I’ve been wanting to give some props to the fine folks at Fisher Price for their Imaginext super hero toys for a while. My kids love these toys, and I am continually impressed with their “fun quotient.” DC made a very smart move in partnering with Fisher Price for this line, and with the huge number of characters, these toys could be around for a good, long time.
Imaginext toys are geared towards the younger kids, aged 3-8, so they are incredibly durable. There are no small pieces to lose or break. My two boys beat these things to heck, but the toys keep on living for the next big play session.
Check out this giant robot. It blinks, makes noises, and shoots things. What’s not to love?
As a parent, the best thing about these toys is their price. For six bucks, you get a figure with a vehicle, like this Catwoman Figure with Motorcycle. A typical action figure runs 10 bucks these days, so there’s much less anxiety throwing one of these in the cart. There’s also a great variety of figures and vehicles available, so it’s fun to see what’s hanging on the pegs each time you visit the store.
At the recent Toy Fair event, Fisher Price unveiled the next toys in the super heroes line, including this excellent new Batcave, which reminds me of the Castle Grayskull and Star Wars play sets I grew up with, and I’m so excited to see my kids playing with this.
Oh, and did I mention that there are going to be Dino-Riders? Dino-Riders! Actually, these are dinosaurs that look a whole lot like Dino-Riders, but way more fun. Guess what my kids will be getting for Christmas?
Check out this video by CollectionDX to see the awesome toys coming out this year.
To all you “serious” toy collectors, I suggest that the next time you visit the toys store, take a stroll through the Fisher Price aisle. I can totally see these toys as collectibles of the future, and when my kids outgrow these, I’ll box them up and save them for when they get nostalgic for the toys they used to play with when they were little.
Attention Fisher Price: If you would like any product testers, my kids (and I) would be happy to sign up! 😀