We are huge fans of Imaginext toys and have already purchased the Imaginext Batwing & Gotham Jail ourselves. The boys (aged 9 and 5) spend hours acting out their favourite scenes, creating mini movies using the playsets and generally having fun! Dad has been known to join in on more than one occasion too. Imaginext toys are always very well made, robust and will last you for years.
We were delighted to be sent this new Batman Playset to join our other Batman toys. The Imaginext Super-Flight Gotham City is the perfect addition to our growing collection and features Batman, the Joker, a Gotham City Playset plus a helicopter that really flies. Take a look at our video to see the playset in action:-
I love that the remote switch on Gotham City lets children be in complete control and they can determine how fast or high Batman flies - you can really see the concentration in the boys' faces as they play.
Batman can clip onto the front of his helicopter and the flight is activated by turning the remote on top of Gotham City. This pad works like a remote and Batman can fly a full 360 degrees. The boys had lots of fun 'flying' Batman and after several attempts, we managed to knock the Joker from the top of Gotham City. Yeah!
Other features include 4 discs which shoot out at enemy when the trigger is pressed, a moving lift, a secret launcher behind Bruce Wayne's logo, opening doors and a trap door - basically lots to inspire creative play.
Batteries are required (and aren't included) and there is a small bit of self assembly required but it's easy enough. We were up and running in less than 10 minutes.
This Batman playset is currently on sale at Smyths for £44.99 which I believe is a fair price. My boys have played with their other Imaginext Playsets for what feels like forever. In my opinion they are a worthwhile investment and the type of toy you can keep and pass down to siblings and cousins - Batman is never going to lose popularity and has been providing children with fun and games for decades.
Disclosure: We were sent this toy in return for an honest review