Toybox Powered by Hasbro carnival at Sentosa: Is it worth going with your kids?

February 07, 2019
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    If your kids love playing with My Little Pony toys, Nerf guns, Transformer toys and Monopoly board games, they’d be right at home here.

    Toybox Powered by Hasbro, which opens on Feb 1, is the toy and board game company’s first multi-brand carnival in Asia.

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    The event features seven popular Hasbro brands – Transformers, My Little Pony, Nerf, Monopoly, Cluedo, Baby Alive and Play-Doh – and will have activity zones, merchandise, food and beverage stalls spread across a 4,800 sq m playground.

    But, is it worth going to the carnival? Much depends on whether your kids already own these toys. While admission is free, you’d have to pay to play at each brand’s activity zone.

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    For example, entry to the Baby Alive Nursery costs 15 credits ($15) for a kid under 12 years old and an accompanying adult.

    Here, your little one gets to bring a doll for a checkup at the clinic, then feed and play with her in a home setting. But no, you can’t take the doll to your real home.

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    So, if your child already has a Baby Alive doll, you might want to save your $15 and move on to other activity stations.

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    At the Play-doh Picnic Party station, you and your kid can knead and bake pastries using the toy kitchen equipment. For 10 credits ($10), the entry includes 5 tiny tubs of play dough. If your child needs more dough, you can buy them at the venue.

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    Children can get a My Little Pony-inspired makeover – complete with face paints and clip-on hair extensions – and a chance to create a friendship bracelet at the My Little Pony Rainbow Kingdom. This set of activities costs 10 credits ($10) per kid.

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    Or for 15 credits ($15), your kid can choose to paint a Twilight Sparkle or Apple Jack figurine.

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    The carnival isn’t catered to the preschoolers only. You and your older kids can have a blast shooting the targets at the Nerf Nation Challenge zone.

    Tip: It costs 18 credits ($18) per person, so make sure you get your money’s worth by picking the expensive models.

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    Selfie opportunities with Transformers characters Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are available, and your family can also interact with Mr Monopoly and Play-Doh mascots, who will rove around throughout the day.

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    There are also live shows with various characters. Click here to check the programme.

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    The family-friendly carnival aims to promote family interaction and bonding through play and education, said Mr Anthony Chong, 58, group managing director of Kingsmen Exhibits, the event’s organiser.

    “The whole family can look forward to a day of fun at Toybox – no matter the age,” he said. “They can relive their childhood and play like a child again at the game stations, take photos with life-sized toys and watch their favourite mascots take to the stage in exciting song and dance performances.”

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    The kids can’t get enough of the toys? Before you leave the carnival, there’s a merchandise area run by Toys “R” Us.

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    When: Feb 1 to 17, 10am to 10pm daily (last entry at 9.30pm). The venue will be closed on Feb 11 for maintenance.

    Where: Palawan Green, Sentosa

    Admission: Free. Credits for games, activities, food and beverages can be purchased on-site or online. A single wristband, which allows for a single day entry, with 17 credits, costs $20.

    Find out more here.

    A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times; additional reporting by Young Parents.

    (Photos: The Straits Times and Young Parents)

     

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