Wall Climbing RC Cars Compared: As Seen on TV vs Amazon

Wall Climbing RC Cars Compared: As Seen on TV vs Amazon

This is Radical Racers. It’s an As Seen
on TV car for kids that could climb up walls and do 360 stunts. This is an
Amazon remote-control car that can also climb walls and do 360 stunts. Do either
one of these work and is one better than the other? Let’s find out in today’s video. Alright guys a lot of requests for
this one, especially as the holidays approach. This one has been
advertising on television. The Radical Racers as you can see is As Seen on TV.
But in fairness I’d like to go on Amazon and find a popular alternative. This one
has a lot of reviews for it so it’s been around for a while so I wanted to see if
it was significantly different or better than the Radical Racers. But I already
noticed one thing about this one that I don’t like.
Look how generic this box is. Remote-Control Car. Doesn’t say anything
about wall climbing or 360 stunt on the front. On the back it says 360 rotation
but you got to look over here on the side to show that it actually climbs walls.
Now that’s in stark contrast with the Amazon page. It says EpochAir RC cars
for kids. The only place I see EpochAir is in an email address way on the bottom.
Again the Amazon page says wall climbing dual mode 360 rotating stunt, rechargeable
high-speed vehicle with LED lights. Hardly any of that’s really highlighted on
this a generic box so I’m kind of a little disappointed about the packaging. This one, look at this. Bright colors. These guys know how to advertise it properly. The As Seen on TV
people, they know how to do it. This one was $20. This one was $22.
This is advertised on television. This one’s popular on Amazon. Let’s see if either
one of these can live up to the hype. First thing I’ve gotta do is unbox them,
charge them up, and then give them a shot. You have the remote control with
the cable and the car itself. The remote control requires two AA batteries.
Not included. Oh it’s a pet peeve of mine. Why don’t they just
make the this rechargeable as well? Why don’t… I don’t know. Approximate playtime is
10 to 12 minutes and it’ll take about an hour to charge it. That’s not too
uncommon with a remote-control car. So you spend most your time sitting around
waiting for it a charge and you get a few minutes of fun out of it. Here’s the remote control. You have forward/reverse, left and right. Pretty standard. Time for the EpochAir with a generic box
remote control car. Wow this car looks a lot… Look at the bottoms.
Is it me or do these look very similar? I could be mistaken but I think one
may have been inspired by the other. Just a hunch. The remote is much different than the Radical Racers. Radical Racers has kind of a game
controller. This is slightly different design. But again this one looks
like forward/reverse, left and right, two slider switches. So I mean the
controls are about the same, just in a different housing. This one takes six batteries. Six AA batteries that are also not included. You’re killing me
here with these batteries people. I don’t think I have eight batteries to do both
these controllers. Just make the controller rechargeable like the car. Looks like you can charge the
car via the remote or you can charge it plugged into the wall. The estimated
charging time is twenty to forty minutes as opposed to Radical Racers which is
an hour. And these instructions say that this Amazon EpochAir is supposed to last
about eight to ten minutes. So let’s plug these in and get started. Even the back is almost the same. Look at this. It says charge, then wall/floor/off.
Charge/wall/floor/off. Very similar. The Radical Racers shows
that it’s charging but I’m not seeing anything from the EpohcAir at all. Alright both of them are charged. Now this one from Amazon didn’t take any time at
all to charge. I guess it was already pre-charged. The Radical Racers, it only
took 15 minutes so it was obviously partially charged. But let’s start off
with the Amazon car and this nice fresh blank wall behind me and see how it turns out. Oh wow. It sounds like a vacuum. It is a vacuum. Oh wow. It is stuck to the wall. Whoa. Whoa.
OK there is a little learning curve here. I’m getting it. Whoa. How bizarre. If you turn this, the left and right by itself, get the 360. I have to admit that’s kind of fun. It’s got headlights that are blue and tail… oh!
It just fell right off the wall but it’s still going. It’s still going. Oh oh oh! That sounded kind of ugly. Oh! Oh! I think the blinking lights mean that
it’s almost done. Uh-oh there it goes. There it goes. There it goes.
Oh that’s it. That’s it. About seven minutes I got out of that one. Oh yeah it died.
Pretty fun. I want to see how the Radical Racers compares, though. Alright the Amazon did pretty well but let’s see how that Radical Racers does. The
