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Today we’re discussing the Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set. My son got this for his birthday a little while ago and it’s one of his favorite toys. So it was a no brainer to review it and put it on the website. As you can see in the video, I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this product.
Here are the product details according to the website:
-This sturdy elevated figure-eight track with four awesome intersecting crash zones delivers amped up speed for exciting crashing action. Kids can line up their Hot Wheels cars with the car feeder feature and let ’em rip for near misses or total wipeouts.
-With more than 16 feet of track that includes hairpin turns, motorized boosters and a giant crash zone, kids can enjoy crash-and-bash fun for hours on end.
-Set features plenty of parking spaces for easy, convenient storage.
-Includes Hot Wheels vehicle for racing adventures right out of the box
-Weighs 1.9 pounds
-Manufacturer recommended age is 5-9 years
-4 D batteries required
-Not for use with some Hot Wheels Vehicles
We have played with this toy for a few months now at our house and it has become a household favorite that’s guaranteed to always be a good time. Like virtually every other product though, it is not without it’s limitations. Here is my pros and cons list based on our experience.
-High on the excitement factor. It’s not a boring toy that you have to breathe to life.This thing is jam-packed with action the entire time. No two times are the same. I think that’s what keeps my son coming back for more.
-Holds my kid’s attention. Every time we get it out to play they will stay and play with it until we put it away.
-Helps to promote hand-eye coordination. They cars must be slid into the tracks on the arrows pointing in the correct direction. If there is already a car going on the track they must also time the launching of their car to ensure it doesn’t crash into the other vehicles.
-For kids on the younger end (my son is 5) it requires adult supervision. The motor that propels the cars can hurt tiny little fingers if they mess with them so we usually have to stand and remind my kids not to touch them.
-If the tracks come apart when in use, my son wasn’t able to properly fix them himself. Again, he’s five so maybe children a little older could handle it.
Overall, I’m sure you can gather at this point that we love this toy. It has provided us with hours of entertainment. Like any other toy, it’s all in the eyes of the child but I think this one has a good chance of being a home run with most kids.