Plasma Car Review and Give Away, A great outdoor toy for the entire family.

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Summer is in full swing now, and if you are like me, you are probably looking in desperation for fun new activities to help keep your kids active and away from TV, while still providing entertainment for your kids. Outdoor equipment and toys are a great way to keep our kids active, and entertained. But as a loving and nurturing parent, I don't just want any random toy that would break and leave my kids in tears. So I went on the hunt to find something they would really enjoy, is durable and yet could still be used by the entire family, and that is when I stumbled across the Plasma Car

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The Plasma car is one of the world's bestselling children's ride-on-toy. It's received numerous awards including

  • Top Spring and Summer Kids Essentials by disneyfamily.com
  •  National Parenting Center, Seal of Approval
  •  iParenting Media Toy Award in the Toy Category
  • Fat Brain Toy Award in the Active Play Category
  • And many more!

The Plasma Car doesn't require batteries, pedals or electronics of any kind. It uses pure inertia, centrifugal force and friction to power its motion. The Plasma car is produced by the renounced PlaSmart manufactures, the same ones who produced the Perplexus toy we fell in love with last Christmas! This is a company that knows how to blend education and fun together in quality toys the entire family can enjoy! 

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It may seem odd, but I really liked how everything in the box was also contained in this fun sealed bag. It made pulling all the pieces out of the box easy, and ensured that none of the pieces could get lost or fall out of the box if it was to acquire a hole in shipping (this seems to happen a lot in our area). 

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Some assembly is required with the plasma car. But the instructions are well written and are quite simple to understand. I was surprised that one of the tools needed was a rubber mallet. The even bigger surprise is that we didn't have one! Even with the Husband's obsession with tools and we didn't have a rubber mallet. How does that work? But they offered an alternative method in the instructions which allowed us to use a regular hammer with a wood block. It worked well and soon I had all but the steering wheel assembled. 

The Steering wheel required using more force than I am able to do with my carpal tunnel, so we had to wait for the Husband to arrive home from school so he could tighten the bolt tight enough to ensure it was put together safely, but after that, it was ready to go! It didn't take long at all to put the plasma car together, and between me and the husband it only took about 10-15 minutes for full assembly. 

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The plasma car features a wider seat so even older kids at heart can sit. Yes, it can hold up to 220 pounds, so even adults can have fun on this great ride on toy! And yes, I admit, I also took a turn riding on the plasma car and it really was fun! 

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The plasma car runs solely on science and motion, no batteries or electronics included! The magic is in the front wheel, and the motion of turning from side to side propels the car forward. It is however important that you only use the Plasma car on flat surfaces, as the wheels don't have traction; even slight inclines of surfaces hinder it's ability to move forward. Finding a completely flat surface is a little harder in our rural area, even our parking lots have slight rises and falls; but we were able to get a fairly good area from the parking lot near our home to try out the plasma car. 

 

 

 

 

It rides smoothly, easy to steer and definitely brought a lot of smiles to my little one's faces. I love how it can turn almost on a dime! It offered a lot of fun for all three of my kids, even though there was a diverse difference in age, and even I had great ride! My kids got a great laugh at watching mommy drive the Plasma car. But even with me, it propelled forward just as smoothly and was actually a lot of fun. 

Overall

Our family has loved the plasma car and the fun it brings our family! It is a fun electronic free toy that our entire family can enjoy and enjoy outdoors in fresh air! 

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To learn more you can visit PlasmaCar. You can even use the handy Plasma Car Locator to find a store near you that carries the plasma car. 

Also be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for latest news, product sales, reviews, giveaways and more! 

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WIN IT!

 

Would you love to win a Plasma Car?

One of JadeLouise Designs' Readers will Win one!

 

Simply enter via the Rafflecopter form below! 

