It was Sawyer’s birthday a few weeks ago, and he got this awesome play set. I am so impressed I had to write about it.
Like most boys, Sawyer loves construction playsets. He waves at every dump truck, garbage truck and cement truck we see on the street (and most of the drivers are nice enough to wave back).
So naturally, a set with a dump truck, a crane, an elevator and more was a perfect gift for him for his third birthday. As I read the box, I thought Mag Force, hmm, never heard of it.
Well, it turns out “mag” stands for magnetic. You see the entire play set it motion activated by magnets! The little toy men included in the set have magnets in their hands and when you press their hands down on the pad the motion begins.
It is truly amazing. The crane can lift boulders and beams and the men can ride up in the elevator and the dump truck can dump its cargo all on their own. No batteries required!
If you don’t have children, or yours are still young you probably aren’t that impressed. But let me assure you, once the kids hit two and three the amount of batteries you will go through is appalling.
Use reusable ones you say? Seems like a solution, except they are expensive and when you have 50 or more batteries in play at any given time that’s a HUGE investment.
You can buy no name batteries but in my experience they don’t last as long (read about it here.). Generally I stick to Energizer or Duracell and buy them when they are on sale and use coupons.
So back to Mag Force. This toy rocks. It’s well constructed and Sawyer has played with it for hours on end. The only downfall would be if you lose the men, you can’t operate it. However, since you need the men to work it you are unlikely to misplace them.
I checked it out and they are available from Toys R Us. The sets are relatively inexpensive and range from $10-$40.
If you have young boys I would highly recommend this toy. It brings hours of fun fuels their imagination all without the help of batteries 🙂
Thanks to Rose for the amazing gift!
To see the video visit the Toys R Us website