Sony Pictures’ ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE is something that’s escaped us thus far this summer. The Rock Daughters have seen (an been photographed with) the giant cardboard standees at the local movie theaters, have watched some of the cartoons on Netflix, and were quite hooked by the trailers for the film… but we just have’t been able to see it just yet. To make things even a bit more taunting, a few weeks back, my friends at Spin Master sent us an assortment of ANGRY BIRDS movie toys that have been in my review queue here at Rock Father HQ, tempting the girls to crack them without me, if only because we were faced with an unusually busy June. That’s changed now, as we did a nearly 40-minute “Live Unboxing” via Facebook Live, a version of which has been edited for YouTube, allowing a full look at a factory case of 12 bagged collectible ANGRY BIRDS figures, along with the Vinyl Knockout Playset and TNT Invasion Playset!
So what are the big hits here? We have some differing opinions. For Finley, it’s the collectible figures, which is no surprise since her #1 play pattern involved action figures and non-articulated figurines. For Adalyn, the TNT Invasion Playset reigns supreme, as she loves to build things up and knock them down – something most kids enjoy, and something I’ve seen her do with wooden blocks and LEGO bricks for years.
As for me, I’m not a huge ANGRY BIRDS fan in general, though I have enjoyed Rovio’s mobile games on occasion. I’m sort of indifferent on these, and they’re well-made (Spin Master is known for quality) so no issues there, although the cardboard boxes on the Vinyl Knockout Playset could’ve been patterned a bit simpler for parental construction purposes.
As we enter the second half of the year, I expect another wave of ANGRY BIRDS enthusiasm to strike when the film comes home on Blu-ray and Digital HD, so as the prices drop on these sets (on-sale at Amazon as of this writing), they’re worth picking up for your little ANGRY BIRDS fans.
See the full collection of ANGRY BIRDS Movie Toys at Spin Master’s official website.