Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, Tre, Tre’s Thursday Toy Review | Posted on 30-06-2011
Tre’s Thursday Toy Review 6-30-11
Hot Wheels 4 Lane Elimination Race Track
Length of Ownership: 2 months
Rating: 4 stars
Hot Wheels are to little boys what Barbie is to little girls. Everyone knows, that Barbie is nothing without her dream house and accessories, same holds true for Hot Wheels cars. What good is a car without a good track to race it on? That’s why today’s toy review is on the Hot Wheels 4 Lane Elimination Race Track.
This new and improved track is a redesign of an earlier version that we had for Ty. I must admit, they corrected all of the issues that we had with the previous race track and added a few extra bells and whistles to the 4 Lane Elimination Race Track. For starters, this track is actually pretty durable, we’ve all had race tracks in the past that couldn’t hold their weight in water, well Hot Wheels got the formula correct this time and produced a product that can stand up to the normal (if you can call it that) wear and tear of a toddler. It also features a foldaway design, which comes in handy for storage and transportation, that’s definitely a plus in my book.
Functionality wise, this thing is simple to operate and gets the job done without much complication (contrary to our video review below, lol). Your toddler, pre-schooler, and school age child will all be able to handle this race track with no problem at all and be provided with hours of entertainment in the process. Any toy that can span 3 separate age groups is definitely a winner. The basic principle behind each and every race is 4 cars start at the beginning and only 1 is left at the finish line. Throughout the race, cars are eliminated based on their position in the race. There are several eject pods located throughout the track which fling cars that are lagging behind off of the track. This is a cool concept, but the race is over so quickly, it is a bit difficult to take it all in. It would have been nice to toggle this option on and off somehow. That would add a bit more variety to races, instead of always having only one car finish the race, another variation could be to see which car travels the farthest after the race.
Overall, this is a great toy, which took a previous design and improved on it tremendously. It’s an inexpensive accessory that will extend the life of your child’s Hot Wheel cars collection. If your little guy loves cars like mine does, I’d definitely recommend picking this one up.
This toy is Tre tested and Daddy Approved! Buy It Now!!!