HOT WHEELS SETS

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HI THERE MY SONS HAVE A NUMBER OF HOT WHEELS SETS AND I THOUGHT I WOULD WRITE A GUIDE ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE OF THEM.

FIRST AND FOREMOST .... GET YOURSELF A BATTERY CHARGER AND SOME BIG RECHARGEABLE 'D' BATTERIES BECAUSE HOT WHEELS SETS EAT THEM FOR BREAKFAST - I AM SURE THEY'RE IN CAHOOTS WITH DURACELL !!

HOT WHEELS SETS (LIKE GORILLA ATTACK, T-REX AND CRISS CROSS CRASH) ARE SO FINELY BALANCED THAT UNLESS YOUR FIRING CARS OUT AT FULL BATTERY STRENGTH THEY JUST WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE THE JUMPS, RAMPS ETC AND IT ALL GETS VERY FRUSTRATING AND NORMALLY ENDS IN A FIGHT

CHECK OUT THE DEALS AT TESCO, SAINSBURYS AND TK MAX ... SOMETIMES YOU CAN SAVE A TENNER OR SO ON THE LATEST  SET

DON'T BUY FROM CAR BOOTS ... YOU WILL RARELY BE BUYING A COMPLETE SET IN FULL WORKING ORDER MORE LIKELY YOU WILL GET A SET WHICH IS MISSING PIECES AND THEREFORE IN OPERABLE, BIG DISAPPOINTMENTS ALL ROUND.

CONSIDER BUYING V-TRACK AND SOME OF THE SMALLER SETS THAT REQUIRE FINE DEXTERITY AND MANIPULATION AND IMPORTANTLY NO BATTERIES !!

BEAR IN MIND THAT MOST OF THE FUN IS IN BUILDING THE SET RATHER THAN IN ACTUALLY PLAYING WITH THE FINISHED RESULT SO DO BUY WITHIN YOUR SONS AGE RANGE. ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE REASONABLY EASY FOR MY 7 YEAR OLD TO FOLLOW BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO LAMINATE THEM, TO EXTEND THEIR LIFE BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED TO REFER TO THEM TIME AND AGAIN.

ANNOYINGLY NOT ALL HOT WHEELS CARS FIT ALL HOT WHEELS TRACKS ... SO IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CAR YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK HEIGHT CLEARANCE .... HOWEVER MOST SETS INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE CAR THAT WILL COMPLETE THE COURSE 

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT HOT WHEELS AND MATCHBOX SETS DON'T MIX EITHER

THE LATEST TV ADVERTS AND WEBSITE ADS ENCOURAGE KIDS TO JOIN THEIR TRACKS TOGETHER TO FILM THEIR BEST STUNTS (JUMPING CARS INTO BUCKETS OF WATER, KNOCKING DOWN TOWERS OF PLASTIC CUPS ETC)...THIS IS GREAT FUN TO DO ...... BUT MAKE SURE THAT YOU PUT LITTLE COLOURED STICKERS ON YOUR SETS BEFORE JUMBLING THEM ALL UP (IE: ALL RED STICKERED BITS BELONG TO CRISs CROSS CRASH, ALL BLUE STICKERED BITS BELONG TO GORILLA ETC)  

THE WEBSITE IS FANTASTICALLY EXCITING THERE ARE SO MANY GAMES TO PLAY ... MY KIDS ARE ADDICTED AND REGULARLY HAVE TO BE  DRAGGED OFF KICKING AND SCREAMING IN ORDER TO GET OUTDOORS FOR SOME FRESH AIR!!

 

HOT WHEELS BEAT THAT !!

PLEASE VOTE

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