Jakks Pacific, ages 6+, MSRP $5.99US and up.
Remember playing with a gyroscope
when you were a kid?
It was absolutely amazing that the simple pull of a string could
make it spin so fast and the way it seemed to defy gravity was
captivating, a fantastic mix of scientific discovery and fun.
Now Jakks Pacific has harnessed the gravity defying power and
speed of the gyroscope with the new GX Racers. The GX Racers are
1:64 scale cars with something more than common engine power under
Built around interchangeable gyroscope as its motor, these cars
are capable of a number of quite amazing acts. There are different
types of gyro motors, each with its own specific characteristics;
made for speed, for stunts, and for jumps.
GX Racers are a revolutionary concept of extreme stunt cars that
can perform spins,
flips and drifts.
the need for speed and the inclination to perform fearless stunts
with your miniature race car and take racing to a new level. The
cars come in individual packs, twin-packs and a variety of play
sets. Each basic pack contains the car, a gyro motor and a ripcord;
simply snap the gyro into the car, insert the ripcord, pull back
and watch it go - at extraordinary speeds! They can be used with
or without a track.
Speed Assortment packs also come with a regular track engine,
so you can use your GX Racer on any 1:64 scale track, a nice addition
that makes the car more versatile. The Crew had a blast with these.
What they liked most, besides the crazy
tricks and super fast speed (of course), was that the gyro
engines are interchangeable. You can make a speed racer into a
stunt car and vice versa, they really thought that was a cool
aspect of these little speedsters.
Add to this thrill ride the accessories that are available like
the GX 360 Spinway, a two sided obstacle course that kids steer
their gyro mobiles through, or the GX Turbo Launcher revs up and
shoots the racer out at 700 scale mph, we didn't actually clock
it but it's pretty fast.
GX Racers have solid appeal for kids ages 6 and up, including
many a Dad. They come in a wide range of car styles, and paint
designs, add that to the intrigue of the gyro technology, and
ease of use and these stunning performance micro stunt cars are
definitely fun for all ages.