One of the most exciting gifts for your 10-year-olds (or yourself) is undoubtedly remote-controlled cars. With their attractive bodies, colors, and vicious speeds, these little vehicles can make your day anytime, anywhere. But what if you could attach your personally liked parts to your favorite remote-controlled cars? That would just take the fun to a whole new level, wouldn’t it?
The remote control car body shells are the perfect accessory for your child’s favorite car. Not only do they make the cars more attractive, but they also improve the control over your toy car. All the more reason to get one for your little one. Keep reading to know which shells are the best out there.
Features To Consider
Remote control cars are all of ours favorite toys. Just like any other product, they come with a variety of designs and we also have loads of accessories available in the markets to enhance the little vehicles.
Here are some factors that you might want to consider while purchasing RC body shells:
The number one rule of anything is safety first, and it can not be emphasized enough. Always make sure that whatever toy or toy part you are purchasing is safe for your child. This includes the age recommendation too. Also, please do look out for choking hazards and if there are any, try to avoid such toys for children below 8 years of age.
What is a toy car without some detail? Decals are stickers that add definition and detail to the car for eg. a steering wheel, headlights or door handles. Once again, make sure they are not swallowed by your little ones.
As with any toy, RC cars also come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are huge to let you enjoy the strong make while others offer more compact fun. However, when it comes to buying a body shell for your car, do keep in mind your car’s scale to match it with that of the shell’s. You don’t want it to be too big or small because it will be of no use then.
Clear bodyshells are for painting. They are almost transparent to allow you to paint them to your liking. Most of the time these types of shells come with protective overspray to help you paint with precision.
You would want to notice, though, whether the shell that you’re planning to buy comes with spray paint or not. Not all of them do. Additionally, also look for decals along with the paint.
As obvious as it may sound, many at times we tend to forget this factor because we’re blinded by the attractive colors or the amazing decals. However, quality is probably the most important factor to take into account. Everyone uses their RC car differently. Based on the type of car you have you might be comfortable with running it on any surface and bumping it onto walls and furniture. On the other hand, you might be someone who uses it with extreme caution. Both ways, quality shouldn’t be ignored, but especially if you’re the type one user. Because you’d want your purchase to last as long as it can wouldn’t you?
You might also want to decide if you want to buy a shell that doesn’t require any assembly or one that does. Technically, one can’t be said to be better than the other, but most people have their preferences. You see, any toy that requires some assembly and creativity thrills the kids who have an interest in making their toys. On the other hand, there are those kids who want to start playing with their toys straight away and dislike any hindrances, assembling being one of them sometimes. Thus, it’s always a good idea to know what your kid (or even you) likes in a toy.
A word of caution, it will be safer to buy a one-piece shell for a younger kid to prevent a choking hazard.