As-Seen-on-TV version, which looks remarkably similar. Sounds familiar also. And it sticks. That’s a good sign. Let’s try it out. Oh that curve was just me going straight. Right off the wall. This one is seeming harder to control for me. And it keeps falling off the wall. Look that. I’m trying to just go straight. I’m just trying to go straight and it
keeps falling off. What I’m trying to do is go up and to the right. I’m trying to go this direction. I’m tapping the right lever so it’ll nudge that way,
but it’s not working. Watch. If I hold it down, it goes into a 360. Not as easy to control at all. Well I would say it’s lasted longer than the Amazon See, even when it’s like that and they go forward… Forward. Forward! How about if I point it this way? Oh and then it falls off the wall. How about forward this direction? Off the wall. I kinda wish the battery would already die by now because this is not very fun. Oh now the lights are blinking.
This has lasted longer I’ll give it that. But it’s almost impossible control so
what’s the point of having a longer battery when you can’t really do much with it? It reminds me of like when you spray a bug a bug spray and it’s
starting to affect it. It’s like there it goes. There it goes. Uh-oh. Is it bad that the most enjoyable
part of the Radical Racers to me was when the batteries
died and it fell off the wall? They look the same but for whatever reason the
design feature maybe because of one’s wider or the body type, the Amazon was
far superior but we can’t just base it on one test. Let’s try something else out
before we make a final conclusion. But in the first test, Radical Racers did not
impress while the Amazon actually was pretty good. Now after they’ve been depleted,
I can see that the Amazon does light up when it’s charging. It just
came pre charged, so that’s why it didn’t light up the first time. It’s been 40 minutes and the Amazon is done charging. Radical Racers still going.
So the Amazon wins the charging speed test. Alright I’ve put a picture of
Bailey up here on the wall to give you a little bit of perspective of what we’re
seeing here and I went through the instructions for the Radical Racers and
it says if not driving straight then you need to push the left and right trim
buttons that are right here. But those can only be pushed while it’s moving so
let me try that out and see if I can get this straightened out.
Okay still going to the side. I’m going to try the right trim button Oh it’s going straight. It’s going straight! Turning is kind of weird. Let me see if I can go around this. Ok right-hand turn. Oops.
Oh! Oh no! Aw. I just wanna make one lap. Alright I’m making this lap. Maybe I’m not. What if start this way? Oh I’m doing it. I did a lap. Whoo! Well the trim’s fixed I think but there
still seems to be a weight imbalance that’s causing it to shift around when
you’re turning it. Let me try the Amazon car and see if it’s any better I made a lap. Oh! Oh so close. Oh he did it. Oh he did it.
Can I go for two? Oh. Look at that. Look how much better. Oh no! Well clearly the Amazon
is easier to control on the wall even after I fixed the trim on the Radical Racers. Next up I wanted to see how these work on the floor to see if there’s much
of a difference and here’s how that went. Now it’s pulling to the left.
Now it’s going straight again. Now look. I’m just going straight. It seems like it gets stuck in that
360 thing and you have to go the opposite direction to fix it. The trim
isn’t really working This is hard to control man. Not a fan. Look at that, straight as an arrow. That’s what I expect from a
remote-control car. Can pretty much do what you want it to do. Look at this, easy. It has a 360 but it doesn’t get stuck
in it like the other one does. So both of them do work on the walls
but how about the ceiling? I wanted to see how that went.
It didn’t go so well. Check it out. Here we go. Oh! It was an ugly spill.
Let’s try it again. Maybe the ceiling isn’t a good idea for
these after all. Let’s try the Radical Racers and see how it does. Here we go. Oh! Nice catch, huh? One more time. Let’s see what Bailey thinks about it.
Bailey look. What’s this? Uh-oh! (Barking) Bailey you don’t like that, do you? (Barking) Lt’s see if she likes the Amazon car any better. (Barking) (Barking) There is goes! (Barking) OK Bailey. Alright Bailey. (Barking)
Ok Ok! Alright so between the two of these in the end, I would take the Amazon EpochAir
over the Radical Racers. I just feel like it worked better right out of the box.
It performed like I would expect a remote-control car to perform.
The Radical Racers seem to have something of a weight issue where the bottom is
always tending to go downward. And on the floor it seems like it also get stuck
in that 360 mode. Something else to consider is whenever these are climbing
on walls both of them are actually pretty loud and after a while some
parents may not want to hear that. Have you used a wall climbing car like these?
Tell me what you think in the comments below. Please follow my social profiles
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Comments (100)

