My two were quite excited to accept a top-secret mission
from Jakks Pacific and SpyNet,
especially when they realised they would have some fancy tech to review.
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Oct 31, 2015 at 4:35am PDT
We were sent the SpyNet Laser Trip Wire (RRP
£24.99) and the boys were instantly transported into a make-believe world; they
dubbed themselves Spy 1 and Spy 2 and even had a secret den with mission
control! Naturally their base had to be
protected by intruder alarms, they did not want rival agents getting their
hands on confidential information.
proved to be a very versatile gadget for my boys, later they pretended it was
protecting houses they needed to sneak into to complete missions, they would
try and stealthily tiptoe over the beam (its invisible so no easy task!). It sounded quite important to carry out
missions when they would apparently get a £100,000 payment on the fifth
one. Although then eldest said if they
failed a mission they would be deducted £100 each time, with that level of
penalty I think I would gladly attempt them, even with five failed missions you
would still get £99,500!!! I do love kids logic! But the attention to detail in the boys game was all down to having
such a fun gadget to play with.
do like seeing the boys imagination going into overdrive and SpyNet certainly
inspired them, I heard them saying “I was born for this job!” – on about the
life of a secret agent, a job they decided is well suited to pyjamas
forget 007 in a smart tuxedo.
found the high tech gadget was still good for a more traditional game, I played
the big bad wolf and the boys were the little piggies who had installed a alarm
to be prepared if the wolf showed up and started huffing and puffing and
blowing their house down. It made for a
more modern slant on an old favourite.
boys left all the items on the floor but you can mount lasers onto the wall and
make it even more challenging to navigate without detection. It is easy to reset the alarm and position
the laser bouncing off the two mirrors, so once you have shown your children
what to do you can leave them to enjoy an adventure of their own.