Our upstairs hallway looks like a battlefield because the knights and horses and weapons spilled out from the playroom. I’m not sure why I didn’t have the AH HA moment for Christmas, but I discovered this play castle a few weeks ago while searching for something fun for his Easter basket and had to get it.
(so maybe I posted a snarky remark on Instagram about not getting the memo that Easter is the new Christmas … but the truth is, this gigantic castle just didn’t arrive in time to be a surprise from the Easter Bunny)
The Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle (there is another one for samurai but he likes knights, so I opted for this one) comes with knights, the huge castle, a cannon, and a fling thing – somehow, I thought I had to get the extra Knight pack, so I did but the castle comes with knights and accessories.
We’ve had a lot of fun with it so far – personally, I like getting the knights on the horses with jousts for a battle (the horses are wind up toys – back them up and release, and they will fly across the table!) and Thomas likes piling knights in the jail. Our stuffed dragon has also attacked the castle, and since I played the dragon, the knights happened to prevail in that scenario. Oddly enough, whatever character I play is usually the one that loses.
Also – Fisher-Price has a good handle on their marketing efforts because a very large picture with every single add-on item they make is pictured on the back of the package, which my son studied intently, pointing out all of the items missing from his own gigantic set. “Where is the ogre?!” and “oooo mommy!! a DRAGON!” So there are plenty of accessories to keep adding to this set. (Thanks, Fisher-Price.)
And I’m all for imagination, but it does not make a whole lot of sense to me that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Master Splinter, and Jake the Netherland Pirate are also part of the Medieval landscape, but they have also joined in the knights to defend the castle.
Talk to me.
What are the toys that keep your kids entertained?