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Mattw338506 Mar 2017 11:13 p.m. PST

Hi, I was at my local Walmart checking out the matchbox cars. And I saw this new item next to the toy cars. It's called play tape. It appears to be tape with asphalt roads printed on it. It comes in either two or four inches wide. And in black, blue, and red. And its about 30 feet to a roll. I haven't picked up any to see how it is yet. Anyway I thought people might be interested in it.


Here's the link to the website

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Mar 2017 12:15 a.m. PST

And curves! And train tracks! And mud tracks!

Mako1107 Mar 2017 12:37 a.m. PST

Looks pretty neat.

A pity about so many logos on it though.

Still, a very decent, and useful option for many, I suspect.

Green Tiger07 Mar 2017 2:16 a.m. PST

Its not cheap in the UK!

Mako1107 Mar 2017 2:25 a.m. PST

Perhaps you can get that lovely, German Noch stuff for less.

bobspruster07 Mar 2017 3:12 a.m. PST

I got the mud version for my 19th century games. There is a hint of tire tracks here and there, but invocation of the two foot rule pretty much eliminates them.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

A pity about so many logos on it though.

Are there logos on any besides the two Hot Wheels?


Rhysius Cambrensis Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

just paint over the logos!

seldonH07 Mar 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

I use those and I stick them to cheap magnetic sheets… You can cut the segments with the logos out… they are then reusable.. and you can make them stick together by using little metal thin bases in the US …

Ant they look awesome…I'll see if I can post some pictures…


War Monkey07 Mar 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

Nice find! I'll have to check out my local Wally World and see if they have it there if not then I'll just use the link you gave, Thanks.

WarWizard07 Mar 2017 8:51 a.m. PST

I guess TRU probably has them too.

Defender1 Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

I am actually using these. I have stuck mine to plastic yard sale, etc… signs to make it a bit sturdier. They work well for me.

Matsuru Sami Kaze Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Black roofing moisture barrier paper works well. Had a large leftover roll in my garage. Cut it to what ever design required. Velcro holds to felt well, to avoid the curl syndrome.

Tommy2007 Mar 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

I found these at Hobby Lobby some time ago. I reached out to the company, and had an exchange with the owner about the possibilities for gamers. He seemed intrigued by the idea of doing other types of roads (unmarked asphalt, cobblestone, dusty dirt rather than mud, etc…). I pointed him to some B&M stores & gaming distributors, but never heard anything further.

seldonH07 Mar 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

Tommy20, that was smart.. good service to the community :) …

I got the recommendation from Mike Wikan, best idea ever !

Here are mine on the magnetic sheets and you can see how they connect:


Twoball Cane07 Mar 2017 3:50 p.m. PST

Great ideas seldon.

Matsuru Sami Kaze Inactive Member08 Mar 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

Smart connector concept. Going to use it.

seldonH08 Mar 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

jajaja… :) … it is just that I hate it when a take a picture of the table and the roads got moved and have gaps.. !


seldonH08 Mar 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

oops.. lughed in spanish…

replace.. jajajaja – > hahahaha

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

Looks good! I've thought about using this stuf on several occasions (wouldn't be hard to touch up over the logos) but after maiking a whole stack of roads from roofing tiles, I think I'm done making roads.

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