**~ CLOSED ~** Stuff Story & Mason Like: Hexbug Circuit Boards RC Skateboard Skate Park Set at Mastermind Toys
You know the dress that looks pretty dull on the hanger, but you throw in the cart to try on anyhow, and then when you do try it on, it fits you absolutely perfectly, and ohmygosh, the hanger did nothing to show off how amazing this dress is!? This toy is like that.
Flipping through the Mastermind Toys holiday guide is to my kids what the Consumer’s Distributing catalogue was for me as a kid — it’s a wonderland of every cool toy possible. Santa knows he need only make one stop to make their wishes come true Christmas morning. And usually I look at the toys and think, “YES! I totally get why that’s awesome!” and I kinda want it, too, but with this toy, nope. I did a big head shake and told Mason there was no way this thing is as cool as it sounds.
I was so wrong.
Mastermind Toys sent Story and Mason this Tony Hawk RC skateboard park set (by Hexbug) and upon first glance, I was seriously underwhelmed. I mean, how fun can a bunch of plastic ramps be with a teeny little remote controlled skateboard?
A WHOLE LOT OF FUN, THAT’S HOW MUCH.
Mason (who just turned 5) was the one who spotted the toy in the gift guide and added it to his Christmas wish list. When it arrived before Christmas, you can imagine his glee. He set up the ramps (after a little instruction from Story) and I put the skateboard together.
It took at bit of practice (and a few, “THIS IS HARRRRRRRRRD” comments from both kids), but once they understood how the remote control works to move the skateboard, they challenged each other to do tricks, like this:
They also love just using the skateboard on the floor (and tormenting our very small dog with it).
The set sells for $59.99 at Mastermind Toys, and I can tell you that kids definitely get the money’s worth out of the set. I would definitely stick to the 8+ age recommendation, though, because at just 5 years old, Mason needs quite a bit of encouragement to keep trying. Learning to use the remote is tricky!
So this one is a total win, and I think my kids will be getting extra RC skateboards to use in their skate park for Christmas this year!
And guess what? I’ve got a $50 gift card for Mastermind Toys to give to one lucky winner, too! Perfect timing for finishing off your holiday shopping, right? And if you don’t happen to win this one, stay tuned because I’ve got ANOTHER one to give away soon!
Disclosure: My kids received toys as compensation for writing this review, and one lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to use at Mastermind Toys. My opinions, as always, are my own.