What It Is
As any Guardians fan knows, you don't mess with Star-Lord's mix tapes. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sound Machine from the Disney Store is a little clip-on sound machine. It is inspired by the Awesome Mix Vol. 2 cassette tape gifted to Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (played by Chris Pratt) by his mom, as seen in the first Guardians movie and what we can expect to hear as the sound track in the sequel. This sound machine doesn't function like an actual cassette tape. Instead it features six pre-recorded, built-in sound clips. There are two funkadelic song clips, plus four sound effects. The sound effects range from sounds from Peter's beloved spaceship, the Milano, to battle sequence sound effects.
Is It Fun?
For fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, this is a fun little keychain accessory to tag onto your backpack, belt buckle, and more. We like how the design brings a key possession of Star-Lord's in the movies to life, while also allowing them to engage with sound effects and clips from the upcoming movie. Just push a button and bob along to the music when the mood strikes you.
Who It’s For
The Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sound Machine is from the Disney Store and it's for ages 3 and up. It will appeal to fans looks to accessorize with Guardians of the Galaxy gear, while we also think for younger kids it's a quick form of entertainment and a way to connect with one of their favorite Marvel characters, Star-Lord.
What To Be Aware Of
One thing to note is that there is no sound control on this sound machine, which plays from a speaker located on the front.
The toy requires three button cell batteries to power it up. Batteries are included but will require adult supervision to replace them.