The ten toys are: Slash and Crash Diego; Rhino's Revenge;
ledge Sledding Sylvia, Loop-de-Loop Roshan; Mud Slide Sid; Climb 'N Slide
Manfred; Scrat's Screw-up; Dodos A-Go-Go; Slippery Slope Sid; and Spin Out
Sculpting - **1/2
Nothing fancy here, but the characters are all true to the source
material. They aren't bad for kids meal toys, although there isn't
too much detail or complexity.
The sculpting on the ice
pieces is good, and the bases are all well designed.
Paint - **
On the set of 10 I picked up, the paint ops are spotty at best. For
kid's meal toys they aren't bad, but you'll find that some of the toys are
much better than others. Consistency is never tops on the list for
these type of toys.
Articulation - Bupkis
They take a hit here, because they aren't really figures. But I
still thought it was important to point out that none of the toys have any
real sort of articulation.
Play Action - ****
Sure, they don't have articulation, but what they do have is a pretty cool
play action. Each of these toys can connect to another toy, and
their action sets off the action of the next set. Think tumbling
I had a little trouble
getting a couple of the sledding figures to snap into place, but they all
did work at least some of the time. And once you have the full set
all put together, it really is pretty cool to twist Sqrat around, and
watch all the rest take off on their own.
This is similar to the cool
design of the Lord of the Rings toys, and I really like seeing this kind
of imaginative engineering. Heck, they're little buck toys, and they
could just make simple figures. But instead Equity is expending some
brain cells coming up with some ways to make these more fun for the kids.
Value - ***1/2
For a buck each, they're pretty cool little toys. However, you'll
want the whole set to get the real value out of these.
Overall - **1/2
These aren't as nice as the LOTR set, but they are very imaginative.