Terms: 

  • Winner will receive the a randomly selected Plasma Car. 
  • Contest is open to the  US/CAN ONLY to ages 18+.
  • Prize Cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, or PO BOXES sorry. 
  • Review/giveaway bloggers are not eligible to win
  • Winners will be announced via the Rafflecopter form below once they have been selected, verified and accepted their prize.
  • Winners will be notified via email. Winners will have 48 hrs to confirm and accept or another winner will be drawn.
  • Giveaway closes at 11:59pm EST July 25, 2012
  • View full terms and conditions on the rafflecopter form.
  • prize is sponsored by PlaSmart

 

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Review

About Amber Edwards

Amber is the owner & editor of JadeLouise Designs located in Wasatch Front of Utah near SLC. She is a stay at home mom to 3 kids; Jonathan (10) Talmage (9) and Jade (4), 1 dog and 1 cat. She loves to read, craft, bake, shop, travel, photography, and being a Mom and homemaker. She loves her family, and is passionate about sharing how to help families design a more family friendly lifestyle.

115 comments

  1. I learned that the company is located in Ottawa, Ontario.

  2. Alexandra Roach

    I could use it if I wanted!

  3. I learned that the plasma car runs solely on science and motion, no batteries or electronics.

  4. I learned that the Plasma Car requires zero electronic power and holds up to 220 pounds! My son would love this.

  5. This looks like an amazing toy… All three of my boys will love it

  6. Doreen Spitzer-Lemire

    The weight limit considering my princess will be 4 in 2 weeks and is 70 lbs and 3′ 10″ so she can’t ride a lot of the cutesy ride on toys that most kids her age can

  7. I could totally do something stupid and fun on that thing…

  8. Best thing about this is the weight limit. I love that mom and dad can have fun too!!

  9. Jenifer Minardi

    I love the fact that the weight limit is 220 lbs which means all of us can use the plasma car. We will definitely need more than one!

  10. That it holds the 220 lbs would make it great for my older grandkids who always want to get on the little ones toys.No more will I have to tell them to get off before they break it.

  11. I would LOVE to be able to win this for my gret-neice, Sky 6 years old. And her big brother Dustin, 16 years old, will be able to play with her. It will bring them even closer together. And maybe they will let Great Aunt Patti join in……

  12. 220 lbs! Fun for Daddy too…without the negative side effects of his rambunctious ways! ;) Looks like a great toy!

  13. That the plasma car runs solely on science and motion & that it holds up to 220lbs~~would be fun for the whole family.

  14. I can’t believe it hold’s up to 220 pounds!

  15. that it doesn’t take batteries.

  16. My 5 kiddos would love this! And it’s a toy that they all can use

  17. I learned that it can hold up to 220lbs! Not only will my stepson and daughter enjoy it, so can I!

  18. Debra Getsinger

    I can ride on it!!!!! up to 220 pounds

  19. I wasn’t sure how it worked until I read that it makes use of the most inexhaustible of energy sources; kid power which is perfect for me

  20. I love that I’ll be able to ride it, too! Just an all around neat toy!

  21. I like that you could have an adult up to 220 lbs ride it to….lol

  22. Brigette Streeper

    I love that it is electronic free!!! And anyone in our house could ride on it (impressed by weight limit!)

  23. I learned it holds up to 220 pounds because Dad will definitely want to drive it.

  24. I’m most excited about how it can move without pedaling

  25. So cool!

  26. Margaret O'Connor

    My grandson would love this. Must be very strong and sturdy to hold up to 220 pounds.

  27. adults can ride it….also that you need no batteries

  28. glad that an electronic free toy can bring so much fun for kids(and adults)

  29. Jeannette Laframboise

    I learned that the plasma car won the Fat Brain Toy Award in the Active Play Category! When I read the following statement:” It moves by harnessing the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity and friction, PlasmaCar uses the inexhaustible energy of children rotating the steering wheel from left to right to make the car roll.” To me, it sounds something like science fiction…what a great idea though as children are certainly full of energy! ;-) My boys are too big for it but if I won, this would certainly make my granddaughter very happy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. i love that even my husband and I would be able to play on this, and that all my kids would too! my boys would love love love a plasma car!!!!

