My boys are fans of WWE wrestling. They haven’t watched much, but been to a couple of matches and really enjoyed the action and theatrics. Naturally they love role playing with wrestlers and even more fun with the wrestling ring. They have been playing the the new Mattel’s WWE Crash Cage Playset for a few weeks now and have been having so much fun.
The set was simple and easy to put together, so much so I left the boys who are 7 and 9 for 5 minutes to open the box and they had it all setup and clipped together. It is one of the simplest toys I’ve came across. There isn’t lots of little bits which can get lost, it can store easily, there are no batteries and it provides hours of fun.
The WWE Crash Cage Playset brings the world of wrestling to life with this set. The wrestlers can play fight inside and outside the ring, can be hoisted up in the air using the crane or in the cage. It can be lowered down to capture the wrestler in a mouse trap type maneuver as the bottom of the cage comes away. At either side of the ring you can add the WWE launch assault vault, which launches the wrestler of their choice into the ring using a spring mounted board. The launch assault vault can changed into a ladder so you can launch two wrestlers into the ring at once. Or just used in the role playing wrestling moves.
The wrestling ring itself is sturdy and well made. It has had a few wrestlers bashed off it over the last few weeks and it’s been unharmed as has the cage and ladders. The cage crane mechanism works much better than I’d have thought. When we’ve had these types of toys in the past they come lose or get caught, etc. This works really well and hasn’t so much as become tangled. The ring can be easily stored and the cage and crane come apart. There aren’t any little pieces to lose and the wrestlers can be put in the ring for stored. It really is a great wee playset.
The WWE Crash Cage Playset doesn’t come with any wrestlers, they can be purchased separately. There is a wide variety to chose from and can be mixed with old and new figures. We were sent through three. Each one looks different, they all look a bit grumpy if you ask me, but the boys loved playing with them and again they are well made.
Even Aria has joined in, but it’s a little different when she plays, she has the wrestlers having a little picnic in the ring and then puts them in the cage to go to sleep. It is so funny.
I think this would make a great gift for Christmas and the wrestlers are a great addition. They can be purchased separately and look great in their packaging. The set is aimed at children ages 6 and over, which I think is correct. The set is good size at 35x35cm.
The boys have really enjoyed this playset. It was simple to setup and more wrestlers can be purchased at a later stage to add to the fun. Plus there are more sets that can be added to extend the wrestling role playing fun. I think the WWE Crash Cage Playset is reasonably priced at an RRP of £34.99 but do check around as I’ve seen it a bit cheaper. The WWE Figure assortment are priced at an RRP of £11.99 again I think this is reasonable for wrestling stars. They are both well made and a great wee set. I have played with this with the boys and enjoyed watching them play. This gets a bit thumbs up from us and a few figures will be on the boys Christmas list I predict.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this set?
Disclaimer:- I was sent a WWE Crash Cage Playset and 3 WWE Figures for purpose of review, but all opinions are my own.