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Anki - OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition - Multi for $79.99 + FS

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Anki via NeweggFlash [newegg.com] has Anki - OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition - Multi for $79.99.
  • App-controlled Dom's Ice Charger and Hobbs' MXT robotic cars
  • built-in lithium-polymer batteries
  • wireless controls
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Obligatory comment for any and all Anki Overdrive posts:

They went bankrupt a while back and while the support site is still up, there is no news as to any updates to the apps that control these or release of assets for third parties to continue development, so as amazingly fun as this is (I have enough track to go around the outside of my house, just about, from various clearance sales) buyer truly beware.

All of that said, my 5 year old loves this the absolute most of anything that isn't Star Wars related.
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Quote from Shagbert
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Obligatory comment for any and all Anki Overdrive posts:

They went bankrupt a while back and while the support site is still up, there is no news as to any updates to the apps that control these or release of assets for third parties to continue development, so as amazingly fun as this is (I have enough track to go around the outside of my house, just about, from various clearance sales) buyer truly beware.

All of that said, my 5 year old loves this the absolute most of anything that isn't Star Wars related.
I remember you posting this same Caveat in the Amazon deal on this set (a month ago, i think??) ..... so do you know if the loss of Anki has an effect on the Playability of this set?

I can understand the loss of functional and security updates to the App .... but does playing with an Overdrive set depend on WiFi connectivity to the servers of Anki, like with my two Vectors?
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would like to know same...

purchased the amazon prime day deal, still within return window...will this stop working if app can't connect to anki servers ??? will return asap if so.
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would like to know same...

purchased the amazon prime day deal, still within return window...will this stop working if app can't connect to anki servers ??? will return asap if so.
From here, https://stop-dont-buy.myshopify.com/products/an-anki-overdrive-starter-kit-review-wont-answer-these-50-questions-part-2-of-3, I found this:

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QUESTION: DOES IT REQUIRE INTERNET ONLINE ACCESS TO PLAY?
• requires intenet access to download the app after that no
"

I probably should open and set up that Anki set from the Prime deal ..... then I'll know the answer Wink
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Last edited by Craig1776 August 2, 2019 at 06:52 AM.
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I am close to the action on the Anki situation, and I can confirm one of the major toy companies has purchased the IP and intends to continue development and marketing of the product, so you should feel comfortable purchasing.
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