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Captain Scarlet DX Skybase from Bandai – Toy Review


One of many high promoting toys from Christmas 2005 the Deluxe Skybase (also referred to as the DX Skybase) is being promoted closely by makers Bandai within the run as much as Christmas 2006, however does it need to make it into the very best sellers record once more this yr?

The Skybase seems to be spectacular at roughly half a meter lengthy and is a really detailed copy of the Skybase from the brand new Captain Scarlet TV present which updates the 60s traditional having laptop generated ‘actors’ as an alternative of puppets.

There’s quite a bit for teenagers to play with. The bottom has various lighting results and options sound results and speech from the TV sequence. Beneath one runway is a car docking bay and below the opposite, a restore space with a movable crane arm. On the highest is a turntable used to launch the autos.

Within the sequence the skybase is the headquarters of Spectrum earth protection and residential of the Angel interceptor fighter squadron. Included is one 8cm lengthy angel interceptor fighter and a small Colonel White determine.

The skybase gives sufficient options to get children concerned and have enjoyable with and encourages fantasy play and role-play. To get probably the most out of it you really want to purchase a couple of extra autos and motion figures as a result of the one included just isn’t sufficient. Bandai supply 2 units of autos for the bottom, every consists of three extra 8cm autos and a small motion determine. There appears to be solely a small variety of obtainable equipment to go along with the bottom contemplating it has been obtainable for a yr. We reckon that youngsters may need higher enjoyable with the chunkier Captain Scarlet figures of which there’s a a lot better vary.


  • Good worth.
  • Good high quality.
  • Will get children concerned in imaginative play.


  • Actually wants extra autos and figures for teenagers to take advantage of it.
  • Bigger vary of figures and autos in all probability supply curiosity to children.
  • Restricted vary of extra figures and autos obtainable within the smaller (8cm) measurement.


  • Requires 3xAA batteries (not included)
  • Appropriate for ages 4 and over


Source by David Wilson-Parr

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