Disclaimer: I was provided a 10 pack of Crashlings free-of-charge for the purposes of reviewing them. All opinions are my own.
We have an age old argument in our house of girls. As you know, I have three daughters, ages 7, 6, and 3. And they are girly girls. We buy them toys that are marketed to boys and girls, hoping they will find fun in both.
So far, we’ve failed. The remote control Jeep was tossed aside. Stuffed ‘Mater dolls don’t get much love, they even turn up their noses quite a bit at Legos and Lincoln Logs.
But I persevere.
Today, I introduced them to Crashlings, a new toy by Wicked Cool Toys that blasted on to the scenes this last spring marketed primarily to boys. These little 1 inch collectible figures come packed with rubber flex meteorites that can blast over 5 feet in the air.
“They’re fun,” said Caitlyn, “but they’d be better if they were lala loopsies or something.”
Apparently, I have yet to win her over to things not pink, purple and princess, but she sure did play with them for a while.
She popped the meteorites, she and Sue lined up the aliens and played guess which one is gone, where one would close her eyes while the other hid one, then let the other open her eyes and guess which of the little dudes were no longer in line.
“I like the pop up ones,” Sue said.
Crashlings are marketed to children 5 and up.
Sue, my petite 6 year old, had a little harder time getting the rubber meteorites to pop. I tried and it did involve a little bit of force and moving out of the way quickly. Patrice, age 3, could not get them to launch at all, but as you can see above, she is not in the target age range.
Overall, the girls liked the toy itself, just would have liked a different theme a bit better. I was a little confused on how exactly to play with them. I kept trying to put an alien on top of the meteorites to launch them, but they didn’t balance on there, so I am guessing that is not part of the original design.
We have a little boy birthday coming up in a couple months and I will keep Crashlings in mind as a gift. These Aliens come in 5 different breeds, aliens, insects, underwater dinosaurs and monsters. They are sold in single packs, four packs and 10 packs, playsets and a space ship with prices ranging from $1.99 to $19.99 and can be found at Toys R Us and on Amazon.