Saturday, 14 July 2012

Imaginext Gotham City Jail Review

The boys were pleased to be sent another piece in this fantastic set, all helping build on their Batman adventures.  We have already previously reviewed the Batmobile, but it is very handy now having a jail unit to keep the bad guys under lock and key…

Bane once powered up is a dangerous foe with his advanced physical powers and kept trying to release the villains (in our case wild animals that had been rampaging the town).  But luckily eldest repositioned the bat signal to alert Batman to come to our assistance.  Cue immediate arrival of the batmobile and the battle began.

Full of action and excitement for children aged 3-8 will love these sets.  We have all been longingly eyeing up the Penguin submarine on the back of the box, which I must admit looks slightly awesome even to me!  These sets are great for imaginative play and for sharing (my two will take a few characters each and play nicely together!).

We have three Batman’s and one Robin so they made light work of getting everyone back in jail.  But Bane had a mischievous glint in his eye and a long-term plan to escape again… Given that the boys found the glow when Bane powers up quite impressive, I do not think it will be long before the baddies gain strength and plot their escape.

The boys enjoy activating functions with the feet disks, in this case to open all the jail cells.  The feature appears across all the sets so young children can quickly get the hang of using them.
I am glad to be getting more inspiration ready for Christmas, as the sets do start off relatively inexpensively.  You can spend as little as £10 and just add a new character to your exploits.  I would prefer Father Christmas focus on what I know would be a success (and build on this collection) rather than buy haphazardly like last year!  Far too much of it still sits dejectedly in the toy box.

You can buy the Gotham City Jail for £34.99 from Smyths Toys.

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