Friday, April 8, 2011

boysterous action figure review and giveaway

 we just celebrated tate's birthday last weekend, and he was super excited to receive two boysterous action figures and a super cool carrying bag/playing field for them.

these action figures ($17 each from manhattan toys) are soft with high-quality, trendy clothing.  each action figure comes complete with his own sports equipment that magnetically sticks to his hands and feet.  boys can choose from slap shot sam, touchdown dylan, shredding sean, goalie gavin, and half pipe pete.  the action figures (3’’l x 2’’w x 8.5’’h) are geared for boys ages 3-8 (although zoe is about to turn nine and she wants to get one for her birthday now too!).

the extreme sports zone™ zipbin ($30) can either zip out to be a soccer/football/hockey field or you can zip it half way to be a hill or half-pipe for shredding sean or half pipe pete.  when boys are done playing, the whole thing zips up to make a handy carrying case for the sports figures to be carried to another place.

tate received goalie gavin and shredding sean along with the zipbin.  his eyes lit up when he opened his gift, and we right away had to remove the tags so he could give it a try.  the soccer ball sticks magnetically to gavin's hands and feet, and the snowboard sticks to sean's feet (it is a little too heavy for his hands to hold on to it, but his hands are magnetic too. 
tate likes setting sean up as the goalie and letting gavin kick the soccer ball at him.  when he's tired of that, we zip the bag into a half pipe and let sean and gavin take turns on the snowboard.

i like the toys because they are high-quality and good-looking.  manhattan toys emphasizes that the action figures are modeled after kids, not specific sports heroes.  i think they inspire a lot of creative play.  tate makes them talk to each other while they are playing, or, has them do crazy things with their magnetic hands and feet.  they are soft enough to sleep with, if tate wants to, and just the right size for when we are on-the-go.

we received a few other zipbins for christmas, and i love them.  it is so nice to have a carrying case and play mat in one.  our kids have gotten a lot of use out of theirs.  i like how this one is so versatile, offering the perfect playing field/zone for each of the different kinds of dolls.

i am excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to win an action figure for a child in your life.  just take a look at the boysterous action figures and tell me which one you think the boy in your life would enjoy.  for a second chance to win, you can follow this blog.  i will choose a winner using on friday, april 29 (usa residents only).
this is a mamabuzz review.  i received two action figures and the zipbin from manhattan toys for the purpose of this review.  regardless, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.


  1. Cute! Luke is very "boysterous," so he would love this. He is also very against jeans these days and only likes "awesome sports" clothes. So, I guess he would choose the little guy on the left. See you soon!!!

  2. These are so cute! They send a great message, too, without the fighting involved in so many boy toys. I think my little guy is destined to like football (since there's no baseball player), so how about "Touchdown Dylan."

  3. I know several boys who would enjoy either of them, but Goalie Gavin is just so cute!

  4. Where's the basketball guy? Tyler's taking to making shots but mom wishes for him to be a soccer nut so I would hope to win him Goalie Gavin.



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