JJ is a huge superhero fan and Batman seems to be his favorite at the moment. As moms we all know this could change today, tomorrow or in 5 minutes. The day we received the Dark Knight Rises package it was like Christmas morning for him! Of course he wanted everything opened so he could check it all out :) Here is some of what was included...
One of the first things we opened was the Cowl & Batarang and he now wears it often and some days we have trouble getting it off of him. The Dark Knight Rises Cowl & Batarang set gives kids the ability to gear up like their favorite super hero Batman! Kids can easily make the transformation by slipping the cowl over their heads and equipping themselves with iconic Batarang! For Ages 4+ and retails for $9.99.
Quicktek Figure Assortment: Newly designed QuickTek technology places even more action back in figures with special snap-and-slide armor and accessories. To transform Batman from The Caped Crusader to armored protector of the peace, simply slide down the included case over the figure and lift it back up to reveal Batman with specialized accessories. Ages 4+ retails $9.99. I loved the ease of these and how compact they are. They easily fit in to a bag for play anytime you need it!
Basic Figures: The basic figure assortment allows fans of all ages to relive favorite scenes from the movie. The articulated figures feature character favorites and accessories suited for any Batman adventure. Ages 4+ APR $7.99. JJ really enjoys these figures and is always having them act out his own imaginative scenes.
Movie Masters Figures: The Dark Knight Rises comes to life with Movie Masters figures, sculpted with superior accuracy and details inspired by the film. Eight of the movie's biggest characters have been meticulously crafted to capture and create the fully articulated figures in six-inch scale. Ready to be the biggest star in any fan's collection, each figure includes a Collect & Connect piece that can be combined with other pieces to create a light up and wall-projectable Bat-Signal! Collect all six figures to complete the Bat-Signal. Ages 4+ ARP $14.99. We have three of the six and JJ can't wait to complete the collection so he can project the Bat-Signal in his bedroom!
Quicktek Bat-Pod: Utilizing Quicktek transforming technology, the Bat-Pod offers the perfect armored escape for Batman. The Bat-Pod has two modes of play. By clipping on the booster, Batman can chase down any villain in Gotham City with lightning speed. When under attack, the Bat-Pod turns into an aggressive criminal-deterring machine at the push of a button that is equipped with buzz-saw wheel protectors and a projectile-firing defense blaster. Ages 4+ ARP #21.99. The only complaint here was he wanted his own life size Bat-Pod :)
The Bat: Kids can soar over Gotham City in search of villians in the brand new Batman "flying" vehicle from The Dark Knight Rises- The Bat. Put in your Quicktek 3.75" figure and fly around using the vehicle's easy-grip handle, which is perfect for little hands to grasp. The movie-inspired air attack vehicle is brought to life with lauching projectiles and realistic battle sounds so no mission is too high or far for the imagination. When the mission calls for some hand-to-hand action, flip The Bat's top lever to reveal Batman in strike mode. Push the button and Batman will be launched up to 9 feet to land the final blow. Ages 4+ ARP $31.99. I wish I had one of these to fly around town in!
We have all enjoyed playing with these as a family and as a mom I was really impressed with how well they are made (they stand up well to everyday play). I also like the price range of these items! You can find most/all of these items at your local retailers. They would make a great birthday gift or even a back-to-school present!
Disclosure: I was provided the above products for review purposes. I was not under any obligation to give a positive review. As always my thoughts are my own.