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Playmation – A New Way To Play #Playmation #Avengers

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In September, I was sent to California to meet with the Disney Dreamers! They are the innovators, the creators, the brains behind the magic. One of the most prominent interviews was with Mike Goslin, the VP of Disney Consumer Products. He was there to tell us all about Playmation, the latest in play and technology. I remember spewing out as many questions as I could because the thought of a new way to play, without a tv screen, was so intriguing to me. By the end of the interview, I was asking him if they will be adding helmets and leg pieces eventually. Basically, I want the full armor, haha! So, let me tell you a little bit about what I learned from Mike Goslin and from my own personal experience with Playmation. 

playmation set

Playmation is made for children to use their imaginations. Kids these days are technologically driven. They are glued to their handheld devices and to their televisions. Mike wanted to combine the old school play, like running around outside, with the new style of play, video games. The result was connected, wearable technology that reacts to your movements. This has completely revolutionalized the way that we play. I say “we” because adults and children alike will love Playmation! Playmation is unique because it is a mobile gaming device that doesn’t require a console at all. All you need is the gear and your wild imagination. 

Playmation MArvel Avengers

So, let me explain the gear. The best way to start is with the Playmation Starter Pack. The Marvel’s Avengers Starter Pack comes with Repulsor Gear with your first 25 on-board missions, 2 Power Activators, a Captain America Smart Figure, and an Iron Skull Smart Figure.

The Repulsor Gear is the armband that reacts to your movements. The armband isn’t too big or too small for any arms. It’s made to fit big arms, as well as very tiny arms. There’s an adjustable knob on the repulsor that allows you to tighten and loosen, as needed. The armband is very comfortable. It doesn’t feel too heavy or awkward. It actually feels quite natural or maybe I am just meant to be an Avenger. hehe. The band is flexible too. It’s made for movement, so you can be as wild as you want, without any issues. There are buttons on the Repulsor gear that allow you to begin new missions, listen to messages from Jarvis and the other Avengers, as well as battle with your special moves.

The sound effects on the gear are remarkable! It’s loud and action-packed. You literally feel like you’re going on these missions. You are asked to attack, to jump, to run, and more! Don’t you plan on faking it either. The repulsor gear detects your movements very accurately. The repulsor gear also vibrates! I am telling you that you’ve never had an experience like this before. It’s exciting, intense, and really fun. You can play alone or spar with your friends. It’s a great workout too! I ran around my house at 2am playing with this and didn’t even realize that I was sweating at the end of it all. 

Playmation Figurines

The smart figures are really cool because you load them onto the Power Activators to bring them into the missions with you! You can battle them or team up with them. The power activators also have sounds and lights, so you’re getting the full experience with every Playmation accessory! 

I am seriously obsessed with Playmation. I can’t wait to collect all of the new gear when it releases. Right now they are releasing Marvel’s Avengers. The one that I have is Iron Man. You can expect the Hulk hands soon too! In the future you they will be rolling out with Frozen and Star Wars! The best part is that they are all interconnected. Basically, an Avenger and Elsa can team up for a mission! How cool is that? 

If you want to learn more about the brains behind Playmation and what’s to come, read my Mike Goslin interview

With the holidays coming, I’d say that it’s the perfect time to stock up on Playmation gear! These are great for all kids and adults. I promise your family will spend more time outside than glued to the television.

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44 Comments

  1. I really enjoy how you explained that even adults can have fun playing this with their kids! I love playing games with my kids and alone!

  2. Very COOL pics of illustrating what this game can do!! LOVE the Repulsor Gear, the armband that reacts to your movements. Thanks for sharing!

  3. (Playmation – A New Way To Play #Playmation #Avengers) What a exciting toy to wake up to on Christmas morning. I would like to see all of what this does in action for myself-

  4. I love that it doesn’t require a TV and game console and your in depth review was very helpful in understanding exactly how it works. Thanks for the great review!

  5. How cool is that? I love that it is also a fun way to sneak in a little extra activity. This looks like it would be hours of fun!

  6. I’m so excited about this Playmation! What I like best about your review is that you explain exactly how the creator of Playmation came about his idea—combining old school play with today’s digital age technology. I’ll probably always think of Playmation in those terms now…a perfect blend of both worlds. Thanks for sharing these wonderful insights about Playmation!!

  7. How awesome!! It looks like such a great gift idea. As the holidays come along, it’s definitely stuff like this my younger brother would remember. Will keep it in mind thanks!

  8. An awesome review it is so cool that you got to go to California to meet with the Disney Dreamers Thanks for sharing that experience

  9. This sounds great. I love that it does not involve a video game or a tv. I love all the action it provides. Kids don’t get enough of that any more. I also love that it makes them use their imagination. Thank you so much for sharing this great toy.

  10. This sounds super cool, my grandson would love this! He is so into the super heroes and this would make an awesome Christmas gift for him! He would enjoy playing this with his Pap!

  11. Thank you for your enthusiastic review! I just found out that this is on my step-son’s Christmas wish list. I love how you clearly describe the appeal for adults to actually use and play with the gear, and the fact you met with the creator/innovator shows they didn’t just throw another technology-based “game” at us. With the winning combination and balance of imagination, physical activity, and technology I’m sure this is bound to get our noses unglued from our screens (children and adults alike!).

  12. I love that this will get kids up and moving! My son is a gamer so he will love the video game aspect, and I want my kids to be up and running around, so I love that part of it. I’m sure we’ll have this eventually, my husband was checking into it a couple weeks ago too.

  13. I like how you mentioned that kids and adults like playing with this, and that it can also be played alone.

  14. I like that this allows a child to use their imagination. I agree with you, kids are glued to technology and this is a great incentive to promote activity and imagination.

  15. I’ve heard so much a Playmation this season. My six year old son would have a complete blast playing with it!

  16. This is just amazing and am looking forward to being able to try one out, I hope if
    all goes good. I love that adults can play along with the children with these πŸ™‚
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  17. Love the review about the sound affects. The kids would really love this. Thank you for the great review

  18. I really enjoyed reading your review and the pictures were amazing, I liked how you explained about the product and its features. Hope to see more wonderful giveaways in the future.

  19. Thank you for your review.. I’m glad the straps are adjustable, since that was one of my concerns for my 3.5 year old. I know if I end up getting this he and my 10 year old will both want to play!

  20. This looks like a lot of fun that the whole family can play. The Playmation Avengers is all my granddaughter wants for Christmas but unable to find where we live.

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