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Kid loves it, my bank account doesn't
on January 5, 2014
My kid has been wanting this for awhile now and couldn't be happier with it. The concept is great and he spends a lot of time playing with it. In this regard, it is already worth it. He's thrilled and I'm thrilled he's thrilled. However, the price is absolutely insane for what it is. Yes, it is designed well, yes, the way the winner is announced is cool and yes, it is nice that you can break it down. However, the plastic is so cheap and thin that I am afraid that it will break easily. If a kid trips and falls on it (which is certainly possible, given the fact that kids run excitedly to the end to retrieve the cars), or it gets stepped on, it will be destroyed. If you do purchase this, I recommend highly that you either collapse it after use (which is not as easy as they make it seem and I fear that it will break with the repeated dismantling--it makes a frightening-is-that-the-sound-of -breaking-plastic sound when you snap it together and take it apart.) and tuck it away or keep it assembled but out of the way of major traffic. Another gripe--it would have been nice if there was something at the end to stop the cars. Unless you remember which lanes each car was in, you will know the lane winner but maybe not the car that won. You can, of course fashion one yourself but, for the price, it would have been nice.