  1. You remember the "dumb and dumber" most annoying noise? Those things defo win lmao

  2. By the way! Those socket shelves you have. Try putting the echo dot or google home on it while it’s under your cabinets in the kitchen. That way you can play music while you cook, the sound bounces off the wall and create a full room sound, and it protects them from spills. Then clearance isn’t a problem, I’ve never used them for phones, only the dot or google home.

  3. If a product is ‘As Seem On TV’,my experience is 75% failure,95 disappointment.
    Would be very cool if they actually worked properly. Over priced limited area of use too.

  4. Now I'm curious. Would you check and see if they vacuum the wall, please. Great reviews by the way. I like how thoroughly you test everything.

  5. What happens if the kid drives them over dust and dirt. Is there a way to clean out the vacuum?

  6. -> I liked the look of the "As Seen on TV" car over the Amazon car
    -> It sounded like the "As Seen on TV" car had a more powerful vacuum
    -> I wish you had tested the cars on a smooth wall or sheet of gyprock instead of just on the textured wall
    -> Dog plus vacuum = bark bark bark 🙂

    Overall both cars seemed pretty noisy. If I was having an argument with my brother I'd give his kid one of these for Christmas 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. I'm sure the texture on your walls or ceiling makes a huge difference. Rough bumpy texture it probably won't stick at all

  8. Three things: 1. Maybe the texture on your walls contributed to instability. 2. Is the Radical Racers remote stuck in trim adjustment mode? 3. My golden retriever would have eaten the car. Bailey is better behaved, I think.

  9. Bailey is right about both cars lol

  10. Great testing/ review. I am surprised that both do not have huge 360 bumpers.
    For that whole falling thing !

  11. I haven't used one. I'm curious, you walls seemed textured not absolutely flat. Could that be why they kept falling off?

  12. Bailey wins! Great video James

  13. You will have to figure out how to test the vacuum strength of them. I would assume the Amazon one has more that's why it's stays up there better and why it goes dead faster.

  14. So these are vacuum cleaners for your walls.

  15. Love watching your videos, great voice and you're so cute

  16. How about the razor electric scooter??? Wondering about these, which is better?E100 or???

  17. Breaking news: amazon sold cheap Chinese crap has bad box

  18. A cat would love these toys

  19. It finally happened after all these reviews you are climbing the walls 😂

  20. You should do a bloopers episode

  21. we all know the as seen on TV includes abunch of extra fees to buy it like handling fee huh scam

  22. Take them apart and compare internals, and see if you can swap the bodies of each. Maybe even swap the charging cords to each other to see if that's a difference in charging. The Amazon controller looked like old school Xbox, or Dreamcast

  23. Bailey's reaction was enough for me.

  24. You should have compared it the original air hogs one

  25. They certainly do suck like an Electrolux.


  27. And the best part? Bailey!

  28. I noticed that While driving on the floor they didn’t fall off. You have to give them equal points for that.

  29. Well it was fun. Maybe a great way to clean cobwebs from hard to reach spots? Lol (repeat comment, sorry) Def think the amazon one won, hands down. Tyfs

  30. Had a great laugh at this off the walls review.

  31. Yes 6 batteries is alot of batteries, but you are using the controller as a charger as well. It makes perfect sense to have 6 batteries in it. Though i agree with having the controller be chargeable as well. Then again you could just buy chargeable batteries.

