Monday, 28 March 2016

Half-Shell Heroes Have Arrived

My boys love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and pretending and playing to be just like them, therefore I knew they would love to review some of the new toys from GP Flair’s 2016 collection. The Half-Shell Heroes range is targeted at the youngest of fans and roars into action with the addition of a Turtles and Dino theme which is perfect for my TMNT and dino loving little Zachary and of course, his big brother Ben too who has been a Turtles fan forever. The package containing the  T-Rex with Donnie set and Pterodactyl with Ralph, which is part of Flair's Half-Shell Hero Dino and Figure Assortment, arrived while Ben was at school and words cannot describe Zachary's delight and excitement upon seeing them. He couldn't wait for school pick up time when he could bring them and show Ben who was definitely impressed to be greeted by such cool characters.

Someone couldn't wait to get their hands on this...

Half-Shell Heroes Range

The story behind the new range of Half-Shell Heroes is that they are going back in time for the ultimate rumble in the jungle. The Turtles all come with a "pizza-loving' prehistoric pet who must stop a sinister alien dino race from changing earth's future forever. This follows on from the TV special that aired on the 31st January on Nick Toons, where the foursome, along with baddies Shredder, Beebop and Rocksteady, travel back in time to the prehistoric age where they encounter dinosaurs. 

Our Verdict

The boys absolutely loved both Half Shell Hero sets. The figures are chunky and robust, perfect for little hands and can withstand lots of boisterous play which is just what is needed from such toys.
Perfect for little hands

Pterodactyl with Ralph is very cool with wings that flap at the press of a button.

Both Ben and Zachary's favourite is definitely the T-Rex playset which Donnie rides into battle on and can chomp down on bad guys and sweep up enemies (or toes) with his moveable jaw.

I have been really enjoying watching the children play with these toys, chasing each out around with the swooping pterodactyl and loving the chomping action of the T-Rex. We have had a lot of cross play too between these and their Batman and superhero toys which is funny to watch. I love the way kids play and these Half-Shell Hero toys are fantastic for imaginative play. 

Fans of the TV show will love them as they are instantly recognisable from it and they can recreate the adventures from the show. All the figures are fully articulated and compatible with the other toys in the range.

Where to Buy

The Half-Shell Heroes range are available to purchase from all the usual toy retailers including Smyths Toys and online from Amazon. Both my boys and their sister love playing with the toys we were sent to review so they definitely get a big thumbs up from us.

*Disclaimer: I received some Half-Shell Hero sets for review. All views and opinions are my own and unbiased. 


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