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Magnetix iCoaster

Magnetix iCoaster

Fall 2007 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: MEGA Brands, Inc.
Price: $79.99

The iCoaster is a unique toy that is part construction set, part light and sound show, and part physics exercise. Its 64 components can be used to make 10 exciting roller coaster configurations that are held together with magnetic connections. Or use the components to make your own coaster designs. A magnetic ball elevator lifts balls to the top of a coaster, and gravity takes them down inclines, through stunt turns, over a mini trampoline, across a magnetic bar bridge, and back to a ball loader for another trip up the elevator. Light/sound activators can be attached to the coaster and connected to the plug- in control module that plays hundreds of music combinations. The control module is compatible with iPods and MP3 players to add your own music style.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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