Friday, April 8, 2011

Do you have a Boysterous Boy? (Review and Giveaway)

Well, I can answer that question with a resounding "Yes!"
Littlest is really getting in on the action now.  He is all boy and all boysterous! :D He is also all about role-playing with his big brother's Lego and Playmobil people, but quite honestly, they worry me a bit... he's still a  little "mouthy".  That's one reason we were excited to be chosen by MamaBuzz to review a product that is just right for him.

This fun package arrived from Manhattan Toy earlier this week~ the new Boysterous™Boys~ soft, pose-able action figures. They have magnetic feet and hands to help them "use" their accessories. I can think of all sorts of fun applications for that feature! :)  Boysterous™Boys are mostly intended for ages 3-8.... perfect! :D Here is what was in our box:

Shreddin' "Sean" the snowboarder (With metal snowboard) ($18.00)
Soccer Boy, Goalie "Gavin" with a soccer ball ($18.00)
and the fabulous "Extreme Sports Zone"($30.00)

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When I was exploring Boysterous™  Boys before receiving my package, I didn't have a handle on their dimensions. What a nice surprise that they were about 2x the size I expected! (You can see their actual size in the bottom photos of this post, with Littlest, and you can check out this Manhattan Toy video)


While the Boysterous™  Boys are fun to play with on their own, the Extreme Sport Zone is a nifty accessory. It  can be unzipped and configured in a few ways~ as a playing field, a half-pipe, or a "hill", and when your little one is done playing, it can be zipped up and used to store the Boys and their Toys. (Big thumbs up from mom... I love toys that come with a ready-made "place".... so much easier to encourage putting them away.)  It even has a handle to make it a convenient "Traveling" toy. 
Here, you can see the playing field set up, with Sean joining Gavin on the field:
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And close-ups of each of them
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Here is one of Littlest's favorite set-ups~ the "Slope" for the snowboard. I am very impressed with how well the magnetic feet help "Sean" to remain standing on his board~ most excellent! He's ready to go shred the slopes!

I have to mention here that these action figures might be happy to play with just about anyone~ Eldest got in on the action with "Sean" and his snowboard. She brought out some old (still magnetic) Littlest Pet Shop animals~ they were happy to go for a ride with "Sean" on his board! :)

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It's nice to have a boy to serve as audience or judge for the snowboard competitions!(See how supportive "Gavin" is as "Sean" gets ready to go)


My camera ran out of battery(need to get to the store!), or I would have taken more pictures, as Littlest also enjoys using the Sport's Park flipped inside out as a half-pipe ~ and Middlest joins in with his finger skateboards~ ;)
I think that these are very well made figures, ready for all sorts of action with those bendable, poseable bodies, and hands and feet that are able to actually "hold" their toys with magnetic force. All the while they are soft and "tote-able"~ perfect to become a "friend".  I also appreciate that they come in a variety of realistic skin tones~ No better way to stay "color-blind". :)

Littlest has already expressed a desire to have Half-pipe Pete and Slapshot Sam to add to his collection, in part because he looks up to the kids in the neighborhood who ride skateboards (including Middlest) and play hockey. That tells me that Boysterous™Boys "Connect" with him~ They are "Real" ~ I like that! We try to avoid the "Branded" super-hero and/or grotesque action figures that are so often found on many store shelves, so this is a nice alternative for our family.

Oh, and just for the record, the snowboarder has remained "Sean" in our home (due, perhaps to familiarity with Shawn White?), but "Gavin" has been renamed "Scotty"(?). However, throughout this blog post the names were NOT changed to protect the easily confused....(me?) ;)

Boysterous™ action figures are available now in a Specialty Store near you and online at www.manhattantoy.com.

If you would like to have the opportunity to WIN a Boysterous™ Action Figure (Company's choice), please enter my give-away~ 
Details:
Entries will be open from April 8-25. Open to US residents(and potentially Canadians~ I will update when I have confirmation on this). Please make sure that I have a way to contact you~ Winner must reply to me with their shipping information by April 28.

Entry Methods:
  • Go visit Manhattan Toys and leave a comment telling me which Boysterous™Boy you like the best, and who you would give it to if you win.
For additional entries
  1. Follow me in GFC and leave a comment (indicate if you already follow)
  2. "Like" the Manhattan Toy Facebook Page   and leave a comment here (You can tell them I sent you)
  3. Follow Manhattan Toy on Twitter and leave a comment here
  4. Leave a comment telling me where you heard about this giveaway
  5. Post about my giveaway on facebook (leave me a link in the comments)
  6. Tweet about this giveaway(include Hashtags #manhattantoy and #giveaway), and leave a comment~
  7. Enter any of my other open giveaways (Will be changing throughout this timeframe, so check back!) and leave a comment here.
  8. Leave a "Thoughtful" comment on any of my other posts~ and then comment here~
Alrighty, then, I think that about wraps it up! I'm looking forward to announcing the winner, so please... go enter! :D  I think one of these Boysterous™ boys would make a very nice present for one of your favorite preschoolers. 
Blessings~


This is a MamaBuzz review. The product was provided by: Manhattan Toy for this review.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this/these item(s)/service for free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

29 comments:

  1. I like the Boysterous Boy Touchdown Dylan and if I won I would give it to my nephew who is 4!

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  2. We'd have fun w/ Halfpipe Pete. My 3 year old would have relate it to my husband (his name is Pete) and his big brother's hobby of skateboarding!
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  6. I would choose Touchdown Dylan for my football lover little 3 year old!

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  8. I already like Manhattan toys on facebook. :) Ani G W

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  10. I love Shreddin' "Sean" the snowboarder

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  11. I follow Manhattan Toy on facebook

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  12. Heard about the giveaway from the crew board

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  13. Love those!! They look awesome. My lil guy would love Halfpipe Pete!

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  14. I like Touchdown Dylan:) I would send to my nephew, Will (he'll be two for his birthday soon and this looks safe and "cool"!
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  20. I would go with touchdown dylan for one of my boys
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