Part 2 of our exclusive unveiling of the Bandai toys for Big Hero 6. I was given an exclusive first look of the Bandai toy line that supports the film. Not only that but I was able to let my kids loose on them to see how they coped with play in a real home environment.
It was the Deluxe Flying Baymax that really stood out here. Not only does it provide strong articulation for multiple poses but also pop-out wings and a projectile rocket fist but it also houses a range of electronics. His eyes light up at the press of a button along with some mech-like sound effects. Then, place the accompanying Hiro figure on his back and these sounds change into speech. This also triggers a motion sensitive mechanic where he makes flying sounds when tilted.
It’s all pretty impressive and felt a lot like the high-end Buzz Lightyear toys my children have enjoyed over the years. In fact this was their first response, to go and get other toys like Buzz to play alongside Baymax. That’s as close an endorsement to writing their name on the toy as we get in our household.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58ePEMcrsls
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKpDVjkm8II
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Li_Q9h4obs