Best outside Remote Controlled Toys for Beginners.

The RC world is so rich in designs and type of toys that everyone can find something to enjoy regardless of budget, age, and preferences. Even more, there are toys designed for indoor use only and toys you can also take outside for a spin.

My favorite category is the latter because it’s more fun and most of the designs are equipped with interesting features that make spending time outside worth the effort. Even more, I find it’s best to learn how to play with a new toy outside, where there’s a lot of space and no thick walls or huge pieces of furniture.

But, before I let you know my top three RC toys for outdoor use, let’s take a look at how to find the ones that are built with this purpose in mind (the features below apply to any type of RC toy).  

How to buy the Best RC Toy for Outdoors

According to John from RCrank, the best way to buy an RC vehicle that can be used outside is to check these features:

·         The size – regardless of type (helicopter, boat, or car), the remote controlled vehicle must be big enough to withstand outdoor conditions (the wind, rain, dust, dirt, and so on).

·         Waterproof – the toys designed for outside use come with the electronics tightly sealed so water can’t reach them

·         Power – in direct connection with the size, your toy must be equipped with a powerful enough engine to make it in the real world

·         Durability – I recommend choosing toys with shells made of durable plastic or even ones that have an exoskeleton for extra-protection.

·         Controls and maneuverability – as a beginner, it’s important to choose a toy that is easy to control, with an easy-to-understand remote

·         Range and run time – most modern RC toys support a pretty extensive range and around 10 to 20 minutes of run time. These are great features because it allows you to get used to the toy before the battery runs out.

The best RC Toys for Outside

Now that you know how to choose a toy that will work outside without crashing at the first spin, let’s take a look at my top three RC toys for beginners.

An RC Helicopter

Choppers come in a wide range of sizes and designs, and they look amazing when you fly them! Still, it takes a bit of time to get used to flying a chopper the proper way and this is why I think you must find one with great flight stability like the Firefly.

This heli can be flown both indoors and outdoors and is one of the leading RC helicopters recommended for beginners. It is stable, lightweight, and easy to understand how it flies. 

A Remote Controlled Drone

Yes, some drone models are RC toys as well and they are a lot of fun to fly. For a beginner I would recommend a quadcopter (for extra stability in flight) like the UDI U818A.

It’s not expensive and it is extremely easy to fly even if you’ve never flown a drone in your life. It’s great for both children and adults.

An RC car

If you’re not into flying toys, I think a cool RC truck with some interesting features may be best for you. The Traxxas Bandit XL-5 is a great beginner’s RC vehicle due to its stability, power, and waterproof electronics.

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75 thoughts on “Best outside Remote Controlled Toys for Beginners.

  • October 8, 2017 at 10:13 am
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    Great gift ideas for the Holiday Season!

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  • October 7, 2017 at 10:38 pm
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    i was on the fence about getting one of these. I have heard that the smaller ones do not last to long. Is this a good one? I am needing to find a good present for an 11 year old for christmas 🙂 We cant wait it is going to be wonderful. And we decided on a drone ! And I am researching all the reviews I can!!!

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  • October 7, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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    This is a great way to get my son to spend more time outdoors and off his video games!

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  • October 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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    My granddaughters would love all of these

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  • October 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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    I’m kind of surprised that the helicopter takes a lot of time to learn to fly correctly, I would have thought the drone would be harder since it doesn’t have a front or back and would seem to be harder to direct.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 8:24 pm
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    My son wants one of these so bad! We would have so much fun with this!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    My nephew would love a remote controlled helicopter for Christmas!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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    Awesome drone!

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  • October 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm
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    Commented 🙂

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  • October 3, 2017 at 10:16 pm
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    What an awesome drone! It sounds like a fun unit and easy to play with!

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  • October 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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    My daughters would love these toys!

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  • October 3, 2017 at 3:25 am
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    My son (AND my husband) would sure love this!

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  • October 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm
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    My grandsons love being outdoors in all kinds of weather. Having some waterproof durable toys helps with the necessity of having to replace them. I know they would love any one of these.

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  • October 1, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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    I’d like to get one of these drones for my nieces. They would love it!

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  • October 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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    Very informational, thank you!

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  • October 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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    It’s so important to get kids outside into the fresh air to play. These are great items!

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  • October 1, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    My 6 year old grandson loves the rc cars. Its a nice toy for getting them outside. Can also be brought in on the bad weather days.

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  • October 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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    Thanks for the chance!

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  • September 30, 2017 at 7:56 pm
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    These toys sound so nice. My grandchildren would love these. Great gift ideas. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

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  • September 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm
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    I love the RC cars my brother is a big collector. And me and my daughter really want a drink.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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    Looks like a winner and lots of fun.
    Marilyn

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  • September 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm
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    Looks like fun toys for kids and husbands alike

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  • September 30, 2017 at 11:47 am
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    i told the kid next door i would love to have th3 drone to keep eye on the hawk an eagle nest and the girls want to keep eye on the turtle

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  • September 30, 2017 at 11:38 am
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    I would love to have a remote control drone. They look like they are so much fun.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 10:53 am
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    These toys look like so much fun to play with.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 10:06 am
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    We aren’t quite ready for the drones yet. My son hasn’t shown any interest in them yet. The RC car would be perfect for him though. I appreciate that too because I’ve bought so many that just wasn’t about much only because I had no idea what to look for. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  • September 30, 2017 at 9:58 am
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    Those are awesome gift ideas.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:33 am
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    Thanks for the info.

