MEGA Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Tiger Shark Chomp Course and Move ‘n Groove Caterpillar Review
You can build all sorts of fun with two new construction sets from MEGA.
The MEGA Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Tiger Shark Chomp Course is a smash and crash action set that gives kids 5 and up 226 pieces to build a Monster Truck vehicle to send through the ring of fire. The fan-favorite Tiger Shark vehicle features authentic details, such as a tiger-striped paint job and a shark fin body. Pull back on the vehicle and let go to watch it zoom forward. There’s also a poseable micro action figure driver. If the car smashes and crashes into an obstacle, the hood pops off on impact. To really get the action going, you’ll build two ramps and a pretend ring of fire. There’s also a dummy micro action figure and a buildable Hot Wheels car.
The MEGA Bloks Move ‘n Groove Caterpillar is a 30-piece construction set for the littlest builders, ages 1 and up. Kids build a cute caterpillar with eight sensory features. Pop the black dots of the ladybug block. Look at yourself in the flower mirror. Pull the bee block around the loop. Check out the texture on the caterpillar antennae. Spin the clicking snail dial. Build a butterfly with textured wings. Attach the pieces to make a caterpillar train, and pull the cord on the front to send the caterpillar rolling forward.
Should I get it?
Monster Truck fans will like building Tiger Shark and creating their own smashing and crashing action with it. The authentic vehicle details, pop-off hood, and easy pull-back motor will inspire a lot of imaginative play. This makes a great add-on to other MEGA Hot Wheels sets, too. It could be sturdier, however.
The Caterpillar is a great first building set that helps kids with fine motor skills in so many different ways. From the fidget toy features to the various textures, there is a lot for kids to explore. We also like that the caterpillar moves, encouraging some active play as kids follow it.
Pros (Tiger Shark)
Authentic vehicle details
8 sensory features
First building set
The caterpillar moves
Cons (Tiger Shark)
Not very sturdy