June 25, 2022

Numskull Crash Team Racing Merchandise Review

So as many of you guys know Crash Team Racing was remastered lately with the Nitro Fueled edition and bundled in with extra tracks and characters from Nitro Kart.

Now I can’t even begin to explain how excited I was for this game so imagine my surprise when just after release day, my daughter brings me a sealed copy of the game as a late Father’s Day present.

To make the day even better, I also found out that my CTR: Nitro Fueled Merchandise had arrived, supplied by Numskull.

Here’s what I received:

Crash For The Win
  • Powerslide Hoodie
  • “Eat The Road” T-Shirt
  • Furry Dice
  • Tyre Coaster Set

So four items to review?

Well I actually purchased some of the Original Crash Bandicoot Merchandise myself and I never did review it. I’m going to look through that Merch now and let you know how it has stood up to being owned for a year.

Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy Merchandise:

  • Crash Bandicoot Crate Stressball
Squeeze The Life Out Of Me

For me this a great novelty item. If you love Crash Bandicoot then you’ve probably always wanted your own 1-up crate. It squeezes well and quickly goes back to a normal shape. The faces are just stickers over the top and due to this one of mine has been lost (Pro Tip – Don’t leave it somewhere where your 1 year old can get hold of it). However, it’s good to have in my collection because it looks great!

  • Black Crash Steel Mug
Perfect for Camping

This steel mug is great for travel because it’s light, durable and heat retaining. It’s been used a few times and due it being steel it’s quite scratch resistant too.

  • Aku Aku Keyring
For Your Protection

Aku Aku went straight onto my keys replacing all other keyrings. It’s great quality and is super colourful. My keys take a bit of a beating and none of the colour has worn off at all.

  • Aku Witch Doctor T-Shirt
Who Do The Voodoo?

A great quality T-Shirt. The colour is vibrant and it’s been through the wash several times without the design cracking or fading at all.

  • Nitro Crate Mug
Careful! Contents Hot!

Whilst this is a very sturdy mug, it’s a little heavy and the square sides actually make it a little awkward to drink from. It’s not entirely practical but it is great quality and certainly a talking piece.

First Impressions

So far everything I have received from Numskull has been well packed and presented. Everything is bright and colourful and really helps cement the feeling of Crash Bandicoot.

Bright & Colourful

“Eat The Road” T-Shirt

The quality of the products from them is brilliant. The T-Shirts are made from a lovely cotton. They feel nice and soft on and are a good fit with a decent amount of flex. They’re not heavy and feel lighter than most of my T-Shirts, making them perfect for relaxing and warm weather.

Great Feel & Quality!

I would say don’t guess your size as generally I fit a medium but found the Witch Doctor T-Shirt to be a little tight with the Large fitting me much better.

Large “Eat The Road” Tee

Powerslide Hoodie

Okay I have to admit that I have a bit of a problem when it comes to jackets and hoodies. I have loads of them. I love them! Although to be fair I needs lots of them because my wife wears them all when she goes out. She said she’s taking this one, although she did say that it fits me better than it fits her so I might get to keep this one.

Front & Rear

As you can see the hoodie uses the traditional Crash Bandicoot colour scheme with the vibrant orange making it really stand out. The hoodie is light and yet feels thick enough to keep you warm. I had a slight issue with the sleeves on mine. Every time I put the hoodie on I could feel the difference in material where the stripes are on the arms. After wearing it I couldn’t tell anymore but I don’t know if this is by design to improve airflow or just missing a bit of lining.

The Detailing Is Gorgeous!

The designs on the jacket look and feel great. I can’t believe how vibrant and punchy they feel. Whoever designed them needs a high five. I really like this artist’s work. Perhaps I could get them to design my Crash Bandicoot tattoo that I’ve always wanted.

Tyre Coaster Set

Extra Thick Coasters

These are high grade premium silicone coasters with an anti slip bottom. I really like that there a combination of designs, with two of them using a tyre design whilst the other two use the CTR Nitro-Fueled logo.

Stacking Power

They even stack together so that they look like an actual tyre from one of the karts. I have a few sets of novelty coasters including Xbox ABXY button coasters, Batman comic cover coasters and Spiderman costumes through the ages coasters and these are by far the best quality ones. They are non-slip and super durable and they won’t smash if you drop them on the floor!

Furry Dice

A Great Pairing

I don’t know about any of you guys but I’ve always wanted some fluffy dice. I don’t really understand why but I always have. Perhaps I saw them in some movie and they left an imprint on my brain, I don’t know, but when I saw these bad-boys teasing the release of CTR Nitro-Fueled I was overly excited. Imagine how much this excitement escalated when I realised you could own them!

Start Your Engines!

Dice? Fluffy? Crash Bandicoot? Sign me up! Super soft and luxurious feeling. These dice sport the CTR Nitro-Fueled logo and the racer Crash Bandicoot design and are made from 100% polyester fibres. Will I hang them on my car? Probably not but I will be having these in the centre of my collection (once I get enough room to build a collector’s cabinet).

So there you have it folks. A solid collection and truly very good quality. If you want to purchase any of these items supplied by @Toadsanime you can go to www.numskull.com or perhaps find the selection in your local retailers such as GAME, GameStop, EB Games or others.

Will you be buying any of the CTR Nitro-Fueled Merchandise? Will you be playing CTR Nitro-Fueled? As always comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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