Disney Planes U-Command Super Charged Dusty Review (Thinkway Toys)

What It Is

The U-Command Super Charged Dusty is a deluxe infrared remote control plane from Thinkway Toys, based on Dusty the crophopper plane and star of the new Disney/Pixar movie Planes. Dusty comes to life when you turn the plane on. Dusty features a spinning propeller with engine and flight sounds and moving life-like eyes and mouth. Kids can control Dusty with the joysticks or by pressing one of the 10 buttons on the wireless remote controller to activate more than 1000 action combo sequences.

The remote features four back buttons, which send Dusty back a small distance when pressed. Other buttons make Dusty talk, make different sound effects from the film, and move forward and turn left or right.

You can also send instant or preprogrammed commands to Dusty using the remote. Press the program button, state your command, then press the program button again. Press the Go/Stop button and Dusty will follow the directional commands.

Is It Fun?

For Planes fans looking for a new way to interact with their favorite cropduster off the screen, this R/C packs a lot of fun. While 10 buttons on the remote might look overwhelming, they actually make it easier for younger kids to steer the plane in the exact direction they want it to go. We also like that kids can take the action one step further by customizing a preprogrammed "flying" route for Dusty.

Who It’s For

The U-Command Super Charged Dusty is for ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Six AA batteries are required, but not included.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    6 AA batteries required