Sunday, November 03, 2013

Review: Skylanders Giants - Tree Rex Smash Hands (of Foam!)

How was your Halloween?  As you hopefully spent it in costume, let's look at a toy out there for the costuming/role play/imagination bunch, Skylanders Giants Tree Rex Smash Hands from Mega Bloks!

Based on this guy:


Come these hands (sample provided by Mega Bloks) intended to protect the world.

Approx. $24.99 (based on the availability)
Range:  Uhm... what?
Comfy: Totally.  Though obviously built for a kid, these will fit on adult hands too.


Thanks for the sample, Mega Bloks!

Image originally from Megabloks.com
You use them as such:

and first things first, they protect your hands! Dress like Tree Rex, minus a lot more external bark on you.

The foam of the hands is thickest and at least a couple of inches thick at the knuckles, so while I don't recommend using these as boxing gloves or striking people, animals, household plants, or sparring in a mixed martial arts class, they are pretty soft.  There is a small strap on the inside to hold onto while wearing the fists.  The box is open, so when you see these on shelves you can check for yourself just how soft these hands are.

Skylanders Giants and Mega Bloks offer up a way for youngsters to role play as Trigger Happy and now Tree Rex, taking the action from the video game/construction sets to getting up and imagining themselves as their fave characters.  Maybe a play group out there utilizes a melee weapon ruleset, and need something past the Hulk hands of the past.  Either way, I do like the look of these toys and hopefully we'll see more of Skylanders Giants and their role play toys as the franchise continues.

Like it?  This is also out - Ignitor's Flame Sword

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