Skateboarding Mikey Is an R/C with a Twist

Toy Reviews

Fighting crime and eating pizza aren’t the only hobbies the Ninja Turtles have.

Designed for TMNT-loving kids ages 4 and up, Jakks Pacific‘s XPV R/C Skateboarding Mikey gives young R/C enthusiasts the chance to shred with the fun-loving Michelangelo himself. Kids can do wheelies, 360s, and one-footed spins as they enjoy all the radical adventure for which the half-shell heroes are known. Included in the box is a skateboard, a Mikey figure, and a remote control.

Before kids can begin, they’ll need to fasten Mikey to his skateboard by snapping his right foot into a peg on the back end of the board. After I aligned his toes with the indents on the platform, it snapped into place with ease, but kids may require an adult’s help to make sure it’s assembled securely. But heads up: Once Mikey is married to his board, he can’t be removed, so keep that in mind before putting it all together.

Mikey’s skateboard is pretty gnarly, and it’s reminiscent of a plastic skateboard I used to own when I was a kid. Like an oversized Tech Deck, rubbery black grip tape rests on top and plastic orange wheels sit below. A black battery compartment under the tail houses five 1.5V C batteries, but they’re not included so make sure to pick those up beforehand.

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The controller—styled like Mikey’s signature dual nun chucks—is small and compact for little hands. It sports one large orange button on its face (which happens to be a manhole cover) and has two press-able sides: The left side controls Mikey’s spins, and the right drives the skateboard forward. A small round pizza icon with tiny “pepperoni” holes acts as a speaker that emits 10 rad (and super loud) sound phrases that kids can enjoy. “Oh yeah, Michelangelo is on the move!”, “Booyakasha!”, “It’s pizza time!”, and “Oh snap!” were my favorites. The cleverly crafted controller requires two AA batteries, but they come included. Rad!

Operating the XPV Skateboarding Mikey is fairly simple with the two-button control system. Kids can accelerate at a moderate speed and use the spin feature to watch Mikey twist and turn atop his board. While there are no specific directional controls, Mikey’s spins and weight shifts will help orient the R/C in different directions. That said, kids will enjoy operating this R/C in a large, open area rather than in tight quarters where more direct control is needed. The R/C itself is designed for indoor use, and it’s recommended that kids operate it on hard surfaces such as wood, tile, or concrete. I don’t see it having much trouble operating on a driveway or smooth sidewalk.

Skateboarding Mikey is loads of fun, and the sheer size of him and his ride will undoubtedly get kids excited. The deck measures a whopping 14 inches long, and with Mikey on top, it stands just as tall. With simple controls and exciting sound effects that heighten the play experience, the XPV R/C Skateboarding Mikey is easily a cause for shell-abration.

Ages:

4+

MSRP: 69.99

16 Responses to “Skateboarding Mikey Is an R/C with a Twist”

  1. Walter Thomas Fitzpatrick

    Not happy bought it n it does not work remote just blinks n goes off

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  2. Debbie Bauermeister

    Piece of junk. I purchased for my son on black friday from Walmart it already stopped working. Remote control will talk but just blinks

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  3. Kim urban

    Junk!!! Gotta for my grandson had to return and get another one and it won’t work either. Don’t waste your money

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  4. Abigail Easley

    We got this for Christmas for our 4 year old. After putting the batteries in it worked for about 2 min then stopped working. The controller works but Mikey won’t move. Very disappointed

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  5. Dawn Ingram

    This is the second one we have purchased and it continues to not work. This was the only thing my son asked for for his birthday and so disappointed that we can’t make it work. Terrible.

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    • Deona Poole

      Same here! I’ve purchased 3 various brandsizes of batteries wondering if that was the problem. 🙁 My son is so disappointed.

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  6. For Christmas my grandson’s fav you was his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on the Skateboard but after putting the batteries in (correctly),controller light blinks and you hear him come on talking but nothing else happens! It just sits there!

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    • Did you pull the clear “try me” tab out of the front of the controller. If you don’t pull the tab then the controller will only stay in the ” try me” mode and the skateboard will not work.

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  7. Becky millward

    Looks fab!! Unfortunately ours is not working 🙁 got my 4 year old son it for Christmas, put all batteries in the correct places etc but all we get is a red flashing light on the controller and then it goes off, was really looking forward to playing with it aswell 🙁

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    • Marissa DiBartolo

      Strange! Try reaching out to the manufacturer Jakks Pacific for support, or the retailer you purchased from!

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    • Dominique Smith

      My son got one for christmas and it hasn’t work at all. I’m having the same problem as Marisa DiBartolo. I tried different batteries and everything still nothing. Is there something else I need to turn on to make it work or pacific type of C batteries

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      • Marissa DiBartolo

        Hi Becky! You should reach out to the manufacturer (Jakks Pacific) or the retailer you purchased this from for help!

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    • Janine boyd

      You have to turn the board on first and then the controller they have to link together a special way or it will continue to blink

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  8. Cool toy but for 50 bucks you can’t have batteries included? Anything to get extra money out of people

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  9. Latisha lane

    My son revived this toy for his 6th birthday he loves it and has been playing with it non stop it is by far his favorite gift I’m slightly jealous that I didn’t pick this his favorite aunt knows how to pick

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