Kingda Ka toy coaster?

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 10:24 PM
I was actually surprised to see this in a SFGAm store.

I guess it's sort of like K-Nex. The box has a pic of the coaster on the front and says it has a motor that actually rockets the coaster up the tophat.

They wasted no time trying to capatalize on this with merchandise even in an SF park over 1000 miles away.

Oh, and I was bummed because the same store was fresh out of Mr. Six Bobblehead dolls. :(

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:31 AM
Never seen it, but it doesn't sound like it would work well. And don't think I'm making any incinuations about the actual coaster, it just doesn't seem do-able.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:38 AM
I want pictures :).
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:44 AM
Sure it's doable. I remember a Matchbox-type car racing set I had when I was young. It had a hand-cranked motor that turned a couple of foam brushes pretty fast. It gave the cars a push every time they came around. You could actually get them going pretty fast.

The public wants toy rockets!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:22 AM
It's not K'nex. If it was, it would actually work, whereas this probably won't. I bought one of the Six Flags coasters before off of ebay and it is a piece of crap. Doesn't make the circuit and the track is too rigid.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:35 AM
I am sure my cats would have a field day with something like that. lol.


I believe we had that same exact racetrack. As a matter of fact I still think my brother has it stored somewhere. Wasn't it made by Mattel?


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:40 AM
This is the Six Flags Cool Coasters system that came out a year or so ago. It's basically like a Hot Wheels/Matchbox type car that runs on coaster track. Looks like they've changed the colors of the plastic and have remarketed a set or two. Not a bad idea really, especially since these kits are dirt cheap ($20 or so)
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:11 AM
Ah. I bought 2 of the originals, don't know where they are now. Pass.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 2:54 PM
Queen: Yah, I think it was Mattel. From the pictures of the toy coaster, it looks like it uses a similar system to launch the trains (but probably not hand cranked - kids today would have a fit if they had to do it by hand!) :)
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 5:00 PM
Yeah, K'nex are better. /scoff

I think this would be fun for a roller coaster disaster movie. . show the car going up, and then have ManZilla come destroy it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:14 PM
I'm still trying to figure out why you would want a Mr. Six bobbelhead. Go buy a real bobbelhead like Kinzel or Eisner. ;)
Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:24 AM
So they have those but no Karien Burke bobbleheads? :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:55 AM
But how could you tell the difference between him and the doll? ;)

Oh wait, that's a CHUCKLEHEAD! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:24 AM
Awww mannnn..... I want a Karen Mcdougal bobble b... errr head. ;)
Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:19 AM
I wonder if the toy is more reliable than the actual coaster?
Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:38 AM
As long as you replace the batteries often.
Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:48 AM
Is there anything to simulate parts falling off the ride?
Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:52 AM
You haven't seen the little trains, have ya? The people, the wheels. It is rather flimsey;).
Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:34 AM
Sounds exactly like an Intamin. The company gets an A+ for realism!

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