Do your kids pretend play by paving the way for a park? Perhaps the storyline is that they are constructing a colossal moat to keep out the opposing troops.

The Xtreme Power Dozer, from Jakks Pacific, is designed to support kids’ imaginations by powering through dirt, rocks, wood, and toys during play. Whether it is blocks, action figures, sand, or sticks, its eight-pound weight helps plow, push, smash, or shove the substance on hand.

The Dozer’s 15-inch length and 11-inch width also give it some major muscle. Parents may want to supervise play due to its large stature. The structure of this bulldozer also requires the support of six C batteries. Make sure you have them on hand, as they are not included.

Between the design of the Dozer and the bevy of batteries, the bulldozer can push or pull up to 200 pounds. I totally tried it out, and it tackled exciting play escapades. For tall objects, however, the key is to place the dozer on a taller platform so it has more leverage.

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The Dozer has extra-tough rubber wheels that add to its traction abilities. Pro tip: Pause play from time to time to clean this construction vehicle. It helps keep gears from gunk and the wheel traction in rotation.

The play pattern is simple. The Dozer is powered by the push of a button. There are no remote controls, and a savvy safety feature is that the bulldozer automatically stops on its own after a brief time. Pressing the button will start it again though. This feature keeps kids engaged and focused when playing with this truck; however, it could be a downside for some kids and parents who are used to more elaborate motorized features.

All in all, whether it is shag carpet or beach sand, the terrain the truck can tackle makes it a very versatile toy. Another versatile aspect is its fluidity in function. Whether it’s the summer sandy season or the winter snow season, this toy can be used outside or inside.

Lastly, the bevy of LED electronic lights and sounds adds extra benefits to the bulldozer. These features make the Xtreme Power Dozer an immersive and sensory experience for kids to really get into the role-play possibilities.

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Charlene DeLoach

Charlene DeLoach

Charlene DeLoach is a contributing editor at The Toy Insider where she primarily covers parenting topics. Charlene has been featured in print and on television more than 100 times. Before joining The Toy Insider, Charlene was an attorney, real estate broker, and interior decorator. In her current life, she has vowed to get grownups using toys as decor and to teach parents and toy companies to think outside the toy box at her websites and Follow Charlene on Instagram where you'll see that her account is mostly dedicated to pics of her cute dogs, kids, and fun finds.