Scalextric Need for Speed Set


Scalextric Need for Speed Set

Scalextric Need for SpeedThe Scalextric Need for Speed slot car racing set, developed by Electronic Arts from their hit video game and manufactured by license through Nissan LTD, is sold with a choice of either the standard 1:32-scale set or the 1:64-scale MicroScalextric pack. The forward function course consists of magnetic connectors, easy to use single-handed controllers, on ramp and off ramp, and five alternate track settings for the 1:64-scale set and figure eight track for the 1:32-scale.

This racing set is based for ages four (for the 1:64-scale) or five (for the 1:65-scale) and up. The 1:32-scale set includes two digital plug ready cars including the white and grey Lamborghini Gallardo vs the red and white Nissan 350Z and the 1:64-scale set includes two 350Z street cars. Maximum required space is 120 x 68cm for the 1:64-scale set and 210 x 140cm with a track length of 370cm for the 1:32-scale set with a track length of 532cm of track. A set of instructions is included with full-scale diagrams with labeled parts. Replacement brushes are also included. Batteries are not included in either set.

Reviews comment that the ten minute assembly and disassembly is very easy and packs away neatly. The rating review scales for the 1:32-scale set begin at a 3 out of 5 choice. Both the Lamborghini Gallardo and the Nissan 350Z cars stand up well to crashes. The 1:64-scale set is more appropriate for children under five and especially noted as a great first racing set. A few reviews rate the Scalextric Need for Speed with the following results out of a possible 10, being top rate: overall rating 9.0, educational value 7.5, safety 8.5, entertainment 8.5, value for money 9.5, and design quality of 8.0 and of these reviews, a total of about 67% of customers who purchased the set recommended it.


November 21, 2009
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