Recommended for ages 3-7, this set is rooted in a type of play that's usually reserved for the diecast car aisles - a vehicle that's gravity driven through a cool track. Place the "Special Edition" Spider-man action figure on the included motorcycle and send him speeding down the track where he triggers an exceptionally fast - and remarkably well-executed chain reaction that's akin to a MOUSE TRAP game. Spidey appears to leap from his motorcycle by grabbing onto a spring-loaded bar that flips upward as he hangs from it - while the construction crane it's attached to spins around and allows it's forked hook to capture the included 2-D Electro character. It happens so quickly, yet it works - and the kids love it.
Move the launch ramp to the other side of the base and you can set up an adventure that finds Spidey crashing through a breakaway wall to send Electro flying. Since the set works with other Action Figure Racing launchers, figures and vehicles (like X-MEN star Wolverine), there's room for expansion as kids create their own MARVEL Universe.
There's a lot to do here, and my little ones jumped right in... But then the movie Electro (who looks vastly different than his comic book counterpart) showed up with his light-up face and chest to crash the party looking like a glowing cast member from the Blue Man Group... and Little Finley was digging it.