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Barbie has been revitalized as a cosmic princess in the upcoming Barbie Star Light Adventure movie as she teams up with a group of hover boarding pals to save the Galaxy. Barbie is boldly proceeding to a place where no Barbie has ever gone before!
When your little girl has seen the movie she is probably going to wish for one of these Barbie Remote Control Hoverboards which operate in the same manner as the quadcopters and drones that you are already seeing everywhere these days.
How Much Do You Have To Spend?
The Barbie Star Light RC Hoverboard Doll was originally launched at a price around $80. Now listed on Amazon for $48
Who Will Buy It?
The makers recommend it for ages 8 and over but suggest that it should include parental supervision. I’m guessing that it will also interest kids of a younger age.
Things We Just like About It.
First up we liked the appearance of this toy. The matching blue and pink shades of the hoverboard, remote control and Barbie’s clothes are successful design aspects and features.
The actual hoverboard and remote control appear simple to use. As well as going up and down and in all four directions it also has buttons for instant take-off and landing. In addition the hoverboard has pre-programmed keys for three different stunt performances.
Drones and quadcopters are well-known for being awkward to handle. However the Barbie RC Hoverboard has been well designed to be easily handled by a beginner.
The device is charged by using the included USB Cable.
Things We Did Not Fancy About It.
The Barbie RC Hoverboard has some 360 review comments posted on Amazon giving it 3.3 star rating. Not tops but probably acceptable
One thing we definitely didn’t like is that Barbie cannot be removed from the hoverboard. It would add some additional creative play to the set but there are possibly design reasons why this is so.
The actual Barbie is built from lightweight foam which likely will be easily damaged. Some reviewers comment on this. This makes logic otherwise she would add too much weight for the hoverboard to fly.
The hoverboard does appear quite noisy. Quadcopters are usually noisy too so this isn’t a huge revelation. One reviewer noted that you need to be careful with the spinning blades. They are quite sharp and if touch give a nasty bite.
Flight time was stated as 5 minutes by another reviewer before having to be recharged. This is limiting and could disappoint small fans waiting for the next flight.
Is This Worth The Money?
For Barbie enthusiasts old and new this is likely to be a have to have. It will certainly be a significant seller because of the movie. We are sure they will be on a lot of daughters’ Xmas toy wish lists. The hoverboard looks pretty sturdy and we are convinced it has been rigorously tested so it is certainly worth the $48 price tag.
Where Exactly Can I Buy It?
It is likely to be obtainable at most toy shops. It is definitely on sale at big online stores such as Amazon where you can take a look at all the user reviews.
Barbie in her Star Light Adventure role has received a big makeover. This Science Fiction, Cosmic Barbie is a very courageous move. We definitely welcome this futuristic new Barbie and think the Flying RC Hoverboard Doll will be much sought-after by all Barbie enthusiasts.