Saturday, December 19, 2009

Great Gift idea for Christmas: Darda Victory Lane Race Track (Review & Giveaway)

I grew up loving race tracks, and I enjoyed watching my brother put them together and racing with him. Now, my boys can enjoy racing cars~ as well as my husband! We got the new Victory Lane NASCAR Play Set from Darda to review, and this 60 piece set was very easy to assemble. My son, age 11, loved putting the track together.
The tack pieces slide easily into the other track pieces with a plastic connector. The directions were easy to follow, and the kit came with everything included.
The only tricky part to the Victory Lane race way was the loop-de-loop. You have to twist the track just a bit to get the loop, but it wasn't difficult.
Then, the fun begins. My boys put their cars at the starting point~ right next to the checkered flag. With a push of the red button, a plastic setting comes out to keep the cars in place. To charge the cars, all you need to do is pull the car backward on the track until the sound gets a little louder. NO BATTERIES! I love that! Our household goes through so many batteries, and I was delighted to find out that this set didn't need any!

Get ready, start your engines, GO! Push the Green button and sit back to see which car will take first place! My boys loved watching the cars go through the loops next to one another. It is fun!

I think that the Victory Lane Race track is a great gift to give kids this Christmas! The race track is flexible, sturdy, and provides hours of fun and entertainment. My boys, and even my daughter, loves to play with this race track. This play set features two NASCAR heroes, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, in their trademark DuPont and Lowe’s branded cars. Even if you aren't into NASCAR, racing is so much fun! Full track size is 53” x 25” x 12.5” $64.99 • Ages 4+
About Darda:
Darda cars were introduced more than three decades ago in Germany, and they made their way to the U.S. shortly after that. Since then, young children all across the world have been enjoying these simple hand-wound cars. Check out the selection of Darda cars available online at http://www.dardatoys.com/ Darda is a division of Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., based in Milwaukee (& Baltimore). It’s a 78-year-old family owned and operated business, primarily focused on model trains but also manufactures racing products (Darda & Life-Like Racing).
WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A RACETRACK FROM DARDA?
To celebrate Christmas time, Darda is offering to sponsor a giveaway of either the Victory Lane or the Power Loop Pyramid. Contest ends December 29th, 2009.
To enter, leave a comment below about which set would you most like to purchase for your child (if money wasn't an issue) and why?
**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday with a link to your favorite consumer-created Darda video on YouTube ( just type in Darda cars in the search window if you want to explore.) Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**
This review was provided from Darda. They have provided me with a free product to review and information to share with my readers. I am sponsored to offer a race track to giveaway to my readers through this review. I was given the product for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

139 comments:

Aleksandra said...

I would most like to purchase a fancy tree-house. We live in a very wooded area and it would be the perfect gift for her.

abfantom said...

My daughter would love the Victory Lane set because she is a NASCAR fan

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peg42 said...

My sons would really love the Power Loop Pyramid. They also love this Victory set. Thanks so much for this giveaway. My sons would love this toy. Thanks.

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agordon10 said...

I'd get the NASCAR® Corkscrew Charger

jemscout425 said...

victory lane because he would just love the loop to loops
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sweepmom said...

I would purchase Power Loop Pyramid. I just can't believe the cars can make it through those towering loops. I would love to watch them with my son.

Tracey said...

Tristan would like the Glow Loop Scorcher because it glows in the dark.
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Anonymous said...

I would purchase the Twisting Tower raceset.

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I would pick the twisting tower.

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Linda said...

I would get the Glow Loop Scorcher, I think that boys would really like to see it in the dark.
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Michelle said...

I would Love to have the Twisting Tower! My kids would love it! They love any type of racing so, this would just add a fun new twist to it!

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wigget said...

i would choose the Jump Stunt Challenge because jump stunts sounds cool and fun

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i would purchase the creat a course building system so my son can get as creative as he wants
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Molomatic said...

I'd pick Victory Lane - my little gals loves to watch the NASCAR races!

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Debbie said...

if money were no object, I would love to get the NASCAR® Victory Lane for my 3-year old son who always has little cars scattered all over the floor and Daddy (who is a big NASCAR fan)... this would be great for both of them to play together!!

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well, i should say it's my 3-year old son's favorite video!! He loves watching the cars shoot through.

Ellen C. said...

My son would like the victory lane set. Thanks for the chance.

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Staci said...

My son would love it we bought the Power Loop Pyramid because he's always racing his cars around the furniture and on the walls pretending to go in loops. It's so cute to watch!
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samsakara said...

