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Magnetix I-Coaster

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  • Magnetix iCoaster is a high-tech, exhilarating construction toy powered by magnetism
  • By using magnetic power, coaster performs stunts such as loops, corkscrews, and levitations
  • 10 possible ways to construct iCoaster
  • Comes with Sound FX and Music Studio so kids can put soundtrack to coaster
  • Fun for both kids and adults
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

Build your own thrill-filled Magnetix Coaster.

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The Magnetix iCoaster takes construction toys to the next level. Using the immense power of magnetism, it allows kids to construct the very first magnetic roller coaster, complete with drops, jumps, and loops. Recommended for ages six and up, the iCoaster is a state-of-the-art multi-sensory experience that will completely enthrall kids and adults alike.



An included Music Studio allow kids to put a soundtrack to their coaster.


Multiple loop-de-loops, trampolines, and magnetic track sections show the power of magnetistm.
An Exhilarating Ride
The iCoaster combines speed, high-tech design, and magnetism into one package. As with all Magnetix toys, the basis of the iCoaster is magnetic power. The coaster's "car" is a 15-millimeter metal ball -- or "rider ball" -- which is propelled along the track through magnetism. Kids will be amazed as the rider ball seemingly levitates on the track of the coaster at high speeds, and they can construct the iCoaster in up to 10 different ways. Because it uses magnetism, the iCoaster is also capable of some jaw-dropping stunts. The ball will go through loop-de-loops, trampolines, sheer drops, and corkscrews. It will even "float" across broken areas in the track. Perhaps the most impressive feature is the "magnetic elevator," which carries the ball up a shaft through magnetic power alone. If kids could board and ride this coaster, it would easily be the most thrilling ride ever made!

Your Own Soundtrack
The iCoaster also comes with a Sound FX and Music Studio, which kids can use to put a soundtrack to their coaster. It features 4,000-plus distinct musical combinations, adding to the excitement with sound effects. The possibilities don't stop there: Kids can also plug an MP3 player into the music studio and choose the perfect song for the coaster. With this feature, kids can play everything from "Flight of the Valkyries" to the latest Billboard Top 40 hits. Crank up the volume for maximum excitement and adrenaline.

Great Educational Benefit
Whether they are building a vehicle or a skyscraper, kids will be totally captivated by Magnetix, as they explore the power of magnetism and learn how it works. In addition to teaching them the basics of magnetism, Magnetix can also teach them other valuable things. It will go a long way in developing their creativity, by encouraging them to use their imagination to concoct new designs and structures. It will also refine their fine motor skills and hone their ability to focus and be attentive. In addition, Magnetix can boost their reasoning skills, as it requires them to follow directions and find unique ways to solve problems.

About Magnetix
Magnetix is one of the most popular construction toys in the world. By harnessing the power of magnetism, Magnetix allows kids to construct creative, gravity-defying structures. Magnetix toys were released by Rose Art Industries in September 2003, and have since branched out into several different toys, such as the successful "Magna-Man" line.

What's in the Box
17 Magnetix iCoaster tracks, 2 light-up sensors, 6 stunt pieces, 10 adjustable towers, 10 15-millimeter magnetic metallic rider balls, magnetic elevator, and Sound FX Music Studio.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 14 x 24 inches ; 5.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000EQHK26
  • Item model number: 28396U
  • Our recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,475 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Important Information

Safety Warning
Warning:Choking Hazard- small parts. Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 years.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The magnets are not strong enough to hold the track together.
Anne M. Farrell
Unfortunately, this is also the reason that it's difficult to create your own configurations.
J. Claver
They hook up their mp3 player to it and have hours of fun with it.
M. Pyles

