One of this year’s most hotly-anticipated films, Incredibles 2, is being released on 12th November.
This means there is a brand new range of Incredibles 2 toys from Jakks Pacific just in time for Christmas.
We were sent a brilliant bundle of Incredibles 2 toys including a Jack-Jack Attacks doll, Hydroliner boat playset and Elastigirl’s Stretching and Speeding Elasticycle to review!
Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack Attacks doll & raccoon review
The doll comes with 3 AA batteries installed and is in ‘try me’ mode; open up Jack-Jack’s red babygro at the back to switch to ‘on’ to activate the full range of sounds and lights.
He’s simple to operate; press the button on Jack-Jack’s belly once, and he will giggle and gurgle and cry and his face may glow.
Pressing the button repeatedly cycles through his powers.
Pressing and holding activates ‘attack’ mode and the Jack-Jack doll’s face will glow red, yellow, white or blue and shoot blue lasers from his eyes in ‘ultimate power’ mode playing sounds including a raccoon battle!
The hard-bodied fully articulated poseable doll stands at 13 inches/33cm tall. He is dressed in a removable onesie and comes with his enemy, Rocky Raccoon. The raccoon is made from hard plastic and has a fluffy tail; he doesn’t make any sounds or interact with Jack-Jack.
Compared to some interactive toys, the Jack-Jack Attacks doll doesn’t do a huge amount, however children will enjoy playing with him as any baby doll. I like that he can be posed sitting or standing and he’s articulated right down to his wrists for poseable play.
He’s hard, durable and toddler-friendly, and is suitable for children aged 3 years+.
The Jack-Jack Attacks doll has an RRP of £39.99 and can be purchased from national retailers including Amazon through the link below.
Incredibles 2 Hydroliner boat playset review
At about 16 inches/40cm long the Hydroliner is a large ship which has wheels on the bottom so it can be pushed along; note that it does not float and is not made to be used in water.
As well as the Hydroliner , the playset comes with a smaller watercraft, 3 inch Elastigirl figure, two missiles and a lifebuoy ring.
One you’ve removed the packaging and the tape, you can open up the doors of the playset and get stuck in!
Open up the front and find the fold-out ice slide. It can be re-folded and packed away just as easily by shutting the doors.
On the side there’s a space for the jet ski water craft.
There is a rotating ‘cooling chamber’ on the deck, and an extending grabbing arm. The grey seats the back are a hidden trapdoor.
On the top deck, there is a missile launcher. Pop the little missiles in and press the button to fend off attackers.
The Hydroliner is a really good, sturdy playset with a lot of exciting play potential. Although it’s fairly big it will skill fit inside a Kallax unit – my main toy criteria these days! There is room inside it for the accessories and it all closes down neatly.
My only criticism would be that there is just the one figure and others must be bought separately, however I know that my smallest is going to love getting this for Christmas and will use figures from other playsets which he has.
The Hydroliner boat playset has an RRP of £39.99 and can be purchased from national retailers including Amazon through the link below.
Elastigirl’s Stretching & Speeding Elasticycle review
The Elasticycle is Elastigirl’s trusty bike, and the Stretching & Speeding Elasticycle playset is one of the new Incredibles 2 toys that we were sent to review.
Send the Elasticycle speeding across the room by cranking the handle!
Firstly you need to get the set out of the box. You’ll need a sharp knife as there are several cable ties to undo. There is also a ‘try me stand’ which you need to discard.
The Elasticycle playset comes with a launcher, Mrs Incredible/Elastigirl articulated figure with stretchy arms, a helmet and of course the Elasticycle itself.
Elastigirl sits on the bike; sit her on the saddle, pop her feel onto the pedals, stretch her hands over the handlebars and she will stay in place no matter how fast she travels.
To launch the Elasticycle you need to pull it backwards up the launcher until the clips on the bike click into the stand.
Crank the handle on the back quickly; the bike will stretch. Stop cranking abruptly to launch the bike across the room, no batteries required!
I could do it easily and get Mrs Incredible to travel the whole way across the room, but my almost-five-year-old couldn’t manage to get the bike launched unless I helped her, and got a bit annoyed with it.
I suspect once she got the knack of it it would have been OK but it isn’t easy for small hands, and although the set is recommended for children over 3 I think that a three year old would need to be supervised to get the Elasticycle seated on the launcher properly and then to activate it.
There is a removable black bar underneath to stabilise the bike. Without it, it falls over more often than not, but with it it seems to scrape along the floor. I wouldn’t let them play on the laminate flooring with the stabilising bar but it does mean the bike tends to fall over.
However the bike itself is well made an if your child likes playing with vehicles as my smallest does, they will enjoy the Elastigirl’s Stretching & Speeding Elasticycle.
Elastigirl’s Stretching & Speeding Elasticycle has an RRP of £39.99 and can be purchased from national retailers including Amazon through the link below.
We were sent this Incredibles 2 toy bundle free of charge but words and opinions are all mine. Check out the Jakks Pacific website for updates!
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