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Mattel Team Hot Wheels Ripcord Racers

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PRODUCT: Mattel Team Hot Wheels Ripcord Racers ( Team Hot Wheels Ripcord Racers

DESCRIPTION: A range of 1:24 scale vehicles with a ripcord mechanism to make them race. Available vehicles include the Motorcross Bike, Off Road Vehicle, F1 Racer and Black Sports car. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Ripcord Racers are a fun collection of vehicles that young boys in particular will love to race. What's batteries required!

There are four fantastic vehicles to choose from, including a motorcross bike, an off road vehicle, an F1 racing car and a black sports car. The vehicles are all made from a durable plastic that can withstand the inevitable knocks and bangs of child's play, and the attention to detail on each vehicle is great, with Hot Wheels stickers adding some nice finishing touches.

The vehicles are free-wheeling, however they all race with a difference. Each comes with its own ripcord - a thin plastic strip with a 'toothed' edge and a handle at one end. To operate, the vehicle is held while Mattel Team Hot Wheels Ripcord Racersfeeding the ripcord's plastic strip almost all the way through a designated hole, located on either the top or the side of the vehicle (dependent on which vehicle it is). Then, whilst holding onto the underside of the vehicle, the ripcord is 'ripped' back out as fast as possible using the handle. On setting the vehicle back down it will speed off along the floor to the finish line.

These 'racers' have a wonderfully simple, compact and effective design that will outlast any battery-powered alternatives, and your child will love racing them on their own as well as challenging their friends to a few group races! In all, an excellent and reasonably priced gift for any budding boy racers!

BAD POINTS: None, other than the sticker detailing will start to peel off over time. The vehicles also do not work particularly well on carpets.

PRICE: Approx. £10

Available from Amazon: Team Hot Wheels Ripcord Racers

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