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The Plasma Car

Updated on February 8, 2015

Plasma Car

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Today the blue Plasma Car below is the cheapest I have ever seen one anywhere. It is on sale for $40.

PlasmaCar

The PlasmaCar is one of the coolest toys have seen in a while. I heard of it a few years ago but, the price was always over $100. So I never really looked much into it other than it did look like a lot of fun. Recently I have seen them in some local toy stores and my kids have had a blast riding on them all around the store. They work best on flat surfaces like tile. But, I am hopeful it will work well outside on our quiet street. It seems to work well in all the videos I have seen. It should help my kids burn off some of that extra energy too.

The PlasmaCar has won countless awards since it has become more popular. It started out very well in China. But, no one really tried to sell it in the U.S. or Canada. in 2002 an Ottawa entrepreneur named Timothy Kimber came across it in a little store and decided to learn more about it. Kimber was surprised to hear it really wasn't promoted in the U.S. or Canada. He contacted the manufacturer and managed to get distribution rights for the U.S. and Canada. He even changed its name from Fun Car to the PlasmaCar. He thought that with Plasma TV's being the next big thing in electronics adding it to the name would get people excited.

The car has 6 wheels but, the front 2 are only for stability and don't even touch the ground. They are used in case the rider goes over something like a curb or object on the ground. The next 2 wheels move when the rider turns the steering wheel and cause the PlasmaCar to pull forward. Since the 2 wheels are in back of the actual steering wheel physics makes them propel forward using Newton's "action/reaction" law. The car works best on a flat surface like tile and linoleum. It is for ages 3 and up and anyone up to 220 pounds.

Plasmart PlasmaCar

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      tonyab 8 years ago from Oregon, U.S.

      Hey, that looks like a blast! =) Great lens, Jim!

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Hi Jim! Best of luck for 2010!

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      vivekananda 8 years ago from India

      Kids will surely enjoy with these latest toys. Nice hub. Happy Christmas and New year.

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      Adults seem to fit on these just fine. But your knees will stick out a little bit. And it might be a little hard to get up. But, I sure plan on giving it a try after my son opens it on Christmas.

      Thanks for all the comments.

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      keira7 8 years ago

      Great hub my friend. Have a lovely Christmas.:D

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      am I too big for one of these? Nice hub.

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      readabook 8 years ago from Texas

      i am with everyone looks like so much fun. i have never heard it before so i am glad to be in the know.

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      Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

      Now this sounds like fun! I know my grandsons would love this little item! Good article thanks…

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Great idea. Thanks for the information.

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      Tammy Lochmann 8 years ago

      We have these they are great fun...Even my husband can ride on them (he is a rather large man). Good Idea.

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      Thanks guys. They sure do look like fun. I had something that worked similar when I was little. But, I can't remember the name of it. This looks a lot more comfortable and seems more effective for moving. My knees will stick out a little more than the kids but, I plan on giving it a try.

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      jill of alltrades 8 years ago from Philippines

      Sounds like fun! Like dohn, I also wish I had one as a kid. Or maybe it's not too late yet? Ha ha ha.

      Thanks for sharing Jim!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Gosh, this is the first time I'm hearing of this little contraption! I wish I had one when I was a kid. Thanks so much for sharing this hub. I'm sure this will be a huge hit in North America.

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