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October 31, 2011 / mommylok

Head Shotz

In case you are wondering, I am not talking about portrait head shots. Rather, I’m excited to write about yet another product feature from this year’s Time to Play’s Holiday Showcase as Silverlit’s exciting, action-packed radio-controlled toys definitely caught my eye.

Silverlit is highlighting the following for the upcoming holidays:

  • 3D Twister:  One of the first high-speed R/C vehicles to utilize 2.4 GHz technology to deliver hyper-fast speeds and real time crash feedback in the controller
  • Head Shotz:  A line of customizable R/C head-banging battle balls; and
  • Blue Sky Series:  Silverlit’s latest interactive Bluetooth R/C line made for iPod, iPhone and iPad control.  The Blue Sky Heli and Enzo Ferrari Race Car follow the  movements of the Apple iDevices and the app delivers additional features, like sound effects, force feedback and authentic simulator screens.

    Head Shotz

Head Shotz has received Disney’s FamilyFun T.O.Y. Top Ten 2011 and Parents Magazine Best Toys of 2011 recognitions.  Each one comes with an infrared remote that allows kids to control their unit with high-speed spins, head butts and knockouts.  It also features a two mode selector, one for training and one for battle.  Battle arms protect each unit; you win by knocking off your opponents battle targets (the yellow target as seen in the photo above).  The Head Shotz toy line consists of three warrior groups: Elementals, Mechanoids and the Creepies.  In addition, the lines includes Fusion characters which are hybrids with combined powers from two of the warrior groups (these are sold as a twin-pack).

A couple things to note:  the instructions mentions that it is best to play on thin carpet; we first tested the toy on hardwood floors and it was a little more difficult to control for the kids.  The traction on carpeting definitely helps to enhance the play action (even for adults, which by the way, a few of the fathers did “test” the toy and it almost seemed like they had just as much fun as the kids!)  Each Head Shotz also requires 6 AAA batteries, 2 for the remote and 4 for the battle ball (not included) so be sure to have some handy so the kids can start playing as soon as they rip open the box!  Head Shotz are recommended for kids ages 5-11 years old and retail for $24.99 (single pack) and $39.99 (twin-pack).  They are available at Radio Shack, K-Mart, Amazon.com and www.GetHeadShotz.com.  For more information on Head Shotz or any of Silverlit’s other product line-up, please visit their website.

ABOUT SILVERLIT

For over 30 years, Silverlit has created great toys for children around the World – toys that are fun, innovative and safe. They are headquartered in Hong Kong with a total number of over 5000 employees in more than 16 offices around the World. Their vertically integrated operations include product design, tooling, engineering and production. In 1994, it was awarded the ISO Certificate for full compliance with international standards, a first for a Toy Manufacturer in Asia.

Disclosure:  I received Silverlit’s Head Shotz Twin Pack for review purposes only; no other compensation was received for this post.   All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Bicultural Mama / Nov 1 2011 3:53 PM

    I saw these in action at Time to Play and they were really cool. Would make a great Christmas toy.

  2. Lis / Nov 8 2011 1:48 PM

    Found this while looking for Head Shotz reviews, as I’m planning on getting these for my nephews. Very good insight. Definitely getting them for the boys, I’m sure they’ll love them. They look really fun.

  3. mommylok / Nov 8 2011 2:37 PM

    Thank you 🙂

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