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The Battle Racer is a Nerf product that was released in 2015.

Details

The Battle Racer is a pedal-powered go kart under the Nerf brand by Hauck Toys, a German company specializing in mobility devices for childhood play. There is space to place ten darts at the front of the kart in addition to spots to hold two blasters. In the back, behind the chair, there is another set of two blaster holsters. The arm rests are also capable of holding several Elite Darts each. The seat can be adjusted to suit various sizes.[2]

The Nerf logo is plastered several times throughout the body of the kart, including the front, the chair, the sides and the center of the kart. A brake system is seen at the side of the kart in the event that the kart needs to be slowed down. It is capable of holding children up to 110 lbs.[4]

When assembling the go kart, the front and back tires are slightly different, which one needs to take into account.

History

The Battle Racer is the first Nerf product created by Hauck Toys. From what is known, the kart made its debut on December 16, 2015 on a number of sites including the Hauck Toys home page. It appeared at the 2016 Nuremburg Toy Fair among other public appearances. Likely because it is produced by a German toymaker, the product was first seen in Germany and Western Europe before eventually making its way to North America and the rest of the world.

The product had taken on a life of its own when it went semi-viral, allowing for several news media outlets like The Daily Mail and Gizmodo to comment on it.[5][6]

Quality

The Battle Racer has some questionable build quality issues. As a Nerf product produced by a company other than Hasbro, build quality is not going to be at the same level as other Nerf products. However several users on online shopping sites have reported some errors in quality control. The Battle Racer is apparently very easy to assemble, but suffers from a fragile front end piece, which is prone to detaching.[2] This issue was noted by several customers. The rubber on the handbrake was also cited as a problem area, as well as blasters frequently falling out of the holsters.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Amazon: Hauck 918696 - Nerf Battle Racer Go-Kart. Amazon.de
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Toys R Us: Nerf Battle Racer Non Powered Ride On. ToysRUs.com
  3. Toys R Us: NERF Battle Racer. ToysRUs.ca
  4. 4.0 4.1 Babymarkt: HAUCK NERF - Battle Racer Go-Kart. Babymarkt.de
  5. The Daily Mail: For the ultimate Nerf fan: 'Battle Racer' pedal car can carry four weapons and a 'seemingly endless' supply of darts. DailyMail.co.uk
  6. Gizmodo Australia: This Nerf 'Battle Racer' Is A Terrible Idea. Gizmodo.com.au

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