We were recently contacted by Mattel in order to try out their awesome Hot Wheels Track Builder System – Power Booster Kit. Although Biggest doesn’t like many traditional toys, I knew he would be fascinated by this one. Since he was very small he has been obsessed with all things transport-related – particularly in reference to the ways they move.
The Hot Wheels Track Builder System Power Booster Kit is a set of tracks that allow certain Hot Wheels vehicles to do amazing stunts. The battery-powered booster propels the cars around the tracks at extraordinary speeds, meaning they can achieve all kinds of spectacular turns, banking and loops.
My son was far too little to put the track together himself. However, I imagine it is something that older children would find to be a thrilling part of the process. There are different combinations and different loops and twirls to configure, meaning you can build a unique track every time. My husband confirmed that it was the kind of toy that he and his brother would have spent hours rearranging as boys.
Biggest was a little impatient while the track was being assembled and swapped around. However, as soon as he saw what the track could so he was absolutely mesmerised. Watching the cars and the surprising speeds and stunts they can achieve is truly a thrilling experience. I found myself watching the car spin round the track, stunned – and I am not particularly interested in toy cars! I think Biggest’s face here really says it all:
In addition, my husband was also a huge fan. He was effusive about how it brought back the very best memories of his favourite presents as a child – well-built, technological toys that offered the exhilarating opportunity of experimentation. I know the feeling he is describing well. It is that unforgettable moment, on a birthday or Christmas, when you get a toy that feels truly magical. It is a feeling you remember long into adulthood.
If you have a child who is interested in cars or technological and construction toys in any way, I can’t see how the Hot Wheels Track Builder System Power Booster kit could fail to be a huge hit. In addition to all the excellent positive attributes detailed above, it also has the wonderful potential for expansion. The many track pieces and tracks can be rearranged and added to.
Finally, the only even partially negative thing I can think to mention is that the name is a bit of a mouthful. I can imagine tired parents, searching the aisles of Toys R Us and Smyths in late December, muttering to themselves… “What was the thing he wanted? Track Boost Builder? Hot Track Builder? Ohhh I’ll have to ring home…”
My husband’s suggestion? The Hot Wheels Fling-a-ma-jig. I fully expect Mattel to implement this re-branding at their earliest convenience.
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*Please note, we were gifted the Hot Wheels Power Builder Booster Kit in return for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own. We only share products we love.*