***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Disney Junior's "Miles from Tomorrowland," an intergalactic adventure series, is rated as the #1 show on Disney and Disney Junior for boys age 2-5 years old. Of course the gals love it, too. My 5 year old, Sophie, can't get enough of the intergalactic adventure in this adorable, action-packed program!
The TV series follows the explorations of Miles and his family - mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend pet robo-ostrich, Merc. Together, they explore new galaxies filled with peculiar aliens, space-age vehicles and high-tech gadgets, taking young viewers and their families on a futuristic journey designed to fuel kids' natural interest in space and at the same time reminding them of the importance of what lies close to home – the family bond.
The folks at one of our favorite toy brands, TOMY, have recently launched an exciting line of toys featuring all of your favorite "Miles from Tomorrowland" characters. How cool is that?!
Maximum Miles, seen above, is a 10 inch tall figure, and features 8 key phrases, right from the show! He also comes equipped with a removable, hinged helmet and his favorite mode of transportation, the Blastboard. How cute is he?!
Sophie and Xander absolutely adore Maximum Miles. They have a blast making him "fly" through space on his Blastboard. Since he's 10 inches tall, they also bring him back down to Earth and have him play with their other dolls in our huge doll mansion. Miles is versatile that way, and quite the sweet-talker with his 8, pre-programmed "Miles from Tomorrowland" phrases. The ladies think he's out of this world, apparently.
This is a "ride-on" toy. No, it doesn't actually move or go anywhere, but the kids will never know that! This super-powered Blastboard offers little ones a chance to work on their balancing skills. There are 3 fun game modes, and these encourage children to pay attention to detail, follow simple instructions, and of course, get moving.
Xander's favorite game is "Blastboard Surfing". He likes trying to follow the directions, either speeding up, slowing down, or turning to the left or right. When he doesn't succeed? No worries! The talking Blastboard encourages him to keep trying.
Sophie is my Speed Demon, so she liked the other 2 games the best. They both allowed her to unleash her power, becoming the fastest in all the land. (That's what she said, at least!)