Some GeoTrax sets just don’t seem to get much love. They are, in my opinion, vastly underrated sets that really deserve more attention than they currently get.
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I suppose there can be any number of reasons for this. Let’s take a quick look at some possible explanations and then see which sets I think belong in this list.
Reasons 1 to 4
1) Perhaps the set is simply not widely known. If no one knows about it, how could anyone ever buy it?
2) Maybe it’s a set that is really expensive, like the Christmas in Toytown set. That particular set, which is the most costly by far, is really worth it if you have the funds.
3) Some sets do require that you have a complementary set. For example, an airplane set won’t do you much good unless you also have the airport, barn, or bridge sets that use the blue air track.
4) Sets that are mainly track pieces and do not include any vehicles are generally popular, but there are a few that don’t seem to sell as well as the others. In one case this might be because the style and look of the track is gray road, as opposed to tan railroad tracks. This really shouldn’t make any difference as the vehicles work just as well on the one as on the other.
Adult-Think Gets in the Way
I think sometimes adults, whether parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles, who are doing the shopping underestimate the child’s creativity and only look at the “fancier” sets. I’m thinking especially of the sets that include remote controllers.
You might not think they look “cool” enough without a remote or if they don’t run on the track pieces. But kids don’t always care about that. Remember, they can have tons of fun with things like pots, pans, and cardboard boxes.
Each set has its own fun features. You might not recognize them at first, but it won’t take long for the children to discover them. They are far less intimidated by these things than adults sometimes are.
Adults often only consider how something is “supposed to work”. Children will try anything and everything with them and in the process reveal characteristics of these toys that adults had no idea were there.
Why Should I Add Smaller Sets to My Collection?
If you were to put all of the GeoTrax sets together, you’d have quite a complete city. There would be a city center, new construction, emergency services, open roads, bridges, a harbor, an airport, a farm and ranch (just outside town), waste management, a zoo, and even more.
In many cases, it’s the smaller sets that you’d need to make this scene complete. Those are some of the sets that are often overlooked, as you’ll see in the list below.
The List of Unloved GeoTrax Sets
Here then are the sets that, according to my own records and research, are currently just not getting that love. You can change that by giving them a little love of your own so that the children can, in turn, give them even more.
Maybe 39 is too long of a list, but it is what it is.
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B4337 Road Track Pack
B4340 Load ‘em Up Gravel Co.
B4344 Big Rig Trucking
B4348 Big Falls Wrecking
C1857 Cross Valley Junction
C6448 Elevation Track Pack – Flats & Ramps
C6852 Steamline Station
C6853 Highview Tours
C6854 Fork Lift Freight
C6856 Search Light Rescue
C6857 Pile High Plowing
G4695 Conductor’s Crossing
G4881 Harbor Docks Lighthouse
G5543 Ocean Cargo Transport
G5544 Seaplane Fueling
G5545 Portside Fishing Pier
H6373 Coastal Rescue Chopper
H9448 All About Trains
K0403 Sparkle ‘n Clean Garbage Truck
L3135 Chop ‘n Haul Sawmill
L3136 Rope ‘n Ride Ranch
L5888 Lift ‘n Load Quarry
L5889 Rocky Falls Tunnel
L5907 Ox and Jed
L6374 Ambulance with Stat and Stewart
L6375 Dumpster with Hugh and Vern
L6377 Hefty, Grant, and Norm
L6928 Woohoo and Opie
L6929 Mr. Cross with Cranks
L6930 Screech and Skip
M3234 Siren Sounds Rescue Tower
M3236 Hauler with Big Rob
N1250 Loopy Loco and Darren
N1251 Flash the Jet and Dan the Pilot
N4799 On-the-Go Zoo
N8852 Gravel Pit
R8248 Holiday Train Set #1
R8249 Holiday Train Set #2
V2027 Christmas in Toytown
Which Sets Should I Get First?
If I were buying more GeoTrax sets for my grandchildren, some of those listed above would be among the first I would get. For example, the sawmill, ranch, zoo, and holiday (Christmas) sets are some of the niftiest ones made. There are no remotes included in any of those, but that really doesn’t matter.
Part of the reason I think I would give those sets is that they’re ones I would like to get for myself. You tend to give what you’d like to get, even when it comes to classic GeoTrax.
What would you like to get next?
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