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Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set
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- Ultimate hit or miss action track set!
- Take on 4 intersecting crash zones!
- Never ending crashing and action
- Watch as cars maneuver loops and the Criss Cross
- Includes Criss Cross Track Set and one car
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Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set is high-speed action on a near-vertical track. It has four tracks with motorized boosters. Cars go zooming forward and land in a total wipe-out or near-miss. The 16 feet of track has crazy turns and a huge crash zone at the end of each loop.
Why You'll Love It: Flame decals add to the action.
Age: 5 years and up
- Crash zones with curves that are near-vertical
- Flame decals on lanes
- Intersecting crash zones
- Can be played with one or more cars
- Motorized booster
- Kids can race their cars toward crashes or near-misses
- 16 feet of track
- Hot Wheels car
Brace yourself for dramatic high-speed crashes! View larger.
The turbo-boost mechanism in the central shoot launches cars around the course. View larger.
The Criss Cross Track Set is designed to give cars a slingshot-like boost with every lap. As soon as a car makes the looped circuit--swoosh!--off it goes again with accelerated speed on another banked loop.
This turbo-boost effect is made possible by ingeniously simple mechanics. Once the car is inside the central chute, spinning rubber wheels grab the car by the sides and launch it around the course. After a car's momentum returns it after a trip around a loop, the car is propelled in another direction around yet another loop. When you have two or more cars on the track at once, they swirl wildly around the center platform.
Wait, Wait, Wait--Crash!
Add a second car to the track and it's just a matter of time before both cars cross paths in explosive fashion. When that happens, it's ka-boom time. The dramatic crash is a big part of the fun this track offers.
Easy-to-Read Instructions and Easy Set Up
Kids just learning to read can easily follow the directions that rely on detailed illustrations and arrows to convey the specifics of assembly. As long as kids follow the directions carefully, the track goes together easily. In a matter of minutes, your child will be off to the races.
What's in the Box
Criss Cross Crash Track Set central launch platform, four curved ramps, four straight ramps, four pre-bent loops of track with brackets, four support towers, one car, and instructions.
Top Customer Reviews
We got this set for Christmas this year. We set it up as instructed and found it very difficult to get more than one car around the track. The problem is in the design of the set. The blue beams raise the tracks up high but they decrease the stability of the tracks. One car will go around just fine but the force of the car causes the opposite loops of the track to jostle back and forth severely. If you have two cars going this jostling is strong enough to cause the cars to fall off the track. My kids decided to remove the support beams and guess what. The tracks are way more stable and we were able to get multiple cars going at once for many laps around the track. We even got five cars around a couple of times but this is very tricky. I can not understand why Hot Wheels put these support beams on the set. Once you take them off it will make this toy a million times more fun for everyone.
Also, the kids found a trick for getting mulitple cars going:
Place a car on one of the arrow stickers and let it sit.
Start a car on an opposite loop.
The moving car will come around with enough force to knock the sitting car into the spinning wheels and still have enough movement to go through the wheels itself.
We have tried placing three sitting cars on three arrows and we were able to send another car around and got all of the cars going around the track.
This is a great tip for little kids to not get frustrated trying to get multiple cars on the track.
In conclusion: DO NOT USE BLUE SUPPORT BEAMS!!!
I have read that people are having problems with the cars staying on the track. For one don't use the blue beams. They raise the track up really high and it takes a lot more momentum for the cars to go around the track. Second you have to get all the cars you own together and find the best ones. My son has about 100 and about 75% go around the track. Out of the 100 there is about 10 that work awesome. Most of them are older muscle cars. Low and light is the answer. We had a ton of fun going through each of the cars and making a junk pile, a good pile, and the best pile. If you get the best cars going you can get 3 cars going no problem. My 3 year old son has no problem getting 3 cars on there. 4 is a bit more challenging but we have done it many times. We got 5 just a few times. You have to get the best cars because every time you add a car it slows down all the cars so if you start with a slow car when you put 3 on it will fall off. So far we have played with it for about 4 hours total and the batteries are still fine.
If you don't already have a lot of cars then try buying the set especially for criss cross crash or buy cars that look sporty. Low and light. Trucks or bigger vehicles don't work well with this. I would definitely buy this again. My son is actually asking me if we can go play with it right now. It is a ton of fun for kids and grown ups.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun set although the tracks that form the loops are not always sturdy to carry the car. Use on a hard surface so the supports sit flat.Published 18 months ago by Mind reader
Although the newer power pods are not as powerful as the original, this is actually a great track.Published 19 months ago by James
My grandson and granddaughter loves this and play it often. It's nice that it uses cars they already have.Published 22 months ago by colleen
Batteries last forever - I bought this 3 years ago for my boys and they still play with it regularly.Published 24 months ago by Candy D.