If you read our last review on the Lion Guard Training Lair Playset, you will probably understand why we had to buy our son a Lion Guard Figure Set to go with it. If you didn’t read that review, what fun is a giant playset that only comes with 2 action figures and doesn’t allow you to use all the special features that it comes with without those other action figures?
The answer is, not as fun as it could be. So it only made sense that we bought him the Lion Guard Deluxe Figure set to go with it. We could have bought the regular Lion Guard Figure set which is a 5 pack (Kion, Fuli, Bunga, Beshte, and Ono), but why do that when you can buy the Lion Guard Deluxe Figure Set which is 10 figures!
Even if you don’t own the Training Lair Playset, your child should still have lots of fun with these action figures. And if they do own the Training Lair Playset, you are just going to increase the amount of fun they have!
Below is our experience with these toys – enjoy!
QUICK TOY OVERVIEW
The Lion Guard Deluxe Figure Set is a 10 pack of Lion Guard characters that includes – Kion, Fuli, Bunga, Beshte, Ono, Janja, Rafiki, Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa. Most of them are about 3 inches in height (with Simba being the largest) and they can be integrated into playsets such as the Lion Guard Training Lair mentioned above.
The Simba figure does have a little button on it that can be pushed and make his legs move in a walking motion. Besides that, there really isn’t too much special about them. Some of them are stationary figures such as Timon and Bunga – others can be moved slightly like Pumbaa and Kion. There isn’t anything super special about these figures, but they are a nice representation of the cartoon show.
My son did break the head off of Ono (the bird) somehow, otherwise the figures have been very durable. He does like to have Pumbaa and Beshte try and eat Timon from time to time. Timon kind of fits into their mouths, so it’s a fun time for him.
In our house, these figures have been incorporated into the Training Lair Playset – so they get launched off of the bungee jumping platform and have rocks dropped onto their head from the rock dropping platform. Children could certainly have some fun playing with this set of toys on its own, but they are probably a lot more fun when paired with a playset.
They are recommended for children ages 3+ – but really the only choking hazard is probably Timon since he is tiny.
THE DANGER SCALE
As is always our tradition – where does this toy rank on the danger scale? The answer is incredibly low. The only choking hazard is really Timon because he is so small, and Ono’s head if your son rips that off of the body. But if your child is old enough not to stick everything into their mouth, this won’t be an issue.
The other potential pain point with this toy is the action figures being tossed around. Beshte, Simba, and Pumbaa are the ones that can cause the most damage. Try to keep your child from throwing these toys at siblings and TVS, and you should be just fine.
I’m going to give this a 2 out of 10 on the danger scale – assuming that we parents can help limit the potential damage this toy can cause!
THE PARENTS ANNOYANCE SCALE
Since this toy doesn’t make any noises, isn’t very dangerous, and encourages imaginative play – you would think it would score very low on the annoyance scale. You would be wrong.
I am bitter towards these toys because I stepped on Bunga when my child didn’t pick them up and really bruised the bottom of my foot – for multiple days I was limping around. These toys are well made, and Bunga didn’t break – he just bruised my foot.
So really I should increase the danger scale rating since I guess it can be dangerous for parents…but I’m too lazy to do that. Instead, because of my personal grudge against Bunga – I’m going to give it a 5 out of 10 on the parent’s annoyance scale.
Of course, most parents that get their children to pick up after themselves and don’t step on toys – it is more like a 1 on the annoyance scale. But this is my site….so a 5 it is.
The Lion Guard Deluxe Figure Set is a solid toy. My children have really loved to play with it and I have no regrets buying it for them.
I am going to give it a Silver Star rating instead of a Gold Star rating because it has been incorporated into the Training Lair Playset, and I just don’t know if my sons would have had as much fun with these figures if they were all by themselves.