Ladybird Atlantis books

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Ladybird Atlantis book

I've received my copies of these books from Amazon so I thought I'd do a short review. It's short because, to be honest, there isn't much to say about them.

The are produced by Ameet, a Polish publisher of childrens' books, which explains why these have been published in English and Polish and why there were available in Poland a few months ago. In the UK they are published by Ladybird.

Ladybird Atlantis book

Anyway, they are roughly A4 size, 32 pages, and full colour throughout. They are filled with activities and facts about underwater creatures or submarines, and games and puzzles for small children. All the illustrations are renders or photos of official Atlantis models and figures. In fact they have the feel of a glorified sales brochure. If you're over about 6 there's no reason to buy these for the books. But you might buy them for the figures, particularly as they are so cheap.

Ladybird Atlantis bookLadybird Atlantis bookOne book comes with the Shark Warrior and the other with the Squid Warrior. They are packed in small plastic cases and attached to the front of the cover. You get the figures out by remvoing the coloured plastic insert from the clear plastic cover. Unfortunately once you've done so, the clear cover is still attached to the book's cover and as a result it won't lay flat or fit in your bookcase nicely.

However there is some good news. The figures do not appear to be cleap Chinese versions and seem to be identical to those found in the sets. Their arms and hands do not have a mould number, which are usually found on Chinese figures.

In summary then, don't bother buying these for the book but if you need underwater warriors for your 'army', these are a relatively cheap way to get them, particularly the squid who only comes in an expensive set. You can see the prices and order them from the links below:

11 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Those spears look sweet!

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By in United States,

Yah I need to get a trident because I've decided to make some greek gods. :-)

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By in United States,

These look really cool but I am unsure if I want one of these with the U.S. price and shipping if I only want the figure. It would probably be cheaper on eBay or Bricklink. :-)

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By in Netherlands,

I have this book in another language: Netherlands.

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By in United States,

I used to have lego books for little kids when I was, well, little.

They were stories about a criminal hiding out in a scoop or divers. Some of you might remember them. Wish I could find them, they were fun to read. :)

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By in Canada,

As I've said before, I'll only get the squid one and only for the squid.

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By in United States,

@Tommyo3000, Wild guess, but, would you be doing Poseidon? :P

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By in United States,

hey Huw can these be purchased from the US Amazon website or any other US store?

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By in United States,

@jonbuddy lol yep its pretty obvious I guess! :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice. £2 for those mini figs isn't bad

Nice review as well

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