Disclaimer: We received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.
Over the past couple of months Erin has really become a fan of PJ Masks. It wasn’t something we watched a lot of but then she surprised me one day with somehow knowing all of the character’s names and being desperate to get Catboy out of one of those plastic eggs. As soon as I saw the PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset I knew it would be a toy that Erin would love.
The PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset needs some assembling before it can be played with. You can see all of the pieces below and this is how the set comes out of the packaging. The instructions are really clear and very simple to follow and putting the set together only took around 5 minutes and no tools are needed.
To start with, the playset has 2 different looks. When closed, you get the totem pole HQ but then the set can be opened up as well. Once opened up Mission Control HQ reveals three fun filled layers of endless play possibilities.The top 2 sections of the totem lift upwards either by the wings at the side or just by hand and this them reveals the top and middle sections. The bottom section opens outwards to reveal another level of play.
Included with the set are 2 characters; Catboy and Romeo. It would have been nice to get the PJ Masks set to ensure the figures you play with are all the same. I would rather pay a little bit more for the playset to get Catboy, Owlette and Gecko all together. Additional characters are available to buy and to be compatible with this set you need the 7.5cm figures.
Both figures have movable limbs and I found this made the set better to play with. As there are a couple of ladders on the set and other things to hold on to I really liked that both Catboy and Romeo could actually hold on to things once positioned. Small details make larger playsets like this have more longevity and more that you can do with them overall.
The PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset comes with loads of things to do and there are so many ways it can be played with. To the left of the HQ there is a corkscrew pole which Catboy (or anyone) can wizz down if they’re trying to catch the bad guy! This works with the really easy press of a button and then it does everything itself. When your character hits the bottom just wind the platform back to the top again to be ready for the next adventure.
The PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset comes with some great accessories such as a feather shooting gun (as pictured with Romeo below), a lightning bolt cage and Gecko’s shield. Although the set doesn’t come with all of the PJ Masks characters I do really like that it thinks ahead so that the other characters can be involved if you do buy them.
Along with the great accessories and corkscrew pole, there are ladders to climb, chases to be had, missions to choose from on the top level and also the trap door and cage to the right of the playset. I know Erin will be locking up the characters on a regular basis but unfortunately I don’t think it will just be Romeo. If all of that wasn’t enough then the grey control panel on the middle section lights up and plays songs and phases from the TV show!
For any fan the PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset is a must have and something that can be used in so many different ways. We’ve been having so much fun with it since it arrived and Erin has been coming up with her own ways to play which has been a joy to watch!
Take a closer look at the PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset in action:
You can buy the PJ Masks Mission Control Playset at Smyths and other good toy stores.