Tuesday 18 December 2012

K'NEX Mario Kart Wii Mario & Donkey Kong Beach Racing Set Review

This is by far the best item TOMY sent us for review, well this was picked number one by Spud, the TOMY Octopals were voted number one by Little Big Man, and Baby Boo loves both Night Night Pooh & Roaring Raa Raa. Spud has loved Mario ever since he received a Mario game for his DS for his 5th Birthday over a year ago and was amazed when he received this set from TOMY.

Ohh and just to inform you, TOMY are in charge of K'NEX here over in the UK =)

The box was quite big and informs on the box it contains 160pieces, it also informs you clearly that you require 4 x AAA batteries.

To my surprise when I emptied the box, it didn't look like there was 160 pieces, I suppose all them little bits add up, when I saw the instruction manual I could of cried, you see Spud gets quite excited and expects me to do thing's really quickly.

 I was dreading this task of putting the racing set together thinking it would take me at least an hour, how very wrong I was, it took me 30minutes max and that was including the time it took us (me and Spud) to decorate the track and the 2 cars.

3...2...1...GO! Bring Mario Kart Wii to life as you race Mario and Donkey Kong through a series of beach-themed obstacles in this K'NEX Wii Mario Kart Building Set - Mario and Donkey Kong Beach Race! The set includes the parts to build Mario and Donkey Kong, 2 Standard Karts with super-fast battery-powered motors, 2 moving obstacles: Side-Steppers and Cataquacks PLUS 2 collectible items from the game: a POW block and a blooper! Also includes 16 pieces of buildable, interconnectable track that creates a closed loop - combine this set with other sets from the Mario Kart Wii Series to build even bigger tracks! Building set includes 160 parts.K'NEX is the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love. K'NEX seeks to build young minds and encourage them to imagine, build and play with its exciting product line specially designed for kids ages 2 through 12. Creative open ended play, educational benefits, and family fun are just a snap away with K'NEX! 

I quickly set up the 2 cars for Spud, I knew then he would keep himself entertained whilst I challenged what I thought was going to be a difficult task of setting up the racing track.

Setting up the track was easy, the bit I found annoying was the 2 items in the photo above, I remember playing with Knex as a child but it was my brother who liked it more, after a frustrating 2 minutes (I'm quite impatient lol) I finally figured it out, I would of had it figured out the minute I read the instructions but me being me, thought it looked easy enough to do without a guide aha, I was wrong!

The track surprisingly isn't as big as what I imagined it to be, I was trying to hold back from setting it up as I thought it would be out for months and be very large, infact the track isn't big at all and fits in very neatly with the rest of Spud's toys.

The track has various obstacles, however Spud played alone so didn't attempt to use any. The idea is simple, the battery opperated cars shoot around the tracks by themselves, however I don't see how it is a race as their is no opportunity for any of the cars to over take each other.

Ohh and you see that annoying little red crab? That turned out to be the most annoying thing ever! On the whole this set is great for any Mario Fans, if your bored of buying your Mario obsessed child the Mario games, why not buy them this set instead? After all it gets them away from their computers and lets them have a little giggle!

 Suitable for ages 6+ K'NEX Wii Mario Kart Building Set - Mario and Donkey Kong Beach Race Set is available to buy with a suggested RRP of £59.99, its available to buy from Boots and Debenhams.

 To Find out more about TOMY check out the official TOMY UK website. 
 Until next time,

Jada x

 Disclosure - I was sent this product on the basis to review it, I have not received a payment for reviewing this product but instead was compensated as I was aloud to keep the product. All comments and views are of my own/Spud's unless other wise stated and was not influenced in any way shape or form.  


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