  31. I learned it can hold 220lbs which means me and hubby can each have a turn after my sons gone to bed!

  32. No batteries are needed. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  33. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°*

    it requires no batteries, which is a huge plus and it holds quite some weight
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  34. I like how it propels itself from the steering wheel going side to side!

  35. I like that it is easy to assemble..thanks, simms3710@yahoo.com

  36. I’m excited that all three of my kids can ride on this!

  37. it doesn’t require batteries plus plus plus!!! it looks simple to put together and loads of fun for my daughter.

  38. Mary Beth Elderton

    I love that this is totally kid powered

  39. It’s sturdy enough that even a big mama like me can ride it!

  40. Would love one since our last one broken after 3 kids and 2 adults using it haha..

  41. christine jessamine

    i learned that adults can ride this too!

  42. I’m excited that my husband can ride on it too!

  43. i love that it doesnt take batteries or anything you dont have to pedal its so cool! i love that it won alot of awards too! i dont have kids but i know alot of little ones that would have a bunch of fun with it!:)

  44. i’m excited that it is usable by the whole family

  45. I read your article on gardening (Jumping Into Gardening with Kids #NaBloPoMo) It made me chuckle. I’ve never had a green thumb. I actually kill anything I come in contact with. A few years ago, I tried to grow tomatoes (not from seed, from a plant) in big flower pots. It was a major flop! Not one tomato! Not even little green ones. Well, my hubby and I tried planting some this year. WOW, we’re starting to get tomatoes. Some are still little, but I’m so thrilled with them. We planted Big Boys and Early Girl. (i think it’s called Early Girl) I can’t wait to get more. We have 9 kids in our family too! I’m #6. :)

  46. I was a little hesitant to enter the Plasma Car as I thought my 3 kids were too big and too old. My daughter watched the 3 little ones on the video above and she was going nuts! I told her she was too old and she said that she isn’t! She’s 13 years old and is about 80lbs, so maybe she’d fit on it? I learned that we have a store near us! I figured we’d have to go to Milwaukee to get one but there is one at a store 11 miles from us. Yahoo!!!! Thanks for the chance to win. (Abbie is thanking you too!)

  47. I love that this toy holds over 200 pounds, so my kids can play on them for years and years! I also love that there is not much assembly to the Plasma car!

  48. I love that this little toy does not require any batteries and runs simply on the science of motion!

  49. This looks fantastically fun! I’d love to have this for our little family.

  50. saw them online my kids would love them

  51. i learned that The plasma car runs solely on science and motion

  52. These things are awesome, my kids played with them at our local childrens museum and loved them!

  53. It uses the power of inertia.

  54. I like that it is suitable for both kids in my life, Kennedy (5) and Ronnie (48) LOL

  55. Michele Henneman

    I love that it takes a short amount of time to put together and it will hold up to 220 lbs.

  56. I’m excited that it looks easy enough for my 3 yr old to use!

  57. I love the fact that it can hold up to 220 lbs.

  58. I love that it is great for kids (gets them outside and keeps them active) and that adults can use it too!

  59. I am excited that my son is going to have lots of fun on this.

  60. i like that it is so easy to assemble and u dont need alot of tools and i like that it holds up to 220 lbs :) all the family can use it!!!!

  61. Chelsea Saulpaugh

    I love that it is completely powered by the child. One of my friends got this for their child and the child LOVES it.

  62. I learned even an adult can ride it, up to 220 lbs

  63. I was very surprised that it can support 220lbs!!!

  64. So much fun!

  65. I love that it’s completely child-powered and is so easy to control! How freaking fun!

  66. I like how it is smooth and turns on a dime:)

  67. I love that kids of (almost) all sizes can use it!

  68. Ronnie Schwartz

    that an adult can use it.

  69. I love that it holds so much weight and how easy it is to steer

  70. A client/friend has one for her grandson. She couldn’t tell me what it is but showed me how it worked. It is terrific! Now I know what it is. I want one! Did when I first saw it. What a great toy for any age. No batteries, just imagination and physical effort and then end result is fun!

