“ Brand: Disney / Type: Collector's tin containing trading cards „
This Card-Jitsu collectors tin retails for an expensive £10 from most stores (slightly more in store at the Disney Store recently I noticed), and if it wasn't a Disney tin with Club Penguin characters all over it - we most certainly would not have bought it! At first glance it's a rip off, but on closer expection, there are some reasons for buying it (as well as the obvious reason against).
There are a few tin designs to choose from, including the one pictured above which features the Sensei on it, a character that all card-jitsu players should recognise from the online game and packets of trading cards. We've got one with a black ninja on the front, and there are tins from other series which come in different shapes but similar sizes as well. Beware that we noticed some of the other tins only have four packets of trading cards inside them, whereas the tins from this series contain six packets. You would pay £1 each for these packets of cards from most retailers, and slightly more from the Disney store, so really the price you are paying for the tin is more like £4 than £10.
The metal tins are attractively decorated with hard-wearing colourful illustrations, and the lids are made to fit neatly and stay shut in transit. This is very important when you consider how many trading cards might wound up being stored in one of these. The last thing you want is the lid to fall off and two hundred cards to flow down your staircase!
Over all I think this deserves three stars. In all honesty, it's just the picture on the front that sets this apart from a child storing their kids in a 50p tupperware pot. The tin is well constructed and the lid stays put, plus the price isn't as bad as it first appears when you take into account how many packets of trading cards are included inside. It is, at the end of the day, just a tin though. I'm sure if they'd have put in a tiny bit more effort than they have, and included a little Sensei or Ninja figure inside, or a secret pocket or something, then this could have been much more exciting than it presently is. At the moment, it really is just an over priced tin though!