Monday, April 30, 2012

Star Wars Fighter Pods by Hasbro {Review & Giveaway}


Of all of the holidays that I am familiar with, I've learned of yet another one recently: May 4th is International Star Wars Day.

Did you know that? More importantly, do you know why that particular date was chosen? For the appropriate reason that May the 4th is short for "May the 4th be with you," a pun on the popular "May the force be with you" phrase. Who doesn't love a little Star Wars humor?

This year it is even easier to get in on the Star Wars fun by not only donning your gold bikini and putting your hair in buns, but by pulling out one of Hasbro's newest additions, Star Wars Fighter Pods.

Star Wars Fighter Pods

New from Star Wars, Fighter Pods are miniature collectible versions of the characters from all six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series. Including battle pods so that they're ready for action, the tiny characters are used to knock down as many of your opponent's figures as possible by spinning, launching or rolling the pods into battle. Can anyone say intergalactic bowling?

Although my kids aren't all that familiar with Star Wars, I had no doubt that they would be excited about setting these little characters up and knocking them down in some head-to-head battling play.

Star Wars Fighter Pods review

The Star Wars Fighter Pods Millennium Falcon Pack included eight figurines (one of them was concealed in the vehicle, so it was a surprise!), four pods and the Millennium Falcon itself. Pulling them out, we were amazed at just how small and cute they were!

Star Wars action figures

Of the figures, two are exclusive to this set and we were excited to see that those were Chewbacca and our favorite robotic C-3PO. Together with R2-D2, these are two of the classic characters that have been a huge hit every since my childhood and seeing the in miniature form with such detail has been a big hit!

C-3PO R2-D2

With no set rules for how to play with the Fighter Pods, we've loved the open-ended fun and entertainment that has happened with them. Spin! Launch! Roll! By placing the characters right into the clear pods, we've moved them in all sorts of ways to try to knock down each other's figures while in "battle," leading to laughing and giggling each time.

Star Wars Fighter Pods

No matter how you play with these micro heroes, there are plenty of mega battles that result! Any Star Wars fan will love seeing the iconic characters get a collectible new gaming twist, and the Fighter Pods are an easy, portable option to provide hours of fun and play anytime and anywhere. You can even attach the small pods together to form a bigger battle with more power!

With more than 100 Star Wars Fighter Pods figures available in a unique new style from all six Star Wars films and The Clone Warms animated series, kids will surely want to collect them all. Due to the small size, these sets are recommended for children ages 4+ who want to set them up and knock them down for endless battling play.

The Millennium Falcon Set retails for only $9.99 and would be a great starter set. Purchasing options range from Mystery Bags (containing two surprise figures and one pod) for $2.99 up to a Snowspeeder vs. AT-AT 16-figure pack for $19.99, so it's easy and affordable to get started collecting these cute little guys soon! Find out more information or make a purchase right from Hasbro or on Amazon.

Or, thanks to Hasbro's generosity, one person will find out that imagination is all you need to be entertained by these miniature classic characters, because...

One lucky person will receive a 16-pack of figures and Fighter Pods and 2 Fighter Pods Mystery Bags from Hasbro!

Star Wars Fighter Pods giveaway

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A big thank you to Hasbro for providing Star Wars Fighter Pods for me to review as well as a 16-pack and 2 Mystery Bags for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

164 comments:

shelby said...

My son loves R2D2
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leanne_mac said...

R2D2 is cute

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Christine Jessamine said...

my son loves return of the jedi!

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StarTraci said...

My son loves Anakin from the prequels (I am forever a fan, however, of Han Solo!)

:-)
Traci

huggr1960 said...

Yoda; So cute and so wise.....and so wrinkly....hehehehe

Shelly said...

C3P0 for sure

CAJUNMAN12 said...

R2D2

Candice said...

Gotta be Yoda! Both my sons had little Yoda onesies when they were babies.
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LUCKYLADY48 said...

Darth Vader.

Lloyd Family said...

my star wars obsessed son loves yoda and storm troppers
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Bethany C. said...

Chewy!

Linda said...

Yoda is our favorite!
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MommyJoc said...

R2D2 & C3PO are so funny!

nickieisis3 said...

Darth vadar

Dolphin Girl said...

My son loves General Greivous

rachel b. said...

always have loved yoda

Dwayne Berry said...

