Sunday, November 16, 2008

Plasma Time

I've decided. I need to get myself a brand new 31'' Plasma! Oh yeah, it's going to be suh-weet. Better yet, this is a purchase the whole family will be able to enjoy. Well...eventually, at least.

Ok, so I'm not talking about a new Plasma TV. Heck, I don't even have cable, not to mention the spare cash to fork over for one of those. Although I have to admit that that would be a nice way to watch my movies at home. Someday.

What I am talking about though, is a PlasmaCar. This toy car was voted a winner in the 2008 Fat Brain toy awards. And deservedly so, I must say.

While checking out an indoor community play area with Lukas yesterday, Mrs. LIAFY and I happened upon a couple of these cars and since the wide open space was otherwise empty, we took them for a spin around the play room. We ended up riding them for several minutes while Luke busied himself with toys his own age (the car is for 3 years and over), and we had a blast!

These cars are operated by inertia, centrifugal force, gravity & friction, so no pedaling or pushing is involved. Just hop on, turn the wheel, and spin around the room. Backwards, forwards, hairpin turns, you name it we were able to do it with these amazing little cars. I had never heard of a PlasmaCar before yesterday, but I was instantly hooked. All you need is a smooth, flat surface and you are ready to roll, continuously!

The heck with buying one for your kids, I recommend you go out and buy one for yourself. You'll definitely feel like a kid again. I sure did.


Ed (zoesdad) said...

Now that is sweet! And it comes in assorted colors.

Anonymous said...

We could use some video of this death trap...I will hunt down something. Standing back up after using something like that looks difficult.

SciFi Dad said...

I must say, that looks pretty cool man. But, with no pedaling or effort required by the kid, I doubt my wife would go for it.

Whit said...

Those things are awesome. They have them at the mall and the boys always want to ride them.

Anonymous said...

I think I'll stick one on my wish list. It'd be perfect for my office. Thanks for sharing, James! Hadn't seen these yet.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Ed - Candy for the eyes too.

@MTAE - Youtube, youtube, youtube.

@Scifi - No, it's for you! Not for Muchkin. Splain it to her that way.

@Whit - I had no idea they even existed until I hopped on one and was, like giddy rolling around the room.

@Rob - Where to you work, the Y? I have a 10X5 cave with furniture.

Anonymous said...

Looks like loads of fun. Where can I get one?

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