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Reply #15 on: December 15, 2020, 09:09:03 PM
Very cool, looking forward to the pictures. My little guy is just starting to get into matchbox cars and tracks. I'll be curious if he ever shows an interest in slot cars.



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Reply #16 on: December 15, 2020, 10:52:44 PM
Wow, I didn't know that slot car/racing was even still a thing.  That's awesome, Bison!  Hope you and the boys have fun.  :bigthumb:

Oh it's still a thing and it has a pretty dedicated hobbyist community and is have a bit of a resurgent with 1/24th slot clubs.



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Reply #17 on: December 15, 2020, 10:54:43 PM
Very cool, looking forward to the pictures. My little guy is just starting to get into matchbox cars and tracks. I'll be curious if he ever shows an interest in slot cars.

Sounds like an opportunity to me for future bonding time. The Carrera First sets are battery-powered small sets designed for 3+.
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Reply #18 on: December 17, 2020, 09:35:13 PM
The track arrived today...be cool dad...be cool Christmas is less than 10 days away...be cool and do not open the kid's gift...



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Reply #19 on: December 17, 2020, 09:49:39 PM
 :ROFL:

 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D

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Reply #20 on: December 18, 2020, 02:19:10 AM
Oh, man.  I think that gave me my biggest belly laugh all week.  :2funny: 


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Reply #21 on: December 18, 2020, 06:41:27 AM
The track arrived today...be cool dad...be cool Christmas is less than 10 days away...be cool and do not open the kid's gift...

I think you should take a peek to ensure all is in order. Just think of the disappointment on the day if there was something missing or not functioning  :whistle:

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Reply #22 on: December 18, 2020, 09:26:37 AM
He's right you know.

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Reply #23 on: December 18, 2020, 09:51:08 AM

wtf is this?

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Reply #24 on: December 18, 2020, 11:04:34 AM
Pure awesomeness.  8) 


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Reply #25 on: December 18, 2020, 11:53:06 AM
Holy crap those things move fast. How the heck do they tell who's winning?



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Reply #26 on: December 18, 2020, 04:10:54 PM
Holy crap those things move fast. How the heck do they tell who's winning?
I guess colour and some counter as they go over the line? No idea.

I'm not sure there's any skill there. If the cars (and I'm not sure they were cars) stay on the track regardless,  what's the point? With slot cars (Scalextric we refer to it as) you had to adjust your speed going round some bends

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Reply #27 on: December 18, 2020, 04:46:53 PM
Yes, it does seem from that film that there is not much of a need for any skill, which seems to distract from the fun of it.

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Reply #28 on: December 18, 2020, 06:22:44 PM
The track arrived today...be cool dad...be cool Christmas is less than 10 days away...be cool and do not open the kid's gift...

I think you should take a peek to ensure all is in order. Just think of the disappointment on the day if there was something missing or not functioning  :whistle:

I appreciate the encouragement into temptation but the Mrs. would do horrible things to my person.



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Reply #29 on: December 18, 2020, 06:25:29 PM
Holy crap those things move fast. How the heck do they tell who's winning?
I guess colour and some counter as they go over the line? No idea.

I'm not sure there's any skill there. If the cars (and I'm not sure they were cars) stay on the track regardless,  what's the point? With slot cars (Scalextric we refer to it as) you had to adjust your speed going round some bends

They are controlling the speed but that particular race appears to focus on the building of the 1/24th car.