SwimWays Avengers Pool Bop, Star Wars Dive Rings and Dive Characters Review!
I recently wrote an entire post about the awesome Avengers and Star Wars-themed stuff SwimWays and Kelsyus offered fans for geeky summertime pool shenanigans. So I was more than happy to get my hands on the Avengers Pool Bop, and the Star Wars The Last Jedi Dive Rings and Dive Characters. Here’s my review!
I was provided SwimWays Avengers and Star Wars-themed samples for free. The opinions are my own.
While I enjoyed trying out the Iron Man pool bop, the Star Wars Dive Rings, and the Star Wars Dive Characters, my favorite of the three were the dive characters. So, I’ll start my review talking about them first.
Star Wars Dive Characters
The Star Wars Dive Characters come in a 3-pack, with an Elite Praetorian Guard on the left, Rey in the middle, and a Stormtrooper on the right. I ended up imagining that the Stormtrooper was Finn in disguise so he and Rey could team-up against the Praetorian, but that’s a whole other story.
The Dive Characters have a sturdy plastic build and don’t weigh much. I really liked the detail of each, approximately 6-inch, character. Even the armor is on point. Also, the way their specific symbols breakaway at the end is very cool. Rey’s face could’ve been painted better, but considering this 3-pack will cost you only $9.99 (MSRP), it’s a job well done.
Coming to how they function, placing the Star Wars Dive Characters in the pool, they floated horizontally for a few seconds and then quickly made their way to the bottom (vertically). So, yes, they worked. Considering their size, you can also use them in a large bathtub if you want.
SwimWays also offers a Star Wars Dive Ships 3-Pack.
Star Wars Dive Rings
The Star Wars Dive Rings are also a 3-Pack. The Elite Praetorian Guard is on the left, Rey in the middle, and Kyle Ren on the right. Now, this set is definitely for kids. Not that I don’t like kid’s toys, it’s just that I couldn’t figure out what else to do with them other than watch them sink to the bottom of the pool, while making bubbles, to help kids swim underwater and have fun.
At least, with the Dive Characters, I’m able to display them on my work desk or just move them around, trying to make the characters’ weapons hit each other when I’m bored. I did think of throwing the dive rings as frisbees but didn’t. While the plastic rings are sturdy enough for being underwater pool toys, I doubt they’ll be able to handle hard hits and falling on the ground as frisbees.
So, if you have kids who would like to have a fun game of ‘pick-the-rings-from-the-bottom-of-the-pool,’ I say you should go for this 3-Pack. It’ll cost you $9.99 (MRSP).
Avengers Pool Bop
SwimWays offers Avengers Pool Bops featuring three characters which are Captain America, Hulk, and Iron Man. I was sent the Iron Man pool bop. Each bop will cost you $19.99 (MSRP).
The Iron Man pool bop measured a bit taller than 4-feet (49-inches according to the packaging) when inflated. Make sure to read the instructions before you inflate it, though. I didn’t because who reads instructions anymore, right? Well, I should have. Ha!
For the pool bop to work, you need to open the cap at the base and fill it all up with water. Close the cap and then inflate the pool bop for it to work properly. Once in the pool, the Iron Man will float, waiting for you to push it underwater and see it float right back up. Considering you have kids that are into physical play, you can have a fun punching session in the pool. I did (with my siblings), and the Iron Man pool bop was able to withstand some good punches.
Try and keep this bop away from any enthusiastic dogs. I don’t currently own a pet dog, but I’m sure, considering the thin plasticy material, the Iron Man bop will not be able to bear sharp claws and bites.
So, if you have been meaning to buy from geeky pool items, check out what SwimWays is offering.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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