Scooby Doo is one of my children’s favourite programmes and something that I used to watch as child. It’s so nice to see it being enjoyed so many years later with the same enthusiastic viewing and excitement watching the latest adventure that Scooby Doo and the gang get up to int their mystery machine.
So when the latest version of the mystery machine, Scooby Doo Trap Time Deluxe Mystery Machine from Character Options arrived to be tested out – their eyes lit up eager to open the box and get stuck in.
The Scooby Doo Time Trap Mystery Machine Playset can be played with as just a vehicle or opens out to reveal traps to catch the monsters. The top of the mystery machine unfolds along with both sides and the back which my two children loved unfolding. Inside is a cage on a folding arm that you can move around. The cage can be opened and closed to catch monsters inside. There is also a net with two posts that you can attach and press a button to eject and the net flies out to land on top of a monster.
The first thing that both my children noticed and were a little disappointed at was that no figures are included with the mystery machine although they have now added this to their Christmas list to get some. Once I explained that the figures come separately, they soon began to play using some other figures we had at home and let their imaginations take them on adventures with the mystery machine.
My children have had lots of fun playing with the Scooby Doo Time Trap playset, putting little figures in the front to drive the vehicle around, then opening up the back to catch the “baddies”. They have played with it together, one sitting each side and it has really encouraged their imagination and allowed them to be creative in their play. They love the fact it’s Scooby Doo and a vehicle they recognise from the programme.
The Mystery Machine is a plastic vehicle although does seem quite robust in it’s build so should last the rough and tumble of little hands playing with it. I was a bit worried with all the hinges and doors to be opened but it looks like it has been designed to ensure they won’t easily break. I think this would be great value for any little Scooby Doo fan – a toy sure to inspire and be played with in various ways.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.