Boys and action figures, they kind of go hand in hand don't they?
Rather in the same way that a nice cool glass of wine at the end of the day feels so right in mine, for boys, it has always been and I suspect always will be, the ultimate accessory.
From my Dad's generation of toy soldiers, action man in the 60s, through to the Star wars figures of the 70s and 80s and mutant turtles in the 90s, it has been something that a boy almost instinctively knows what to do with it.
We were asked to review the 15" Sonic Blast Iron Man which I knew would be perfect for either of the boys.
BoBo aged 6 was super excited when it arrived, but was faced with disappointment as we didn't have any spare batteries in the house which meant he had to wait until I remembered to buy some before playing with it.
It is one of my bugbears that toy manufacturers supply toys without batteries, you wouldn't buy a car without wheels (essential to its running) so why do they insist on doing this? Some companies are good at supplying temporary batteries but it would be a very profitable marketing strategy for a manufacturer to take the stance of being the first in the World to supply every toy with batteries - think of the ad campaign at Christmas guys! You'd clean up!
Rant over and back to review.........
Once I'd finally remembered to get the essential batteries, there was no stopping the BoBo.
Action figures are great for fuelling the imagination, and Iron Man was no different. He instigated many battles and attacks (on poor Pixie) and hasn't left BoBo's side since he got him. He was even taken into school for "golden time" but sadly got confiscated overnight!
I asked BoBo for his opinion, and this is what he said:
"He is good, I like the fact he has bullets that shoot out and he makes cool noises"
So it seems that if you want a happy 6 year old, all you need to do is get something noisy with bullets.
It seems that action figures really do stand the test of time.
Peace and Love
Discalimer We were sent Sonic Blast Iron Man for the purpose of this review but all thoughts and opinions are our own.