Retro racing fun with Darda!
June 15, 2008, 6:59 pm
Filed under: Toys and games | Tags: , ,

I don’t know why these racing sets are not around as much as they used to, or at least I really don’t understand it, they were so much FUN!  For all those of you who did not play with Darda cars when they were young: These are little wind up cars, about the size of a matchbox car, that run on colorful Darda tracks.  What makes this toy so great is that the tracks can be set up in numerous ways, you can always change the layout and it never gets boring.  For the ultimate builders, several kits are available, and now we come to the next great feature of this product, you can build loopings and jumps and all sorts of great things.

So after you have already had great fun designing and setting up the race track, the real fun starts, because these cars are incredibly fast and it is simply amazing to watch them master looping after looping, and hear the sound they produce when being wound up or when in action.  This toy just does not get boring; while younger children will be entertained for a long time just watching  their siblings, or using the tracks as set up by their parents (younger kids will need help with this), older children will start experimenting with the tracks, to see how far they can push these little cars, and while doing so discover the boundaries of gravity and centrifugal force!  Not only fun, but educational, too!

Now that’s a great toy, isn’t it?  And yes, these toys don’t run on batteries, another cool feature! They are also great for lovers of German cars  because now your little ones can race their own Porsche or BMW.  But they also have NASCAR or Formular 1 minitures, and even glow in the dark ones, or bump-n-go cars, which are set in motion when another car crashes into it.  More recently, also created the Jay Jay the Plane series for smaller kids. Just beware not to use them on carpet or the engine might get clogged.

Available at Amazon, they currently have some nice discounts, too!  The biggest collection of Darda products is available at Only Toys.

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