  32. Hey as seen on tv mr clean hows it going brooo?!

  33. Interesting even though I'd never buy either one, unless they did what Valen Greymoon suggested and put an attachment for clearing cobwebs!

  34. The as seen on tv was a cash grab it's so poor made and junky
    Hate companies that take advantage of kids like this

  35. USB outlets never usualy both as fast fyi maybe one is 1 amp other is 2 amp 🤔

  36. I'm here! Late, but here!

  37. Bailey in the thumbnail? I couldn't click fast enough.

  38. The best sponsorship you could possibly get: Duracell batteries 😂

  39. imagine Freaking Reviews without Bailey :”( i just can’t

  40. They are cool I really liked what I saw in the video. Sadly having to keep them on the charger 6 times longer than playing with them is a TOTAL DEAL KILLER for me. I remember when my brother got a RC car he was so excited up until the 10 minutes of play time VS the 8-12 HOURS of charging time!

  41. Baily absolutely saved you! Treat that good bitch!!!

  42. The Radical Racer need to have the Controler to be recalabrated on the floor then used on the wall

  43. Fancy wall cleaner you got there 😉

  44. My mom wouldn't let drive a car on the walls.

  45. Best part was when Bailey started barking. My 10 year old Lab Tera looked at the vacuum in the corner and grumbled, April an 8 month old puppy was looking at Tera as if she was barking at her. Great fun LOL. The cars looked like they sucked in more than a few ways.
    Bailey needs her own channel now. =)

  46. I bet the battery lasts longer in the radical racers because they lowered the suction which is also why it’s also falling more.

  47. Just buy regular RC cars it's much fun than this, specially that Vacuum sound is really annoying.

  48. Reminds me of GTA 2

  49. Remote control Roomba! How much dog hair is in the wheels and vacuum apparatus?

  50. The controller that takes 6 batteries looks a lot like the old airhogs helicopters that also charged off of the controller. Like uncannily similar.

    Also subtlety is a thing when it comes to controllers. Have you tried not jamming the joystick allllll the way over to the side. Maybe only 1/4 of the way? Less twitchy on reactions maybe?

  51. Probably should use a little more control on the controls. If you tried that same thing with $100 radio controlled helicopter you will crash every time. Being gentle is key to learning the controls, not slamming full throttle and full turns.

  52. I think the Seen On TV car using less power is due to it putting less power into the suction feature (which is the biggest battery drain by far). That's what's helping the Amazon car stick the wall and steer better imo. The vacuum system looks very similar if not identical on both cars so a difference in power delivered makes the most sense.

  53. I'm dieing of laughter… when they fall off the wall it looks like a bug that's been doomed

  54. Its meant to drive on flat walls like a glass door or a smooth door for the suction to work well. Your wall is very textured

  55. Welp, the verdict is in…thanks to Bailey! Both are cheap Chinese crap!

  56. I wonder if the textured wall had anything to do with it not staying on

  57. They were crap 18 years ago, seems nothing has changed.

  58. I would have thought the As Seen On TV car would win for sure, but the Amazon car ended up being the clear winner. I guess you can't judge an RC car by its box.

  59. Clean the floors with fun

  60. Just need a way to empty

  61. Baily SAVED you from those evil things

  62. It would have been cool to see how they worked on windows or mirrors. Good video!

  63. I would like to see how they react on a smoother surface like glass. I weight issue with the radical racer is probably a larger battery considering the longer run time

  64. The kids would drive me crazy with that.

  65. Honestly this is like when the 3DS first launched. It's what we've wanted in saying, but it will probably take a while to deliver the true promise of racing on the walls and ceiling. Thanks for reviewing these! I now know to not spend money on them.

