The boys were pleased when two of their favourite dinosaurs descended on us. They very much enjoyed The Good Dinosaur film so naturally were eager to meet the related merchandise. Be warned if you have not watched the film yet you might need tissues, although my two coped well with the content because even though there is the loss of a key character you see how much stronger Arlo becomes and that leaves a positive message at the end.
My boys had grown rather fond of Arlo from the film so having him to review was a definite highlight! Spot is quite a character too, a curious and daring cave-boy, very brave for his small size. Arlo and him make a very unlikely pair but its lovely seeing their friendship develop and grow. Each complimenting the other with their very different personalities, Arlo is as nervous as Spot is fearless. Alongside Arlo (which also came with Spot) we were sent Galloping Butch.
Galloping Butch is ideal as he roars, bites and gallops so adds lots more to a play session, the boys remembered him as one of the good guys from the film so they used him to defend their imaginary herd! We could have done with a few of the naughty Velociraptors to battle with but whatever characters they did not have they just improvised with random figures from their playroom. Although I have a feeling once they realise just how comprehensive The Good Dinosaur range from TOMY is they might want lots more different figures to immerse themselves in a bigger pre-historic adventure! We could do with Thunderclap just to put him in his place!
The boys have enjoyed lots of imaginative play recreating scenes from the film and making up their own storylines. The level of detailing of the figures is excellent. I think its worth building up a collection of them, my two had lots of fun with just these three characters but if we had more I think the duration of play would have lasted even longer and more of us could have joined in.
To celebrate the DVD release of The Good Dinosaur I am giving one winner the ultimate prehistoric prize. The Lucky winner will receive Galloping Butch, the Action Arlo and Spot and a cuddly Arlo! To enter please kindly fill out the form below by the 22nd of April.
Win Galloping Butch, the Action Arlo and Spot and a cuddly Arlo