Kids are out of school in many areas of the country and parents are becoming increasingly worried that their child’s summer is going to be full of couch-sitting, video game playing, snack eating, laziness. Maybe that’s just me. It’s a good thing I came up with a list of 24 things Madelyn can do while I’m working yesterday! I’ll show you the list in another post. 🙂
Disney recently announced a groundbreaking system of toys and wearables that use smart technology to inspire kids to run around and use their imaginations. Sounds unreal, doesn’t it? I guess the future is happening, now! Who would have thought that our kids could use technology AND their imaginations.. in one foul swoop? Thank you Disney and Hasbro!
Playmation is the next step in the evolution of play, where digital gets physical and imagination becomes real. The groundbreaking system of toys and wearables uses smart technology to inspire kids to run around and use their imaginations, as they become the hero or heroine of stories from across The Walt Disney Company. Playmation Marvel’s Avengers is the first of a series of systems in development, including Star Wars and Frozen. In Playmation Marvel’s Avengers, strap the high-tech Repulsor Gear onto your arm and join the Avengers in their fight to save Earth! As an Avenger recruit, your on-board intelligence JARVIS will guide you from your Gear as you accept missions from the Avengers and battle in exotic locations around the universe to save our planet—all from the comfort of your own home.
Watch the trailer to see Playmation in action!
Playmation uses technology regularly used by kids; smart toys, wearables, wireless technology, motion sensors, and more—to create a unique experience in which toys interact not only with the kids who play with them, but with each other. Along with the system’s companion app, the toys in Playmation reinvent “old school” play for the digital generation—allowing kids to become part of the story in real life.
Playmation is not a video game. Disney touts Playmation as an entirely new category of play. Users will go through familiar gameplay experiences of leveling up, earning points and completing missions. Disney says there is a companion app, but Playmation is not meant to be played in front of a screen. Instead, the user becomes part of the story in real life–running around and using their imagination to complete missions and go on exciting adventures.
Internet access may be required to download companion apps for some Playmation toys, but will not be required for gameplay. Playmation toys create their own inter-connected network to communicate and interact with each other without requiring an Internet or WiFi network or connection, so you can play anywhere.
HOW DO YOU GET PLAYMATION?
The Playmation Marvel’s Avengers “Starter Pack” will include 1 piece of Avenger “Gear” (Repulsor), 2 Power Activators and 2 “Smart Figures” – a Super Hero (Captain America) and Villain (Iron Skull). Additional items will be sold separately. You can use the AvengersNet app to register your Gear, get updates, see progress, customize your Gear, and even get additional missions for all new play. Check Disney Playmation soon for more information on product details, retail availability, and how to pre-order!
Playmation will bring more of your kids favorite stories to life soon. Playmation Star Wars is currently slated for release in 2016, and a Disney Frozen system is currently in development.
Playmation is described as being best for children 6+.
Playmation Marvel’s Avengers will be available at Disney Stores, disneystore.com and mass retailers nationwide (US and Canada) this October. Check Disney Playmation for more information on retail availability and how to pre-order!