Geeking (with Kids) – Imaginext Batman
Your geeking doesn’t just influence you in your life, if you have children, or plan to have children, or even just have nieces, nephews, or friends children that you spend a lot of time around, then you are also influencing them, and their likes and dislikes (children emulate the grown ups around them surprise, surprise). This means that you are helping the future generation of children to learn how to “geek out” properly. My husband and I take this to heart. Our son has grown up surrounded by Star Wars, Transformers, Disney, video games and comics of all sort (child friendly of course, the rated PG – M comics are kept in comic boxes until he is older)
My little geekling is 3, and now his favorite toy to play with is the Imaginext Batman cave by Fisher Price (for ages 3 – 8). Now, we purchased the one in the picture in 2010, and that model is no longer on the market it seems, which is a shame since the new version doesn’t look as much fun, in my opinion. However there are now other buildings that weren’t around when I bought the Geekling his. They have Imaginext DC Super Friends Gotham City, Mr. Freeze Headquarters, Gotham City Jail (What no Arkham Asylum?), Green Lantern Planet OA, and Joker’s Fun House, which means I know the Geekling will be opening at least one of those on Christmas morning. They also have characters and character vehicles to go with the set (but of course!) Geekling has several Batman figures, Bat Vehicles, Robin and his bike, Riddler and his car and Joker with his Mallet Bike, but they also have Green Lantern, Penguin, Superman, Mr Freeze, Two-Face, K. Croc (apparently Fisher Price has an issue calling him Killer Croc, imagine that), Catwoman, Flash, Clayface, and Hawkman.
The Geekling loves this toy and will sit and play with it for a while get up run around and come back to it and play some more. I love it because it helps get his imagination flowing. He has the characters play in the Batman cave, of course Joker and Batman are friends at the moment because he doesn’t know the story of Batman yet. He takes them on grand adventures, there is even a My Little Pony in the mix. His favorite feature is the elevator that he can spin a part and it goes up and down. Sometimes my husband and I will get down on the floor and play with him for a while, yes it is fun for adults too….. well at least adults who like toys. I definitely suggest this toy to any one, in the geek community or not. It encourages children to play with toys again, instead of just watching TV or playing computer games. I find no greater pleasure then seeing my son on the floor, laying on his stomach, playing with his action figures.
(The Geekling Christmas of 2010 opening his Batman Cave)Pin It