Monday, 28 March 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Kinnerton Star Wars Easter Egg

Before we get into the review of the Easter Egg, a brief background on Kinnerton themselves. If you live outside the UK, you probably might not know who these people are. However, in the UK, they are known as one of the biggest names in licensed chocolate around holidays like Easter and Christmas. They make licensed products for children that are reasonably priced and use licenses such as Star Wars, Avengers, Frozen, Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine, WWE and more.

This was one of the budget eggs released this year. The Gift Tin series of eggs. The front of the box is plain black with the Star Wars logo on the front and a large picture of Darth Vader on the front. On either side of him, are open windows to see the egg and the gift tin in the package. The rest of the box is taken up with information on the box.

The sides of the box are dedicated to images of a Stormtrooper and R2-D2 with the Star Wars logo above them. The bottom panels are dedicated to the same info as the front, "GIFT TIN WITH EGG" in English and French.

Unlike other eggs that may have a puzzle, a mask or some other activity on the back of the box, Kinnerton haven't done that and instead, have simply filled the back of the box with ingredients, an about us, nutrition information and licensing/copyright information. The weight of the egg is 45g

An example of how much space was wasted with the egg and the tin inside the tray. Yep, that tiny little egg is what most adults and children would be getting on Easter Sunday. It comes foil wrapped and it's an alright taste, nothing spectacular.

The gift tin is a metal pencil case with a Stormtrooper on the front and a large STAR WARS logo above it in white. If not used as a pencil case, it could be used to hold small items in, I couldn't really say what though, as that would be best left to your imagination as to what other things you could put in a pencil tin.

Overall, this set is pretty good. A little lacking for adult collectors, but for children, the egg itself is enough, the gift tin is great for putting little things in it. My biggest complaint is the amount of excess packaging needed for the egg and the tin. Kinnerton really should have shrunk it down in my estimation.