Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster

Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster

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Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster Product Description

Experience fast-paced magnetic fun this Christmas with the Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster. With lights, sound and even the awesome ability to plug your iPod into it and customize the background beat, this 64-piece set features a stunt-packed track. Build 10 suggested extreme coaster configurations or apply your own creativity for infinite more designs.


This fun and exciting construction set provides a creative outlet for kids aged six and up. Due to the small pieces involvedin the MagNext iCoaster it is not recommended for small children who require constant supervision.


Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster

Seven stunt pieces add drama to each iCoaster ride.
Magnext iCoaster

A magnetic elevator takes metal rider balls back to the top of the coaster. View larger.
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What We Think

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The Good: Track can be reconfigured for long-lasting fun

The Bad: Small parts may get lost

In a Nutshell: The iCoaster is a truly unique building set for action-loving kids.
At a Glance

Ages: 6 and up
Requires: Four C batteries

Ten Extreme iCoaster Configurations

The 64-piece iCoaster set comes with a booklet that illustrates 10 extreme roller coaster layouts to choose from. Whether following these suggested layouts, or designing your own custom ones, with 10 towers and seven hyper stunt track pieces, the possibilities seem endless.

Each piece is identified by a symbol at both ends so that assembly is a straightforward process that encourages little engineers to be precise in building the suggested tracks. When they've mastered these layouts, they can unleash their creative instincts and invent new ones.

Once a coaster has been constructed, five 15-millimeter magnetic rider balls act as cars, zipping around the track, providing a serious adrenaline rush. Before the action starts, an adult will need to use a Philips head screwdriver to install four "C" batteries, which power the lights, sounds and cool magnetic elevator.

iCoaster Lights, Music and Speed

Mega Brands has created a revolutionary experience in creative construction, the iCoaster combines sight, sound and speed with extreme magnetism, high-tech design and some ultra-cool physics. Stunts that can be incorporated into the track include a bounce jump, vertical loop and magnetic slide. One of our favorite features was the sleek, magnetic elevator that transported each metal ball back to the top of the iCoaster at the end of a ride. Two flashing lights can be placed in any tower to complement the neon track pieces and add visual interest every time a ball goes whizzing by.

Magnext iCoaster

The best part of the new Magnext iCoaster is the magnetic elevator that takes the 10mm marbles to the top of the track. From there onwards the marbles move through the track on their own.

The plug & play control box features 10 music backgrounds, 10 sensor beats/sound effects, and a jack where you can plug your iPod or other MP3 player in and customize the sounds behind your roller coaster to your own unique tastes. You do need to provide your own connector cable and music player to take advantage of this feature.


Durable and Educational Design

The plastic pieces seemed quite durable, and they snapped apart just as easily as they snapped together. Our only concern about the iCoaster was the potential for losing or damaging small connector pieces, but even these held up well in our construction and reconstruction of the track testing.
It's easy to see why the previous iCoaster was recognized by The National Parenting Center and Parents Magazine as an incredible building toy. This version retains all the great qualities of its predecessor and is bigger, stronger, faster, and even better!

The construction oriented iCoaster encourages kids to build with determination, helping enhance their ability to focus and hone their fine-motor skills. It also promotes understanding of magnetism, inspires creativity and helps kids develop problem-solving skills. The Magnext iCoaster adds educational innovative dimension to play.


What's in the Magnext iCoaster Box

A true Construction Set Toy, the iCoaster comes with:
  • 1 Magnetic Elevator
  • 10 Tower Bases
  • 10 Towers
  • 7 Stunt Pieces
  • 11 Track Pieces
  • 17 Connector Pieces
  • 2 Light-up Sensors
  • Plug & Play Control Box with Speaker
  • 5 15-millimeter magnetic metallic rider balls
  • Illustrated Instruction Booklet


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Magnext iCoaster Customer Reviews

Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster has been getting a ton of raving reviews by customers that have already got theirs. The following Magnext iCoaster customer reviews are just a sample of some of the most recent from Amazon.com, in no particular order. You can click here to see the complete list of Magnext iCoaster user reviews.

