|There's a fire escape on my night stand!|
Sometimes you meet a toy that needs no introduction. Meet the TMNT Fire Escape Free Fall. It's a Zip Line Playtex for your TMNT Action Figures. Do I need to say more for you to start picturing your favorite Heroes on a Half Shell plunging to the rescue? I thought not. So let's get straight to the review.
Really Cool Things!
- I wish that I had this when I was a kid. This is one of those times where I really am jealous of the newer generation.
- They're very fun to play with. I'm a tinkerer and lover of little devices like this so I think finding the best angles for the Turtles to slide down and how to rig it up very intriguing.
- It's based off the TV show. The fire escape and the Gargoyle launcher are styled with cool graphic to make it seem like they were ripped right from the cartoon. That's epic!
- The launch system is cool! I love being able to pull the rip cord on the launcher and send a Turtle flying. That's just cool!
|Pull the Cord and Let Her Rip!|
- It doesn't work "exactly" like you think! Technically you're supposed to be able to get your turtle to hit a target and drop the fires escape holding Shredder to the floor. I got it to work once and that's it. I was never able to reset it properly.
- It's a unitasker. After your child has played with it once or twice they're going to want to know what they can do next. This Playtex really doesn't inspire creativity or any good playmaking scenarios. They're going to want to create more things you can do with it. Which leads me to...
- If you give a child 20 bucks and take him to a hardware store he could design a better rig. The green string that you're zip lining from is about the same stuff masonry twin is made out of. If you had an old enough kid who knew how to work eye bolts and do some rudimentary rigging all you would need is the one zip line pulley to make a better zip line rig than what they give you.
- You need a lot of room. The good news is that if you have a lot of 3M strips you can take it and move it anywhere. The problem is that while it's up its a serious trip hazard.