No doubt that at some point in your childhood you had a toy car that you could wind up and when you let it go it would zoom around the floor uncontrollably before smacking into a wall/ornament/foot/cat.
Well the Doodle Track cars certainly do the former of that, they zoom around indeed. The difference is they have the ability to follow any track or course that your mind and a marker pen can create!
I had a Scaletrix as a kid and as fun as they are, something always breaks such as the wiring, the metal pins or the track parts. Not only that but you're limited to what course you can create unless you spend lots of money on track pieces to make loop-the-loops and deadly corners. I think Doodle Track tackles both of these issues by being minimal and giving you the freedom to draw whatever you fancy. You can also create more professional looking tracks and print them out on the Doodle Track website.
The downside for me is you can't control them and race your mates like Scaletrix, but who knows if that's the next step for Doodle Track? In fact, if anyone from Daydream Toy stumbles across this page please hurry up and make a controllable version for me to play with!
Until then, I've thought of a fun game to keep myself occupied with Doodle Track; buy two cars, make two intertwining tracks and have a destruction derby. The winner is the car that doesn't get rammed off course.
And remember to put a big bit of paper down, Mum won't be too happy after you draw squiggly lines all over her kitchen laminate...
"Why is it pointless?"
It doesn't really have any function apart from following a line around on the floor.
"Why is it cool?"
You know it'll end up with you making tracks consisting of naughty words.