Toy review – Slix Stunt City from Sainsbury’s

December 4th, 2013


If you are looking for a present that will keep your little boys (or big boys come to mention it) happy, contented and occupied all over the Christmas period, you need look no further than Sainsbury ‘s. This year they have had an amazing collection of great value toys for children of all ages, and the Slix toys in particular have been the stuff that little boys (and some little girls too) dream of. I’m talking fast cars, stunt driving, and lots of crashes and smashes.

I was sent the Slix Stunt City to review with Joe. Unfortunately, Joe has spent quite a bit of time over the last few weeks feeling very poorly, requiring two stays in hospital. Because of this, he has not really been up to doing much playing, and so you will have to rely on his mom, admittedly a very big kid at heart, to tell you all about this toy. But the great news is that I think it is fab, and I know Joe will enjoy playing with this once he is better.

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The Slix Stunt City is a motorised race car set. It is a multiple level race track with a great many obstacles around the course including a wrecking ball and a collapsible bridge. There are two stunt cars included in the set, these are launched by  a motorised launcher (powered by battery power) that can send them in either a left or right direction at high speed in order to attempt to master the track. The crane which controls the wrecking ball also requires AA batteries.

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This is such a great fun object. It is so exciting as the cars travel around the track trying to avoid the (inevitable) smash from the wrecking ball which derails the cars. The steering wheel which allows you to feel like you are driving the car adds to the general excitement, and the fact that the cars travel so quickly means that even the coolest little boys will enjoy getting involved in this activity.

From a parents point of view, there does seem to be a lot of pieces when you initially open the box. However, the instructions are simple and easy to follow, and have lots of pictures so that this is actually pretty straightforward to put together.

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The Stix Stunt City is currently unavailable to buy online, but is available in stores. Definitely a great Christmas gift idea for Children aged 3+.



5 Responses to “Toy review – Slix Stunt City from Sainsbury’s”

  1. Myra says:

    It always amazes me how high tech kids toys are now! My little one would love this though.

    • fashion-mommy says:

      I know, when you think about the toys we had! This is pretty great though, I was excited playing it especially when the wrecking ball hit home. Lol!

  2. Chris says:

    I disagree with this review.
    Cars do NOT go round half the track (the loop is pointless).
    Toy is going back to sainsburys for a refund and we have a very disappointed little boy. I wasted an hour putting it together on Xmas morning and another 30 mins taking apart so I can now delight in driving it back to the shop.
    Numerous reviews on amazon agree with our experience too.
    Avoid.

    • fashion-mommy says:

      I can only write about my experience of this track Chris and we have had a lot of fun with it, and more than 12months later, we still have it and are still using it. Sorry that your experience wasn’t positive.

  3. Emma says:

    I bought this for my son for Christmas but can’t get the launcher to work lost the work have put 3 size d /lr20 batteries in and nothing happens? Can anyone advise if these are the correct batteries thinking it may be faulty only just come round to fixing it up ?

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