Action Mini Figures: Captain Gutt, Silas Flynn and Gupta
This four piece set features Gupta, Silas, Flynn, and Captain Gutt from Ice Age Continental Drift. These are the pirates who serve as the antagonists of the film. Considering that Captain Gutt is sea-bound with all the water rising, it might have been a pretty good plan on his part to survive. Too bad he was too busy plundering the other animals for food and resources (so Sid, Manny and company eventually stop him). In any case, as villainous as the pirates may have been, they are also a pretty funny and hilarious bunch.
This toy set features four of the prominent members of the pirates (with the exception of Shira, who gets lumped in with the protagonists later on). For those of you wondering what animals they are: Gutt is an ape, Squint is a rabbit, Fynn is an elephant seal, and Silas is a seabird.
Figure Play Set
This interesting playset of iconic Ice Age characters is a weird mix. It features Ellie, Manny, Sid, Diego, Crash and Eddie, Scrat and Scatte, Buck, a couple of baby T-Rex’s and lastly the sabre-toothed squirrels. Some pieces in the set has its own small stand which means you can easily display these pieces without worry that they will fall over. Also, they come in 3” to 4” sizes –depending on the character. The sizes of each figure are not to scale with one another.
What makes this set interesting is that they are not that common and information about the set is not easily found. The colors for the figures look bright and the sculpts are nicely made, but they are not well polished (think Happy Meal free toy quality). If you love Ice Age, this is one set that is hard to pass up on since it features so many of the film’s most lovable characters.
Continental Drift Puzzle
This puzzle set is pretty easy to build with only 24 pieces, but it will certainly make for an engaging time for any young child. What makes this set so special is that it makes use of a lenticular layer –the design of the image changes depending on your angle of view. While this will not make the puzzle any harder to solve, it certainly makes the finished puzzle more nice to look at since it changes depending on the angle you view it from. One of the images features Diego, Sid and Manny moving away from Captain Gutt in film’s poster. The second image that appears is a surprise.
Ice Age Pinball Toy Machine
As interesting as this toy is –especially if you are either an Ice Age fan or if you just like pinball, be warned that it can have some factory defects (some users have reported faulty wiring and other manufacturing issues). But if you are lucky, you get to enjoy an interesting pinball setup. It’s not that big and it is pretty cheap so if you are just getting this an Ice Age collectible, then it is a safe purchase either way (since it will not matter whether the game runs or not). If you want to play pinball, however, it is pretty basic. There is no tilt (unless you tilt the whole thing), and there are only three blue levers to press (two for flippers, one for the ball).
Manny Plush Doll - Dawn of the Dinosaurs
This plush doll featuring Manny in his look from Ice Age 2 is pretty cute. The simpe design makes this toy a great match for kids who liked the movie (even the tusks are super soft), but for those of you looking for something to add to a collection, this one has not much going for it other than a degree of rarity.