot of fun to play with. As with most toys of this type, the sounds are at times annoying and we had to turn it off for a break from those (My children enjoyed the sounds, it was Dad who got a little irritated after a lengthy play time lol) Overall, I think this is a really fun learning toy that combines science/nature with fun for all kids.

                     
                    5.0

                    A great toy!

                    By Anonymous

                    from Stockton CA

                    Comments about Mattel 1001134 Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety Vehicle:

                    My son loves this rc bug racer vehicle. It's a great way to teach my son about bugs! This vehicle has a cricket habitat where a cricket lives in and it has a spot for the food. It comes with 4 different modes that can be use. First mode is drive mode where cricket is in it. Second is drag racing mode but you need 2 cars for this. Third mode is Autodrive the car will drive on its own without a cricket. Fourth mode is Light show this is where the car sit still and play bug synthesized music. Using the mode with the cricket is fun since there are sensors on the inside and at the front of the vehicle that when the cricket is there it will move the bug racer vehicle base on the cricket movement. When using without a cricket and if it bumps into something it will backup! It also makes funny noises. This rc bug racer vehicle it's made of great hard plastic and the rubber wheel are great when using on hardwood floorsnot having to worry about scratches.

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