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1.9 out of 5 stars
NASCAR Ultimate Speedway Set
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on November 19, 2008
I personally have not had the same problems as the other reviewers. Maybe it is becuase I have hardwood floors and I do not put it on carpet, but my track has never fallen apart (or at least I can put it back together if they get a little rough) and my cars charge the same each time. My 4 year loves pretending that he is Jeff Gordon and racing around the track. At least this is a nice license and comes with professional racing cars, the Match Box or Hotwheels tracks fall apart for us all of the time and it isn't as nice to display those as it is to display the NASCAR set. I like the authenticy of this track and the I like seeing the smile on my son's face as he pretends to be Gordon while watching him race on TV
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This is the worst of the presents my kids got for Christmas. The track, as noted in other reviews, was torturous to assemble and came apart often, even on a hardwood floor. The biggest problem was with the charger, which completely FAILED after about three hours of use. I changed the batteries thinking we might have drained the first set of four, but nothing. I then tested the power output and found that there was NO power coming out of the charger. Either the switch on top or connection cord failed, within hours of use. I'm stunned that NASCAR and the drivers who have themselves associated with this embarassment of a toy have allowed such a substandard item to be sold.
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on December 27, 2008
We purchased this for our three and half year old son for Christmas. If I'd known he'd play with it for five hours straight with his six year old sister, I would have given it to him two weeks early. We used 4, not 2 batteries to charge the cars. They ran the car batteries down on the kitchen floor prior to set up. The track took some patience to set up. We placed it on carpeting, which I think helps it stabilize and kind of keeps the track together. We ordered additional cars tonight so that we could all race them together. Who would have guessed??
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on December 22, 2008
My (5) year old received this set as an early gift from his grandmother. He waited patiently as I spent over an hour trying to put it together! The problem is that IT WON'T STAY TOGETHER! I challenge ANY engineer to put it together as instructed! The worse part is that my son was never able to play with it and the disappointment on his face was heartwrenching. The thought that hundreds of children will be receiving this product as their main gift on Christmas greatly saddens me. What has happened to the quality of our toys in this country?
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on January 10, 2009
I told myself this year I would not buy any racetracks, but I caved and bought the NASCAR for my 8 and 5 year old boys. Sure enough, they've used it twice and it's back in the box. The track pieces did not stay together very well - I ended up using black electrical tape to create a tighter fit. And, overall, it just wasn't that exciting. It's my fault for not doing more research I guess, I did not realize the speed of the cars is not regulated by the child - they are just charged up and run until the charge is drained.
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on December 25, 2008
Wish we would have seen some other reviews. Our experience was similar to those above. FOREVER to put together, then still not together great. Falls apart easily. Cars won't charge. RIP OFF!!! My 4yr old is so dissapointed. He really wanted a "real NASCAR racetrack". Nascar(incl. Gordon and Earnhardt) should be ashamed to have its name on this product.
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on October 18, 2011
I have to agree with the majority of the reviews here. Assembly of the track can be quite frustrating as it falls apart as you go. Here is my suggestion. Have a roll of electricians tape on hand and tape each piece of track at the seam as you assemble. It assembles much easier and doesn't fall apart. Just a Jerry Rig that keeps the track together. After assembled, the track and cars do what they are suppose to, and the cars charge rather quickly. My boys are having fun watching the cars go round and round. Not as good as the Sizzlers as I remember as a kid, but same idea.
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on December 26, 2008
We gave this to our 6 year old son for Christmas. This was a great big disappointment! The tracks do not snap together and even if you manage to get them snapped together they come right a part. We tried to race the cars on the track but it was a waste of time and brought on a tremendous amount of tears! Don't waste your money!
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on January 2, 2009
Love this race track. Works well ever when track comes apart alittle. The cars sometimes jump back on the track without help. My son loves to use the track in a straight line for his trains and to zoom his little cars. We have 5 cars and love having 200 lap races with click counters. Makes the pit stops more challenging.
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on December 25, 2008
My son received this for Xmas, and liked it but it's built very poorly. The track doesn't fit well or hold together well. The cars seem to work okay but the track doesn't stay together even while he's playing with it. Held his interested for about 10 minutes. Good toy idea but not well executed.
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