Top critical review
Almost awesome (not recommended)
January 2, 2019
We bought this track for our seven year old son and he was super excited to receive it. We have had the product for about one week and have used it several times. This is an expensive toy to purchase and an expensive toy to operate (four D batteries). But it looks awesome and totally worth it! And it is.... almost awesome.
We tried several cars on the track and sorted out the ones that were too tall or heavy for the track (most). The product video shows a car endlessly traversing the track and then more cars are added until they finally collide. Unfortunately, we are lucky if a single car can make three rounds through the track without falling off on its own. We have yet to get multiple cars going simultaneously. The contraption at the top of the return track appears to be intended to slow the cars down, but it almost always stops the car entirely. I usually wedge it open with a piece of wood.
The quality of the components seems good and it was easy to assemble.
My son still kind of likes it because he can get an occasional car to zip through the track a couple of times, but this product fell way short of my expectations.
-Expensive to purchase and operate
-The blue contraption stops the cars
-Cars rarely make it through the track more than once
-We have never successfully had multiple cars traversing the track at one time
-Takes up a lot of space and not easy to store without completely disassembling
-Cars can occasionally traverse the track more than once
+All of the cons would be outweighed if this product actually worked
I would not recommend this product.