Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice merchandise is very popular at the moment. The voice changing helmet is a different idea and is one your kids can have some fun with.
Even thought the film was not a critical success, kids love the characters and this toy can put them right there in the action.
The list price is $29.99 but you can find it for lower prices online – check some of the big online stores such as Amazon to see if they are offering it at a discount price. At the time of writing, Amazon had it on at $20.99!
Who Is It For?
It is recommend for 4 to 10 year old kids by Mattel, although it might be a bit large and heavy for a 4 year old. Fans of Batman in general and specifically the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie will have fun with this mask.
Believe it or not, Mattel provides the 2 AA batteries required for the mask so yours child can use it as soon as you have the Batman mask out of its packaging.
The mask is sturdy and fairly comfortable to wear and adjusts to accommodate most head sizes.
To turn the mask activation on you push a button inside the mask that can easily be accessed.
The voice changer changes what the wearer is saying into a booming (and I do mean booming) Batman voice that will provide plenty of fun for kids (although may be annoying for the adults after a while).
There are also 15 pre-set sounds and phrases you can use and there is a button at the side to activate them. The phrases are from the movie such as “Gotham City needs me”, “villains beware Batman is here” and you can’t defeat me Superman.
It also has light up eyes that illuminate in time to the voice, this looks especially cool and menacing in the dark.
The volume is quite loud and you can’t actually adjust the volume so the booming Batman voice might become tiresome for most adults in the vicinity.
There are a good number of reviews (62) at the time a writing and the overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 stars. Besides the volume, there were two complaints about the size (too big) and the fit – the straps did not give a tight fit. One person did not like that the voice was gruff and they did not think it sounded like Batman’s voice in the movie.
Value for Money?
The two voice features will help add fun playtime for your kids. If they do not already have them, consider getting a cape and a batman mask as well then they can really play the part.
The Batman Voice-Changer Helmet is available from all the big online stores and toy shops and at the time of writing, Amazon had a good discount.