Welcome to a segment we are going to call Playing off screen. Sometimes your favorite console stops working, your power goes out, your parents or significant other takes your console away because you forgot to take the trash out while playing your current favorite game and need to show some responsibility and for those moments you need to take it off screen. we’ll have just the thing for you!
It’s election day so you need to Get out and vote! Done? Good! Now that you’ve done your patriotic duty you deserve to play and what a better thing to play with then the Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Play set (Available November 17th) from Quirk books. The amazingly fun yet simplistic paper doll play set is fun for all ages, sexes, and political affiliation….okay maybe not republicans but who knows!
From the get go you are met by HRC in her trademark pantsuit all ready to go. Don’t worry, she doesn’t always have to be in that pantsuit. You can put the presidential hopeful in 2 other pantsuits, presidential pj’s, ball gown not mention an expression for every situation. Don’t worry though she’s not alone on her quest to the White House. Retired husband Bill is back in the oval wearing his pj’s. He can spend his downtime playing the sax or mowing the lawn.
The book comes with 3 different backdrops for the Former First Lady to spend her time in, The oval, front lawn or situation room await her. She doesnt have to go alone either. There are two different Supreme court justices, 2 celebs, 5 ghosts, or half of the republican party because even paper play sets need enemies. However, you dont need to worry about her safety, there is a secret service agent or the Freedom Eagle are there to protect her.
While fun there are some things that could be improved on or that just don’t make sense. One of the “white house ghosts” is Famous pilot Amelia Earhart. Take your time when popping the pieces out because while they are sturdy there are not cardboard more a heavy paper, Which makes the bases not as strong as they should be. Some of the outfits don’t work with the bases but that can fixed with a quick snip of the scissors. They are constantly releasing more characters, outfits, and backgrounds to increase your replay value.
Overall, not a bad idea with a pretty good execution. The book is out November 17th and you can pick yours up over at quirkbooks.com!
And if Quirk books would release a version with Donald Trump we wouldn’t mind too much. wink wink nudge nudge.
Thanks for tuning in!
Disclaimer: this was provided by Quirk Books in exchange for my online review.
All photos credited to: Christina U.