Monkey has all sorts of vehicles, my house is besieged by tractors, trains and all sorts of diggers, dumpers and excavators. His favourite programmes have the same themes too, he’s certainly mad about Blaze and the Monster machines right now. So, when I was asked if we’d like to put the Max Tow Truck to the test, I knew he would love the challenge.
The Max Tow Truck is aimed at children aged 6 years and over, so perfect for Monkey who celebrates his birthday next week. To see this super tow truck work properly you will need 6 x C/LR14 batteries as the battery pack supplied only shows you the light/sound function. These batteries fit in the compartment on the underside of the truck.
Once you’ve removed the truck from the packaging, disconnect the battery pack with wire and dispose. The two wheels click firmly into place and the tow truck chain loops over the attachment at the rear of the vehicle, where you can also see the on/off switch.
Now the Max Tow Truck isn’t cheap, he retails at £59.99, but for that money you get a heavy-duty vehicle that can tow up to 90kgs!, it has 50 different sounds and phrases and has three different play modes. Watch the Max Tow Truck as he pulls a heavy load (pull the grey lever back on the top of the truck), pushes things out-of-the-way (push the bumper), or climbs (press the siren light on the roof of the truck)!
The instructions tell you that the vehicle works best on a flat, hard surface but isn’t recommended for high pile carpet, gravel or dirt. It’s worked find on our carpet and lino and we’re hoping to get outside with it over the weekend on our patio and driveway, weather permitting.
Monkey loves the Max Tow Truck, he’s played with it continuously since it arrived. It’s pulled wooden fire engines, all sorts of boxes filled with Lego, toy boxes and the like. We’re going to test its 90kgs pulling power out when we can get outside and see if it will tow Monkey when he’s sitting on his ride on digger. Watch this space for shots of that! I can see a few obstacle courses being set up too in the weeks ahead.
I do wish that there was a volume control option on the Max Tow Truck, but other than that this is a great tow truck that I know Monkey is going to enjoy playing with for a few years to come. We’ve also discovered the free Max Tow Truck app, where you can play games and there is also the chance to play with a ‘virtual’ Max Tow Truck, which has gone down rather well here.
Jakks Pacific have also released the Max Tow Truck Mini Hauler priced at £6.99 each which push and pull up to 5 times their own weight and can climb right up steel surfaces, they are supplied with their own track too. To add to the fun there is also Max Tow Off Road Playset at £19.99 which includes 1 Max Tow Mini Hauler, 2 mountain pieces, 4 barrels and 4 cones.
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