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  • September 29, 2017 at 9:39 pm
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    This is good info for Christmas. Last year’s crop of remote controlled toys basically didn’t work.

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  • September 29, 2017 at 8:56 pm
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    We bought our daughter a drone last Easter and my husband mastered it pretty quickly, me not so much. To be fair though, he totally hogs it! If I had one to fly, I’d probably get good at it too! They’re so fun.

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  • September 29, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    These out door toys would make great Christmas gifts for my grand kids this year

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  • September 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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    That looks like so much fun!

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  • September 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm
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    All I need is a nice little drone with a 4K camera then I’ll be posting all my flying videos to Amazon Prime, yeah, that’s the ticket.

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  • September 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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    great ideas

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  • September 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    I liked the hints on how to find the best outside remote controlled toys

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  • September 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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    Looks like a lot of fun

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  • September 29, 2017 at 11:17 am
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    these look awesome

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  • September 29, 2017 at 1:05 am
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    Oh my gosh this helps so much we were going to get the kids some and all these tips are wonderful thank you!

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  • September 29, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    I received a Drone for Christmas, but I swear I cannot get the hang of it! I thought it was going to be easy, but it is not! Anyway…thank you for the information! Of course, my son is amazing at it. haha

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  • September 28, 2017 at 11:06 pm
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    This is one of those instances when buying a drone, that buying cheap is not always better.
    My grandkids are good at flying and controlling these things better than I. My hands don’t work like they used to. Drones are FUN, but I don’t like them flying in the house. Sometimes, somehow things get broken!

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  • September 25, 2017 at 1:19 am
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    My boys would have a blast with these! Thanks for the great information…great ideas for Christmas!

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  • September 25, 2017 at 12:59 am
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    I want to try the drone. Last one I flew I got insta banned from playing with since I crashed it into the wall right away. lol

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  • September 24, 2017 at 9:53 pm
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    I’d like a RC helicopter. I think it looks like fun.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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    RC toys can be so much fun but it is hard to find the right one. I have not had much luck buying them in the past, they seem to last a couple days maybe a week. These tips are very helpful.

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  • September 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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    My boys would like all of them.

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  • September 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    My Grandson would love all of these Remote Controlled Toys!

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  • September 23, 2017 at 1:40 pm
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    I could have so much fun with my grandkids with one of these.

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  • September 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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    We got our grandson these and they just loved them.

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  • September 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm
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    We love the RC Toys. They last a long time. My grand son would love the helicopter

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  • September 20, 2017 at 11:50 am
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    me i want a droe why i like them and live in country and would love to see the birds and the animal in trees

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  • September 20, 2017 at 9:55 am
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    My hubby would love all of these!

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  • September 20, 2017 at 9:35 am
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    I bought my grandson an RC car but his daddy has more fun with it! This year they are getting a drone!

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  • September 19, 2017 at 10:01 am
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    if I was to get this drone for my great nephew I would be crowned royal great aunt. these look and sound like fun

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  • September 19, 2017 at 9:30 am
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    Such good info! These toys are a blast. But you’re right, they can be hard to control at first. I’m going to look into getting a chopper for my son since he can’t really yet fly his quadcopter without crashing it every time!

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  • September 18, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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    My sons would love this.

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  • September 18, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    Durability is my BIGGEST factor when buying kids toys. We went through a couple of these cheaper designs a few years back. Even in the hands of my husband, so hard to control some and a crash landing on no durable plastics was the death of the toy. Thanks for the info. Now the grandkids want these and good to know.

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  • September 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm
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    This looks like a blast! I can definitely see my husband and son playing with this one for hours! Thanks for sharing!

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  • September 18, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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    I love the remote controlled drone. You gave me a great idea for a fun gift for my granddaughter’s 12th birthday coming up in 3 months. Thanks! 🙂

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  • September 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm
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    Cool toys!

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  • September 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm
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    These are great ideas. Perfect for the upcoming holidays!

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  • September 18, 2017 at 12:48 am
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    these are great I would like them for me and my step son

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  • September 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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    My husband would love this. 🙂

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  • September 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm
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    Great toys it’s crazy the toys they have these days for kids Thanks for the info 🙂

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  • September 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm
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    My husband is a helicopter pilot and loves his RC helicopter. He also has a car somewhere but really wants a drone!

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  • September 17, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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    What great tips. I would love to buy one of these but never knew what to look for. Now I can safely go and find one that isn’t cheaply made. I know one of my grandsons would love getting one of these under the Christmas tree this year.

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  • September 17, 2017 at 2:10 pm
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    I love all of these and the nephews would love them too. I’ve only bought them RC cars though. Last one I bought was a Bugatti Veyron. It was really cool. It was real metal! I didn’t know they made them from real metal. It had headlights that really worked too. That was so weird. He loves it. I think it was a year ago I got it. He’s 14 now and still plays with it. I hope to get him a drone one day

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  • September 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm
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    My sons would love the An RC Helicopter

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  • September 17, 2017 at 1:23 am
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    Not sure if my comment went through. I really like the drones!

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  • September 17, 2017 at 1:23 am
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    I think these are so cool! I especially like the drones. I’ve been trying to win one for a long time.

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  • September 16, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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    Wow, these are some great toys, that everyone in the family can enjoy.

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  • September 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm
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    These are awesome! I bet my grandboys would love flying and controlling those rides.
    @tosnlyme143

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  • September 16, 2017 at 8:15 pm
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    these are a lot of fun.

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