Review: Angry Birds Star Wars II TELEPODS Toys, A License To Print Money?

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Telepods

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Telepods

Angry Birds Star Wars II TELEPODS Toys…talk about your Dream Team of Brands.  You have Angry Birds, which has now been downloaded over 2 Billion times.  Then you throw in the Star Wars brand – which is, well, Freakin’ Star Wars!  How could Hasbro and Rovio not make money by combining these two powerhouse brands into a new toy line?

But wait, maybe expectations are too high.  Maybe Hasbro spent all the money on licensing and left none for the toy and game development.  Wait, maybe this is a disaster, these brands are too powerful to share the spotlight??  Well, rather than just freaking out and asking endless open ended questions, we decided to review the new Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods toys.

Please watch our video review of Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods…

Thankfully, The TELEPODS Are Fun!

All the Angry Birds and Star Wars fans can breathe a big sigh of relief, as the Telepod toys are fun.  In the video we reviewed the Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Death Star Trench Run Set.  The physical toy is fine.  Nothing too fancy, but the younger kids will have fun setting up blocks and then trying to knock them down.  Here is the full description –

“This line of Hasbro toys captures all the launching and destroying fun of the app in physical form and features your favorite Star Wars characters re-imagined as high-flying Angry Birds and villainous pigs! You can stack, launch and destroy the Death Star with the blocks, figures and launcher in the Death Star Trench Run set. Put your Luke Skywalker Bird figure in the X-Wing Starfighter launcher and pull it back on the ramp to launch it at the cannon turret on the blocks. Can you topple your exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot Pig figure? Destroy the Empire, then set the blocks up and destroy it again!”

The real fun is in getting Angry Birds collectibles, in the form of your favorite Star Wars characters.  Of course they make additional sets and more figures so you can have a whole collection of Angry Bird Star Wars figures.

Load Up The Angry Birds Star Wars II App and The Real Fun Begins

The real magic happens when you load up Angry Birds Star Wars II and start teleporting your physical figures into the app based game.  Put a figure on the Telepod base and watch him appear in your Angry Birds Star Wars II game.  It has a Skylanders feel to it, but with much simpler technology.  Each figure has a tiny QR code and the Telepod Base has a magnifying glass so your tablet or phone camera can see the code and warp the figure into the game.  Once in the game, the Telepods have special powers that might be just what you need to clear the level.

Conclusion:  Star Wars AND/OR Angry Birds Fans Will Love These Toys

While the physical games you play with the Telepods is nothing much, having Star Wars figures that you can teleport into your Angry Birds Star Wars II game is pretty awesome.  The telepod base worked well in our testing and we like how it will work with iOS or Android devices.   Unfortunately for us Moms and Dads, the kids are going to want to collect all the Telepods, but on a positive note, they are small and don’t take up much space.  Plus, they are Star Wars characters and really, who in their right mind doesn’t love Star Wars?

More Information:

Visit Hasbro To Learn More About Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods, Ages 5+, Price: From $14.95 For The Sets

Purchase Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Telepods At Amazon.Com

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