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My First Driving School

by SCX

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  • Packs away in it's own carrycase (the track mat)
  • Wireless controllers
  • Battery Operated
  • 2 player (so mum or dad too ;-)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight998 g
Product Dimensions71.1 x 61 x 7.6 cm
Item model number18000US
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 861,852 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.3 Kg
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Date First Available4 Sep 2011

Product Description

This Radio Control-based play set is ideal for children from 2 to 4 years of age. The set encourages the child to coordinate colors, construct the layout, use their imagination, exercise control over the various actions of the vehicles, and build dexterity.

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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You know that really cool toy from your childhood? 16 Feb 2011
By Loudog - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This thing is awesome. First the negatives: the quality control is not great - one of the controllers does not keep the car moving when the button is pressed, but I am going to take it apart and improve the contacts. But this would be awful for someone who wasn't into fixing things like that. Also a negative is the quality of the zipper to close the bag. It broke apart the third time it was moved! It is the worst zipper thing (the part that moves and puts the zipper together or apart) I have ever seen. But the toy is so nifty that I'm willing to look past that too, and will sew on velcro or something. Last negative - the track really needs to be on a hard surface, not the padded soft surface provided by the open case.
Now for the positives: it is an absolute riot to play with. It's also a way to get a slot car set capable of lane changes that your kid can play with without shelling out $400 or so. My girlfrield's two year old can operate it. Everyone is amazed when the little cars change lanes. It's silly, I know, but it is enchanting to play with. Hopefully the flaws in my set were random, because this is the kind of toy that would be remembered for a lifetime.
3.0 out of 5 stars I like it but prefer to really really like it. 8 Jan 2012
By MrSqueezeMe - Published on Amazon.com
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Slot cars are arguably one gaming alternative parents may offer their children; an alternative to tv and computer based games. A brief look at the SCX website makes My First Driving School look very appealing as a first slot car toy for toddlers. The details provided by SCX and the amazon price sealed the deal for me. I have a near three year old nephew whom I adore and wish to experience more than electronic screen based toys as he grows up - much like his dad encourages his older brother.

The toy comes in a very nice package which will be ideal for keeping the toy neatly organized and stored when necessary. When set up it simply looks great! The apparent quality of the plastic materials feels and looks durable, is easy to assemble, and is overall top-notch. A colorful presentation draws in children and adults alike to want to get into the play. Adults will sit for at least one session to enjoy showing their children the controls and exclaim encouraging words. I found it quite entertaining to come to the youngster's level of joyful play. It's a safe bet your toddler will be hooked.

A couple issues were immediately apparent. At first, the accelerator button on one controller behaved erratically. I removed and reinstalled the batteries and had better luck afterwards but not 100%. Toddler toys require battery covers to be screwed on, so by default the necessity to remove the cover is somewhat cumbersome for the repairing adult and perhaps frustrating to the anticipating toddler. We're a family of fixers so didn't mind much but do appreciate things that work without tinkering.

Another hindrance has to do with the system which allows the cars to change direction. This often did not produce the desired result even when I carefully tried to make the car turn. I am familiar with the system used and understand its mechanics very well, it just did not work well, but wait: somehow that was only true when facing the cars in one direction. My older nephew, who's 10, discovered that when we face the cars the other way there no longer is an issue. Note that I have not seen any instruction regarding the direction the cars should be facing.

The above two issues are why I feel I must remove two stars. Because let's face it, great functionality is crucial to the engagement of the user. All else nags me to want to give five stars and I think SCX may change something or provide us with some tips to make the experience flawless. It's almost so.

Overall, I suspect this toy will at first produce a "WOW" response from parents and older children who then may question some things a bit until they sort out its nuances. However, most importantly, I suspect your toddler will be entertained for a good while.

- MrSqueezeMe.
5.0 out of 5 stars SCX 1/32nd Scale: Age Recommendation needs correction 8 Dec 2011
By S Murdock - Published on Amazon.com
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I unfortunately didn't take a closer look at the posted pictures for this set before purchasing it for our 6-year-old son. The description states it is for 8-year olds and up. We wanted a set that our son could 'grow into' while his dad raced with him. This set ain't it!

5 stars for the vibrant colors of the product and the light weight nylon carrying case it comes in, but only 2 stars for the seller due to the misleading description; shipping to me and having to pay for return shipping; plus the possibility of paying a 20% re-stocking fee to eHobbies--yet to be determined.

I didn't bother opening the set--just the look on my husband's disappointed face when he saw the packaging indicated that it wasn't the set he'd envisioned for our son. "That's for toddlers! Send it back." He has now taken over shopping for a slot car set.

The packaging does indicate "2-4", but then the product page has the warning that the set is a choking hazard for 3-year olds. Go figure!
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