Thursday 23 March 2017

Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord - Review

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that the new Power Rangers movie is released this weekend. My inner child is bursting with excitement as I was a massive fan in the 90's. These days, I love that my four year old son, C, is hugely into Power Rangers too so when we were given the chance to review the Power Rangers Mophin Megazord toy from the Imaginext range, I knew it would be a huge hit.

Before the toy arrived my partner told me that a few weeks ago, C had actually seen it in a toy shop and expressed his desire to own it with his daddy telling him that he would have to put it on his birthday list. Because of this, I decided not to tell C that it was arriving, but have him open the box and discover it himself. I am now kicking myself that I didn't film an unboxing video because the excitement that filled our living room was unbelievable. He jumped up and down screaming, "It's Power Rangers!! Thank you, thank you!!" My first thought was that I hoped the Morphin Megazord met his expectations and was worth all of that excitement. I actually uploaded a very short clip on my Instagram account of some excitedness.

C is an average sized four year old and I have taken the above photograph just to show how big the Megazord actually is. I was shocked by the weight of the toy when unpackaging it as it's quite heavy but it just reflects the all the detailing and parts that the toy has, as well as the fact that it is thick plastic so it can withstand rough play.

The Morphin Megazord comes with two Power Rangers figures included - the Red Ranger and Black Ranger. There are four Power Pads in the Megazord that these figures can stand on. These are located in the left shoulder, chest, left knee and right knee. The left shoulder Power Pad works when twisted and this opens the chest, the eyes of the Megazord light up and a cannon pops out. This one is probably my favourite simply because of the lighting eyes! Once you've got the chest open, you'll see another Power Pad behind a little circle that holds six Power Coins. When you turn that Power Pad, a coin will shoot out the front. Similarly, if you turn the Power Pad at the left knee, a projectile launcher will raise, then when you have put a Power Missile in place, you push down on the Power Pad to shoot it. The final Power Pad in the right knee activates sabretooth's chomping action. 

As if these weren't enough, the back of the Megazord has a jail, meeting area and elevator too meaning that there are so many different levels of play. C is a typical boy and always talks about good guys, bad guys and how bad guys have to go to jail. He decided that he would make the Black Ranger the bad guy and Red Ranger the good guy (simply because Red is his favourite). He takes great pleasure in trying to make them fight against each other, lauching missles and coins at the figures to throw them off and eventually putting Black Ranger were he belongs - in the jail at the right foot. He is always very impressed that every aspect of the Megazord is moveable; you can turn his head, body and the hands opens and close meaning that C can have the Megazord "capture" Black Ranger in his hand. I especially like this because I store the Red and Black Rangers in the hands at bedtime so that they don't get lost!

C played with the Megazord for three hours straight on the first day that we got it (only putting it away because it was bedtime) then first thing the next morning, he asked for it again. We've now had it a little over a week and it's been played with for hours on end every day. This, to me, shows that there is so much that you can do with the Morphin Megazord and it constantly engages his imagination. He isn't getting bored with it or losing interest.

The Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord has an RRP of £66.99 which I think is a fantastic price for not only the quality of the toy, but also the fact that it's recommended for children aged 3-8 years old so your child will get years of play from it. At the time of publishing, Argos currently have the Megazord on sale at £49.99.

(We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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