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Hot Wheels Acceleracers Boxed Set (Ignition / The Speed of Silence / Breaking Point / The Ultimate Race)

4.3 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews

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Hot Wheels AcceleRacers (DVD) (Boxed Set) (4-Pack)

Perfect gift just in time for the Holidays....Zoom into this incredible Hot Wheels animated series with its awesome course of loops, leaps and turns that only the world's best cars can navigate! It begins with a high-speed chase into the Racing Realms, amazing new worlds filled with dangerous obstacles and unseen enemies. The competitors are the Teku and Metal Maniacs teams two human teams who are bitter racing rivals and a villainous robot named Gelorum who commands an army of lethal robotic Racing Drones. Each jump from our reality into the Racing Realms requires precision driving skills, pinpoint accuracy and a little bit of street smarts...and not all of the drivers have what it takes. The winner of the final Racing Realm will become the one and only AcceleRacer, the most revered driver in the racing universe, and Gelorum will stop at nothing to win that kind of power! Buckle up for the high-intensity, pulse-pounding driving battlefield that goes well beyond the road as you know it!

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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 242 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HC2LIA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,509 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hot Wheels Acceleracers Boxed Set (Ignition / The Speed of Silence / Breaking Point / The Ultimate Race)" on IMDb

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Our son LOVES Hot Wheels. We rented the World Race movie for him when he was 3. We all watched it. At first I was concerned about the message it might be sending (I think someone else refered to Vert as a spoiled military brat), but afterwards, I was very pleased. I also liked the 'safety' aspects of the movie (always buckle up, wear a helmet, and the importance of working as a team, etc.).
We couldn't wait until the other movies made it to the shelves. We immediately decided that the World Race was a movie we were going to have to buy or constantly be renting it.
The Acceleracer movies (1-4 + the World Race for a total of 5 movies), although good, are not as good as the first one, especially for the audience age range that will be seeing it. I don't like the change in the presentation. It's too dark (scenes and characters). Some of the voices changed as well. The 1st Acceleracer movie has a character who's brother died in a race. They never really go into it far enough for a young child to understand and it didn't need to be in there. Plus, you also have the dark almost evil side of Mark Wilde. It is over the top compared to his character in the World Race. The only saving grace about the Acceleracer movies was that our son was older by the time they came out. So, I could help explain the problems to him better.
Plus, the Acceleracer movies seemed more like product placement as a way to push merchandise. If the movie were better and age appropriate, sale of the age propriate merchadise would follow, b/c kids just love it.
I can't help but feel that the World Race did well in sales and thus the other movies followed, but Hot Wheels did a dis-service with the Acceleracer movies by forgetting the age of their viewers. Even the songs in the World Race were better.
All that said, all the movies are good. The World Race is, by far, the best. Our son is 7 1/2 now and STILL asks to watch it.
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We are pacing him on these, to get more gift bang-for-the-buck. He loves the first movie, and as you can imagine we've seen it bunches of times. For an adult, it's kinda thin on plot, but there is one. For a little boy that wants to see cars go fast, and likes a good-guy/bad-guy story, it's the bomb!
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My son (now 7) loves these movies. We could only find the first 2 at our movie store so we got this for him for Christmas and I can't tell you how many times he's watched them. We can't wait for the next one because of the surprise at the end of movie #4. Good, consistent plot throughtout that's not hard to follow. Somehow these drivers morphed into muscle-bound somewhat unrealistic looking people from the initial movie -- World Race. Not sure what the purpose behind that is . . . doesn't make it bad but just different if you expect them to look like they did in World Race. A few of these get into a little more unfriendly competition, but again nothing really bad. Overall fun movies for kids that love Hot Wheels cars! And even enjoyable for the grownups as well.
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I had fun watching these videos. They're quality animation, packed with many exciting racing scenes. But the main characters have the bad attitudes of gang members and street thugs, so I would caution you if you have young children (as I do), to limit their exposure to this, and take the opportunity to identify with them which attitudes and actions of the main characters are God-honoring and loving one's neighbor, and which ones are full of pompous arrogance and "tough-guy" facades of young men trying to hide their fears,insecurities and inadequacies. (this review written by a dad)
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This was the sequel to the animated film "Hot Wheels: World Race" which i personally loved. It infused the realism of driving and racing seen in "The fast and the Furious" with quick cuts to drivers shifting, and operating the pedals, with the fun and inasity of Hot Wheels race sets. "Acceleracers" amps that all up to the next level. Adding more personalities to the drivers, while setting up some rivalries, the series sees the return of vert Wheeler and a few other drivers like Kurt Wilde, his younger brother Mark, and Taro Kitano leading two teams of racers against the returned Gallorum and the racing Drones. I really liked the more stylized art style, but the fact that each volume seemed to be missing something was confusing. There are webisodes but even those don't connect things completely. At the end of each race the winner gets an accela-charger, a device that gives the cars enhanced abilites. By the second volume several have already been won by the drones, yet we never really see it happen and the wbisodes are only trucated versions of the race. All in all it's a decent follw-up and I'm glad I got it but it's issues are large enough to only get 3 stars.
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(This does contain a spoiler) I bought these for my son after he watched World Race over and over for months. He liked the movies, but they were darker and somewhat more disturbing than Worlld Race. (For example, he was really upset about what happens to Kadeem, a good guy--turned into an evil cyborg and then killed--kinda heavy for a little kid) For an older child, the action is exciting and the worlds they race through are pretty cool.
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I was very pleased with my order and Amazon. The original order was lost at the fault of my mail carrier and my son was waiting for his well earned reward down to the day of arrival. When the Post Office verified that the package was lost, I thought I would have a crisis. Then to my amazement, Amazon replaced it and the very next day it was on our doorstep with no additional cost to me. The post office took longer to find the missing package than Amazon did to not only send out a replacement but actually get it to me! I am completely satisfied with amazon and their customer service for the handling of this issue. Thank you. My son totally LOVES the dvds.
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