Monsuno Cores Review (Jakks Pacific)

What It Is

Monsuno is a new boys' action toy that combines exciting entertainment with various styles of action-packed play that feature dramatic competition. Central to the Monsuno play are Monsuno Cores. Each holds a collapsible figure that kids fold and insert into the Core. Once the figures are inside, they're ready to play. Spinning is the basic battle action, and it's activated by a simple finger press that sets the Core spinning. When a Monsuno Core hits another Core in battle mode or anything solid in solo mode, the figure pops out of the Core and unfolds. Each of the figures has a specific role in the Monsuno story. Kids can find out all about it at There are hundreds of action figures and Monsuno Cores to collect, all based on the animated TV series Monsuno. Each pack comes with one collectible Monsuno Core, one transforming action figure, and three collector game cards.

Is It Fun?

The Monsuno Cores have a great level of detail with lots of manipulative play with the figures. With a cool design, collectibility, and, of course, the depth of the really great Monsuno story, Monsuno has all the makings of the next big boy hit.

Who It’s For

Monsuno Cores is for ages 4 and up. It will appeal primarily to boys who like collecting and competition. The transformation is consistently surprising as the Monsuno pop out of the cores, and there's an appropriate balance of chance and skill that will keep kids engaged and playing.

These will really appeal to kids who are familiar with the Monsuno TV show, which is where the kids will learn most about the storyline for the property.

What To Be Aware Of

There are several other Monsuno Cores available, including the Monsuno Metal Die-Cast Cores, the Monsuno Core Combat 2-Packs, the Monsuno Core Combat 4-Packs, and the Monsuno Wild Core. Each is sold separately.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy