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Hot Wheels Finger Boards a Nostalgic Journey

When you hear the word “Hot Wheels” you probably instantly think about diecast cars. And no one would blame you for having that thought. But what if I told you that Hot Wheels is also making…finger skateboards? Enter the Hot Wheels Skate Fingerboards, a bit larger than you remember, and so very cool. My kids have been playing with them for a few weeks now, so let’s see how they hold up.

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Logan is really getting into skateboarding so when these finger boards game in, he was really excited about them. The issue is, of course, that he isn’t really good at using them yet. When I first played with tech deck boards when I was much younger, I had a similar problem. I couldn’t manipulate the board to do what I wanted it to do. Frankly, I sucked at it.

Thankfully, Hot Wheels is putting on some figurative training wheels, a set of shoes that you put on your fingers and snap onto the board. Now, the pleasure of pulling of a trick and jumping is severely¬†diminished when using the shoes, but at the same time, it does allow you to get a feel for the board and how it might work. Logan used the included shoes for about a week before taking them off and using his fingers like the products wants you to. And before he knew it, he was performing small ollies, was hitting makeshift rails, and so much more. He’s even been working on his kickflip!

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Ultimately, I am really glad to see Hot Wheels come out with this product. These are slightly larger than the boards I remember using in the past, but that is OK. These are great little products and will make fantastic stocking stuffers this year!

 

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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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