Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit Review (Mattel)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit
What It Is

A kit from the Hot Wheels Track Builder System, this set includes: all track pieces, a set of command strips, printed pre-assembly instructions, a mounting template with remaining instructions, and one car.

Once assembled, a simple disconnection and re-connection of the main track line is all it will take for the kit to switch modes. Modes include a vertical loop and a vertical drop.

Is It Fun?
Yes - while the initial setup is somewhat tedious and the longevity of the kit is somewhat limited, it definitely proves to be worth the effort! It works exactly as advertised when assembled, and the cars in motion are really fun to watch. 
Who It’s For
Diecast car enthusiasts and builders ages 6-12.
What To Be Aware Of

This is NOT a simple out-of-the box experience, nor is this intended as a movable piece once assembled; between the command strip attachments and general placement alone, you're looking at a minimum of one-and-a-half hours just for setup time. Thankfully, because of the included mounting template, this shouldn't be too difficult for even the most wall-mounting challenged parents. Most of the setup time is waiting for the command strips to properly set to the wall.

Even with the suggested storage options, we highly suggest that you plan on where to put this piece, as it will take up a decent amount of space when fully displayed. It reaches over four feet tall when complete. 

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy