Friday, April 8, 2011

Boysterous Action Figures - Review and Giveaway

When I was younger, I remember my brother's playing with action figures. They had a variety of action figures. Action figures can be a great way for boys to play both with others and independently. They can create scenes and events for them and really use their imagination.

The new line of action figures called Boysterous from Manhattan Toys are no exception. The Boysterous line is a sports-minded series of action figures. There is one that plays football, soccer and hockey and ones that skateboard and snowboard. There is also an Extreme Sports Zone accessory available, that serves not only as a playing field for the various sports, but also is a convenient zipped storage case to allow for easy clean-up and transport of the action figures.

When we received a couple of the Boysterous action figures the other day, my kids were very excited. They could hardly wait for me to remove them from the package so that they could start to play.

It didn't take long for us to discover that magnets were used to allow them to interact with their props. We first realized it with the snowboarder, whose board is metal. Then, we discovered that the soccer player had magnets in his feet and a magnet in the ball too. My son discovered that if he held the soccer player about 1/2" from the ball and just above the playing field, that the magnet would "push" the soccer ball down the field.

Soon, they were playing soccer, my son using the soccer player and my daughter using the snowboarder. They really liked that they had a sports field on which to play soccer with their action figures. The sports zone can either be laid flat to be a soccer field or flipped over then could be zipped up part way to either form a half-pipe or if we inverted that, to become a hill for the snowboarder.

I asked my son what he thought after a few days and he asked if he could type his review, so here are my son's thoughts:
    I like the Boysterous action figures because you can make them do really cool tricks that nobody on earth can do. I like how there is a magnet in the feet and the accessories. I like the case because it turns into a course on each side. I like how when you zip it half way it turns into a ramp for your skate boarder and snow boarder.


You can find Boysterous Action Figures at a Specialty Store near you and online at www.manhattantoy.com. You can see the action figures at play on the Manhattan Toy You Tube Channel.

Giveaway!

You have the chance to win one Boysterous Action Figure, courtesy of Manhattan Toy.

To enter: Visit Manhattan Toy and then leave a comment with another toy that you think your child (or nephew, neighbor, grandchild) would like.

Additional Entries (please be sure to leave a comment for each additional entry):
Like Manhattan Toy on Facebook
Follow Manhattan Toy on Twitter.
Follow A Busy Mom of Two on Twitter.
Tweet the following: Enter to win a #Boysterous Action Figure from @manhattantoy, ends 5/3, http://bit.ly/hf8Rgr #mamabzz (can be done once each day)
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Giveaway ends 5/3 at 6 pm and is open to US residents only. Winners will be selected using Random.org random number generator. The winners will be contacted by e-mail (Please make sure that your email address is either in your comment or clearly visible on your profile or blog) and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. We received two Boysterous Action Figures and an Extreme Sports Zone from Manhattan Toys through MamaBzz for the purpose of playing with them and sharing our feedback. Manhattan Toys also is providing the Boysterous Action Figure for the giveaway.

25 comments:

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

Okay, these are totally cute! My Nephew would love them! My daughters would love the Groovy girls!

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

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Carrie Phelps said...

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Elizabeth B. said...

My sons would love any of the puppets too. erboulware@hotmail.com

Sharon H said...

I love the cuddlemats - they are so cute!!

heinzmom at hotmail dot com said...

I would love to get Boysterous Boy Slapshot Sam
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Nancy said...

I think baby Jack would love the Winkel toy!

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Jenette said...

My son would also like Rumblies Garret Garbage Truck

Jenette said...

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rebecca said...

My son would love the garret garbage truck! He's super into trash trucks right now! :)

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Nee said...

My son would also love the automoblox.
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Evelynn's Mom said...

I loved the puppets! The Puppet Pairs Fairyland were really cute.