Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset13:25:00
Octonauts is one of Zach's favourite television shows at the moment. Thanks to Sky we can download the episodes easily for him to watch but like many kids what he really likes is to re-enact what he see's and use his imagination to play. He was sent the new Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset to review.
The Octonauts Octopod looks just how it does in the show. The playset includes figures of Barnacles and Kwazii along with a few sea creatures (perfect for acting out a rescue mission) and a Gup A so either Kwazii or Barnacles can launch from the base. The playset, although in a large box, does need a small amount of assembly which is really easy and comes with detailed instructions so you can't go wrong.
I really like that the Octopod playset doesn't have too many loose pieces as with the age range it is aimed for, things tend to go astray very easily. The hanging baskets, anchor etc. are all fastened to the pods so they can be moved up and down realistically. It includes a removable OctoAlert button with sounds and phrases for added fun (it actually comes with batteries included which is always a plus).
The Octopod is really nice and sturdy so if your child gets overexcited whilst playing they are unlikely to damage it at all. I really like how the set can be played with two sided. So many playsets have fronts that are there for just decoration but the Octopod playset makes it possible for your child to create their own adventures both inside the Octopod or out front in the depths of the sea. It also makes it easier for them to share with siblings or friends.
Overall, I think it is a great toy with no major negative points. If designing it myself I would have made a closable part to store the sea creatures when not in use but that is the only change I would make! If your child loves Octonauts they will love this Octonauts toy.
It is available at the moment for £31.99* at Smyths Toy Store which is a great price. It is available at other retailers but this is the cheapest I have found it!