Thursday, 20 September 2012

Toyologist Review: Hot Wheels Power Tower

Basically all the same for the previous set I reviewed applies to this: brackets attach to the wall with special tape, can be easily removed from walls as long as you haven't stuck it on wallpaper, etc.

There are a couple of changes, however. The template for where to stick the brackets to the wall now comes in the form of a poster which is supposed to stay permanently on the wall. This livens up the background no end and somehow makes it all seem a lot more exciting. It also means you don't have to find somewhere safe to keep it.

Being a large set, there's a heck of a lot of do. Lots of (well, a few) barriers to switch routes, etc. There are also two very obvious points which are intended for extra sets to be joined on. The Tower is powered by 2 D batteries and - surprisingly for a D battery-powered toy - the noise level isn't excessive. You can hear it, but the children had it on for ages and I never felt the urge to yell at them because it was getting on my nerves.

This has been played with near-constantly since it came out of the box and I couldn't recommend it more. Unless you don't have an empty wall, in which case I suggest you build one immediately!

nb Coming soon to!

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