It looks like Disney - or is it Marvel - has done it again. Just like Guardians of the Galaxy, it has taken a relatively obscure line of comics called Big Hero 6 and turned it into a huge hit appealing to the masses... and kids, because they are the ones who ultimately chooses which movie to watch during the school holidays, no?
If you have not seen the movie, I strongly recommend at least one viewing. The kids will no doubt love it, that's for sure but this is one animated movie that has something for everyone - even adults. For me, I loved this movie. Loved, loved, loved it! It is easily one of the best animated movies I have seen in a very long time and I can’t wait to see it again.
It is full of laughs but yet, it checks all the emotional boxes for a Disney film. It made me guffaw and also had me feeling sad a couple of times. In the end though, I walked away feeling really satisfied with a moving and action-packed story. All these, while getting to enjoy this roller-coaster of emotions with my monkies is what Disney movies are good at and Big Hero 6 does not disappoint.
And in Baymax the healthcare robot turned superhero fighter, he is so lovable, funny, and tugs at the heartstrings like only the best Disney characters can that every child will be clamouring for a piece of him after the show. And something tells me that the folks at Bandai know this all too well.
Baymax did not originally look like a gigantic huggable marshmallow though. This was how Baymax looked like in the comics, in both original and suit-up armour modes.
Not so cute, right? And so after being given the Disney treatment, Baymax turned out to be such an irresistibly endearing nursebot.
The figure comes with over 20 pieces of armor that fit over his existing body to armor up the 6” Nursebot Baymax figure and construct a powered-up version 8-inch figure with a 14-inch wingspan that's ready for action! This is not a case where you have to disassemble the main figure and then plug in new parts. The pieces form a shell that fits around him so kids will love suiting Baymax up over and over again.
Or if you would like to re-create the movie with the kids, then the 6" Action Figures of Baymax and Fred will do nicely too.
But if your child - admit it, it's actually you - who wishes to relive great scenes and moments from the film, then the Projection Baymax is the one to fist bump with this Christmas.
Smooth and fun to touch, the vinyl Baymax has a projector feature inside, allowing fans to view 8 images from the movie by pulling Baymax's arm down to advance the film images. All with sound effects to boot!
In need of more action? Then the Deluxe Flying Baymax takes the cake... or at least that was THE toy to the monkies squabbled over when we unboxed it.
At 11 inches tall and 20 inches across with its wings fully extended, the Deluxe Flying Baymax is one huge toy. Although Baymax sports 22 points articulation, the toy really feels very solid and impressive-feeling when held in the hands. He also comes with a launching rocket first, which can be easily fired off with a press of a small button.
Relive a few voice clips from the show and move Baymax up or down to activate different flying sound effects. Even the boys were got a kick out of playing with it!
Ale, on the other hand, preferred to relive the show by becoming Baymax! All thanks to the Baymax Mask and Baymax Rocket Fist. Yes, the Rocket Fist launches by the way.
But to her, none of the toys endeared as much as the Baymax Talking Plush! This has now become her favorite bedtime toy. And he even talks to her. Give him a soft squeeze and he asks, ”Are you satisfied with your care?” among other phrases and sounds - including one of him letting out air. Too cute!
So... how about winning one for your child?
Congratulations to the 5 winners! Sheng Tai Toys will be contacting you shortly.
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Or if you prefer to win one out of 6 highly Limited Edition Gold Baymax, simply spend $50 and above on Bandai Big Hero 6 merchandise at Toys R Us to for a chance to win it!
Big Hero 6 toys are retailing at Toys 'R' Us stores and all major departmental stores.