If there’s one brand I’m happy for the boys to become obsessed with it’s Disney. I grew up watching The Lion King, Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, to name a few, and it’s so exciting to see my children with the same obsessions over the new wave of Disney.
Of course Lamb has watched The Lion King before, but it was actually Lamb who introduced me to The Lion Guard. He kept referring to Kion and I kept correcting him and saying his name was Simba. Turns out mummy was wrong and this kid knows so much more about Disney than I realised!
Lamb has actually been asking for Lion Guard toys for quite a while now. He played with some at a friends house and has been desperate to get his hands on some of his own.
You can imagine his excitement when his Lion Guard Rise Of Scar playset arrived!
The first thing Lamb loved about this playset is the lights and noises that Scar makes. Press the button on his nose and his eyes will flash and he will growl. Push his head down and he will slowly rise up with flames behind his head. Super impressive to a 4 year old!
The playset has animal characters that your child can interact with. It also comes with a Kion figure the can use to make up stories with as they play.
“Oh no! Kion’s going to get eaten by the crocodile!”
“The snake just hissed at Kion!”
As well as the different animals on the playset, there are a few other features to interact with. The break away bridge (Lambs favourite), the catapulting boulder and the cage under Scar. What’s great about this set is you can pretend to be the ‘bad guy’ for once and act out Scar capturing Kion. Great for the Scar fans out there!
The Lion Guard Rise Of Scar playset retails at £49.99 which is my opinion is quite expensive. I’ve looked at other playsets from the Lion Guard range and they are almost half the price. I think if this was around £30 it would be much more reasonable. Having said that, this does have lights and sound so I’d expect it to retail at a higher price than sets without light and sound.
As I mentioned this set comes with a Kion figure. For the price this retails at I’d really expect a full set of the Lion Guard figures. I do get rather disappointed when toy companies do this. It means the parents have to buy additional figures for their kids to fully enjoy the toy. Which means spending at least another tenner on top of the £59.99 for the playset.
If I was to take the price out of the equation then I’d really recommend this toy. It reflects the movie really well, and once you’ve got a full set of the figures, your little one will thoroughly enjoy playing with it.
I asked Lamb what he thinks of the toy and he said he loves the break away bridge and the rising Scar head.
He has, however, asked for more sets like this to add to his collection. (He remembers the one his friend has…)
Looks like we’re starting his Christmas list early!
Available from Smyths.
* I was sent this product free charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own.