Battle Ground Ring Racer Review (Hexbug)

Battle Ground Ring Racer
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
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What It Is

Get ready to fight with light when you drive the Battle Ground Ring Racers into the pit. Available in single and dual packs, these robot racers have a unique angled ring design so that they won't fall over in high-speed maneuvers. Each Ring Racer has two side cannons and the ability to "fire" infrared light at its opponent. When a Ring Racer gets hit, it lights up to let you know. Use the remote control to drive your Ring Racer forward, backward, left, and right. Press the "fire" button to attack the opponent. Each remote has four channels, so you can have up to four Ring Racers battling at once.

The single packs include one Ring Racer, one remote, and a USB cord for charging. The dual pack includes two Ring Racers, two remotes, and two USB cords for charging.

Is It Fun?

These robotic racers have a really neat movement, and they're pretty easy to control. These have different decos than the more neon Ring Racers from last year, but that's because they're all about battle instead of stunts. (But you could still make these Ring Racers do cool stunts if you wanted.) The lights make it clear when you've fired and when you've been hit, and that enhances the battling play experience.

Who It’s For

Battle Ground Ringer Racer sets are for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Each racer runs on a rechargeable LiPo battery. A USB cord is included for easy recharging, and it takes one hour to get a full charge. From that, you get 30 minutes of continuous play.

The remote requires four button cell batteries, and those are included.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    4 cell batteries required