Matchbox Big Boots Arctic Yeti Catcher Review (Mattel)

What It Is

Big Boots are collectible preschool action figures that no matter how you toss, drop, or launch them, they always land on their feet. These creative and innovative characters are great fun for kids who want to create their own adventures. The Matchbox Big Boots Arctic Yeti Catcher helps them create arctic adventures. This playset comes with two Big Boots figures and a Yeti figure that also happens to be a Big Boots—or probably we should say Big Foot—character. This big vehicle features lots of places for the characters to ride and flip into action, but when it's time to trap the Yeti, the transforming action of this vehicle really opens up new play potential because the vehicle converts into a Yeti-catching command post. Place the figures on the spring-loaded launcher and try to net your Yeti. There are other launching areas where you can line up your figures and launch away. After you catch your quarry, convert the vehicle back by pushing on the front of the snow plow.

Is It Fun?

This playset is a great way to encourage creative play. It's a nice addition to a collection of Big Boots toys or a nice way to start one.

Who It’s For

The Matchbox Big Boots Arctic Yeti Catcher is for ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Kids will probably want to pull out the rest of their Big Boots figures or buy more to inspire a lot of active, creative play.

As well-designed as this toy is, the picture instructions aren't very clear, and it took us a while to figure out how to transform the vehicle. To make the first transformation, press down on the light bar and the truck opens up. Then, pull the back bumper and the whole thing pops open. If you don't do it in that order, it won't work.

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