The Maisto Radio Control Rock Crawler is a perfect toy for boys. Like the name “Rock Crawler” already says this remote control car is a real fun toy for outdoors. This Monster Truck Rock Crawler can climbe obstacles nearly as high as itself. Boys can play countless hours outside with a toy like this R/C truck. The good thing about the Rock Crawler is, that the toy used so called tri-band frequency (27 MHz). That means children can play simultaneously with up to three Rock Crawlers at the same time. You can imagine that this doubles the fun right away. It’s even possible for your boy to make some off-road races with his friends.
Features of the Maisto R/C Rock Crawler
The Maisto R/C Rock Crawler is a very inexpensive radio controlled vehicle compared against to the average price for an RC car on the market. Because of the low price the Rock Crawler can be designated as “short on features”, but against that it is really “big on performance” (see also the test video at the bottom of this Review). The Rock Crawler really has the right look for an evil Monster Truck – tall tires with aggressive tread pattern and a small high-lifted body that stays out of the way when the suspension flexes. The truck boasts suspensions, two motors and low gearing. All this enables the truck for awesome, fun and exciting off-road rides and action. The Maisto Rock Crawler is 12.5 Inches long and sports both front and rear suspension. The reverse gear enables the driver to free the truck in rare cases if the truck fails to climbe an obstacle.
What comes with the package?
The Maisto RC Rock Crawler is ready to drive, that means you can have fun right away. The package includes the monster truck, the controller and the battery for the controller (9V battery). For the truck you will also need 6 AA batteries. We recommend you to use rechargable batteries so it will be cheaper and more fun.
Product Details of Maisto R/C Rock Crawler
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 16.5 x 17.8 inches; 2.8 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
- Producer: Maisto
- Origin: China
- Manufacturer recommended age: 8 – 15 years (we recommend: 6 – 15 years)
- Batteries: 6 AA batteries for the truck, 1 9V battery for the controller.
- Best Uses: Indoor, Outdoors, Group activity, Head-Hand coordination
Maisto R/C Rock Crawler Reviews – Pros and Cons
Overal rating of the Rock Crawler at Amazon.com is 4 out of 5 stars. Kris10 says that the Rock Crawler was a perfect gift for her son for Christmas:
My 9 year old son got this for Christmas and he was happy with it. He makes up indoor obstacle courses with legos, books, rocks and other things to drive over. It pretty much went over everything no problem.
She also says that the Rock Crawler (even if not intended for it) drives good and makes fun outside in the winter: “My son takes it out into the snow (although it’s probably not recommended for wet snow) but it works all the same. The independent suspension is amazing!”.
You see – the Rock Crawler is a real deal for boys – easy to setup, easy to drive. The Pros and Cons in one list:
|Fun||Many batteries needed|
|Good Tires and Suspension|
More information and Test of the R/C Rock Crawler in the video
You want to see the Maisto Rock Crawler in action? In the following video you can see the Rock Crawler on a home made test course climbing some little rocks. Don’t forget that this course is already very hard – so it should be really possible to get with the Rock Crawler every place in your own garden!