Marble run - marble = ?
May 24, 2008 1:23 PM   Subscribe

We ate at Sonic last night and got a cool kids toy that consisted of marble run type pieces with magnetic backs for fridge use. However, instead of a marble, it had a wheel that rides the rails. My son has a birthday at the end of June and I would like to get a large set of these. I can only find the type with marbles, no good in my house. Where can I find the wheel type fridge roller coaster that will keep a 6 and 2 year old busy for hours?
posted by Talia Devane to Shopping (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Check the toy package for a brand name (usually in small print somewhere) - e.g. "Made especially for Sonic by Mattel." If you know what company makes the toy, you could search their website for a larger set. Or maybe call the Sonic manager and asks if he/she knows. Or perhaps contact Sonic directly through their toll-free number.
posted by amyms at 1:53 PM on May 24, 2008

Searching google for "fridge toy track magnet marble" brings up Frigits, which indeed seem to be what you are after. You can buy them on Amazon.

What a cool toy. I had a set of marble tracks as a kid and I absolutely loved them. I wish I still had them, in fact. Maybe I'll buy some of these.
posted by fishfucker at 2:09 PM on May 24, 2008

It`s not Frigits. As the OP said, it`s not a marble track. It`s a wheel-and-rail track.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 3:07 PM on May 24, 2008

you're right. i somehow thought she was looking for marble runs that went on the fridge as opposed to marble runs that were free-standing.
posted by fishfucker at 3:48 PM on May 24, 2008

See if the Sonic manager is amenable to selling you multiples. I have coworkers who collect Star Wars stuff, and when the last movie came out a few years ago, they chatted up the Burger King managers in the area so that they could ensure that they would get all 30 (or more) of the SW-related toys.
posted by chr1sb0y at 4:33 PM on May 24, 2008

It sounds like this Sonic Wacky Pack Flavor Track toy, there's a few of them on Ebay but I couldn't find a mention anywhere else.

This was on the second page of results for googling 'sonic wacky pack toy fridge track', in case you want to look around more.
posted by jacalata at 11:33 PM on May 25, 2008

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