My little girl hasn't seen any of the Star Wars movies yet, but when she does I bet she'll like the Ewoks the best.

Carrie Phelps said...

I would say Chewy.

Heidi said...

I am a big Darth Vader fan. Thanks.
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Lena said...

We love r2d2 at our house!

crystletellerday said...

jar jar binks crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Cody said...

Boba Fett!
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SamanthaD said...

R2D2!

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blue65829 said...

My favorite is Leiia

lilsnobelle said...

a little frightening but he prefers Darth Vader.

Jay said...

I like R2D2.

Anonymous said...

my kid likes chewy
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Anonymous said...

Princess Leia!

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nrobak said...

chewbacca

Susan said...

Right now it is my grandson Zac and he likes Luke Skywalker. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!! corrysue@yahoo.com

Lisa Noel said...

my four year old loves Darth

Kathy said...

My son loves Luke Skywalker

john said...

I dont have a young child...if I win the items will be donated to a childrens charity at Christmas.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

Darth Vadar has always been my son's favorite.

Linda W. said...

We have all the movies! My son is obsessed with them although he loves the storm troopers.

Lane Mahnke said...

Han Solo!

jessica said...

r2d2!

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shari said...

Boba Fett, Darth Maul and Yoda

Unknown said...

Darth Vadar

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Anonymous said...

My kids love Darth Maul. julierupert@gmail.com

VickeC said...

Darth Vader

NwHome steader said...

chewy

mummytotwoboys said...

My sons favorite character is Boba Fett

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emeraldmaz said...

r2d2 ia my fav.

carol said...

my grandson likes Yoda

Harry Barbee said...

Lov e VADER

Jody Sisson said...

We all love Chewbacca!
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Stacey said...

My brother likes R2D2

lokigsd said...

My son is 16 and STILL loves and collects Star Wars stuff - he would love this. He loves the clone troopers.

Hoa said...

My grandson likes Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Justine/SnKmommy said...

C3po is my favorite. My son just likes Star Wars in general

Melanie Johnson said...

My son always liked Gen. Grievous best. I think it was his extra arms.

texaslady22 said...

Annikin (before he's "evil")

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Tracey said...

Tristan likes Chewbacca.
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Anonymous said...

We love Chewy!
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Phoenix said...

Chewbacca.

Alexis G said...

R2D2

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Andrea said...

We love Yoda and Han Solo.

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pauline15 said...

My son's name is Luke so of course our fave is Luke Skywalker!
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Valeta said...

I heart all things Star Wars. I guess I could say Princess Leia is my favorite character.

Anonymous said...

My daughter and sons LOVE all the Star Wars characters!
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Tammy M. said...

We like R2D2.

Jennifer Van Dahm said...

Commander Cody
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Michelle said...

We are fans of Yoda! Thanks for the chance to win!
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brandyk said...

c3p0!

bkeg said...

We Love Han Solo.

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Anonymous said...

Yoda is the best, then R2D2

michele376 said...

My favorite is Luke Skywalker.

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Anonymous said...

r2d2 is the best
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Terra H. said...

C3PO is our fave. Thanks.
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wildcat32 said...

My son loves Yoda.

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Jeni said...

My kids love chewbacca

Wise Owl Designs said...

They love R2D2

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mike s. said...

I like Han Solo and my son likes the Ewoks (but he'll learn better soon enough...)

alicia zirjacks said...

My son likes Yoda

Crissy Durst said...

My son likes Darth Vader, I like Yoda

Leah Baird said...

I like Han Solo

A. said...

My son likes Obi Wan, and the new clone wars cartoon.

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Sleppery said...

r2d2 because of all the beeping

crboyd said...

Yoda!

CaroleM said...

both my son and I like R2D2 best.

Lee Black said...

My kids love R2D2 the best!

Deb said...

My sons love all the characters, but probably Yoda the best.

Sarah said...

My son will talk non stop about Star Wars if you let him...
(my husband too) it would take too long to list their favorite charachters!! But Anikin, Obi Wan, and Hans Solo are amon the top favorites.

DevotedMommy said...

My youngest LOVES Anakin.

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Storm Safety Blog said...

I'm a big Harrison Ford fan, so Han Solo is my favorite, but I'm also a big Star Wars fan, so I love all the characters. :) I don't, however, celebrate May 4th as Star Wars Day. Oh, I get the pun, and it's cute, but for me, Star Wars Day is May 25th, the day the first movie opened in 1977 and the magic began.

