Monster Truck Insanity – Marchon’s Monster Truck Racing Slot Automobile Set from the 90’s
Hey gang, comfortable Thursday! It’s sluggish across the workplace as just about everyone seems to be making the trek to Axialfest.
And you recognize what meaning? I can slip one thing non-r/c associated onto the location with out repercussion from boss man, who might be out organising a path part in Indiana with no web service!
This week I wished to make a journey down reminiscence lane and talk about one in every of my favourite monster truck toys from my childhood, Marchon’s superior BIGFOOT vs. Snake-Chunk monster truck slot automobile racing set.
I used to be fortunate sufficient to get one in every of these after they got here out. I bear in mind seeing it for the primary time within the Toys R Us slot automobile and radio management aisle (really essentially the most magical place in an already magical retailer!). This could be 1993, which was truly the yr earlier than I acquired into the r/c interest!
The Marchon set featured roughly HO scale BIGFOOT and Snake Chunk monster vehicles, and a observe that had a automobile crush, a hill climb and dust lavatory (with marbles simulating the mud)!
My brother and I logged loads of time with this set. A lot in order that we wound up carrying our monster vehicles out.
It’s humorous as a result of in my recollections of this, the problems we had weren’t the usual slot car-related fare of overzealous youngsters operating vehicles round corners too quick, thereby slinging them on the ground or close by furnishings. No, it was studying to deal with the obstacles with out de-slotting.
The hill climb was truly a hill climb, the place the vehicles would someday battle stand up them. The mud pit and crush vehicles have been the killer although, as you needed to study to decelerate briefly to get the truck on high of them with out hopping off the observe! This made for a lot of enjoyable races with my brother.
As a substitute of extra pics, try this cool YouTube video that offers it an in-depth evaluate.
Oh, what a time to be alive!