Superheroes and video games are two of my boys’ favorite things so that’s an easy go-to when it comes to gift ideas for them.
But while I’ve never been anti-video game, I do appreciate when a toy is something that will encourage more active play. Playmation, powered by Disney, takes play to a whole new level.
It very much reminds me of a video game come to life. To make it more enticing, the characters and wearable tech are Marvel Avengers-themed. I’ve never seen my boys so excited to open up a box as when they saw that Playmation label.
We were sent the Playmation Starter Pack, Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Ultron Power Bot, and an additional Smart Figure.
Playmation is not a quiet activity so you can use it outside if you want. Just use common sense and don’t play out in the rain or set your activators where they’ll get wet or dirty. We placed ours on lawn chairs around the yard to try it out.
You can also download the free Avengers Net app (available on iTunes and Google Play) to download more missions and keep track of your progress. You can also customize your gear- one of my boys added a freeze ray to his.
If you add the Prowler Bot to your Playmation set, you’ll have even more to do. The Prowler Bot can sense where you are and will seek you out- you’ll need to defeat it!
There’s so much you can do with Playmation that it will keep your kids interested for a long time. The suggested age for it is 6+. My 9 and 10 year olds pretty easily figured it all out while my 7 year old needed just a little bit more guidance before he was doing it all on his own.
If you visit the Playmation site, you can see videos of it in action as well as more information and more gear. Next up on my boys’ wish list is the Gamma Gear, so they can do some Hulk Smashing! You can also click on Shop Online on their site to see the various places where you can buy Playmation. The Playmation Starter Pack is usually $119.99, but with the holiday sales going on right now, I’ve seen it as low as $59.99 on Amazon and Walmart- be sure to do a little comparison shopping!
I was sent the Playmation sets pictured in this post, but all opinions are my own.