Anki Overdrive Expansion Cars £36.49 @ Amazon
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Anki Overdrive Expansion Cars £36.49 @ Amazon

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Found 6th Nov 2015
The cars are usually £49.99 each down to £36.49 each. Great if you already own the Starter Kit.

Also reduced:
Launch Kit down from £29.99 to £21.89
Speed Kit down from £19.99 to £14.59
Track Corner Kit down from £19.99 to £14.59
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Good price for these, good spot and heat. Shame the starter kit wasn't similarly reduced. Does anyone have any experience of Anki Overdrive over Real FX - I'm considering buying one for my son for Xmas.
im way too old for this but how cool is that!
nosbod

Good price for these, good spot and heat. Shame the starter kit wasn't … Good price for these, good spot and heat. Shame the starter kit wasn't similarly reduced. Does anyone have any experience of Anki Overdrive over Real FX - I'm considering buying one for my son for Xmas.



Also considering both - but personally will wait for Black Friday, one or both must get reduced further...
From what I see Anki requires phones/tablets to drive cars, FX has controllers.
Anki has quite a few more cars/designs to buy (e.g. if you need 4) - while FX extra cars seem hard to source + you need extra controllers as well.
Anki starter is a lot more expensive - if you only need 2 cars FX is almost 1/2 price...
My son recently got anki for his bday. He uses it more than I suspected, and has added onto it since with collision pack, launch pack and cars. Although it is expensive, he has had many hours fun out of it. It's easy to build, rearrange and doesn't take too much room to store. You can shoot each other to disable the other cars, and the more you play and win, the bigger and better your weapons get (so I understand anyway!).

Thanks for post op, I might get him another car for xmas!
Same price as on the official Anki.co.uk site, but they delivered ours by UPS which was left at a strangers address down the road. In hindsight and given the choice, delivery from Amazon would have been better.
I would echo GuessWhat's comments regarding playability and it's a recommended purchase. Most kids have compatible phones and tablets and unlike the Real FX, there is no need to fiddle about with changing car and controller batteries.
My sons (8yrs and 14yrs) prefer it to Scalextric because I guess it adds the computer gaming style of play. Each of the six or so cars have different characteristics.
Our purchase was an upgrade from the original Anki Drive which used the same cars, but runs on a roll-up mat which probably takes-up the same floor-space. So, they liked it so much, they bought another one! For about £100 this is a good option if you are reluctant to spend the extra £50 for the Overdrive version. The cars are compatible with both should you wish to upgrade later so depending on how you do the maths, there is little cost in buying the older version if you eventually want to have more than two cars. The Overdrive is the better track version for different reasons, including that I have been reluctant to stand on the mat, whereas we can step over the tracks on the Overdive version.
Gog

Same price as on the official Anki.co.uk site, but they delivered ours by … Same price as on the official Anki.co.uk site, but they delivered ours by UPS which was left at a strangers address down the road. In hindsight and given the choice, delivery from Amazon would have been better.I would echo GuessWhat's comments regarding playability and it's a recommended purchase. Most kids have compatible phones and tablets and unlike the Real FX, there is no need to fiddle about with changing car and controller batteries. My sons (8yrs and 14yrs) prefer it to Scalextric because I guess it adds the computer gaming style of play. Each of the six or so cars have different characteristics.Our purchase was an upgrade from the original Anki Drive which used the same cars, but runs on a roll-up mat which probably takes-up the same floor-space. So, they liked it so much, they bought another one! For about £100 this is a good option if you are reluctant to spend the extra £50 for the Overdrive version. The cars are compatible with both should you wish to upgrade later so depending on how you do the maths, there is little cost in buying the older version if you eventually want to have more than two cars. The Overdrive is the better track version for different reasons, including that I have been reluctant to stand on the mat, whereas we can step over the tracks on the Overdive version.


The Anki Drive cars are not fully compatible with the newer Overdrive track and the app. They work only in some gameplay modes. Max of four cars on the overdrive track at the same time.
Adrian7

Also considering both - but personally will wait for Black Friday, one or … Also considering both - but personally will wait for Black Friday, one or both must get reduced further...From what I see Anki requires phones/tablets to drive cars, FX has controllers.Anki has quite a few more cars/designs to buy (e.g. if you need 4) - while FX extra cars seem hard to source + you need extra controllers as well.Anki starter is a lot more expensive - if you only need 2 cars FX is almost 1/2 price...


Practically the Real FX controllers make more sense to me, I'm not sure if we have enough compatible devices around the house for more than 2 cars in an Anki set-up (they're quite limited on Android devices supported), especially if I'm at work. Using a phone app with the Anki set-up does make is undeniably cooler though.
Strange that Real FX haven't released more extras, but surely they're coming!
My only concern leaving a purchase 'til Black Friday is stock levels for the Christmas rush. It sounds like Anki and Real FX are start up companies and whether their production runs can meet demand over the Xmas rush remains to be seen.
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ordered car thanks
The starter pack is £125 at Amazon.de. I checked with Anki and it's precisely the same kit they sell there as in the UK: amazon.de/overdrive
GuessWhat

My son recently got anki for his bday. He uses it more than I suspected, … My son recently got anki for his bday. He uses it more than I suspected, and has added onto it since with collision pack, launch pack and cars. Although it is expensive, he has had many hours fun out of it. It's easy to build, rearrange and doesn't take too much room to store. You can shoot each other to disable the other cars, and the more you play and win, the bigger and better your weapons get (so I understand anyway!).Thanks for post op, I might get him another car for xmas!



Yeah, "so I understand anyway", come on, be honest, you're with friends!!!
Very good deal, bought the starter kit when it was on offer and was hesitant at spending £49 on additional expansion cars! But at this price i bought two with a further flubit discount 8).

I was adamant that I weren't going to pay the full price for this toy set!
Edited by: "OutSpoken" 8th Nov 2015
I'm trying to decide which is better, Anki or Real FX. The FX set looks better for the controller and steering the cars as the Anki cars on the promo video seem to just go round on there own? Is it not possible to buy extra cars and controllers for the FX sets yet?

Voted hot as this is a good deal for the Anki cars.
Sp0oner

I'm trying to decide which is better, Anki or Real FX. The FX set looks … I'm trying to decide which is better, Anki or Real FX. The FX set looks better for the controller and steering the cars as the Anki cars on the promo video seem to just go round on there own? Is it not possible to buy extra cars and controllers for the FX sets yet?Voted hot as this is a good deal for the Anki cars.

Personally, although more expensive i think Anki Overdrive is better. The technology in Anki seems more advanced and with more scope to be updated as its tied in with the game app.
The other benefit is that the track this time is modular. From what i can tell RealFX tracks arent that expandable and still has that rollout paper mat look which looks a bit naf to me. The other thing is that RealFX requires loads of batteries, I believe three for the car and three for the remote.
Now expired, all prices went up last night, pleased I got a Car before! Thanks OP
This has dropped down in price again today (20th November)
Reload

The starter pack is £125 at Amazon.de. I checked with Anki and it's … The starter pack is £125 at Amazon.de. I checked with Anki and it's precisely the same kit they sell there as in the UK: amazon.de/overdrive


Is there a way to get free shipping from Germany using Amazon?
daern

Is there a way to get free shipping from Germany using Amazon?



Don't think so. Works out 188,28 Euro including shipping though which is £132 (the exch rate was slightly better when I first posted). However, you can chuck some extra cheap track and cars in and the p&p stays roughly the same, which makes it even more worth it now Amazon UK have stopped doing them so cheap.
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