February 27, 2008

User Created GeoTrax Videos

Since Christmas there have been some great GeoTrax videos published to the Internet. I thought I would take a moment to share a few of them with you.

Thumbelina Farewell - GeoTrax
by A Monkey in a Train Production

This Video Features the majority of the latest GeoTrax sets including the following:

* High Chimes Clock Tower (Blue)
* Siren Sounds Rescue Tower
* Switchin' Signs Covered Bridge
* Hauler & Big Rob Remote Control Truck
* Swifty & Kevin Helicopter Set
* Gritty & Farmer Earl Tractor Set (w/ Pig)

The music and video style go nicely together to create some effects we haven't yet seen in a user created GeoTrax Video. A very fun video I think your kids will enjoy, thanks guys.

GeoTrax by Aidan
by PrivateReserves

Nice job on the sounds effects, check out the realistic train sounds and background sounds from around the city.

And last, but not least, is one of my all-time favorites...

Foggy Mountain Breakdown
by pmlgrampagin

Bluegrass banjo and a bunch of GeoTrax trains in hyper drive. Super fun for your kids to watch. I absolutely love the amazing train trestle at the heart of this GeoTrax track layout. I must confess I tried to duplicate this in a layout of my own and ran out of supports. :(

Great work everyone...

Have a Video you would like to share, email me at geotraxblog [at] gmail.com.

GeoTrax Recall - Replacement Part Plus a Free Item

I had a couple Freightway Transport trucks that were a part of the GeoTrax recall. A few weeks ago I finally got around to figuring out what I needed to do to return them to Fisher-Price for a replacement item. The process was really quite simple and in the process I was delighted to find that Fisher Price would ship a replacement item, plus a bonus part.

GeoTrax recall

I went to the Mattel recall information page and walked through the steps which included the following:

1. Pick my location by country
2. Find the GeoTrax item affected by the recall
3. Determine if my GeoTrax train was affected by the recall, using the six digit alphanumeric code on the engine.
4. Complete the online form for affected items
5. Receive the postage paid shipping label from Fisher Price in email
6. Package and ship my recalled GeoTrax item
7. Wait for my replacement part

The entire process took about 3 weeks from completing the form online to receiving my replacement part and bonus item. And what was the bonus item you ask. The sent me a matching train car and yellow cargo crate to go with my engine...so I went from my single engine to a new engine, train car and cargo box.

GeoTrax Recall with Bonus Part

It is interesting to note that contrary to the picture I am including, the replacement part no longer has a yellow ladder and pair of horns on the roof, they are now colored gray.

Would anyone else like to comment on their experience with the GeoTrax recall? Did you get the same bonus item? Click the comments link below and leave any comments you have...