"I got this for my 7 year old daughter. Sometimes she likes to include other characters when she's playing. She started doing this more after seeing the Lego Movie. So she played Lego Friends with the Batcave. She really enjoyed playing with the motorcycle and the computer. Though I think it may have been a bit young for her. She lost interest after a while, but did have fun when she was playing with it. Now she wants to share it with a younger friend. :)"
"My 7 year old enjoyed this toy for a short time. I think it was a bit too young for him. He did really enjoy the cannon, the cage and the drawbridge. The figures it came with were good as he could take them with him in the car, etc. I think a younger boy would enjoy this toy much more, especially playing with another young boy."
"Both of my sons had a blast playing with the Imaginext Batcave! They really liked all of the features the cave has to offer: the elevator, opening walkways, and the firing guns. My two sons who are 4 years apart, were both able to play with the product together, and had a fun time doing so. I would definitely recommend this batcave to a friend!"
"Its an okay toy, some cool features like the flip up bat glider and the huge bat-computer is fun. The interactive feature with the IPhone is cool but this is a toy meant to be played with like any other and I feel the first bat cave was by far the coolest. You can actually fold it up and take it places and it can fit tons of accessories and figures without the worry of losing them. Its both a playset as well as a carrying case and that was and still is a huge plus factor when the kids visit the grandparents.
I'd recommend to the FP team to bring back the original just with a different color scheme to help differentiate it from the first and some new interactive IPhone stickers.
The original Imaginext Bat Cave is a classic toy as good as any play set from the 1980's and the kids still prefer that one over the newest version."
Review 7 for Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ Batcave
Holds child's interest
Would you recommend? No
Age of child purchased for: 4 - 5 yrs.
Relationship to child: Grandmother
January 14, 2014
"I bought this for my 4 year old grandson for Christmas. Though he loved it initially he was disappointed when it was discovered to be missing a necessary part to make one of the three activation features work. There is nothing attached to the action figure disk to flip up the batwing. I returned this to the retail store from where I purchased it only to discover that all 7 Batcaves on their shelf is missing this same part. Therefore it is either a design flaw or manufacturing issue. For this reason I could not recommend this to anyone. I notified the store manager of the issue and will be contacting the major retailers Corporate office."
Response from Fisher-Price:By Consumer Services, January 17, 2014
We're sorry your Imaginext Batcave was missing parts. There are two different versions of packaging for this Batcave. One version has the parts located on the outside of the packaging while the other has the parts located in a small plastic bag inside the packaging of the toy. We recommend you check the packaging carefully for the small plastic bag. If you have thrown away the packaging, please call our team. You can find our contact information here: http://fpfami.ly/08d5.
"I guess I got Batcave burnout. We have the first two, as they are durable and my kid loves them. Just put them side by and it's like Batman has a huge place to hangout with his cars and other vehicles. This one is just not as fun. My kid has been doing imaginext since he was 18 months, and has not grown tired. He is now four and his brother who is now 18 months is beginning to play along. This is the first time he has said he did not like something...
I love this line, but throw some diversity in it. Maybe an Aquaman cave or Justice League headquarters? An please how hard is it to give Robin a cape? Good thing I have a bunch of extra Batman's to steal capes from."
"The new Batcave is not as great as the previous two versions although the design is cool and my son loves how it looks. The pop out Bat-computer is especially fun...and the glider is a nice touch. (We haven't used the App yet--and probably won't because that takes away from playtime--but I'm sure that's fun too.) The biggest problem is that it doesn't want to stand up straight and so the figures easily fall off (the first Batcave is especially sturdy and can hold more figures). Unfortunately, many of the parts are really flimsy too (retractable stairs, prison cage, etc.)."