I have a young son who loves anything that lights up and cars, so this toy seemed ideal. He is too small to "drive" remote control cars and a bit rough when handling, so the fact that this can drive around inside the protective ball is ideal. I charge it up with the USB and he gets a good long play with it inside the ball. He loves turning the lights off and watching it drive around, hiding the ball all around the house. I've not seen anything similar in stores so I am pleased to have found it here.