  66. they should work better on flat surfaces like windows.

  67. I wonder if you could test some indoor micro-drones. I had one about 5 years ago and it was impossible to control. The only way to fly it was to fly up to the ceiling and make it stick. Then you could go forward and backwards on the ceiling. But apparently they are now better with gyro and accelerometer stabilizers. That's the theory, anyway.
    PS – My wife won't let me get another one because of the horrible noise. 🙂

  68. Thank you Bailey for another excellent review. Oh and your contributions are not forgotten James 🐕 #bailey2020

  69. This video should have been titled: "James and Bailey learn about gravity" LOL I'd swap the tires and car body parts around to see if you can get the best of both worlds

  70. Man, I love this channel. I thank youtube every day for showing me the purple pillow video.

  71. Maybe use your head and don’t use a textured wall… how do you not think of that?

  72. Maybe the batter is bigger in the as seen on TV making it last longer and at the same time getting the balance off.

  73. Epoch is pronounced EE-pock. Epic is a totally different word.

  74. Looking like a $39 ice cream scooper. Keep up the gym life, I recently got into it 😀

  75. That was very entertaining to watch especially when Bailey came into the picture.

  76. Thanks a lot! My cat attacked my tv. 😣

  77. They're both worthless crap. I don't know what you paid, if you said it I missed it, but it's too much. Gimmicky trash.

  78. Try it on your head.

  79. I have the red Radical Racerz. I find that it doesn't steer straight and tends to turn when it wants to (Tested on painted drywall). Doesn't work well on paneling and in the room I'm in now there are angled parts that are between the wall and ceiling. This car falls off that and won't stick to my ceiling which is stucco. I might put bigger wheels on it and just use it as a regular RC car with built-in vacuum.

  80. The MFTV one must be defective.

  81. Could be the texture, of the wall.

  82. Amazon won, huh? I like the bug analogy, that was funny. My dog loves the vacuum. We don’t know why. Amazon is better.

  83. As promised from Facebook thumbs up!

  84. Interesting concept! It does appear that the Amazon brand one does better than the other one!
    I enjoy watching your videos – always very informative!
    I am into R/C as a hobby – (primarily Radio Control airplanes – but I do have a few R/C vehicles). Almost all of my stuff is hobby grade, but these little cars and other ‘toy’ grade cars are great to get people started in the hobby!
    I am not sure if this is allowed or not – (if it is not, please feel free to delete it) – but wanted to share another channel I am subscribed to that deals with a lot of ‘budget friendly’ R/C options for people who are looking to get started in the hobby. Check out the RC Saylors you tube channel. TheRcSaylors. (Note — I am in no way affiliated with their channel, I just really enjoy their reviews). They review lots of great R/C stuff from beginner things up to the hobby grade things too! Check them out!
    Again – thanks for your videos – and all of your reviews!

  85. The bestest doggo ever, Baileeeyy ❣🖤

  86. Wish has monster sized RCs

  87. You might say the sounds would…… drive parents up the walls.

  88. I reckon you should do another beer cooler, or as we call them in Australia 'stubby holder' review. We are coming up to summer here so it would be handy. Do it between yeti, bru mate and anything else. Cheers.

  89. I really don’t buy any of the stuff you review, but I just enjoy your videos, and the reviews. Nice job! 👍🏻

  90. I think the as seen on TV car may have been defective as it shouldn’t be doing that.

  91. I seriously laughed out loud on most of this though the Bailey action was just what golden retrievers do, I grew up with them.
    Nice you see you found a valid use for your wall socket shelf!

  92. What is the weight of each car, wonder if one is heavier than the other.

  93. Where the Airhogs at?

  94. you were trying them on an uneven wall try them on a Smooth wall

  95. Open them both up and change the battery!

  96. You need to try it on a smooth wall

  97. Poor Bailey will have ptsd after that. Better give her some treats.

  98. The second one is giving me huge cockroach vibes. 😖

  99. Look at that tail wag.

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