Disney invited me to an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles in exchange for sharing it with you. As always, all opinions 100% my own. This weekend at D23 EXPO there were so many amazing previews about Playmation.
This weekend I watched the the new Playmation be tested and I even got to try on. It is a super cool live action game that allows kids and adult get into the game. I really did not understand how cool it was until I actually saw the game in action and actually tried on the Iron Man arm. Once I did, I came to the realization that this is the coolest thing ever!
You get to be the hero and take down enemies in the Marvel Universe. To me, it is perfect for kids and adults because you get some exercise rather than just sitting and playing games. Marvel is calling this the next step in the evolution of play. It is a wearable device.
Try Out Playmation at Disney Store
Kids and parents can experience Playmation Marvel’s Avengers for the first time only at participating Disney Store locations beginning July 7, where two- and five-minute training sessions will be available daily. For those who want to take part in an expanded experience, 30-minute Avengers Gear Orientations will be available on Saturdays and Sundays by reservation only. During the 30-minute Avenger Gear Orientation, kids and parents will learn more about the Avenger Gear, follow instructions from JARVIS and interact with other participants to complete missions and adventures. In-store training experiences will be available through October; parents can visit www.disneystore.com/playmation for a list of participating Disney Stores and to reserve a spot for the Avenger Gear Orientation.
“Playmation Marvel’s Avengers puts kids at the center of stories from the Marvel Universe, taking them on active adventures right alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” said Paul Gainer, executive vice president, Disney Retail. “Kids can team up with the Avengers by trying on Repulsor Gear and going on a mission with the help of JARVIS as they take part in exclusive demonstrations at Disney Store.”
The Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Starter Pack includes five connected toys: one piece of Avenger Gear (Repulsor), two Power Activators and two Smart Figures – a Super Hero (Captain America) and a Super Villain (Iron Skull). Additional Smart Figures – such as Iron Man, Black Widow, M.O.D.O.K., Hulkbuster and more – help players unlock new characters and content when placed on the Power Activator and synced with Avenger Gear. The Prowler Bot – a robotic villain – can find and hunt your Avenger Gear with 360 degree movement, while taking on dozens of enemy personas and abilities making game play more challenging.
Playmation Marvel’s Avengers, developed in collaboration with Hasbro, uses familiar technologies including wearables, wireless technology, motion sensors and more, but applies them in ways that are completely new to create a play experience that’s never been possible before. The Repulsor Gear connects with the Power Activators and Smart Figures to take you on a variety of adventures through locations around the Marvel Universe, from the Avengers Lab in New York to the jungles of Wakanda. Playmation is purposely not tethered to an Internet connection so players can run around and explore each adventure from anywhere they want – a bedroom, living room or yard. With multiplayer modes, players can sync their Avenger Gear to tackle missions and combat arenas together, or face-off in competitive play.
Playmation marks a new chapter in the long-term relationship between Disney Consumer Products and Hasbro, and their record of innovation and consumer insights make them the perfect partner to ensure that Playmation is a truly ground-breaking play experience.
The Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Starter Pack, Smart Figures and Prowler Bot are available to pre-order online at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com and Walmart.com, as well as DisneyStore.com and at select Disney Store locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Released ~ October 4
Those who pre-order can expect to receive their purchase when Playmation Marvel’s Avengers becomes available at Disney Stores, disneystore.com and mass retailers in the U.S. and Canada beginning October 4. The suggested retail price of the Start Pack is $119.99, Smart Figures are $14.99, and the Prowler Bot is $39.99. The Disney Store and other retailers will be offering special pre-sale promotions beginning July 7; visit retailer websites for more details. The Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Starter Pack, additional Smart Figures, and Prowler Bot are each sold separately. Batteries are not included.