By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009
Cindy Rickard, owner of Emily’s Playhouse in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center, is excited about her store’s latest offering, Tracksters by 10Vox.
The school year is coming to a close, and summer break will be here before you know it. To wind down from a day of playing in the sun, or for days when it’s simply too hot to go outside, kids and teens who are interested in cars are going to love the coolest new online game available at Emily’s Playhouse, Tracksters by 10Vox.
“Tracksters are cars you purchase at the store and then play with on an online racing community,” says Cindy Rickard, owner of Emily Playhouse’s. “It’s very challenging and very fun, designed for ages 8 and up because it really requires good computer skills.”
These are not your average toy cars. Each Trackster vehicle has different performance attributes – some of the cars emphasize quick acceleration, others are all about turning corners, some are famous for top speeds, and others are off-road champions. One of the neatest things about the game is that the player picks what best suits his or her personal preferences. And if you want to change it up every once in a while, you can purchase more than one Trackster vehicle per account.
Twelve different die-cast Tracksters are available in the following makes and models: ’06 Camaro, ’63 Corvette Stingray, ’07 Shelby GT 560, ’69 Camaro, ’05 Corvette C6R, ’06 Challenger Concept, ’06 Charger SRT, ’06 Charger SRT8 Police, ’05 Hummer H2, ’08 Viper SRT10, ’06 Corvette and ’05 Ford GT. Each vehicle is performance-rated in several areas, including handling and steering, body resistance, brakes, boost recharge rate, boost consumption, boost duration, maximum speed, horsepower, acceleration, weight and powertrain layout.
The Tracksters game has 10 different tracks with four different environments. The application can be added to as many computers as you like, but is not currently compatible with Apple/Mac computers. Players reach various levels in the game by winning races and completing achievements. The level you are at is actually a comparison of how you rank with all other players. A player at a higher level probably has played more hours in the game and may be a strong opponent. To increase your level, you will need to gain experience by finishing in the top three positions in the races and achieve other accomplishments.
The Tracksters slogan is Trick, Tune, Triumph! TrackBucks are the game’s currency with which you purchase upgrades for your car and your garage. Just like in real life, you earn money by winning the races, and you increase your chances of winning by fine-tuning your vehicle. The higher your position in a race, the more TrackBucks you earn. You can also earn TrackBucks by selling car parts you currently own or by collecting Tracksters trading cards.
Take a look at the game’s official website, www.tracksters.com, to see the awesome game trailer. Then stop by Emily’s Playhouse to check out the cars and trading cards for yourself. “Tracksters are going to be huge!” says Cindy. “They arrived just recently, and I’ve already had lots of people come in looking specifically for them.” Tracksters would make a perfect, inexpensive gift for your children or grandchildren to show them how proud you are of them for another school year well-done.
While you’re at Emily’s Playhouse, peruse the store’s large selection of summer clothing for children. They carry girls’ sizes newborn to 16 in popular brands such as Roxy, Le Top, CR Kids, Cach Cach and Bonnie Jean, and boys’ sizes newborn to 7 in designers including Le Top, CR Sport and Quicksilver.
Emily’s Playhouse also offers a great selection of baby needs, accessories, games and toys, books and more. The shop is located in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.