Feb 27, 2019

Treasure X - Quest for Dragons Gold

Are you prepared to embark on a quest for treasure? 
A treasure possibly dipped in real gold?
That's right, I said dipped in gold.

I've seen these on the shelves for awhile but really had no clue what they were. I had the opportunity from the Amazon Vine program to check one out so I figured why not. I've seen quite a few buried treasure type toys lately but Treasure X is the first one I've seen that has some sort of figure in it instead of just a gem, treasure, or animal bones.

The presentation of the "quest" is fun. After unwrapping the block, you have a red tinted dragon's eye lens that allows you to see which treasure on the map has the X on it.

On the left is the map. On the right is your view through the Dragon's Eye lens. According to the X, we're on the journey for the Chalice of Dragons. The treasures shown on the map are Ultra Rare and dipped in real gold. Probably not going to be unearthing one of those today!

Then it's time to start digging with included tool. It's got four different ends on it. You can use the claw end to slowly scrape away or do what I did and use the flat edge to break pieces off quicker. If you've never done one of these, I strongly suggest either putting down newspaper or placing the block in some kind of small container or box to contain the debris.

The treasure chest is on the left with assorted figure pieces on the right. Once you've freed everything, you can assemble your treasure hunter figure. I suppose you could just pop the chest open before building the figure but why not prolong the Schrodinger-ness of there being a gold dipped treasure in there? These figures are pretty cool and have quite a bit of character to them. The only downside is that the limbs may fall off and get lost. The upside to them having removable limbs is that you can swap parts between figures!

Now that you have your treasure hunter, crack that chest open and drain the slime into the included tray. Protip: hot water will "melt" the slime off your treasure.

Here is the Bling Viking known as Gold Thunder with his treasure: a tiny Viking ship. It's hard to see but his hammer has a $ imprinted on it. The whole treasure hunt idea is cool but this thing is so tiny it's pretty much inconsequential compared to the figure for me. At least he can go out on a rainy day and play It if he wants. LEGO Vampire for scale on the right.

The back of the map shows all 24 available figures as well as all the treasures. The groups of figures have different themes like snakes, barbarians, and even robots and toxic mutants!

Dragons Gold retails for $10 and is the second Treasure X series. The first series is very similar and available for $5 on Amazon. I have seen the Dragons Gold on clearance at my Target for $5 as well. They've also released a Deluxe series which has a larger Dragon figure in it.

Overall, I think this a neat idea. Could be a fun activity for the kids getting them to actually do something and then they get a cool little figure. I may end up grabbing a few more at the $5 price, the figures are definitely worth it.

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