Little Tikes Touch and Go RacersLittle Tikes are a favourite brand in our house and we love their robust, bright and colourful toys. Their Cozy Coupe is an iconic toy and we have one in our garden like so many other families. I was less familiar with their range of small toys, however, so, when the opportunity came to take a look at their Touch and Go Racers I was keen to see what Bud and LM would make of them.
The Touch and Go Racers are a range of four chunky cars, including a police car, red pick up truck green sports car and a blue sports car. They are all battery powered and have an on/off switch underneath. Very handy for saving battery juice The cars can be operated using the two clearly marked stickers, one on the back of the car and one on the bonnet.
First your child drags their finger along the 'rev up' sticker at the back of the vehicle (it is clearly marked 'rev up'), the first time they touch it the engine and horn sounds will start, touch it again and the sounds get louder. To make the car go press the 'Go' sticker on the front of the car and it will zoom away from you at a good speed. Very simple and both of my children understood how to make the cars go very quickly.
Bud, at 4 and a half enjoyed using the cars but found them a little simple to keep his interest. LM, however, at just over 2 loved them. As soon as she understood how to use the cars she was very excited at how quickly they zoomed away from her and happily spent time playing with them. They are aimed at age 2+ so I think that's a perfectly appropiate age for these, younger children would probably struggle to make them go on their own.
The cars have the customary Little Tikes quality, they are robust and will stand up to driving into the odd door or skirting board without any difficulty. They are quite a noisy toy but no more so than other toy cars that we own which have their own sounds.
We've had other toy cars which have felt quite flimsy and I always look at the wheels as a sign of quality. I was really pleased to see that the tyres on these cars are not removable and will stand up to a toddler chewing on them, if yours do that!
The cars retail at around £12:99 which I think is a reasonable amount for a solidly built, good quality, fun toy.
Disclosure: We received these toys for review purposes.