It's not too often that I find a toy that exceeds all of my expectations, and I don't usually start off so strongly with my opinion in a toy review, but there's just no other way to say it, I'm thrilled with the Piston Thumper truck from Toy State! With everything from lights and sounds to quality craftsmanship and even movement, Toy State has put everything kids love in a product that parents will appreciate and come back to time and time again.
If this smile doesn't say anything about how excited my 6-year old son, Elijah was to unpack this truck I don't know what does! As soon as the Piston Thumper from the Road Rippers Toy State collection arrived, Elijah was busy testing out all of the buttons before we even took it out of the box. I usually dread taking toys out of their "Fort Knox" boxes, but Toy State makes this job super easy on the parents with just two simple twists to remove the truck from its box which lets gets kids playing even faster!
Enjoy heart pounding action in so many ways with the Toy State Piston Thumper!
- Ram and Ford Raptor vehicles with an oversized engine and exciting 'piston popping' action
- Motorized drive triggers light up 'piston popping' and realistic engine sounds
- Includes flashing lights, fun sounds and music
- Perfect for Ages 3 and up
- 3 AA batteries included
Most of the time when you pick up any kind of toy that comes with as many bells and whistles as this truck, you will also have to count on picking up a pack of batteries just to get the fun started. I hate when I plan to spend a specific amount for a toy and then realize I have to pay and extra $5 on batteries just so the recipient can play with it. Toy State truly goes the extra mile and includes 3 AA batteries already in place (can I get a hallelujah from all of the parents out there) so you don't have to spend above and beyond your budget.
The lights, sounds, and 'piston pumping' action in this toy is so much fun! Not only did my son Elijah have a blast, but as soon as my 3 year old son Levi heard all the commotion he couldn't wait to test it out too! The bright colors of this truck are so engaging and eye catching and the small little details in this toy make it look and feel like a real truck.
Check out the Piston Thumper in action in the video below!
My boys can have their moments of roughness when it comes to toys, and I have to say I was thrilled that this truck seems like is also "Built Ford Tough" which means my boys will be enjoying this toy for years to come!
By far, the boys favorite feature of this truck is that with a touch of a button, the engine revs to life and zooms a good 6 to 8 feet before coming to a stop. No remote necessary, and you don't even have to pull the truck back to propel it forward like a lot of "movable" cars. This feature makes it especially perfect for a home with two kids as my boys have had hours of fun racing the truck back and forth to each other in our hallway. It's not every day that I can find a toy both of my boys can enjoy together, but when I do, it's always one of my favorite features to highlight!
Absolutely the perfect toy to fit any budget, you can find the Piston Thumper at your local Toys R' Us, Target.com, and K-mart for $19.99!
The Piston Thumper isn't the only great toy you'll find at Toy State, and their website lets you find the perfect toy by customizing your search selecting the specific age, interest, and features! Click HERE to check out all of their fantastic toy possibilities!
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