Mattel Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Starter Set
PRODUCT: Mattel Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Starter Set (www.hotwheels.co.uk)
DESCRIPTION: A complete indoor interchangeable track system which attaches to the wall, for use with compatible Hot Wheels vehicles to create multiple stunts, tricks and turns. Includes multiple track pieces, 6 x mounting brackets, 12 x safe-for-walls Command Strips from 3M, 1 x vehicle and 1 x hanging template for easy set-up. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards.
ASSEMBLY: The Hot Wheels Starter Set comes in many pieces which need to be assembled by an adult prior to use. This should take approximately twenty minutes to assemble using the very useful accompanying hanging template. This can be taped flat to the wall (with the bottom of the template flush with the floor) using a low-adhesive tape, e.g. painter's tape or masking tape (not included). You will need approximately three feet of open wall space to set up the track system. The template helps you to line up the mounting brackets in the right place and affix to the wall using the included Command Strips. The template can then be removed and the track pieces assembled and attached to the brackets as shown. Instructions for reattaching and removing the brackets are also included.
GOOD POINTS: Kids just love building tracks to race their favourite cars along - good in theory, but in practise this takes up valuable floor space, as well as providing an abundance of parts and cars to trip over! With Hot Wheels Wall Tracks however, parents can rid the carpet of clutter and introduce their kids to a whole new vertical way to race their cars!
The wonderfully unique feature of Wall Tracks is that, as the name suggests, the track can be assembled against a wall rather than on the floor, creating a whole new perspective of play, and using the power of gravity to create some amazing speeds, stunts and tricks round the track. What's more, the track takes up minimal space, allows uninterrupted permanent play as it does not need to be continually packed away, and creates a cool new room feature that kids (and particularly boys) will love!
The Starter Set is incredibly quick and easy to set up (see above) using the fantastic colour template and special Command Strips which are kind to walls and paintwork. The set includes a generous number of pieces of varying colours, shapes and sizes to create a good sized track system including a 360 degree loop, steep drop, bust-through wall, flat ramp and jump-through gates. All your child needs to do is load up their Hot Wheels cars at the top (one such vehicle is included to start them off), and then stand back and watch them fly!
Track diverters and switches are included which change the car's course, while stunts and accessories can be interchanged to add variety to play. Furthermore, your child can expand and customise their Starter Set by mixing and combining with other Wall Tracks sets to create their own personal track design.
This is, in our opinion, an incredibly unique, fun and space-saving way for kids to play, which is not only safe and easy to assemble and dismantle, but which can also be mixed, matched and extended to create some truly awesome stunts!
BAD POINTS: The set is not suitable for use with wallpaper, vinyl surfaces or walls with dado rails. Only one Hot Wheels vehicle is included.
PRICE: Approx. £29.99
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