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Playmation Review | Playmation Marvel's Avengers

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Like most other children these days, my children love playing video games. And like most other parents these days, I would prefer my children to be active outside instead of sitting sedentary playing video games.

Enter Playmation, which is powered by Disney.

Playmation Review

If you look for Playmation in stores, you’ll find it in the video game department right beside Skylanders and Disney Infinity. But what you probaly won’t realize without really looking is, no console is needed to play. Instead of inserting a disc into a console system, the “Repulsor Gear” that’s included in the Starter Kit, slides onto your arm and the player becomes the main character in an all-out battle of good versus evil.

Have you heard of Playmation? It's laser tag meets imaginative play! This Playmation Review tells you all about this new, wearable technology.

There’s not too much information out there yet about Playmation, but I can assure you, it’s unlike any toy your child has played with before. It’s like laser tag meets imaginative play and it’s so much fun!

Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Starter Kit ($119.99) includes the Repulsor Gear that includes your first 25 on-board missions, two Power Activators, and two Smart Figures (Captain America and Iron Skull ). You can also download more missions via the free AvengersNet app! Other Smart Figures and accessories can be purchased separately. Through the app you can work your way through a video game campaign to progress further. It’s a little ecosystem of fun. The connected toys, the wearable tech, and the app all work together!

Have you heard of Playmation? It's laser tag meets imaginative play! This Playmation Review tells you all about this new, wearable technology.

Set up is quite easy as Tony Stark’s A.I. guide, J.A.R.V.I.S., walks “new recruits” through the steps via a voice on the Repulsor Gear. As you listen to the commands and perform the actions, the gear is calibrating to the player. He’ll walk you through how to attack and defend yourself from the enemy. Once the Repulsor Gear is ready to go, you are the main character in the game. With motion sensors and wearable technology, your main objective is to fight your way through the enemy and complete the missions.

To play, the player will need to strap on the Repulsor Gear and power on the Power Activators, which are used in conjunction with the Smart Figures. Set the Smart Figures on the Power Activators and go to battle. How you play is up to you.

Have you heard of Playmation? It's laser tag meets imaginative play! This Playmation Review tells you all about this new, wearable technology.

As you play you can earn upgrades to your wearable tech abilities by completing missions and working your way through the map. The game evolves as you play for an individualized experience.

My kids really enjoy being the main character in their own game and I enjoy that they’re up and moving. More than one player can play as long as you have another Repulsor Gear, which you can purchase separately.

Have you heard of Playmation? It's laser tag meets imaginative play! This Playmation Review tells you all about this new, wearable technology.

I did want to make you aware that we did have a problem with our first Starter Kit. The Repulsor Gear would power up and immediately power back down. After contacting them we were able to exchange it for a different one and the new one works perfectly.

Do you think your children would like Playmation?


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25 thoughts on “Playmation Review | Playmation Marvel's Avengers”

  1. Jess Benoit says:

    Playmation looks so fun!! I can’t wait to try it out with the kids!

  2. Catherine S says:

    This looks so cool. I need to get this for my nephew for Christmas. He loves anything Marvel related.

  3. Pam says:

    My nephew is obsessed with Marvel’s Avengers. This looks like something he would love.

  4. Liz Mays says:

    Oh my gosh my nephews are too. They’d love to start collecting Marvel figures and doing missions!

  5. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    I love Playmation. The idea of using toys like this to promote getting out and getting physical is great.

  6. MJ L says:

    I had seen this at Disney! Looks like so much fun my son would love it!

  7. Heather lawrence says:

    Playmation is new to me! I wonder if my son has heard of this? I will have to see and pretend that it’s for my nephew. Too cute!

  8. Michelle F. says:

    That looks like such a cool game system. I think my nephew would love that.

  9. Stacey says:

    I like how this system gets the children involved directly in the gaming experience. I plan on mentioning this to a few of my family members….interesting stuff!
    I have seen some of the sedentary systems try to get some games that involve personal movement, but this is seemingly completely different.

  10. Liz Mays says:

    Wow this is such a cool interactive experience. The kids will really feel like they are superheroes!

  11. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says:

    My soon to be ex husband and I are remaining very good friends. Sometimes things just dont work out. He is a huge Captain America fan since he was a kid and would love this! More than his daughter would LOL

  12. Theresa says:

    Oh, my! Now, my nephew is totally into video games, but this looks like something that he would enjoy also! Such a fun, interactive toy!

  13. Alicia says:

    This looks like fun!! My son would love this.

  14. Nicole Escat says:

    This looks a lot of fun, My son would surely love these.

  15. Brandy says:

    My sons would love these, because they are really into any super hero type pretend play! We have a wide range of products similar to this, now I think we must add this to our mix!

  16. Rosey says:

    We have one under our tree. Pretty sure it’s going to be my son’s favorite gift.

  17. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:

    LOL we have this! My son loves pretending to be IronMan. Also, he loves using the laser on the arm to make out cat run around. It’s pretty hilarious.

  18. Lauren Harmon says:

    What a cool toy and it looks like so much fun! I think my nephew would LOVE something like this!

  19. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This would be perfect for my friends kids. My Son would have loved this when he was younger.

  20. Emily Knight (@OurKnightLife) says:

    I think my boys would love this. They haven’t started to play video games quite yet, but I know I won’t be able to hold off much longer…

  21. Chantal says:

    These are so cool! I know so many kids who would go crazy for this, and my husband.

  22. Chasing Joy says:

    These playmations sound really neat. I like that they get kids up and moving.

  23. Allison says:

    My son would love this! I absolutely love toys where you don’t need to have a specific gaming console to play too, because that makes gift buying extra difficult.

  24. Cinny says:

    That sounds pretty cool! I can think of a few who’d love it!

  25. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says:

    I don’t have children, but I have a sneaking suspicion that my nieces and nephews would like this very much! ?

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