Radio Controlled Inflatable's {Review}

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Bladez Toyz are an international company that specialise in design and development and distribution of the must have toys. They sell a wide range of radio controlled toys, boys toys, girls toys, outdoors toys, preschool and so much more!
I was asked if we would like to review a couple of Radio Controlled Inflatable toys from Bladez Toyz. I hadn't heard of radio controlled inflatable toys before so I of course said yes, knowing that my children would truly enjoy trying and testing these new toys!


We were sent the Disney Star Wars BB8 and a Thunderbird 2 inflatable to try.


We eagerly opened the BB-8 inflatable first and straight away I noticed how easy this would be to put together. The controller, the inflatable and of course the wheels are included in the box. There's also an instruction manual and a vinyl plastic repair patch included, too. The plastic part - The wheels or 'drive' part - just slot into place on the bottom of the BB-8 inflatable.


We attached the wheels before inflating the BB-8. Inflating the BB8 by mouth literally took 2 minutes, it's super easy and fast!


We inserted the batteries* into the bottom of the drive part (wheels) and the controller. You will need a small screw driver to un-do the little screw of the battery compartment. (I may have used a butter knife because the screwdrivers are in the shed.. The shed where there are big hairy spiders which terrify me, haha). We were ready to test out BB-8! "This is going to be epic" Charlie said.


At 43cm tall it is a really good size! Can be used indoors and outdoors, too!



It's easy to control using the control pad and it's super easy to spin, too! It also has a "sound" function and when turned on, the BB-8 makes Star Wars noises from the original star wars movie which Ellie thought was "SUPER AWESOME" and Charlie was impressed with how fast it goes.


 The controller has a backwards and forwards button as well as a left and right. It's very easy to use and perfect for little hands! The drive range is up to 30 metres which is a really good distance!


It isn't at all heavy and is very light which is perfect for little ones to pick up. Because it's so light it can actually go quite fast! We tested it inside and outside (while it was dry outside! I wouldn't recommend using the inflatables on wet ground and make sure the surface is quite flat and no sharp objects). Requires 4xAA 1x9V batteries. (Not Included). 
You can purchase the radio controlled BB8 from Argos.

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The Thunderbird 2 was also very easy to inflate! This one came with the wheels already slotted into place on the bottom of the Thunderbird. There is also a vinyl plastic repair patch and instruction booklet also included along with the control pad.
We put the batteries in and away we went! It's a good size - 40 x 45 x 20cm and weighs only 0.43kg. It's ever so light!



Charlie said "I really like how you can turn the sounds off and on" And Ellie was all "I prefer the sounds ON because they sound so cool" Bless 'em.
On the bottom of the inflatables there is an off switch and on switch and also a "mute" switch, meaning you can turn the sounds off if you'd prefer. Charlie and Ellie absolutley love racing each other with there inflatables! They are honestly so much fun.


The kids have been racing all around the house with them, hehe. They work better on flat surfaces. Again, the controller on the Thunderbird inflatable has a backwards, forwards, left and right button, it's very simple to use!
The Thunderbird 2 can also be used indoors or outdoors.

The radio controlled Thunderbird 2 can be purchased from Bladeztoyz priced at £24.99. (Batteries are not included) My children have had endless fun for hours! We found the batteries last really well, too! Even my teenage son has been playing with the Thunderbird 2, too!
Please note these can not be used in water and keep fingers away from spinning wheels


In my opinion, they are well worth the money. They're good quality and very robust. I really like the fact they can be deflated and stored back in the box to save space! They're SO much fun and so easy to use. These would make a lovely gift for any child aged 3 years and over.

You can also follow Bladeztoyz on Twitter

Sarah xXx

Family Fever


A Cornish Mum




We were sent these products/samples for the purpose of  the review. All opinions are my own, honest, personal opinion. I was not paid for this post.

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26 comments

  1. I love that. BB-8 was my favourite character from the most recent Star Wars film. Have many kids heard of Thunderbirds though? I loved it as a kid but that was a long time ago.

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  2. I think this may of just helped me out with a gift this year. How cool are these! xo

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  3. I have never even heard or seen these before. They look pretty neat, I think my son would love it as a gift for the holidays. I'm super glad I came across this blog post. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I have heard so many great things about BB-8, such an ideal Christmas gift!

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  5. OMG! My girls are obsessed with BB8. I think you just sorted their Christmas presents out for me. Thanks!

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  6. I think practically inflatable items are better as you can deflate them and they take up less room. The BB8 looks really cool x

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  7. These look like loads of fun! My little lad would go nuts for the Star Wars ones! #MMBC

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  8. These look like so much fun! They would be perfect for Christmas x

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  9. What a fun idea, I think even my grown up kids would like these #TriedTested

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  10. They look absolutely brilliant! My son's a Star Wars fan, so BB8 would be a hit here!

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  11. We had a Darth Vader bought for us last year. I like that it deflates quite small but the kids love it when it is blown up #TriedTested

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  12. What an interesting toy it amazes me how toy makers come up with such innovative ideas.

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  13. They both look rather cool. I am sure thay would make a perfect gift for any kid especially with Xmass just around the corner.

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  14. My boys would love the Star Wars one...they are obsessed! Looks like you had a fun afternoon :-) xx

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  15. These look like so much fun and I can certainly see my three playing with them on Christmas day. Fab review thanks x

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  16. Never seen these before but I love them I want one great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  17. We have some minion radio controlled inflatables and my kids love them. I always fear that they're going to knock things over around the house though! Loads of fun.

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  18. I'm not a fan of Star Wars but these look so cool and so much fun!
    Sandra x (rustedbones.co.uk)

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  19. These look cool! I've not seen inflatable remote controlled things before! Thanks for linking up to That Friday Linky

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  20. They both look awesome! There seems to be more and more of these types of toys becoming available now. They would make fab Christmas presents x

    Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC. Hope you can make it next week x

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  21. We saw these at the London top fair earlier this year and loved the Star Wars one! We are big Star Wars fans and just written about Star Wars Celebration :) These toys would be perfect for us! #TriedTested xx

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  22. These look like so much fun! Is it wrong that I wouldn't mind one myself? ;) x

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  23. Ha I love these! What a fun idea and yay we love BB8 in this house.

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  24. Oh my what a great idea! Never seen this before but I'm sure kids had a lot of fun ;)

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  25. Sounds like you have captured some beautiful memories! A great idea and looks heaps of fun :) reasonable price for kids toys too! x

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  26. That is really clever as these inflatable toys will help hugely with storage. What a great idea!

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