  71. oops haha I meant for that to be on your other post ;0

    I LOVE plasma car and my kids fight over it EVERY DAY!

  72. I like that they also make a PlasmaBike!

  73. Easy to use, no batteries, great exercise!

  74. Good old fashioned fun. Have the perfect hill to try it on and yes we would share it and all take a turn. Thanks for introducing us to a great toy!

  75. I’m excited that it doesn’t need batteries and that it’s easy to steer!!

  76. I love the fact that its easy to ride smooth and great for the new riders out there . Would love to win one of these for my daughter .Also love that the older kids wouldnt ruin it by riding on it . Great gift!

  77. Very very cool !

  78. Something I learned and love about this is The plasma car features a wider seat so even older kids at heart can sit. Yes, it can hold up to 220 pounds, so even adults can have fun on this great ride on toy! so I can play with it with my kiddos:)

  79. No batteries and well built to last through my daughter!!

  80. easy to steer

  81. It runs smoothly with easy-controlled steer. My kids love it!

  82. It can hold the weight of most adults! :) I am under 200 so yeahhhhh!!

  83. ohhhhhhhhhhh we have wanted this forever!!!!!

  84. I like that its suitable for all ages including me

  85. Elizabeth Hodgson

    Would love this car for my grandbabies to use.

  86. I love what a wide range of ages/sizes it can handle!

  87. Would love to win this for my daughter

  88. What a fun car! Easy to use and kids (young and old) have a blast playing with them…

  89. My kids rode on one recently and fell in LOVE, what a fun birthday or christmas present!!

  90. I like that it is easy to assemble, fun for the kids and an adult can ride it too!

  91. would love to win this…my daughter plays with one of these at her play group in our community and loves it!!

  92. no batteries!!!!!

  93. My son’s birthday is coming up! This would work well!

  94. I like that I could potentially ride on it!

  95. I love that there is no batteries required! How many toys these days have that?

  96. 220 pounds! Even my hubby and I can use it!
    This will be with them for years, they won’t outgrow it in a couple of months. LOVE!!!

  97. looks like fun

  98. It is an iparenting media award winner. Littles would have a blast with this

  99. I love that this toy requires kids to be active in order to have fun! Gets them outside in the fresh air and away from the tv. Fabulous!

  100. Adults can ride too….aka the best part :)

  101. Stephanie Cloak-Sander

    I would love to give this to my niece Zoe.

  102. Awesome – no batteries and can hold a lot of weight, 220 lbs.

  103. Christine Boulanger

    looks pretty cool ! :))

  104. I like that it can hold over 200 lbs.

  105. The PlasmaCar looks like so much fun! I love that it is 100% Kid-powered (Little OR Big Kid! :) ). We’re in the suburbs so should be able to find some great flat surfaces to try it out. Thanks for the great review and the opportunity to win one. I really loved your video!

  106. I learned that there are no batteries, it is just 100% kid powered

  107. Birdie Skolfield

    Im so excited that this car is battery free great exercise for lil kiddos YEAH

  108. i like that it holds up to 220 lbs so that means i can ride it lol

  109. I’m not going to lie, this looks super fun. This would make an excellent Christmas present!

  110. Alright so this is just too cool!! It is so awesome that it requires no batteries or charging, can hold up to 220 lbs, and it only takes about 10 – 15 minutes to assemble. Most excited about the fact that I can play too. Thank you so much for the giveaway…I have my fingers, toes, legs, arms, and eyes crossed so maybe, just maybe, I can win this one…lol!

  111. I love that it only uses science and motion to move! And I must confess, I like that it holds up to 220 pounds so I can try it out, too!

  112. My 2 grandsons would love this!! : )

  113. My kids have played with one before and would love it

  114. This looks awesome!! I think my sons would love it! The best part is the no batteries and no charging, that’s great!

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