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playable metal car kit

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Kick Fun Into Gear

Take the wheel at break time with this 10-piece, model car kit made to spark your inner engineer. Made from 100% recyclable aluminum alloy, its patented blocks bend and shift using an ingenious connecting system that allows for endless flexibility. Made in Taiwan. Ages 9+.

Each includes:
10 aluminum alloy blocks
5 aluminum rods
2 aluminum bended rods
24 connecting screws
1 L-shaped wrench

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Item ID
20475
Made from
aluminum, reclaimed steel
Measurements
Car: 6.5" L x 4" W x 2.5" H packaging - 6.75" L x 3" W x 2.5" D

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PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT
 
3.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Frustrating!

By 

from OR

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

      Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

      Parts don't fit, there is no accompanying useful instruction. It shows pictures of what you can do with it but doesn't show how to get there. In the end it was just a waste of time and lots of frustration.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Father’s Day

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      5.0

      Sparked Engineer Curiousity

      By 

      from Coppell, TX

      About Me Mother-in-law, Mother In-law To Engineer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • High Quality Metal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fun

        Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

        Unique

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        NOTHING BUT A PAIN

        By 

        from Queens NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Parts Don~'~~t Fit Properly

          Best Uses

            Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

            This was supposed to be a fun little manly toy. What it is instead in a pain that causes you anger because the pieces don't fit together as they should.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Slick and Fun

            By 

            from Irvine, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative fun
            • Great for any age
            • Smooth construction
            • Tools included

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

                This was a big hit with all the men in the room. The components are beautifully engineered, sleek pieces that fit perfectly together. The tools and set screws work wonderfully and our college engineer was delighted with this new take on an Erector set.

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                5.0

                Gift has not been opened yet.

                By 

                from SD

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

                    I only looked at product, we will get to use and try it tomorrow. It looks and feels very durable and easy to move. He always picks wonderful things from your site.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Starter Kit

                    By 

                    from Fargo, ND

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Needs more parts

                    Best Uses

                    • Desk Toy

                    Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

                    The Playable Metal Car Kit is great! It is high-quality and lightweight.

                    If you are a building enthusiast, however, you will need to order additional parts in order to make the cars that you want, as this seems to be only a starter kit.

                    Wonderful gift idea!

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                    4.0

                    Great product

                    By 

                    from Ohio

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Great for display
                    • Nice packaging

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

                        I bought this as a gift for someone who loves to put things together. He really likes it but we wish there were some instructions or better pictures showing how to make the different cars. Also, according to the parts list, there should have been two right threaded wheels and two left threaded wheels but one of the left threaded wheels was not threaded. It's difficult to use it. However, this is a great product that allows the user not only to make cars, but other structures as well.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Delivery was prompt and arrived in great condition.

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                        4.0

                        Hours of Fun!

                        By 

                        from San Antonio, TX

                        About Me Auto Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Great work distraction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • To kill boredom

                          Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

                          This was the perfect gift for my freind who needs something to keep him looking busy at work! He will spend hours changing the configuration of his car!

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                          4.0

                          Really cool for a gift for a "big kid"

                          By 

                          from wisconsin

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about PLAYABLE METAL CAR KIT:

                          It's a more complicated big kid version of lego's. Little more of a challenge makes it a more fun for adults.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Yes delivery was prompt. Yes it arrived in good condition. I did use customer service I entered my apartment number at checkout but for some reason it was not included when it was shipped when I contacted customer service they told me they couldn't change the address, when I contacted UPS they told me only UncommonGoods could change the address. Luckily USPS was still able to deliver the package after some trouble. UncommonGoods was going to charge me if the package got sent back to them to send it back to me! It was their fault in the first place and they wanted to charge me for what they could have fixed but chose not to!

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                          Q and A

                          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                          71votes, 10 comments

                          Kathleen
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I like toys that allow kids to manipulate something "real"

                          Chris
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Might consider it for this price if made in the USA. Concept is great.

                          Donna
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          it just doesn't seem too interesting.

                          Lily
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          more for adults

                          Tracey
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          My 10 year old looked at it and was completely unimpressed. Might work for a desk toy for an adult.

                          sharri
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Tacky

                          Velma
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          my nephew would love this he is the techie type

                          adiaha
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Great gift for tinkering kids!

                          Barbara
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I really like this. It lloks wel made and something my husband and don would enjoy putting together.

                          Tina

                          More for adults it seems.

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