My two boys both really enjoy the Octonauts TV show; it is
great for showing children more about exploring the ocean and the sea creatures
you would encounter. It is educational
and entertaining in equal measure, but even more fun is the range of toys
available to complement the show.
were sent the GUP-X Launch and Rescue Vehicle set, which was fantastic as it
had so much to do. The vehicle itself
can be used in one of three ways, as a Octo-Ski, a tank or a glider depending
on the situation you find Barnacles the included character in.
15 play pieces enable plenty of scope for underwater adventures. My eldest also enjoyed adding his own ocean
creatures to the set. At one point a
giant crab was attacking everyone, thankfully using the “slime disks” helped
scare him off.
“slime” disks are not actually slimey they just look like slime. Luckily eldest did not seem deterred that no
real goo was involved!
toy also brings out your child’s nurturing side (so thankfully not all about
attacking things), looking after sick and injured sea creatures, with a bandage
and a stretched to aid them. The toy
has lots of fun phrases and sounds from the actual show, which will appeal to
to buy from Smyths Toys for £34.99 and aged 3+, a worthwhile buy if your child enjoys the
program or just as a decent vehicle to own and come up with their own
scenarios. Definitely developing a love
of wildlife and exploring the ocean.