When we were asked if we would like to take a look at the Hot Wheels 10 in 1 super track set we jumped at the chance, we have reviewed the Hotwheels wall track sets and the Ballistiks sets before, but with my eldest never really loving toy cars we missed out on the standard floor track kits, but Mikey really does like the HotWheels sets we have and I was interested to see what the Super Set included and if it would prove to be good value for money.
The 10 in 1 super set comes in a nice sized box which has a recommended age of 5 and over, and really is a deluxe kit having everything you need to create 10 different track layouts. Priced at around £50 this is an expensive set but has plenty of play value to it.
Whats included in the box
1 hotwheels car
2 motorised booster packs
34 track pieces - (21ft of track including 2 loops.)
11 universal connectors
3 loop base connectors
2 motorised boosters
The Instruction Leaflet is easy to follow and shows you all 10 layout designs you can create.
The motorised boosters take 2 x D batteries each, which are not included, so it is worth noting that you need 4 x D batteries in order for the set to function correctly.
The Boosters have an on/off switch on them, and track connectors built in, once the track is connected and the booster turned on the rollers spin, this does make a bit of noise but nothing too over powering, and the boosters really do add alot of fun.
When a car rolls through the boost it propels the car along the track at top speed powering it through the loops, you really do need the boosters to work to get full enjoyment of this kit as it is not easy to push the cars fast enough to get through the loops by hand.
Setting up the Track
The track pieces fit together easily using the universal connector pieces. These simply slide into the track and connect two sections together, they slide in with minimal effort and pull apart again so you can rearrange the circuit as many times as you please.
The Curved sections have built in connections and these are slightly more fiddly to connect together.
Following the instructions is simple enough but does take a little bit of time, older children would be able to mange this themselves, where as younger children may need abit of assistance.
Once set up the track is huge and takes up alot of floor space, so this is worth bearing in mind if you are purchasing this as a gift.
It works fine on carpet or hard flooring, you can use books or tape to steady the track if needs be, we did notice that on occasions the loops would disconnect from the base holder slightly after a car has been boosted round, but this didn't take from the enjoyment of the track set.
We really like the HotWheels Super set, although it does need a large floor space it has proved popular with Mikey, the electric power boost really add to the play value and enable you to set cars racing around the track together, the ease of connecting the track means Mikey can rearrange sections himself and change the design which brings extra enjoyment to the set, and because the pieces come apart so easily you can disconnect the track after play and store in a box for another time.
HotWheels 10 in 1 Super set can be purchased from all good toy retailers such as Toys R us or Asda
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