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Fall 2013 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Moose Toys
Price: $39.99

Kids who love toy cars know, the smaller the cars are, the more they can fit in their pockets. For some reason, anything that is "mini" holds great attraction for most children. That's one of the reasons the Micro Chargers Race Track was such a hit with our kid testers. The tiny Micro Charger cars race and zip around the race track after a 5 to 8 second charge at the "pit stop" as we like to call it. The race track is small, too, which parents liked. Nothing's sacrificed for size; this mini track can race four cars at a time, which is perfect for big families.

Kids gathered around and had fun racing cars, and they didn't seem to mind too much if their cars lost to another one. They liked conjecturing why one car was faster than another, which got them thinking "beyond the track".

This track can be paired with others in the Micro Charger line, and its pieces can be rearranged into new shapes. There are more Micro Chargers cars to collect as well, and portable chargers so that kids can take their Micro Chargers to go.

Melissa Strunc   ©2013 Parents' Choice

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