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Xtreme Customz by Ridemakerz: It’s a hit!

I had the chance to host MommyParties, sponsored by Ridemakerz Xtreme Customz. We hosted 10 boys and their moms for a fun car-themed party. And let me tell you, these “carz” were a huge hit.

xtreme customz by ridemakerz

I didn’t tell my son ahead of time that we were having a party or what it was about. He is mad about cars and I knew he’d beg me for days to open the box. So I waited to tell him the night before and it was almost too much for him to bear. :)

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Some of the boys were new friends, as I knew their moms but my son hadn’t met their sons. He was ecstatic. That’s him above.

All of the boys had a great time opening the boxes and assembling their Xtreme Customz cars. The target age range for these cars is 5-7 and I’d say that’s about right. The cars need some assembly: you snap the chassis into the body, add the tires & wheels & accessories. Some of the pieces are held in the package by clear little rubber bands, so keep that in mind when you open them.

Xtreme Customz

The cars are a little hard for your young one to assemble by themselves. They’re going to need some help getting everything out of the package and put together. And some models were easier than others were.

Once the boys got their cars together, it was nothing but car noises and races and crashes galore. They had a ball running all over our clubhouse with their Xtreme Customz. It was seriously loud with that many boys running around, but it was a good chaos. :)

boys playing with Xtreme Customz

The boys put them through the paces, crashing them off of the stairs and pool table, and even into each other. Although a piece would come off here & there, they easily popped them back on and kept going. I think only one small accessory broke (and that was during assembly) out of all of the cars. And these boys weren’t exactly gentle with their cars. :)

They played contentedly for at least 45 minutes — uninterrupted. And all the moms told me that their boys continued to play with their cars after they got home, too. That speaks to how cool these cars are. I think my son slept with his car for several nights after as well.

assembling Xtreme Customz

I’ve been a pretty big fan of Ridemakerz for a while already. I think we have 4 or 5 of their regular line of cars. These new Xtreme Customz are much smaller and start at a better price point – $9.99. You should be able to find them at Target and Toys R Us. (I even found them at Amazon.)

They were a big hit with all the boys. In fact, my almost 3-year-old has been trying to grab it and play with it, so I think there might be more Xtreme Customz in our future. Ridemakerz makes a good product. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others. I may or may not have one (or two) of my own that the boys are NOT allowed to play with. Maybe. ;)

Full disclosure: We received a kit of 10 cars. All the boys got a car at no charge, and I was asked to post & share. I participated because I really like Ridemakerz. :)

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