Matchbox Big Boots Bootlandia Dino Adventure Squad Review (Mattel)

What It Is

Big Boots are small preschool action figures that can be tossed, launched, or dropped and always land on their feet thanks to their big boots. The Matchbox Big Boots Bootlandia Dino Adventure Squad comes with four Big Boots characters and a truck. There are several ways to launch the figures into action. Place a Big Boots character on the truck's crane, then push down on the lever to launch the figure. Slide down the ramp to take off on the ATV. Pull back on the rear bumper to shoot characters down the front of the truck. The T-Rex figure can chomp on the Big Boots and, with a push on the dinosaur's tail, can send a Big Boots figure flying. Place a Big Boots character on T-Rex's tail, then press down on the dinosaur's head to send the Big Boots figure flying again. Kids can help the Big Boots characters capture the T-Rex by sitting in the missile tower and launching projectiles. When kids have captured the T-Rex, they can contain it in the truck's cage. There are places on the vehicle where kids can store additional Big Boots figures, which are sold separately.

Is It Fun?

The Dino Adventure Squad playset delivers a lot of play. The concept is really cute and will appeal to younger kids who will get a kick out of flinging the characters around and the way the characters always land on their feet. This playset will inspire lots of open-ended action play.

Who It’s For

The Matchbox Big Boots Bootlandia Dino Adventure Squad is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Assembly is required.

It took us awhile to figure out how to make all the different features work. The instructions are all in pictures and they aren't very clear, so take a few minutes, explore it with your kids, and figure out how it all works.

Do not aim the projectiles at eyes or faces. Only use the projectiles supplied with this toy.

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