RC’s Race: Gear, Gas & Go Playset Review (Mattel)

What It Is

The character RC from the Toy Story movies has inspired a new racing-themed toy collection within Mattel's Toy Story toy line. The RC's Race Gear, Gas & Go! Playset lets kids launch and race RC. The playset comes with a nine-inch RC character vehicle and a playset with service bay and dual-launcher starting line.

Pretend to fill RC up with gas at the service bay. Then choose one of two ways to launch the car. RC has a revving pullback lock-and-release mechanism to get him ready to race. This means you must rev up the vehicle by pressing down and pulling it backward about three times. Then press the launch button on the back of the vehicle to send it racing. Or you can rev up RC, connect the car to one of two launch positions next to the service bay, and press down on the launcher button to send RC racing.

The car also features an adjustable clip to hold a Toy Story action figure. Add another vehicle from the RC's Race collection to the second launcher at the starting line for side-by-side racing action. The Gear, Gas & Go! Playset does not come with action figures or additional cars. Buzz Lightyear with Turbo Wings, Woody with Turbo Rockets, and Zurg with Grappling Hook are sold separately. Zurg's Racer and Buzz Lightyear's Racer are also available and sold separately.

Is It Fun?

RC's Race offers a new storyline for kids to act out with the Toy Story characters. The story and the toys have taken on a life for kids way beyond simply recreating the narratives they see on the screen. Kids love bringing these toys to life in their own worlds, and the racing theme is a platform for promoting imaginative, open-ended play.

Who It’s For

RC's Race Gear, Gas & Go! Playset is for ages 4 and up. It will appeal to fans of the Toy Story movies and also to kids with an interest in racecars.

What To Be Aware Of

Assembly is required. Apply sticker labels before assembly.

The vehicle is able to gain more speed when used on a hard, flat surface, versus a carpet, for example.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy