Our Hot Wheels Tub Racers arrived Monday afternoon, and Elliott (3) was very excited to find out a package had been delivered just for him!
Immediately, we had to sit down and put it together. It was quick and easy to assemble, so he was able to play with it right away.
When he realized he could take it into the bathtub with him he asked for a bath. I told him he could have his bath before bed like always and he said "Buuuut...I think I'm dirty now."
As you can see, it floats well, and doesn't take up too much room for a 3 year old, though I can't imagine taller kids having enough wiggle room. The one thing I didn't like about it during bathtime was that when you pushed the blue pump, the water squirted in all directions, which seemed to be right at eye level when you're in the bathtub. I know it's supposed to be a "water park" race track but he didn't seem to care for that part of it.
Elliott brings it out throughout the day, and brings all of his extra cars to play, and Emory just watches from the sidelines.
Recommended Age: 4+ Elliott just turned 3 in December, and it is perfectly suitable for him. However, the palm trees come apart (and will probably be lost before long) and would very easily pose a choking hazard for the baby, so Elliott has to play with it at a distance.
The track was listed as $19.99 on ToysRUs.com but at $29.99 on Amazon. I would not pay $30 for this toy, and I would only pay $20 for it on a very special occasion. In all reality, this is probably not something I would even buy under normal circumstances, but I can see it's appeal, and I am very glad Gather gave us the opportunity to review it. My son loves it, and when he is happy, I am happy. This will definitely make a great rotation for our bath toys.