Hot Wheels brings the fast-paced action of the Mario Kart world to real life with two track sets inspired by iconic courses from the critically-acclaimed video game. Each set includes a replica die-cast Mario Kart vehicle that kids launch to overcome obstacles and challenges-just like in the game, but this time on Hot Wheels track! Staying on the track is key to being the fastest racer on the course! "Level up" and add more challenges by connecting each of these track sets to the full Mario Circuit track set (sold separately). Great stunting and racing thrills for younger kids who love Mario Kart! Each sold separately for ages 3 and older.
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For such a simple concept, boy was it terribly executed. Pressure on the button to release the launcher causes it to move forward at about a 30 degree upward angle. As a result, the cars are propelled off of the track every time. In order to get the launcher to function as intended, clearly not as designed, you must maintain positive downward pressure on the launch rod as it is released. All they had to do was extend the housing for the launcher to prevent it from rising on release. This is the last Hot Wheels set we will be purchasing. Of four sets, only half have worked correctly or reliably. 50 percent is not a acceptable rate of success. Sent from my iPad
1 reply from Consumer Services team - 2 months ago
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Pretty fun, am 22 yrs old now and saw they were releasing new Mario kart Hot wheels and knew I had to get the cars for my desk at work. Unfortunately only way to get the cars right now is to buy the track sets as they don't have the individual cars by themselves at the moment. I like how detailed Luigi is and such though the track is kinda flimsy and the yellow pull back launcher doesn't hook on to well and the thwomp switch thing doesn't always fall down, sometimes you gotta redo the switch thing plus the yellow launcher pushes Luigi to hard he falls off sometimes. But it works as expected nothing really negative besides those 3 things but it still works. Like how you can connect this and the piranha plant set up to the big track set to. Either way may give this track to someone at work who has a little brother or grandkids as I just got it for the Luigi kart to display at work on my desk. Good idea on Hot wheels and Nintendo though, lots of young adults who grew up playing Mario kart will buy these and will sell well and be hard to find in store I imagine.