The Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue playset;
This is a toy that the kids ADORE and which has - for parents - just one flaw. The flashing lights, spinning firemans pole, jet ski that fires at speed across the floor dramatically, and tiny Fireman Sam figure that can have all manner of adventures, are all brilliant fun - and the boys gathered their collection of fire engines and other Fireman Sam toys to create a whole fire and rescue scene that entertained them three evenings in a row after school.
The toy is a sturdy, chunky thing that doesn't look like it's going to break easily, even when a power ranger is crammed into the clasp on the fireman's pole when he's clearly too big for it.
The scope for imagination and play is huge, and will make this a toy that is a part of most activities they create and works alongside a lot of other playsets.
The one thing I'd change is, of course, the bit the kids love most; the siren. Two triple A batteries in the top of the tower make the blue light flash and the sirens ring out to alert Fireman Sam to the latest emergency; the siren is terribly realistic, and particularly piercing, and has been the endless background to all play in the house for days and days and days...I'm praying the batteries run out soon and the kids forget that it ever did that...
Other than that this is a hit!
The set retails at £34.99 and would be a great Christmas gift for little ones who love Fireman Sam or noise!