Horrible Histories is a popular childrens TV show which for the past 5 years has been encouraging childrens love of history by incorporating humour to make the gruesome facts from the past appealing to everyone
Now fans of the hit show can build their own battles and re enact great scenes from historic battlefields with the brand new range of toys from Worlds Apart.
The new Horrible History toys are, as you would expect, lots of fun, with the main idea behind them to fling pigs with the catapult into your opponents battlefield and knock over their men.
You can collect and build up your very own fictional army mixing together characters such as Blackbeard the pirate, William the conqueror, Viking Berserker and Tudor Executioner. in single blind booster packs priced at £1.99 they make great pocket money toys
All characters heads remove, which my children thought was great, and the base stands double up as point scores. The different colour bases give different amounts of points, and as you knock down your opponents figures, you can take the base 'groat' and notch up your score peg accordingly.
The score peg is as fun as the rest of the figures with a stake to place characters heads each time you reach 10 points, and Rattus to move along to mark your score.
The toys are all very well made, with great attention to detail to make them instantly recognisable as characters from the show.
The catapult is good quality, and comes ready assembled, however you do need to attach the supplied elastic band in order to make it work correctly. Once you have attached the band you can easily fling pigs, adjusting the power to suit your need, with practise you really can get good at knocking over the enemy!
These toys really are great fun, with the catapulting pigs and familiar characters from the show, abit of grizzle death mixed in with the removable heads the whole concept appeals to children of all ages.
There is plenty of scope to adapt the rules, and children can collect the figures, or play with the toys or battle using the collectors cards.
The collectors cards each have a historic fact on them making them a great way of learning about the characters without even realising, and each card gives extra tactics which help you beat the enemy so children love them and want to collect and read them.
We really love these toys and are sure they will be a big hit with lots of children everywhere, look out for them now in Toys R us and other good toys shops or take a look at the whole range online www.horriblehistoriestoys.co.uk