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

223 of 228 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 3, 2007
All of my family loved this toy. It involves a lot of real roller coaster physics. It can be a little frustrating at first because the ball flies off the track unless you get the angles correct. But after you get the hang of it, this toy is really fun for pretty much all ages. Do not buy this for impatient kids; they will get frustrated. The music feature is really nice. As well as continuous music, it has two gates that play selected music when a ball goes through them. There are quite a few selections for both kinds of music. The hyper stunts are very cool, too: a trampoline, a magnet that flips the ball around the outside of the track and onto a piece of track directly below it, a magnetic bar that carries the ball across the "ravine" to the other side, a circular piece of track that changes the ball's direction by 90 degrees (horizontally), a roller coaster loop, and a ###### piece of track for downward slopes (though that one is not particularly cool). 6 year olds should have adult/older brother help when building this toy. Pretty much all smart kids of 7+ can do this on their own. This toy takes a lot of trial and error, but is very rewarding when finished.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By L. Chervenak on November 18, 2007
I bought this toy for my son for his birthday ($[...]on sale at a toy store) with very little knowledge or research. I couldn't be happier! There aren't a million little pieces that are hard to put together - the magnets make it very simple to construct. Although others have looked at the magnets as a negative, I see a positive: when one support gets too far away from another, it doesn't pull the whole structure down, the magnet just pulls apart at the one support. Much easier to fix and move on.

There are lots of pre-designed structures to copy in the instruction book, but also very clear instructions on how to design your own coaster. Kids just have to look at the number on each piece of track to see how far of an incline the piece can handle. GREAT for free play in physics!! Lots of scientific inquiry comes from this toy!

I'm hoping for some extension sets to come out soon!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Irina Yusupov on November 18, 2007
My 8 year old received this toy for his birthday. At first, this track is somewhat complicated to put together and actually work right. My son over time got the hang of it. He plays with it for hours. At times the balls fly off the track, but he is understanding the mechanics of pitch and speed. He applies those concepts and realizes that by adjusting the height of the tracks he can slow the balls down, which keep the balls on the track. The manual comes with 10 different variations of track designs. My son has learned to use his imagination to put together his own icoaster track. As an adult I had to explain the mechanics of a roller coaster. It is actually fun to play with this toy. My cat gets a kick out of watching the ball roll thru the tracks. Since this toy has small parts, I would keep away from animals and small kids. Overall one of the best toys this year.
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136 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Michelle in NJ on November 17, 2007
Just received for my son's birthday, and it's going back to the store tomorrow. The uprights, which are green, have sidebrackets which "click" into place and are held at various heights by tension. Fine. However, the track then adheres to these sidebrackets via magnetic force only. So you get it set up, and everytime you brush by it, say putting a marble on the track, or adjusting something, CRASH the track comes off. Also if two marbles travel too closely together, and are on the same piece of track at the same time, the track comes off - magnets not strong enough to hold them both. The bases of the uprights are cheap, thin plastic and are not weighted so they tip easily. Then we did use it for a while (while tiptoeing around so as not to knock off any of the track)and within a half hour the magnetic motor upright, which drags the marbles back to the top stopped working. Electrical short.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Guru Guy on December 18, 2007
I've always had a bias against Magnetix ever since I bought my first set of Magnetix magnets. It's not that they don't have good products but the fact that they are way overpriced. I truly they believe they rely on bright and flashy, often over sized packaging to justify the price of their products. I remember the disappointment when I opened my first (and last) Magnetix Magnet set to see a huge styrofoam piece with 8 pieces of plastic and 7 marbles for a whopping fifteen dollars.

With all this in mind I couldn't resist a marble run coaster type set. I paid full retail for this set when it first hit store shelves. Upon opening it I had the same feeling as the magnet set. A huge piece of Styrofoam containing a few pieces made me question if this was worth the eightee doll ers I paid. I took everything out and realized that most of the pieces don't snap together, rather they 'magnet' together, therefore you must use this on a hard flat surface. It also makes moving it from one location to another pretty tough without having to rebuild it.

The track pieces are molded into a non-adjustable shape. You can use the pieces to make a few different models but the options are limited. The music pieces work well and you can connect another device into them to play audio when the ball goes through using a standard headphone jack. The rails which the magnetic balls stick to and travel along were also unique.

I highly recommend this for younger kids, say 6-10, but for older kids I would recommend looking for a Bandai Spacewarp set. I don't know if Amazon sells them but you can find them on a popular online auction site for about the same price. The SpaceWarp kits allows for much more flexible design experience as the track is fully adjustable.
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