Matchbox Dino Breakout

from Mattel


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Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

The Matchbox Dino Breakout set is a compact track and active playset that lets kids battle with a rampaging dinosaur as they have imaginary fun with their Matchbox cars. Launch a car into the cage and an angry dinosaur will pop up and swallow the car. Pull on the playset's top handle to open the playset and send other Matchbox cars to the rescue. Send the first car down and the dinosaur will swallow the first car even deeper. Send down a second car and the dinosaur will rear it's leg up and let the second rescue car through. This will activate the playset to close and release the first car from the dinosaur's clutches.

Is It Fun?

For kids who love dinosaurs and Matchbox racing, the Matchbox Dino Breakout set delivers both. Kids will enjoy the surprise element of the dinosaur eating the racer and the classic vehicle play of this Matchbox playset.

Who It’s For

The Matchbox Dino Breakout set is for ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

There is a bit of a learning curve to this toy. The instructions are not clear and it took us a lot of trial and error to figure out how the playset works. While the playset is graded for ages 4 and up, lifting the playset's handle takes a bit of effort. Make sure to hold it down while you lift the handle.

The car does not always pop out the dinosaur's mouth or it will pop out when the playset's handle is already raised.

The playset requires at least two Matchbox cars to work but only one Matchbox car is included.

Remove all rubberbands and string from the playset's packaging before play.

Unlock the sliding latch on the side of the playset before play.