A toy your older child won't put down!
Product Reviewed: Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster
Review Date: March 1st, 2009
Reviewer: Karen F. (Amazon Verified User)
My 10 yo loves this toy so much. A year later and he still won't put it away for too long. Best purchase ever!
Coaster no longer made!
Product Reviewed: Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster
Review Date: February 22nd, 2009
Reviewer: martha k.(Amazon Verified User)
I know this is a great product b/c our friends have it. After two attempts to purchase it through Amazon...I kept getting a different coaster..the magnext which is totally different. Although the vendor was great about crediting my acct and taking it back, I am dissappointed that Amazon continues to advertise it. I have written Amazon as well.
Absolutly loved it!!
Product Reviewed: Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster
Review Date: December 30th, 2008
Reviewer: R.Harper (Amazon Verified User)
We purchased this item for our son as a Christmas gift. He absolutly loves it and has been playing with it constantly. One of the things that we really like about it is that you can make numerous different "coasters" instead of just one. It also has different levels of difficulty for building the coasters. I would recommend the I-Coaster to anyone. My nine year old son loves it and my husband enjoys building some of the more difficult coasters.
An absolute blast
Product Reviewed: Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster
Review Date: October 23rd, 2008
Reviewer: L.Bean (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
I recently bought this for my son's 6th birthday. After realizing the "plans" in the manual were incorrect and the papers that were added in the box rather haphazardly were the correct plans for various tracks, it went much smoother. The directions are not in English but some sort of heiroglyphic-international-picture-lingo. My 6 year old understood it much better than I did! This is NOT an intuitive toy. The pieces snap into place. Someone said they were held magnetically- not true. Everything clicks into place although the pieces feel like they will break if you click too hard-- they won't.

We have had a lot of fun determining track height to adjust the ball speed (so they don't fly off the track), playing with the plans to make it more fun-- I cannot say enough great things about this toy.

This is definitely not something to click together quickly and play with in 5 minutes. It requires patience and thought to set up- both great skills to teach a child (and a parent!). I have already recommended it to other parents.
Hours of Fun!
Product Reviewed: Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster
Review Date: August 7th, 2008
Reviewer: MLB (Amazon Verified User)
Bought this for my nephew for his 13th birthday per his request. I wasn't sure of this product, but he has loved playing with this for many hours. It has been very durable and earned the five star rating above. It arrived very quickly and in excellent condition. Very well done!
Hours of fun!
Product Reviewed: Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster
Review Date: July 1st, 2008
Reviewer: homer8000 (Amazon Verified User)
My son loves this toy. He spends Hours playing with it. I recommend it to anyone who has children that like to build.
ICOASTER = GREAT TOY!!!
Product Reviewed: Mega Brands Magnext iCoaster
Review Date: February 13th, 2008
Reviewer: SDurbin (Amazon Verified User)
My 11 y/o son asked for the Icoaster for Christmas. We ordered it from Amazon, but it was on backorder and I wasn't sure we'd receive it on time. I read the negative reviews on Amazon after I had already ordered it and considered canceling my order. But, it was my son's gift so when it arrived (on time!) it was wrapped up. We have another marble coaster toy that uses strings to suspend the track which makes play and assembly very difficult and frustrating. I was concerned that the Icoaster, being similar, might also end up in it's box never to be played with.

However, MY SON LOVES THIS THING! He plays with it for hours. Yes, it's delicate and does not run smoothly on carpet; you only need a small coffee table or smooth floor surface to assemble and play with the Icoaster. The Icoaster is easy to put together and if the magnetic track snaps apart it's simple to put the tracks back together. The kids like the sounds/music it makes. My only small complaint is that Icoaster was not packaged to interface with and ipod. We needed to buy an accessory cable in order to play the ipod with the Icoaster. I would recommend this toy provided you have a place with a smooth surface to put it; because once it's together and running your kids won't want to take it down.