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Estes - Blurzz Rocket Race Car {Other}


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Contributed by Matt Gillard

Estes Blurzz with Speed Readout

Full Product Name: Blurzz Rocket Race Funny Car With Digital Speedometer

I got the new funny car rocket racer solely because it had a speedometer attached. The car is modeled after funny race cars and comes as the car shell only–-you have to have the Blurzz rocket powered race set. I now own two, mainly to race against each other. This review is for the blue car.

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Ray King

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NEFAR Launches

March 2013 Launch


Photo by Roger Smith

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High Speed Launch LV2.3 October 17, 2010

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