Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Review & Giveaway! (US ONLY) 10/20/13

**Disclosure: I was provided with an Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Vehicle Pack and an Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Figure Pack for review purposes to compose this post. All opinions are my own.

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We were delighted to receive these products for review purposes. We absolutely love Angry Birds in our home. My son is in love with the apps as well as the physical games. We have a nice collection of Angry Birds games building up!

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However, this combination of physical game, plus in app content is awesome!

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(Approximate Retail Price: $19.99; Ages: 5 & up; Available Now)

Stack these structures to recreate iconic ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS scenes, place your Rebel Bird in the vehicle, pull back and send him launching off the ramp to defeat the evil Pig Empire with an epic crash! Each set comes with two figures – one of which is exclusive. And, for the first time ever, you can teleport every figure into the new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II app using the included TELEPODS base. Choose from ENDOR CHASE, and DEATH STAR TRENCH RUN. Each sold separately. Check starwars.hasbro.com for app release date and TELEPODS smart device compatibility.

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(Approximate Retail Price: $5.99; Ages: 5 & up; Available Now)

The perfect way to start building your collection of Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs! This pack features two figures which, for the first time ever, can be teleported into the new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II app using the included TELEPODS base. Check starwars.hasbro.com for app release date and TELEPODS smart device compatibility.

Our review:
The vehicle pack is pretty neat, there aren't very many pieces to it, but we were lucky to have our other sets sitting around ready to join the Pork Side! It is a little more challenging than the other Angry Bird physical games. Instead of the slingshot to shoot your birds at the targets, you have a vehicle launcher - the Speeder Bike - which you pull back and release up a ramp toward the targets. It is definitely harder than the others, aiming that thing at the ramp is not easy, but we're up for a challenge. I love having our other sets around because we can create so many other different puzzles to try and crash. I love when my son says "Hey Mom! Check out this one, bet you can't do it!". It is super awesome that his little mind is so creative. The game is great by itself as well, because the Speeder Bike is harder to aim at the target. The set includes 2 vehicles that attach to the block pieces and 2 figures to use with the set. It also includes a Telepod base to use the app and figures. I also received a second set of 2 figures with an extra base to the app. I do not have and Apple products to try them out on, but I have the Galaxy SIII phone, and it worked perfectly. I highly recommend this set for any Angry Birds fanatic!

The Telepods figures are super cool! You can change them up with the vehicle pack and add them in on your app through your phone or tablet. My phone was compatible, but please check the starwars.hasbro.com website to make sure your device is compatible. How these work, as I received a ton of messages from readers when I was posting on Facebook letting everyone know I had this exciting opportunity, is how the world does it work?!? I was wondering myself, it is super simple actually. You place the figure you want to teleport into the app onto the telepod base (a clear plastic stand with a magnifying glass on the bottom), each figure has a smart code on the bottom of them, the base magnifies that code and when you tap the teleport icon in the app, it will tell you to put the base on your camera, which snaps a show of that smart code, sending the info to the app. Super cool! Now my son, being only 8, obviously did not understand that so he calls it magic! :) We are on a hunt for the rest of the characters to teleport into the app.

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The app itself is pretty neat. You have your general Angry Birds tasks, but yet the Star Wars theme, and yet another twist! You get to become the pigs in The Pork Side part of the game. It took me a few to open up The Pork Side, but it is super neat. Another awesome feature of this app, you try to master your characters. As you master each character it opens up new stages to use that character in. We are definitely out to get all the figures to get them all opened up. So far I have both sides of the Naboo Invasion openes, there is a second one Escape to Tatooine I have yet to unlock, and a third that says coming soon. I made sure to approve automatic updates on this app on my phone to make sure when new content is available we get it right away! I have to say this app is the most entertaining and challenging Angry Birds app yet. Give it a shot!

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