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Star Wars fighter pods 4 pack
Star Wars Fighter Pods 4 Pack
Member Name: louisechackett
Star Wars Fighter Pods 4 Pack
Advantages: look nice, well made
Disadvantages: no real play in them
What is it?
The Star Wars fighter pods are basically mini Star Wars figures which can be attached to a clear plastic pod which can be spun and so they "fight".
The toy comes packed in a relatively small pack which features a clear plastic domed front so that you can see the pods and figures inside which is a good idea as there are a few different sets and so obviously you want to know what you are getting in each one to avoid duplication. In the four pack set you get four mini figures and two pods.
Inside the pack each figure is stood in its own little section and so they stand nicely in the pack and make it look appealing to the eye, especially for a young child I would think. The fact that cartoon style figures of Star War characters and the Star Wars familiar name feature on the pack makes it even more attractive to the eye in my opinion.
The Star Wars fighter pods are made by Hasbro and so a well known and in my opinion trusted toy manufacturer and so I was sure that the quality of the toy would be high and considering that a four pack of the small toys costs £6.56 on amazon and more probably in some other stores I was fully expecting a good quality toy.
As soon as my son's friends left after his birthday party he was keen to open the gifts that they had brought and when he opened the Star Wars fighter pods his opinion was clear to see as he had a huge grin on his face and wanted to get them out straight away. I only wish that this pleasure had been more long lasting as he began to play with the toy!
My first reaction, I have to say, was how small the toy was for the money and really how little that you actually get for your money. I realise that this seems to be the case for many toys these days especially with something with a branded name but I was still a little shocked. Despite this as long as my son was going to be happy playing with the set I wasn't too concerned.
My son got all of the little figures out of the pack and assembled the two fighter pods as well. The clear plastic pods just slot together very easily as they come in two halves and so this wasn't tricky for my son to do at all. The pods also can be used to either store a figure in or when split in half can be used as a stand for the figures as well to keep them safe. The actual figures have a hole in the bottom and so they can sit on one of the little spikes on the pods and be quite secure on there.
At first my son tried to play with the pods on the carpet but as you need to spin them, almost like a spinning top, this didn't really work well on the surface. As such he went in to the hallway where we have laminate flooring and played with them there. Whilst they did move better on the laminate floor my son struggled to make them battle with each other and became a little frustrated. I then suggested perhaps if he used the figures from the other pack too to create a good side and a bad side he could use the spinners to try and knock them down and see which side won. This seemed to please him more as he felt like he had some focus to his play but it was short lived in all honesty and he soon became bored.
The Star Wars fighter pods have been played with just a couple of times since my son's birthday and it seems such a shame that my friend paid around £13.00 for the two sets and he just hasn't really had any fun with them. I am not even sure if he had a whole lot more mini figures he would like it any more as he has used the pods with his Lego figures as part of the armies and he still doesn't really get much more than five minutes enjoyment at a time from the toy.
I can't really recommend this toy as my son just doesn't get enough enjoyment from them to warrant the price and they are just shoved in a drawer for the most part. They are well made and the little figures have some nice detail it is just the whole concept of the game which doesn't work too well for my son as he finds it soon becomes boring and is almost not worth getting them out for such a short amount of time.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: Not worth the money
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