I would purchase the Glow Loop Scorcher because my son would have fun with it because it glows in the dark.

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Wendi P said...

The Jump Stunt Challenge looks like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win this track!!

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Belinda M said...

I would love to get the twisting tower for my son because I know that he would have a blast with it


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Marcia said...

I think my nephews would like the Twisting Tower and they would share, I hope.

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The Twisting Tower is neat. Thanks for the chance.
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Molomatic said...

We're having fun watching this You Tube video:

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jsc123 said...

My boys would love the Glow Loop Scorcher.
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tatum810 said...

All three kids would love the Power Loop Pyramid. They have same really awesome products thanks..
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cstironkat said...

I would get the Glow Loop Scorcher
because the boys like anything that glows.

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I would get the Glow Loop Scorcher! Thanks!

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Dave said...

If money were not an object, we would buy the Create-a-Course Building System, because with so many pieces we could build any kind of track layout we could imagine. The Victory Lane set looks very cool. Any of these sets would be a big hit in our house. Thank you for the chance to win.

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Here's my latest favorite Darda cars video from You Tube.

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Sue said...

I'd pick the Create-a-Course Building System so we could build our own design. Thanks for the giveaway!

JoAnn said...

NASCAR® Corkscrew Charger
is my pick

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ReggieMann said...

I would get the Create-a-Course Building System - the bigger the better!!

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mail4rosey said...

I would choose the Create-a-Course racing set if $ were no issue because I think my husband would love helping our son create individualized tracks.

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Molly K said...

I would pick the Power Loop Pyramid because it looks really neat. It's not like the other race tracks that I have seen before. It different.

Morgan said...

I would love the Create-a-Course Building System

Angela G said...

I'd get the Create-A-Course Building System because you can create 30 different layouts!
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dvice said...

I'd get the the Victory Lane because my son would really like it

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dddiva said...

The Power Loop Pyramid is the one I'd get for Ian (and Auntie Dev) because they LOVE playing things like this and it would be something they would enjoy together- it's how they bond.

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1955nurse said...

My Grandson (& his DAD!) would love the 'Power Loop Pyramid', they both really have fun w/race car sets! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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Tylerpants said...

I'd love to get the Upside Down Overpass, it'd be really neat to see the cars going upside down!
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DEBIJOT said...

I would purchase the Power Loop Pyramid.

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My son would love the power loop pyramid

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Sher said...

I like the Victory Lane set. It looks like hours of fun! Thanks!

Angie said...

My kids would love the Power Loops - they would show off this to all of the neighbor kids!

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Love the Glow Loop Scorcher, it's so cool that it glows in the dark!

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Couture Lady said...

I would like to get the Victory Lane set because the cars are from Nascar and my family is a big fan. We just went to a race recently. We would love this set. Thanks for the chance.
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Sarah said...

These are so cool! My husband is a car guy and it's already plain to see that my son is following in his footsteps. I think they'd be thrilled with either the Victory Lane or Power Loop Pyramid set, but if cost were no object, I'd go with the Create A Course Building System. So many possibilities with that, could build a new course every day.

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I would purchase the Victory lane for my oldest son. It is my favorite becuase it looks like a lot of fun and my son loves car racing.

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kathy pease said...

i would purchase the Power Loop Pyramid my son loves racing and with all the loops and turns he would have a blast :)

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Becky said...

We would purchase the power loop because it looks like something my son would enjoy.

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My son is a Jimmie Johnson fan so it would definately be the Victory Lane set we would choose.
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my grand son would love the victory lane he loves to watch nascar and anything to do with car racing

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I really love the NASCAR® Corkscrew Charger, I would get that if money wasn't an object.


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Angela C said...

I think my boys would have fun with the Glow Loop Scorcher.

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Gianna said...

Glow Loop Scorcher because my son loves anything that glows in the dark :)

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The Glow loop Scorcher

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Secret Life of a WAHM said...

I would choose the power loop pyramid for my godson. He would love this!

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my nephew would love the Power Loop Pyramid.
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Renee said...

I would purchase the Victory lane set because it looks easier to put together and in reality my daughter would be happy with either!

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I would get the NASCAR® Victory Lane set because the cars race against each other.

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Jim Hardwick said...

Wow!

I love model train too as a kid, I remember the joy I felt when my Dad gave me my first Lionel O model train. Until then I've became a die-hard model train collector.

Two thumbs up for this gift… :)

mohrkendall said...

wow that'd be a good one for my boys. nate and caleb had a good time