Archive for Snap Ships

Review: Snap Ships Lance & Scout

Posted in Products with tags on December 4, 2020 by itnerd

We’re back with another review of Play Monster’s Snap Ships. This time 12 year old Zavier is here to review the Lance and the Scout:

To refresh your memory, Snap Ships are designed for kids ages 8 and up and go for a suggested retail price of $9.99–$39.99. To tell the epic story of the Snap Ships universe, the company behind Snap Ships which is PlayMonster has joined forces with award-winning content studio Wind Sun Sky to produce a fast-paced and edgy animated series. Season one of the series, Snap Ships Dawn of Battle launched this past Friday on YouTube with new episodes airing every Friday. But there’s more to this toy. Snap Ships is supported by an AR app which allows users to explore the vibrant world of Snap Ships. Highly detailed digital versions of the constructible toys come to life in the app and can be summoned into via Augmented Reality.

Zavier is 12 and by now is a real expert at reviewing these, so let’s see what he has to say:

The SV-51 Scout is the first build in the Lance kit. The SV-51 is a simple ship and very quick to build, a continuing theme within the kits I’ll be reviewing. I noticed it’s a lot bulkier than a lot of the other Snap Ships in my collection. I think it’s good for the most part. My only real gripe with it is how similar it looks to the Locust Support Fighter, which does look slightly better in terms of design.

The second build in the Lance kit is the SAC-Attack Craft. The SAC-Attack Craft is my favourite build out of the two. It emphasizes what I like about the Snap Ship products; the originality. The SAC-Attack Craft is so different compared to all the other Snap Ships I have. It can stand out in a collection which I think is spectacular. It also kind of reminds me of a TIE Fighter.

The second kit is the Sawfly. The first build in the set is the K.L.A.W Mineflayer. The Mindflayer is a fun ship. It looks very insect-like with the back wings and “saws.” It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing ship. It looks very menacing, which is a plus. One thing that isn’t great is its long lower claw. It’s a cool design feature but, it tips the ship off balance and makes it hard to pose. 

The second ship in the Kit is the K.L.A.W Lightscout. The Lightscout isn’t exactly my favourite ship. It doesn’t look great compared to the first build. The large claw on the left looks out of place. Granted, the Lightscout is still somewhat unique. 

Both Kits I received may have had some flaws, but I still think they’re great. The snap ships are still an amazing product and the overall quality has been upheld.

That’s a very detailed review from Zavier and I appreciate his perspective on these new Snap Ships. You can pick them up in the action aisle at Target, or at Target.com.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers From Snap Ships

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 23, 2020 by itnerd

Stressed about finding those last-minute stocking-stuffer gifts? Don’t worry — PlayMonster has got parents everywhere covered!

Priced as low as $9.99, Snap Ships make for the perfect “extra little something” kids find in their stockings this year! 

These ships can be found in the action aisle at Target, or at Target.com! Filling your kids stockings has never been easier.

I’ve done a review of a few of these SnapShips which you can find here and here if you want to check them out.

Review: Snap Ships Gladius AC-75 Drop Ship & Locust Stealth Fighter

Posted in Products with tags on November 9, 2020 by itnerd

Hot off the review of two other Snap Ships craft comes two more Snap Ships that are up for review. Starting with the Gladius AC-75 Drop Ship:

And the Locust Stealth Fighter:

To refresh your memory, Snap Ships are designed for kids ages 8 and up and go for a suggested retail price of $9.99–$39.99. To tell the epic story of the Snap Ships universe, the company behind Snap Ships which is PlayMonster has joined forces with award-winning content studio Wind Sun Sky to produce a fast-paced and edgy animated series. Season one of the series, Snap Ships Dawn of Battle launched this past Friday on YouTube with new episodes airing every Friday. But there’s more to this toy. Snap Ships is supported by an AR app which allows users to explore the vibrant world of Snap Ships. Highly detailed digital versions of the constructible toys come to life in the app and can be summoned into via Augmented Reality.

And back to help me review these Snap Ships is Zavier who is 12 years old and very, very good at reviewing products. Once he gets a drivers license, I may give him a shot at reviewing cars. But for now, I’ll stick to these Snap Ships:

First up the Locus K.L.A.W Stealth Craft. The Stealth craft is a very cool ship. Its unique design is unlike any of the other snap ships I’ve seen. It’s a sleek addition to the snap ships fleet. It’s a unique, simple and a quick build. 

