Barbie Star Light Adventure Flying R/C Hoverboard Review (Mattel)

Barbie Star Light Adventure Flying R/C Hoverboard
What It Is

Bring the high-flying action of the Barbie movie Barbie Star Light Adventure to life with the Barbie Star Light Adventure Flying R/C Hoverboard. It's got a Barbie doll rider on top (non-removable and made of foam) so kids can pretend to fly Barbie all over the galaxy to save the stars just like in the movie. 

The hoverboard toy comes with a pink-and-blue remote with built-in charging cable, a USB cable, and four extra propellers. Once you get the hoverboard charged up, it's very easy to begin flying. Switch on both the hoverboard and the remote. Both will light up green and when you hear the beep, they will be paired and ready to go. Press the Launch/Land button on the remote just once to launch the hoverboard. To control the hoverboard when it's in the air, use the joystick to send it forward, backward, left, and right, and adjust the hoverboard's height with the Height Control Switch. There is also a 360-degree Spin button. Keep pressing it to make the hoverboard spin in a clockwise direction. Release the button to stop. There are also four trim buttons on the remote so you can stabilize the hoverboard's direction if it seems like the toy is veering more to one side when hovering. When you're ready for Barbie to land, just press the Launch/Land button once again, and the hoverboard will slowly return to the ground.

Is It Fun?
Barbie fans will really like bringing the hoverboarding action of the new Barbie movie to life with this R/C toy. Kids will like that it's easy to get the toy up in the air with the Launch button and that controlling the hoverboard once it's in the air is also easy to do. The toy doesn't fly so fast that it will be difficult for kids to keep up with it, and should it get too close to an obstacle, you just press the Land button. The ease of use means this R/C toy will be great for kids who don't have a lot of experience with R/C vehicles. And it's also going to engage young Barbie fans in lots of imaginative play.
Who It’s For

The Barbie Star Light Adventure Flying R/C Hoverboard is for ages 8 and up. It's going to appeal to kids who like the new Barbie Star Light Adventure movie. Those kids will enjoy recreating scenes from the movie and making up all-new space adventures for their favorite fashion doll. It's also an easy-to-use R/C toy, making it good for beginners.

What To Be Aware Of

The hoverboard comes with a rechargeable LiPo battery pack. You'll need three AAA batteries to power the remote control, and the batteries are not included. It takes between 90 and 120 minutes to charge the hoverboard.

For best results, stay at least three to six feet away from the hoverboard when in use. 

Adult assembly is required to attach the replacement propellers.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AAA batteries required