Scott’s Toy Box: The Toy Tube
I grew up on television. I sat inside all summer and had a schedule of what I’d watch and when. I still remember when school would start, I’d look at my watch and think about what show I was missing at that moment. Needless to say, I enjoyed television. I still do, although not to that extent. This month in the Toy Box, I thought I’d find some toys linked to television shows.
The Nickelodeon show “Winx Club” has come out with a line of fashion dolls in their Believix Collection. There is Aisha, Flora, Tecna, Musa, Stella, and Bloom, each with her own style. They are about a foot tall, which is pretty impressive when it comes to dolls/action figures that I’m familiar with. They also have wings that flap when you move the doll around. They also come with a magical membership card so you, too, can be a part of the Winx Club. You can find them at Walmart for about $18.
“Monsuno,” also a Nicktoon, has come out with a fun game. You have a small cylinder called a core with aMonsuno figure in it. You and your opponent spin them, and the person’s core that spins the longest becomes the attacker. Then you launch your Monsuno (make sure you load them in correctly or they won’t launch like they are supposed to) at the other player’s core, and if they make impact, they have a combat. There are numbers on the figure, and cards that come with the core and figure, that will help you add up how many hit points get taken from your opponent’s figure. Then you take turns going back and forth until one of the figures has zero hit points. A set of figures cost about $13 at Walmart.
Lego Batman 2: DC Heroes is a great game. It may not be a direct link to any of the Batman animated shows, but it still holds the same spirit of them. If you’ve played any of the Lego games, it’s more of the same, although in Lego Batman, you have the entire city of Gotham as your playground. This is Arkham City for the youngest age range. Another great thing about the game is that you don’t have to just play Batman and Robin; you also get a chance to play Superman, Wonder Woman, and their foes, like the Riddler and Lex Luthor. The game does cost about $50 but is well worth it. There is so much to do in the game. I’ve played for several hours and still am not 50% finished with the game. You can find it anywhere video games are sold.
M. Scott Anderson lives in Jackson and still watches TV but not as much.