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Air Hogs Hover Assault Review


All three of my boys have been battling over this one, each of them wanting to have a turn! This is a very cool little toy. I admit, I was a bit dubious of its flying capabilities before we actually played with it, having seen one or two toys of this kind before that never quite worked as well as you hoped, but I am very pleased to say that I have been pleasantly surprised by the Air Hogs Hover Assault.

It takes a little while to master in the beginning but once you get the hang of it, it is really brilliant fun to play with. My boys are slowly mastering how to fly it & how to hover, it is just the landings we are still working on and a few crashes have been had (one of them was in to poor Erica who had been sleeping on the sofa at the time). I recommend making sure that you have lots of space when trying this out at first, and that there’s nobody underneath it when you’re learning to fly it! It has been withstanding the crashes extremely well and is very robust, which is surprising considering how small & light it is. You might expect it to be a bit flimsy and perhaps to break easily, but that is not been the case at all, it is very sturdy. The Air Hog can be driven, flown, and even controlled to hop over obstacles as well as fire four missiles.

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I captured a short recording of Joshua flying it to show an example of how well this toy works, to be fair this doesn’t really do it justice as it is capable of much more. He and Logan in particular are becoming very good at flying it now, so you have to be sure to keep your head down when you enter our living room in the Mama Owl house as it is often whizzing around the ceiling.

The radio controlled Air Hogs Hover Assault requires 6 x AA batteries (not included) and needs to be charged before first use, which is quick and easy & done by via a wire connection from the control to the vehicle. It’s recommended for ages 10 years and up and is available from Toys R Us, priced at £49.99.

We all really like this toy (Erica perhaps not so much…), and will soon be taking it out to have a fly around the great outdoors now that we have a better grasp on the controls! A very big thumbs up from all of us.

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