WHAT THE KIDS SAY
The dragon doesn't want to stay on!
This is so cool; I love the dragon Mum! It shoots real fire.
I like racing my cars down and trying to not have the dragon eat me! He shoots fire which is fun.
I like playing with dragon by itself. I like making him shoot "fire" out of his mouth.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
This toy has seemed to maintain my son's interest over some time. Sean (5 yrs.) likes that you press a button to release the car and he loves that the dragon can shoot fire. When I played with the set, I had a difficult time getting the car to hit the dragon; however, my son did not seem to be too bothered by this.
This track currently sits assembled in my son's room and he doesn't use it. He plays with the dragon separately.
My son (4.5 years) was so excited to have this toy to play with. He studied the box for quite some time before we were in a position to let him open it. He was totally taken by the images on the box. And the toy did not let him down. 6-8 weeks later he plays with it slightly less often, but still regularly and he is very interested in the toy still.
This track was very exciting at first. The interest wore off for my daughters (F3, F5) after a couple weeks. The dragon was fun, but hard to put back on the track, so they used him in creative play off the track more often than on. The elevator and dragon were neat concepts, the car launcher was not used as much. The track stores very easily, which was fantastic!
I think this is a good toy but it might be better geared for a child who's a little older. Malik (M4) had trouble aiming the car at the right spot in order to make the track/dragon collapse. He does enjoy playing with the dragon on its own though.
Compared to the Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister toy, this toy didn't impress me much at first. It looked quite flimsy and like there were parts missing (I think it can be added on to). However, my son (6) just started playing with it today, and so far, he has been pretty enthusiastic about it. He seems to especially enjoy the dragon (although the button on its back doesn't seem to work), and how it "eats" the cars. It isn't clear what the car "launcher" does besides shoot the car at the centre beam, but as he plays with it more and figures it out hopefully it will become clearer.
Dragons live strong in boys imaginations, and this one is attacking Hot Wheels® City! Kids can send their vehicles racing past the dragon to try to save the day, but the path is dangerous. A diverter offers two options. One avoids the dragon's chomping jaws but is still in the line of fire for the scaly monster's shooting “fireball.” If he chooses to release the projectile, the car may get knocked off the track-and it's a steep fall! Avoid the dragon, and vehicles must still navigate a tight curve made more hair-raising with a ring of “fire”! Make it to the bottom, and kids can load the car into the launcher. Aim it right, push the button and send the vehicle into the dragon to knock it from its perch! Another legendary beast is slain-simply reattach the dragon to the track, and the legend lives on! Set features removable dragon, truck-style launcher, a “fireball” and 1 die-cast vehicle. Not for use with some Hot Wheels® vehicles.
A Hungry Monster Is on the Attack! - There's danger and adventure at every turn of this action-packed track set, which lets boys play out saving Hot Wheels city from a rampaging dragon! The scary, scaly creature is on the attack, so you have to speed the included Hot Wheels car to the rescue. If you survive the dragon's "fire"-spewing, you face even more daunting challenges before you can finally destroy the savage beast. With so much drama and excitement, the Dragon Destroyer set generates hours of inventive storytelling and creative play.
Avoid the Dragon's Jaws and "Fireball" - The speedway past the dragon is extremely treacherous! A diverter offers you two options — one path runs right by the monster, who just might trap you in his chomping jaws. Your other choice avoids the dragon's massive mouth but makes you a target for his shooting "fireball." This terrifying projectile can knock your car off the track and plunge you into a steep fall below! Even if you're able to escape the dragon, you still have to navigate the tight curve featuring a hair-raising ring of "fire"!
Try to Defeat the Vicious Beast! - Once you make it to the bottom of the track, the real challenge begins. You've avoided being captured or crushed by the dragon, but can you finally defeat him and save the day? Load your car into the launcher, aim, push the button, and fire your vehicle to knock the dragon off his perch! Watch in triumph as he falls back and releases any trapped car in defeat. After the monster is slain, you can reattach the dragon to the track and create more legendary "fiery" battles!
What's in the Box? - Track set includes removable dragon, truck-style launcher, one "fireball" projectile, and one die-cast vehicle.
Track features a steep slope, sharp turn, and ring of “fire”