While at the Time to Play Holiday showcase I got to see one of the hot toys of 2011, the Hot Wheels Wall Tracks. This is a fantastic toy because it took something that we all know and love, Hot Wheels tracks and shifted the whole dynamic of the experience. Tracks get moved from the floor to the wall. The Hot Wheels Wall Tracks stick to the wall using 3M Command Strips. I love how Hot Wheels went and looked at something as simple as the Command Strips and said, hey, can we use these to stick our tracks to the wall? The answer is a resounding YES!
I love Hot Wheels cars. I’ve gone and purchased a ton of Hot Wheels cars for Eva over the years and I give them to her on Christmas as stocking stuffers and I hide them in Easter Eggs so she can search for them in the back yard. I’ve gotten her a simple track with a loop the loop and jump as well and I like how all of the different Hot Wheels tracks work together with the Orange Track. So, when I was asking sponsors for products for SwagsGiving I put Hot Wheels Wall Tracks at the top of my wish list and I’m excited to say that I received two sets to try. I’m not sure exactly which set you will receive but it is cool because they are all awesome!
The Daredevil Curve playset includes a sweet car with flames and according to Eva “Flames make it faster”. The car starts by going down and out and then the car hits the dangerous curve which is very cool. The car hits this “pocket” that swings 180 degrees and angles down at the same time then the car hits a teeter totter before exiting the track around a last curve.
I tried to attach about 7 lengths of orange track to the end of this set but I set up the tracks way too high on the wall for the cars to go down the track without flying off into the air. I’ve got to figure out a better way to attach more track to this set to keep the fun going.
The Downhill Flip Drop playset includes a muscle car to send though the track. The car starts down the track and goes up and down some bumps then it hits the Flip Drop spot. The car drops, flips over and then over again to keep going down the rest of the way down a steep drop ending in a jump.
We used a bunch of our Hot Wheels cars on these tracks and not all of them worked with each set but most of them did. There is a certain amount of physics involved in these sets. I swapped the Flip Drop with the Daredevil Curve and the cars went too fast down the Daredevil Curve to work properly. I liked that there were templates for setting up the tracks sets but would have really liked to have additional templates to put multiple sets together.
I also went searching to buy the Starter Set so that I could make a massive playset for Eva. I’ll find it eventually and combine multiple sets to create a really epic Hot Wheels Wall Tracks set. And I move it lower to the ground so that Eva can play without being hoisted upon my shoulders.
If you’d like your own Hot Wheels Wall Tracks playset then enter to win below.
Please use the rafflecopter widget and follow all of the directions. The first direction is to leave a comment on this post (scroll to bottom to the comment section) after you’ve visted the Hot Wheels website and tell me what Hot Wheels Set you’d love to try. Then click the “I did this” button on the rafflecopter widget. You can gain more entries by doing other tasks after that. But you must do the first steps to enter.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this toy to review and blog about as well as give away as part of the SwagsGiving Event. Opinions about the toy are 100% my own.
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