Classic Colorforms, from Kahootz, is back! In case you’ve forgotten, the ever-popular activity set, which includes reusable colored pieces that stick to a glossy, play-board surface, is making a return, this year.
The Colorforms Classics Retro Replay Editions are new Colorforms sets that showcase retro, licensed characters that parents will have fun introducing to a new generation of fans (aka their kids). I tested the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Care Bears editions of the Retro Colorforms, but there are also Snoopy, Lucy, Barbie, and Holly Hobbie options available.
Each The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro Colorforms set includes 32 re-stickable Colorforms pieces and a removable play scene, which shows both above- and below-ground views of where the sewer-dwelling crime fighters hang. Kids can stick and re-stick the pieces — including some that illustrate the essential TMNT superheroes, villains, pizza slices, skateboards, and catchphrases, such as “Cowabunga!” — onto the scene.
The Care Bears Retro Colorforms set also includes 32 re-stickable Colorforms pieces, and a removable play scene shows the dreamy castle in the clouds where the Care Bears live. Kids who are already fans of the newer versions of the Care Bears can now enjoy the retro illustrations of the beloved bears. The Colorforms pieces in this set are beautifully colored and illustrated, such as the bears on clouds, floating with their umbrellas, balloons, and more. Kids can get creative as they place the almost-too-cute Care Bears into the scene.
Once kids are done playing, the Colorforms pieces and scenes can be stored inside the box until it’s time for more re-stickable fun.