My son is OBSESSED with Cars and his favorite is Mater. This little lego set is so cute! He loves it. At first it was hard for him to put the little missles in the gun thing but after about a week he was a pro at it! I do wish it came with a little attachment that had the tow part of Mater (like in the Big Bentley set) so that he could be an undercover Mater and I don't have to buy the other set... but other than that NO complaints! Nice little set for a good price!
my son has the whole cars 2 set up for geotrax. However Mater is extremely slow even when the batteries are changed *which we pretty much do EVERY DAY! Now besides having to change the batteries constantly ....he only works backwards..so we try to make a game out of it with Mater's backward driving skills...
not worth the money
My son rec'd this plus several other of the Cars2 set pieces at his birthday party less than two weeks ago. We are now on our second Mater car w/remote for the GeoTrax system. Both have faulty on/off buttons.
On the first Mater, the button would not engage so it stayed on permanently. ---Went through too many batteries that way. I exchanged it for the same thing thinking my son had just received a "Bad One".
On the second Mater, the button engages but does not stay down when you push it down to turn it off. Literally, we have to wedge the button under the edge of Mater's roof to get it to stay down and off. I actually resorted to taping the button down when my son is not using it. Very poorly designed and the price was not cheap either. Very disappointed in Mater's On/Off button. I definately would not recommend wasting money on this. Now we have quite a bit of the Cars2 set and feel like it was a wasted invenstment since the remote car won't work properly. Maybe Lightning or Francesco remote cars do not have this same problem but clearly there is a design flaw in the Mater remote car.
My 2 year old loves cars and has all the geotrax sets handed down from his brother. Of course, I was thrilled to find out that they now made Cars characters for geotrax. Unfortunately, this product short circuited and Mater stopped working. Tried changing out the batteries but to no avail. I will try to change for a new one, if possible. The product worked for less than 1 day and < 1 hour of use.
For a flat surface this is a very good RC car and the best one we have owned so far.
We received this car as a gift for my 2 year old kid on his 2nd birthday. The car has received so many abuses from my kid and still it has been working without much problem. The remote control device is also very strudy and will not break easily.
I gave it away to my bro-in-law's kid when she wanted to play the car and would let it go.
This time I am going to buy this for my kid.
My 4-year-old son recently got this set and he loves it! It comes with many pieces and 4 cars which is perfect for sharing with his little sister. It has two cool ramp pieces included that have been used in our house for starting races, making a winner circle, and making a ramp hideout to get away from bad guys. It's a fun set, a bit overpriced but has many more pieces than other sets I have seen. Fun for a duplo or cars fan!
I bought this set on sale to put in my Gramma's Toy Trunk. This was by far the preferred go-to indoor toy for our visiting 2 1/4-year-old grandson. It kept him entertained for hours over the two weeks he visited. He enjoyed the many Cars characters included in this set. Played mostly with the cars and the hose attachment which he would stick on the roofs of the cars. TONS of imaginative play value. Dad did the assembly.