"Let your inner superness shine!"
Walking home from school one afternoon this week, leisurely chatting about the day's events with Munch whilst Beastie was hopping along the pavement, avoiding the cracks so that the sharks couldn't get her and pretending each paving stone was a turtle shell which conveniently lined her path to our front gate, our calm stroll was suddenly interrupted. Munch's carefree, unhurried walk and Beastie's oblivious, imaginative shark dodging was replaced with screams of excitement as a large, red courier van pulled up just ahead, outside our house.
They knew what we were expecting!
After playing a little prank on the girls, as he wandered onto our next door neighbour's driveway, he watched as their little faces dropped, smiled and approached the garden wall where they were both standing. He handed the box to Munch, who was close to combustion, and asked her if she would like to sign for the parcel. She placed the box between her feet (securely to ensure Beastie didn't run off with it) and carefully signed her name in her neatest handwriting.
Within seconds, we were inside the house, which was full of screams of "open it, mummy!" I played down my own personal excitement as I retrieved the scissors from the drawer and carefully cut open the box. Inside was another box, but I knew that this one was not for me to open. So I left the rest to them ...
Considering how excited she was to reveal the contents of the box, Munch unwrapped the layers of tissue paper so carefully, being sure not to tear any of it. This made me smile. I was proud of her restraint and maturity, although I was actually just moments away from realising her motive behind her concentration and care ...!
Eventually, she reached her goal ...
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, in partnership with Mattel, have joined forces to bring their fans DC Super Hero Girls, the exciting new universe of super heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers youngsters to discover their true potential. Featuring DC's most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, DC Super Hero Girls will play out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world.
DC Super Hero Girls centres on the female superheroes and super-villains of the DC universe during their formative high school years, prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more, make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has their own storyline which explores what teen life is like as a superhero, including discovering their unique abilities, nurturing their remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of becoming a hero.
Since word was out about the upcoming introduction of the DC Super Hero Girls, Munch has been extremely excited, stalking YouTube for videos, trailers and any promotional material she could find. By the time our package arrived, she knew exactly what she was looking at, giving me micro lessons on the individual characters! Her favourites are Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, so she was delighted to get the former in the box. And as for Beastie, well she was also excited, as she too has found herself being educated recently on the differences between the heroes. She had told me that her favourites were Batgirl and Bumblebee, so another happy reviewer here as she unwrapped Batgirl.
Next, I was to discover why Munch was so calm and careful when unwrapping her goodies ...
... They weren't just sheets of tissue paper.
They were capes!
(Silly, naïve mummy!)
DC Super Hero Girls is a fun, immersive world that encourages children to discover their own super heroic potential with new animated webisodes, TV specials and made-for-video movies, as well as a merchandise program across all categories ... and more!
As part of the merchandise program, DC Super Hero Girls' Mattel toy line has made history with the first ever 6 inch action figure designed for girls, the first 12 inch collection of action dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses, and the first ever action role play toys for girls!
"Batgirl is ca-RAY-zy smart.She's so brainy that a lot of the time she can't even find a way out of her own head. Don't even try to figure out what's going on in there - for real, you'll just get lost!"
"Poison who? Oh, that quiet girl? Ivy is basically your typical wallflower: super shy and constantly has her nose in her books. Don't get us wrong though - she does have friends ... well, one friend. She hangs out a lot with Harley Quinn. Guess opposites really do attract!"
We were also sent two wonderful books with our dolls. One is a ruled notebook that Munch claims will be handy for recording everything she is learning about each individual DC Super Hero Girl (any excuse to write, that one!) and the other is a fun fact book about the girls. We have loved reading about them all, as the book is written in such an informal, fun way, both girls can relate and laugh at the facts they are learning.
These dolls honestly haven't been put down since we received them. They have accompanied the girls to bed each night, sitting next to their nightlight so that they can apparently keep them safe whilst they sleep. Beastie has carried hers to nursery each day and proudly shown her off to all of her friends. Munch even took Poison Ivy to school with her this week for Show & Tell, explaining to her class (and some very 'green eyed' girlfriends) all about her superpowers. Apparently, they all had lots of questions and I believe DC Super Hero Girl merchandise has now appeared on a fair few birthday and Christmas lists! They are fun and easily manipulated into various poses, and have been the centre of a lot of role play between the girls since they received them! Each one comes with a removable accessory too. I our case, it was Batgirl's hood and Poison Ivy's vines.
If you haven't yet experienced the fun and excitement behind this new craze, take a look at this introduction to the characters. This was the very video that got Munch completely hooked!
Disclaimer: We were sent 2 of the new 6 inch action figures for the purpose of this review. No other payment was offered or received.