Last week I was catching up on blogs when Annie wandered into the room and let out the most excited yell. She pointed at the screen and asked in a very cute awed voice, ‘what are those Star Wars toys, can I have some? I think I need some of those toys’! What she’d seen were some Star Wars Fighter Pods and being the little geek she is, she knew she wanted them.
Luckily for her I’m a massive pushover when it comes to Star Wars and the kids, so we bought her a little pack of four. We hid them in her breakfast bowl so when she came down the next morning she could find them and of course when she did she was over the moon.
The figures are really small but perfectly sized for Annie’s hands and because they’re rubbery they don’t hurt when you step on them (take that Lego!). I have no idea how you’re supposed to use them, but turns out Annie doesn’t care for rules, she just wants to make them talk and play together.
On Saturday I was looking for other Star Wars Fighter Pods to eventually add to her collection and found a total bargain. This is how Annie ended up with the Snowspeeder vs AT-AT pack, who could pass up a half price Star Wars toy? Not me that’s obvious!
Yes we have some doubles now but Annie doesn’t mind at all, apparently 2 R2-D2s are better than none. This is one area that Annie and I differ wildly, as a kid I was an avid collector and hated doubles. In fact I only used to collect things that other people were so I knew I’d have someone to swap them with.
I love watching Annie play with these, she has no regard for cannon and it’s great watching Yoda hug Darth Vader and hearing her make them say, ‘shall we go for a ride together in my AT-AT?’. I really think Disney should contact the kiddo and get her involved in the new trilogy, the results would be awesome!
Do your kids play with Star Wars Fighter Pods, and if so, how the heck are we supposed to play with them?!>
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