Jana said...

My student loves Obi wan

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Angela Holland said...

My son is a darth maul fan

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Gina F. said...

My boys love R2D2.

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Kimberley Meier said...

My son loves Yoda! He even has a Yoda baseball hat that has the little Yoda ears that stick out on the sides, it's so cute!

Kimberley Meier
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Niecey said...

yoda

dolphee said...

Obi Wan Kinobi

Rebecca said...

My daughters favorite character is Queen Amidala. My son loves yoda and darth vader!

Sarah said...

My son is a little too young for star wars, but he would think all of them are too cute and would love playing with them.

AngelWinner said...

My son loves darth Vander!

Melissa Shirley said...

He likes Hans Solo from the original Star Wars. And he likes Anakin Skywalker from the newer ones.
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kelley said...

obi wan

Brooke Adametz said...

My son loves darth vader, I love r2d2!

Ann Fantom said...

My daughter's favorite Star Wars character is Yoda

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Kendal said...

My boys don't know what Stars Wars is yet, but I have a friend who's boys are crazy about Star Wars. I would love to gift this to them if I won!

giggling kids said...

r2-d2
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dario moniz said...

my favorite is darth vader i even have a tee shirt with him on it and my daughter gets embarassed when i wear it but this toy would be great for my nephew

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ReneeK said...

Luke Skywalker would be my kids favorite.

Kerry said...

I like Han Solo

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

Darth Vader

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique said...

Yoda, of course!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Yoda
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lilyk said...

I like the first Star Wars movie.

Jim W. said...

They love the original Star Wars movie

littleangel_mw said...

Fav : Yoda

Tamar said...

Yoda :)

Unknown said...

Yoda

Gina P said...

r2d2 definitely

Kelly N. said...

Leave a comment on this post telling me the name of your (or your child's) favorite Star Wars character or movie.]

r2d2

SueZH said...

Yoda is mine! I dont think my daughter has a favorite.

cowboyswife said...

R2D2
is my favorite

Yona Williams said...

I like Yoda. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

we like the ewoks
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Mrs. Bacon said...

YODA the all mighty little green dude.

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jna1229 said...

my husband loves star wars. his fave character is darth maul

tavernie said...

I like Darth Vador!
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buttmuffin (jules mcnubbin) said...

R2D2!

1porkchop said...

My son likes Yoda and R2D2

Jackie said...

r2d2

ellie said...

My favorite character is R2D2.

Daniel M said...

han solo! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

paula michele said...

My son loves Yoda.

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Anonymous said...

Episode 3 The Return of the Jedi... and Obi Wan is my favorite character.

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Anonymous said...

my son loves chewbacca
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Teressa Oliver said...

storm troopers are my fav

Sassy said...

yoda is the greatest of them all

RJ said...

Luke

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343dbe08-9d15-11e1-85a0-000bcdcb471e said...

My son loves star wars even though he has never watched the movie.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Darth Vader.

pickledseeds said...

jar jar binks

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ltlbitone said...

Darth Vader

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JD said...

R2D2

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Erica C. said...

We like Yoda the most!
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Ravyn Jazper-Hawke said...

Oh I always had a crush on Han! :)

April said...

I've always liked Han but R2D2 was my absolute favorite!
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daniel healey said...

My son loves Yoda

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Krysta said...

I have always loved R2D2

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Mary Pat said...

My son loves Star Wars

tina reynolds said...

My son jack loves Yoda thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Jennafer211 said...

I like Chewbacca! Thanks !!

amy16323 said...

yoda
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JoMoni10 said...

luke skywalker

mstoolman173 said...

Yoda is our favorite!
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Missy L said...

R2D2!

Anonymous said...

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Sunnymay said...

R2D2

Wendy Rozema said...

R2D2!!

maxfate said...

My favorite is R2D2!

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tranch said...

Yoda is our fav

Jammie said...

My daughter loves R2D2

daveshir2005 said...

For some reason I have always liked Darth Vader.

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amos122902 said...

Anakin Skywalker

katecontestgirl said...

darth vader

Christie said...

yoda

Tylerpants said...

My son likes Chewbacca. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

R2D2 was always my favorite!

Angela Cisco said...

I think my son likes Darth Vader best

dvice12 said...

Our favorite is Yoda

Jim said...

my favorite character is boba fett

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