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REVIEW: Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods

Nov 25, 13 REVIEW: Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods

Just in time for the holidays, Hasbro released Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods toys, and I was given a free sample to review.

Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods are actually two toys in one.

At first glance, the toys are just toys. Angry Birds figures (made up to look like they are from the Star Wars universe) that come in playsets (or some sold separately as just figures) that can be set up and played with just like everyone’s favorite Angry Birds game. There is a Star Destroyer set, a Death Star Trench Run set, a Endor Forest Chase set, and many others. You build the set and then use the provided slingshot (or vehicle!) to hurtle your Angry Birds toward the structures in order to destroy them.

Honestly, this is enough fun in itself – but there’s more!

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Telepods

On each Angry Bird and Bad Piggy there is a QR code. With the help of a hand-dandy magnifying glass (included in each Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods package) you can scan or “drop” your Angry Bird or Bad Piggy into the game! This allows you to switch out the bird or piggy you are using for one that might be better suited for what you need to do.  (Plus, it really plays up the Skylander/Disney Infinity gimmick really well!)

I sat down with my son and daughter and let them have a go at Angry Birds Start Wars II Telepods.  My son was all about it – he enjoyed building the playset and knocking it down with the Angry Birds. And, while he enjoyed playing with the physical playset, he was definitely more interested in playing the Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods app on our Google Nexus 10.  Both my kids LOVE the Skylanders series so it was no surprise to me that they both wanted to scan the QR codes on the birds to bring them into the game.

Once the Angry Birds (or Bad Piggies) are scanned into the game, the player can supplement the scanned ones for the ones preselected in the game. Meaning they can then use the special birds/piggies and whatever special powers they have. It’s a different game every time! Both kids loved scanning the QR Codes and bringing new objects into the game. My son keeps asking if he can play with the tablet just so he can play with Angry Birds Star Wards II Telepods!

There are multiple Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods sets to choose from over at Hasbro.com. For the purposes of this review we were provided one Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods Death Star Trench Run playset and one Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods 2-Pack.

I was provided free review copies of Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods sets. All opinions are 100% my own (or my kids’).