Friday, June 3, 2011

Disney Pixar Car 2 Tokyo Spinout Review

Calling all Cars fans!  Are you ready for Cars 2?  It is set to be released in theaters on June 24, 2011.  I can tell you the little man in my house is patiently waiting.  In the meantime, I had the unique opportunity to review the new Cars 2 Tokyo Spinout Track Set that has been inspired by the new Disney/Pixar film, Cars 2. 

This play set lets you race two cars through the streets of Tokyo, with one winner car and one loser car that spins off  the track!  This set features the Pagoda Pit Stop, dual tracks, two spinning platforms, landing crash zones, flipper and exclusive Cars 2 Lightning McQueen vehicle.  You can also connect the three other play sets available to create a hugh chain reaction!

This set was super easy to put together.  I admit, my husband was in charge of this construction project, but  it still only took him about 10 minutes to assemble.  Mason stood by his side the whole time playing with his new Lightning McQueen car, waiting to send it launching through the air.  Once assembled, it was so easy to start racing the cars. 

I am always skeptical that these toys deliver what they promise.  Will the cars really jump off the track...and successfully make it to the landing zone?  I am here to tell you that this toy actually delivers all the mid-air spinout that it promises!   The cars were easy enough to set in the launchers, and with one push of a button, the cars were spinning and racing to the end.

Since Mason is only 2 and this toy recommendation age on the box is 4, he did need help to reset the spinning platform.  He was able to set the cars, launch them, and set and reset the crash flipper.  I do think that with a little practice that he will get how to reset the spinning platform.  Otherwise, there are no small pieces or anything like that that would make this toy inappropriate for a child 3 and up.  I would feel totally comfortable having him play with the Tokyo Spinout Track Set by himself once he learns the mechanics of the play set.

It is appropriate for children ages 4 and up and retails for about $ 29.99.

Thanks to Mattel for providing the item above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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