Disney-themed Hatch’N Heroes convert popular characters from an egg-shape into a functional toy that can be manipulated easily by little hands. These toys are geared for ages 4-7, though my 11-year old was interested in them as well (just to see how they worked mostly, not for imaginative play though). We received Lightning McQueen from Cars and Woody from Toy Story, two of my son’s favorite movies! Naturally his eyes lit up when he saw these great new toys inside the box.
The back of each box shows step-by-step how to convert each of the Hatch’N Heroes.
Woody converted the easiest for my nearly-four year old. I have to admit, it’s a little odd to see Woody missing his head!
Lightning McQueen was a little trickier to convert. There are some small parts to manipulate, including turning out the tires, flipping over the fin in back and flipping up the windshield.
My son needed help at first getting the parts into position (without pulling the toy apart!)
My favorite feature, Lightning McQueen’s mouth opens to give a smile, ka-chow!
Here is our video review –
We Liked – Because of the compact size and reasonable price point (around $6.99) these toys make for a great stocking stuffer or small gift. I’ve mentioned before how I like having a small toy to use as a souvenir when leaving Disney Parks so my little one is distracted on the way out. Hatch’N Heroes are perfect for this! Also the characters available are current and collectible.
We Didn’t Like – How easily some of the smaller pieces, like the tires and boot parts popped off while changing the shapes. After a while my son got the hang of it and realized that he needed to manipulate them much more gently. But for the first 30 minutes I was constantly popping pieces back into place.
Hatch’N Heroes come in several versions –
Cars Hatch‘n Heroes– Lightning McQueen, Mater, Francesco, The King, Sheriff and Red Woody
Toy Story Hatch‘n Heroes – Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Bullseye and the Little Green Men/Aliens
Disney’s Big Hero 6 Hatch‘n Heroes – Nurse Bot Baymax and Armored Up Baymax
We received these toys complimentary for review. All thoughts and opinions here are my own.