Now for the Locust Support Fighter. The Support fighter isn’t breaking any new ground in terms of design but is still a great ship. It reminds me of the X-Wings from Star Wars, which isn’t a bad thing by any means. I do like the Idea of some smaller sets to add to a collection. Overall the Locust is a great kit and a nice gift for smaller children.

Now onto the Big one, the Gladius AC-75 Drop Ship Kit. First, I’ll talk about the Gladius Attack Rover. The Rover is nice but what gets me excited is the idea of land-based levels in the Snap Ships app. It would be great to drive across the various planets in the Snap Ships universe. That’s just an idea, back to the Rover kit itself. The Rover is a neat toy that anyone could enjoy. It also fits in well with the Dropship. 

On the topic of the Dropship, it’s fantastic. The AC-75 is Huge and probably my new favourite ship. The Dropship is surprisingly simple to build considering its size. It’s something that would be fun to construct with another person. The Dropship has very detailed and intricate printing. It also comes with two well-printed micro figures, the aforementioned Rover. The only issue that I’ve encountered is the time it takes to build. After you Build the second engine it starts to get repetitive. It may just be my attention span, but the final steps did get a little boring. Nonetheless, the whole set was a blast to build and I can’t wait to use it within the app. The Dropship is a spectacular gift for the upcoming holidays. The AC-75 Dropship is a 10 out of 10 in my book. 

That’s a very detailed review from Zavier and I appreciate his perspective on these new Snap Ships. It looks like based on Zavier’s review Snap Ships is two for two. It is clear to me that Snap Ships is a winner and is a great gift for kids.

Review: Snap Ships

Posted in Products with tags on October 19, 2020 by itnerd

Today I am presenting a review of a toy called Snap Ships.

Designed for kids ages 8 and up, Snap Ships has eleven ships at a suggested retail price of $9.99–$39.99. To tell the epic story of the Snap Ships universe, the company behind Snap Ships which is PlayMonster has joined forces with award-winning content studio Wind Sun Sky to produce a fast-paced and edgy animated series. Season one of the series, Snap Ships Dawn of Battle launched this past Friday on YouTube with new episodes airing every Friday. But there’s more to this toy. Snap Ships is supported by an AR app which allows users to explore the vibrant world of Snap Ships. Highly detailed digital versions of the constructible toys come to life in the app and can be summoned into via Augmented Reality.

All of this sounds great. But I’m not a kid so I can’t speak to how engaging Snap Ships would be for a kid. Thus I had to enlist someone much younger than I. Enter Zavier who is 12 years old and as you will read, he can do product reviews after he’s finished his homework. For the record, everything was written by Zavier and he did the screen shots as well.:

After getting myself familiar with the Snap Ships I can say it’s a great product. The Snap Ships are fun and straightforward to put together with simple, clear instructions. The interlocking cubes snap together well, however they are quite hard to take apart by yourself. Thankfully each kit comes with a separate tool that comes in very handy. All snap ships are fairly unique and considering the highly affordable price, gives a huge incentive to buy more than one kit. In short, the kits themselves are spectacular. 

Now onto the App itself. When you first enter the app you’re presented with a very easy to navigate user interface. It gets its job done and isn’t too overwhelming. 

The dogfights, sectors are fun at first but can get very repetitive. Just a couple of different variations on the standard gameplay can improve the game a whole lot. Sometimes when playing the game it feels like the game is playing for you. There should be an option whether you want the autopilot or manual controls. A crosshair would also be a neat addition so that you’re able to tell where you’re shooting.

The main attraction, augmented reality is immersive and amazingly rendered. It’s really fun to just play around with and other kids will love it. Sometimes though, the ships can get a little glitchy and confusing.

Overall Snap Ships are a great product and I would recommend it to all my friends. Since every piece can snap together it invites a lot of creativity, you make your own ships. It’s very reminiscent of things like Lego in that way. With a few updates and a bit more availability the app could take off (no pun intended).

That’s a very detailed review from Zavier and I appreciate his perspective on Snap Ships. Since he recommends Snap Ships, I will recommend it given the price and the entertainment value that it provides.