The Dark Knight Rises Tumbler Remote Control Review (Mattel)

What It Is

Based on the movie The Dark Knight Rises, the Tumbler Remote Control recreates Batman's tank-like vehicle. The remote-controlled toy features a camo paint job. Using the full-function controller, kids can make the Tumbler go front, back, left, and right.

Is It Fun?

This is a basic R/C vehicle that is easy for kids to control. Kids will like driving the Tumbler all over the house, pretending to save Gotham City just like Batman.

Who It’s For

The Dark Knight Rises Tumbler Remote Control is for Batman fans ages 3 and up.

The Dark Knight Rises is going to be rated PG-13. That may mean that many kids who will love playing with this toy may not see the movie for awhile. But they'll certainly be part of all the cultural excitement it will create, and this and other Batman toys let them be part of it.

What To Be Aware Of

Two AAA batteries are required for the remote control, and four AA batteries are required for the vehicle. Batteries are not included.

The package says the vehicle works with the remote at a range of up to 65 feet. We found it worked best at a range of 25-30 feet as long as the vehicle is in the remote's line of sight.

  • Fun

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    2 AAA & 4 AA batteries required