Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Toy Review: Tonka Town Fire Station

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Tonka is on the toy brands that I remember from my own childhood with its tough construction toys. So when I was offered a chance to review the new Tonka Town Fire Station for pre-schoolers I said yes even though my son is 6! When it arrived it was very impressive looking in the package:



The set comes with the fire station, a fire car and 2 firemen:



There are so many interactive bits including a fireman's pole that the firemen can actually slide down:




Of course no fire station would be complete without plenty of noise and flashing lights! This one has both a telephone effect and a blues and twos from the "office" on the top:



Here is a little video of my son demonstrating the noises plus how not to drive a fire car out of a fire station:



Good job really that the fire car is as robust as I remember Tonka from my childhood! My son was keen to really test it out by doing things like letting it roll down the inside of the bath... or down the drive to crash into the drain... I am pleased to report that the car survived all these tests. Although we nearly lost a fireman down the drain...

The back of the fire station also has interesting features such as the flames that can be raised up in the tower and re-positionable ladders:


My son (and his big sister!) both love the playset. Its available from most major toy retailers for around £39. This would make a great main present to a child aged 3-5. There is plenty more in the range to augment it including a fire engine. Built to survive whatever a child may throw at it!

15 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun, noisy toy. We love a noisy toy here.

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  2. This looks great, I imagine my brothers would have loved this when they were a bit younger!

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  3. I love how chunky the figures and car are! great for little hands :)

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  4. chantelle hazelden24 September 2013 17:21

    I think my god son would love this x

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  5. little one here would love this.

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  6. Wow that looks ace! I think both my two would love playing with this together!

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  7. I loved Tonka toys as a child, this looks fantastic!

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  8. My daughter would love this, she has my sons old tonka cars! They are very hard wearing :-)

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  9. My son gave this a thorough testing!

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  10. OMG I....uh hmmm....I Mean Riley totally needs this in his life! He's got a thing for all things transport, especially fire engines. Great review hun.

    Vikki xxx
    Love From Mummy

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  11. Great review, i've never really looked into these type of toys but may consider for my daughter in the future xx

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