LP’s favourite theme tune to sing is the Scooby Doo theme – where we often hear her sing ‘Where are you?’ from the other room. When we were offered the chance to review the Mystery Mansion Play Set and the Mystery Solving Crew Action Figures I thought that LP would love to have some toys to sing to!
The Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Play Set comes complete with a Scooby Doo figure as well as a lot of pieces that attach to the main mansion – a chandelier, cannon and staircase. The mansion is a good size and compared to other similar play sets my initial thought was that it seemed to be good value for money.
When LP and Little Man played with the Mystery Mansion Play Set I saw how interactive it was with buttons to press for the doors to open, the cannon to fire across the room, a cupboard to open and the chandelier to drop. There was so much to play with within this set that even with just one Scooby Doo figure it would keep a child entertained for a long time.
My only issue with the Mystery Mansion Play Set is that the parts all come away from the main mansion so easily. We are forever hanging the chandelier back up, putting the staircase back into position and hunting around the room for the part that shoots from the cannon. The children didn’t seem to mind having to keep putting the mansion back together but as a parent it would be nice if it were made slightly better.
The Scooby Doo Mystery Solving Crew Action Figures are a great set of all the characters from the show. Like the Scooby Doo that came with the mansion they all have bending joints and can sit or stand with ease. These are great action figures to play with by themselves or with other Scooby Doo toys and are well made, true to the characters on the show and with an endless amount of play options.
The children love the Scooby Doo action figures and really like to act out stories with them, talk to them and take them with them in their pockets on adventures. I think they’re great value too.
The Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion Play Set has an of RRP £29.99 and the Scooby Doo Mystery Solving Crew Action Figures have an RRP of £9.99