Minecraft Diamond Sword, Is It Overpriced?
So this is my question and I will answer it for you through my own experience as a parent: Minecraft Diamond Sword, is it overpriced? Now we are talking about the hard plastic version here and based on some buyers reviews they feel it is but I want to point a few things out in comparison to the Foam diamond Sword before you rush of and look for the cheaper option, please here me out Guys and Girls!
Now we all know that Minecraft is one of the most popular video games in the history of well video games! Minecraft is a very simple structured game involving blocks it’s a bit like online lego is ti not? Players can create out of this world structures and anything their imagination can conjure up, not only that but players are able to embark on quests and adventures either playing solo or with friends in their own world or in a multiplayer world. Minecraft is very much a global community with servers around the world.
The plastic replica diamond sword is an exact replica as the one you would receive in the game itself and comes with a very detailed pixelated pattern, just as it does in the game.
Minecraft first came out with a diamond sword version that was made from a very tough, durable foam.
Although slightly smaller than the foam version, the newer version is made of a hard plastic. This new material helps the sword last a lot longer than the foam swords, however, caution needs to be taken into consideration especially with over-excited children and hard plastic sticks which can lead to a little bit of destruction or damage hopefully not to each other!
The replica plastic Minecraft diamond sword has many positive reviews but parents are slightly split as to whether they think it is worth the price. The two views that pop up the most is the view on the price of the hard plastic diamond sword.
So, some Parents feel that the Minecraft diamond sword, is overpriced but as their children love it and spend many periods of the day playing with it, you could say in that regards it is money well spent to see them laughing and enjoying themselves surely?
Parents paying for overpriced products for children is not a rarity is it!
Is it just me or does it seems parents are held to ransom when it comes to our children but if the child is getting pure enjoyment from the product is it not money well spent?
I firmly believe that it depends where people are buying from as prices vary from one seller to another. It does pay to look around and that is exactly why I am writing this review, to help you find this product at the best price.
Varied Prices And Where To Buy Online
eBay, for example, the price ranges from £5.99 – £29, however, the majority of listings are actually the EVA foam variety :
Compared to Amazon?
Amazon has it listed from £14.99 – £41.99 and it is also fulfilled by Amazon and not a private seller with many listing having 5-star reviews:
Funny thing is, the Hard Plastic sword is only £2 dearer on Amazon than the Foam Diamond Sword which is still a great and durable toy but not as hard wearing as the hard plastic version.
My kids have had both versions and as a parent, I would point out that after 2 years the hard plastic version is still going strong, the foam version lasted 6 months.
The recommended age range for this toy is 4-18 years but any child under the age of 7 should be supervised, especially if playing with other children as accidents can happen.
The plastic Minecraft diamond sword is very light and weighs in at just 141 grams and is 53.3cm long, which makes it easy to control for the younger children.
This is a very straightforward toy that requires no batteries or assembly. Just open the packaging and your good to go!
- Product Weight: 141 g
- Dimensions: 25.4 x 2.5 x 53.3 cm
- recommended age:: 4 – 18 years
- Item model number: 65684
- Assembly Required: No
- Batteries Required?: No
- Material Type(s): Plastic
- Material Composition: Plastic
Advantages of the Plastic Diamond Sword
The main advantage as I have pointed out is the durability of the product that I have experienced first hand. I also feel that the hard plastic sword is safer for children as the foam sword has sharper points on the pixels of the blade. Also, it has a plastic rod to which the foam is stuck to. Once the foam has torn then if your kids are like mine it is stripped pretty quickly leaving a nice plastic rod in its place. I feel that is far more dangerous for a child to be waving about.
The foam sword is tempting to hit and play roughly with as kids see it as foam so it will not hurt. It does!
Children are not stupid and my three boisterous sons certainly played softer with the hard plastic diamond sword.
I recommend the hard plastic Minecraft diamond sword as it is highly durable and I believe a lot safer in the long run than the foam version but hey, that’s my view and I am just passing it on to help you make up your minds.
I also would choose to buy from Amazon as the logistics when being sent from am Amazon warehouse is far superior to a private seller on eBay.
The other benefit from that is if you are a prime member and order early enough you can receive it on the same day!
Please feel free to comment below if you find this any cheaper as I would pass this on to my audience as every penny saved, helps!