Ever since I was offered some of these Havex Machines to review, H has been asking when they were going to arrive. I was a bit worried that he’d be disappointed when they did arrive because he’d built them up so much, but thankfully that wasn’t the case at all. Havex Machines Series 1 features a range of 7 land, sea and air vehicles, with the first 4 released in August, so they are available now. Each Havex Machines pack includes 1 mini car, 1 transforming vehicle and a collectors guide. By rolling your mini car into the battle pod you initiate the automatic transformation, revealing your battling vehicle.
H had the Star Blaster and the Lightning Sub to try out and he was particularly pleased with these choices. He was very keen to get them out of the packaging and then when we had to go out for a family meal, he insisted on taking them with him and has now got his cousin hooked on them too. His cousin is 6 and H is 10, so Havex Machines have a reasonably wide age range appeal. H found the transforming process quite easy, but his cousin found it a bit harder, but it’s much easier than those Transformers toys that I’ve never been able to work out.
The Star Blaster has a black micro car which helps transform its battle pod into an air attacker. The Lightning Sub has a red car and it helps its battle pod transform into a submarine (of course). H has had lots of fun transforming them and creating his own battle scenes with them.
Havex Machines are priced from £11.99 and available from Toys R Us, Smyths and The Entertainer. I can see these being popular this Christmas and they are worth looking at if you have a child to buy for in the 6-11 age group.