Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00620
We received a review copy of the game Diamond Heist from Yulu for free to play with and review. Opinions are our own.
Most games that we have been playing lately have to do with cards and dice or more cards and more dice. This game is quite different. In Diamond Heist you and your team must infiltrate a thief’s lair and retrieve a stolen diamond. Your team consists of the 1-3 other family members or friends who are playing the game. The game can be done with 2 players but it is much more fun with 4 players in total. Each player gets a ring that is connected to a string that is connected to a spy code agent. They are all attached to the SAME Spy Code agent. By working together you need to disarm a booby trap, 4 video cameras and then open the vault and get the diamond to the getaway car before the guards show up. The game requires good coordination among the team as well as some hand-eye coordination to accomplish the tasks. There is a lot of give and take in the gameplay.
The Spy Code agent on the strings has a grappling hook and that spins around a bit so it can be rather challenging to accomplish the tasks set out before you. Moving and shifting and then everyone pulling together to dislodge a camera is a fun part of the game. Once we got on the same page with what we meant by “give some slack” and “put some tension on your line” things went smoother. Allison and I said those things and we immediately knew what they meant and what each other meant by that but Andy and Eva didn’t quite understand. Once we explained that we had common language to use for what we wanted to accomplish and it was a smoother go of it. The game is a fun , just make sure that you keep the Spy Code agent untangled between gameplay. That can become a task in itself if you are not careful.
The game goes for around $20 and can be found through our Amazon.com affiliate link below if you were so inclined to purchase.
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00617
Super Impulse sent me some of the newest editions to their World’s Smallest line of micro action figures for free to play with and review. Opinions are my own.
Back at Toy Fair in February I toured the Super Impulse booth and got to see that their World’s Smallest Line was getting bigger with the addition of more micro action figures from the Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These new World’s Smallest and World’s Coolest toys join the ranks of micro action figures from Transformers,Power Rangers and G.I.Joe! They are the coolest little toys and I was excited to see which ones were sent to me.
In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line I received Leonardo and Donatello.
In the Masters of the Universe line I received He-Man and Teela.
Let’s start with Masters of the Universe. This franchise is looking to explode in the near future with a couple of reboots coming to Netflix. There is still a large following of fans from way back when I was a kid and these new micro figures are a fun nostalgic toy that fans will enjoy. I definitely want to pick up Battle Cat because the He-Man figure can ride on Battle Cat. The He-Man figure himself comes with his signature sword, a shield, a battle ax and a knife. I don’t think I ever saw him use those last two weapons but his sword was about it. He does look like abarbarian and so should also have a shield but I’m not sure how much he used one.
The World’s Smallest Teela figure has her in her bodysuit and snake armor/headdress. While she was not really wearing that in the show her original figure came wearing that armor. Teela also comes with a staff and a shield.
On the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles side all four of the turtles will be available and I’ll make sure to get them. The interesting thing about the TMNT figure cases is that they are key chains where the others in this series are not. I received two of the turtles: Donatello and Leonardo.
While Leonardo is one of my least favorite turtles he does come with cool katanas.
Donatello is my all time favorite turtle. He comes with his signature Bo staff and looks awesome. I love the tiny package that he comes in. The artwork on the packaging for all of the World’s Smallest line is fantastic. I’m going to ind the other two turtles and finish out my collection of these fun toys.