The Plasma Car is made by PlaSmart, a Canadian company that avoids noisy, electronic toys that have a shelf life shorter than my beloved, yet played out, Ed Hardy wardrobe. Kids often bore quickly of such toys, and PlaSmart understand this. So they offer timeless products that are not only a ton of fun, but are also enduring. The wonderful products from PlaSmart are toys that a child will go back to over and over again, rather than toss into a box to collect dust. Their best sellers are the Plasma Car and the Perplexus, an awesome looking maze like toy that my 11 year old has been drooling over! They also offer a wide variety of other toys and games that are designed to stimulate little imaginations and promote creative play. Many of their toys also allow a kid to go outside and get physical exercise, which is so important for children in the age of this childhood obesity epidemic. They even have a Balance Bike I am eyeing for Sophie and Xander. Yes, the folks at PlaSmart are a parent's dream come true, since they offer products that allow a child to be stimulated in many different ways, whether it be mental or physical...Or Both!
My Plasma Car arrived very quickly, and was so easy to assemble. I will fully admit, I do not have a mechanically inclined bone in my body, so I left the assembly to my husband. He had it together and ready to ride in a matter of minutes! The concept of the Plasma Car is simple and quite genius. You see, this awesome little ride-on toy requires no batteries or gas whatsoever. It is KID POWERED! The Plama Car uses basic physics to power the toy, tapping into the natural force of inertia and friction. Pair this with centrifugal force, and you've got GO power! In plain English? The Plasma Car is operated by turning the special steering wheel back and forth. That's it! All that is needed to make this baby go is the weight of a child (or adult) and simple movement of the wheel! How cool is that?!
Take a look at Kyle, my 11 year old, demonstrating how to use the Plasma Car!