This new title by Insight Editions is an interactive board book featuring maps of iconic locations seen throughout the Ghostbusters series. It comes with a wind-up Ecto-mobile that lets you to race the tracks.
I′m not going to lie; we love Ghostbusters in this family. We have tons of toy-related products, so I was immediately drawn to this one.
The interactive track built into the book allows the toy to roam free, investigating spooks, specters, and ghosts in the New York City streets. You just have to wind it up and place it on the track to see it in action.
In the maps featuring in each spread, there are tons of movie references, from the New York Public Library to the firehouse headquarters and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man…
The only thing that did not make sense or seemed off to me was the introductory page of the book: the language is a bit harried and the lettering is way too small. Maybe larger and simpler text would have fit the theme a little bit better. Also, there are no ghosts except Slimer, who only appears as a drawing in the introductory pages.
1x book with tracks to run your bogie through
1x self-spinning bogie
Pages: 5 spreads
Trim Size: 8.875 x 10.625
Batteries not required (always a good thing in my book)
The tagboard and toy itself are pretty sturdy and would be a hit with toddlers.
My 8-year-old had to fight his dad to play with the bogie, the best feature of the product by far.
Ease of Build:
There is no need to build any part of this toy.
(The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man toy featured in the images was not included on the book, but it’s just the right size to chase the car!)
Disclosure: This item was sent to me for review purposes, but all opinions remain my own.