“ Brand: Character Options / Type: Car stunt track - Scooby Doo themed „
We asked a relative to buy this toy for my two year old on his birthday. He likes his older brothers Hot Wheels set and so we thought this might be ideal as a more appropriate version for his age.
The set consisted of a track which did a loop the loop, Scobby and Shaggy in a minecart on wheels and some barrels to knock over. Opening it, everything looked great - until we tried to use it. This toy is advertised for 36 months plus so you could maybe excuse my two year old not being able to use it. However, my five year old couldn't, my husband couldn't and I couldn't!
Basically, the main problem is you have to put a piece of plastic through the kart and then pull it out quickly to rev the cart up. If you manage this (and we only did this three times before the whole thing jammed) you then have to have it pointing in the right direction to go into the loop track which in my mind is practical impossible (as you are trying to hold it with one hand and pull the plastic out with the other whilst keeping it steady and pointing in exactly the right direction). We never managed to get the kart to go anywhere near going round the loop. After a few attempts we couldn't get the plastic thing to pull out the kart and the whole thing jammed. It was then unusable except as a very basic toy that you can push around on the ground (after 2 of us pulled most of the plastic thing out but that involved two grown adults and left a fair amount of plastic behind).
I was hugely disappointed as Id had quite high hopes for this toy. My two year old couldn't understand why it wouldn't work and we never told the auntie that her £15 had been wasted and just said it was great and never mentioned it again.
I think this is a case of churning out any old rubbish and associating it with a popular TV character. I would urge anyone reading this not to waste your money. A piece of paper of a comb would be a better toy! This is one of the worst toys we have had.
We bought him Hot Wheels for Christmas (he is now two and a half) and he loves it - just wish we had done that in the first place.