I remember a few Christmases ago, when Olly met Father Christmas for the first time; we had asked him before we went what he was going to put on his Christmas list. He told us, quite forthrightly, that it was to be “cars and track”. A couple of years have gone by, and not much has changed! There is nothing our son enjoys playing with more than cars, and so when we were given the chance to try out the new Hot Wheels Roto Revolution Track Set, it definitely ticked all of the boxes.
Olly loves playing with his toys with others, whether that is one of us, his cousin or his friends, and so the Roto Revolution was perfect for enjoying some fun together with. The competitive aspect of the set, which requires the users to battle it out in the mega loop to see who can be the last car racing, is fantastic for any toy car enthusiasts. The track loop section rotates to give the game an added dimension of difficulty, and the skill lies in having the ability to time the Hot Wheels cars entering the mega loop using the pump action launchers.
It is the first time we have ever seen a Hot Wheels set that involves a duel, as we are used to the sets being mostly based around individuality and challenge, so the Roto Revolution made for a really interesting toy to play with. Olly certainly enjoyed trying to win the game, and although he found it quite hard to master at first, his timing improved and he was able to get the car to enter the loop successfully.
The set was straightforward to assemble, however it does require 4 x ‘D’ sized batteries for operation, so you will need to ensure that you have these prior to setting it up. The big enjoyment of the set is in the ability to try and crash and smash into your opponent’s car in order to send it flying, and the inclusion of two Hot Wheels cars in the box means that you can be duelling it out in minutes!
Overall, the Hot Wheels Roto Revolution set has proved to be a popular game with both Olly and us. The competition element keeps the toy interesting, and the skill aspect of the rotating loop means that both child and parent (!) are kept busy perfecting their techniques with the launchers!
The new Hot Wheels Roto Revolution Track Set is suitable for children aged 5+ with an RRP of £34.99.
You might also be interested in our review of the new Hot Wheels Track Builder Stunt Bridge Kit, the perfect accompaniment to the Roto Revolution Track Set.
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