H is a really big Scooby Doo fan and has been for a few years now. We’ve got a few Scooby Doo toys, but none quite as cool as the one we were sent to review the other week. Obviously, there was much excitement when the Scooby Doo Trap Time Deluxe Mystery Machine Play Set arrived.
This version of the mystery machine has traps to catch the villain. He really will be moaning about those ‘meddling kids’ by the time the mystery machine has finished with him. There’s a net cannon trap which you can fire to catch your bad guy or monster, plus there’s a cage to hold him in while you take him to the police. There’s plenty of room for imaginative play here.
It does state on the packaging that there are no figures included, but I think in reality you need to have some to play successfully with the toy. An imaginative child will use figures from other sets though: H used a mix of other figures, plus some Scooby Doo ones that we already had. The other slight gripe is that you need a screwdriver to get it out of the packaging.
It’s been a very popular toy with H and seems like reasonable value (the RRP is £19.99, but I’ve seen it cheaper than that online). So far it’s been hard-wearing and has taken a few knocks without damage.