Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:13 AM | Contributed by WILLDOG
At the International Toy Fair in New York City this weekend, Miniature Amusements pushed its roller coaster construction kit licensed with the RollerCoaster Tycoon brand. The kit, about $160 retail, comes packaged with enough track to build dozens of configurations with curves, loops, corkscrews, and bunny hops that take only a couple of hours to build, and only a couple of minutes to disassemble.
Read more and see pictures at IGN.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:22 AM
Wow, what a cheap knock off of another product ;)
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:25 AM
Prefabricated pieces are bad. Even the K'Nex kits are more versatile. I'll stick to my CoasterDynamix kits.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:21 PM
When does the patch come out?
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:27 PM
Imagine the possbilities....
for glitches... :)
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:37 PM
<Stands Up /Appaulses and gives out a good laugh to those last 2 comments. lol.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:47 PM
It looks kinda intresting, maybee a possibility for those who model HO scale, but I can't seem to find any detailed info on the set either on the news story or on the official site. Anyone have any idea what scale this thing is?
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 3:43 PM
Where is the entrance area where the peeps will get stuck trying to get on?
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:04 PM
I agree that this kit is not as nice as something like the coasterdynamix one, but not everyone can plunk down $500.00 for a coaster model. It seems to me that they were trying to keep it a little more simple for the little kids. I really don't think the K'nex is all that "kid friendly".
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:15 PM
Roller Coaster Tycoon has lost its flair. Even when RCT2 came out, well maybe the expansions it became more evident. Now we have a RCT branded toy? Gimme a break, let it die semi-respected.
Thursday, February 24, 2005 8:18 AM
But everyone is missing the real reason to purchase the kit. To build an open ended coaster, load the train with explosives, and time it to where it explodes when the trains crashes into the floor (or a wall) - Just like the real game!!!!!
Thursday, February 24, 2005 8:45 AM
I am amused that the posters labeling it "Roller Coaster Tycoon" display the logo and graphics from the first two games, not the latest one.
Friday, February 25, 2005 2:49 AM
^ Amused? Yes.
Surprised? Not in the least.
Apparently the people who worked on the packaging can't get RCT3 to run on their computers either :)
Friday, February 25, 2005 1:30 PM
Looks like hybred HotWheels track.
CD has nothing to worry about.