Max Tow Truck Review (Jakks Pacific)

Max Tow Truck
What It Is

The Max Tow Truck from Jakks Pacific is an interactive toy monster truck with tons of power to tow, push, or climb. The truck has three modes-tow, push, and climb. Switch between them by pressing the bumper or the siren or simply pulling back on the gearshift. To tow, connect the chain to the back of the truck, then wrap it around what you want to tow and pull back on the shift. Max Tow will tow or push up to 150 pounds, and Jakks recommends that things be on wheels. They suggest a wheeled platform, but we found it did just fine with a wheeled chair. The truck also talks, saying tons of funny, get-to-work phrases.

Is It Fun?

The classic styling and four big, oversized tires will really appeal to kids, especially those who love vehicle play. Of course part of the fun is using its power in awesome ways and watching as this impressive truck does things that kids have never been able to do before. The towing mode is a real shining feature of the toy. Kids will love figuring out what they can move next, and chances are they'll be amazed almost every time.

Who It’s For

The Max Tow Truck is for ages 6 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The truck will shut off after a little bit of time without being played with. But touch any activation point to start it up again.

The directions say that this works best on smooth floors, and after trying it on a variety of surfaces, we agree. It won't work on gravel, dirt, or most carpet.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    6 C batteries required