Fast & Furious Dodge Challenger SRT8 2011 Review (Mattel)

Fast & Furious Dodge Challenger SRT8 2011
What It Is
This is a nicely detailed, freewheeling replica of the Dodge Challenger SRT8 that appears in the movie Furious 7. It's part of a collection of four key cars from the movie is part of a full line of part of die-cast replicas of cars from the franchise by Mattel. 

This particular car is driven by Letty Ortiz in the movie, and it features in one of the coolest stunts in the entire movie franchise. Letty actually drives it out of an airplane in flight. Thanks to a parachute, she lands safely, but that's definitely an "oh, wow!" moment in the film.

This replica doesn't include the parachute, but it has everything kids need for imaginative play as they bring the excitement of the Fast and Furious to life in their play. 

 All four of these cars are designed either or play or display. Kids can also use them with Mattel's Fast & Furious filmmaker app to create dramatic videos they can save and share. There are tons more of the iconic, replica cars from this series in this scale, all grouped by the movies in which the appear.

Is It Fun?
Fans of the movies will enjoy being able to collect and play with the famous cars featured in the movies. It's comparatively inexpensive to acquire an entire fleet of these cars, and it's a bit easier than they ways in which the team gets them in the movies. 
Who It’s For
The cars are graded for kids ages 5 and up, but they really are for fans of the movies...or fans of cool die-cast cars.
What To Be Aware Of
These are a little more expensive than comparable die-cast cars in this scale. However, for fans of the movies, these are going to be totally worth it. 

The filmmaker app is free and allows kids to film cars in action and add special effects. We found it somewhat cumbersome to use. Kids who are into filming their cars will probably have other apps or programs that will work as well.

Because of the PG-13 rating of the movies, younger kids are not likely to see them, but they may very well be caught up in the cultural excitement around the films (ads, promotions, etc.) so don't be surprised if they want the cars. 

  • Fun

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy