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Sunday, July 6, 2014

How To Train Your Dragon 2 #ZinePak Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 ZinePak Review
A little under a month ago, we did a giveaway of the How to Train Your Dragon 2 ZinePak. Now that I've seen the movie, I feel I can appropriately review the ZinePak. If you're not familiar yet with ZinePaks, they are combination CD-print magazines. With the How To Train Your Dragon 2 ZinePak, you get a 19-track CD with music from the movie along with a dragon field guide, some games, a patch, and a two-sided poster. You can buy the Dragon 2 one at Walmart for the special price of $10.

First off, some quick comments on the CD part of the ZinePak. Unlike the earlier ZinePak I reviewed on the country music awards, which had songs with words in them from known artists, the majority of the music for the Dragon 2 movie was instrumental. Yes, you can probably pick out the scenes from the obvious names, but none of them have words or are really memorable like the music from say Frozen.

Now that we've left the movie theater, my son has quizzed me on all the different dragon's in the movie. The Dragon 2 ZinePak offers a great guide for the major dragons and players in the movie. I'm proud to say I did remember many. There were just too many to remember. And ask me next week and I'll probably have forgotten most of them. Now, I can point my son to the ZinePak to help out. This will come in very handy.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 ZinePak

The games in the book are okay. You have find the differences, a maze, and a bunch of different word puzzles like descramble and alpha decoder. I liked the Create Your Own Viking Name where you had to pick one from each category of creature, body part, action, and adjective. My son's name is now Eel-eye Bark the Vast. When we told my wife the name, she said she didn't like the name Eli...

Overall, not a bad job on the Zinepak magazine, less so on the CD. I really can't imagine playing the CD more than the once I already did. The magazine part though will definitely get its usage.

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  1. That looks pretty cool. I enjoyed How to Train Your Dragon and the trailer for the sequel looks awesome! I imagine the companion magazine is a good tool for parents to help engage their kid's brains and encourage them to think and be creative long after the movie is over.

  2. Hi Maggie,

    We would love to hear your thoughts on the ZinePak if you decide to pick one up! My favorite part of the ZinePak is the behind-the-scenes drawings of Hiccup!

    Joanna and Team ZinePak

  3. My nephew like any true fan of the movies would love this and it's inexpensive. He would definitely like the Create your own Viking Name feature! Thanks for the review!