“ Brand: Hasbro / Type: Toy Story themed spaceship „
One of the many toy story gifts my sons got for Christmas was this toy story 3 spaceship, which i would definitely classify as a toddler spaceship as it is chunky and there is not a lot to it.
You pretty much get what you see above. The spaceship looks like Buzz's spaceship as seen in all of the Toy Story films. It has familiar colouring and logos to any young fan of the film. It is not battery powered in any way, so for once a quite toy powered purely by the child's imagination. (It is nice not to be pestered for batteries or trying to find a volume control when it is bedtime.)
There are very few parts to the spaceship. The front part is a hinged piece of plastic which opens to allow you to seat a figure inside the rocket. As it came without any characters, you need to buy your own, and not all of the Buzz Lightyear figures available in the buddy packs have figures which can be manipulated into a seated position. So you need to take care what you buy to avoid an upset toddler.
The rear of the space ship has a storage compartment which is accessed through two hinged grey panels. This is just a space, ie no seating, so your child can put any figure they want to in this bit. All of the characters in the buddy packs are between one and three inches tall, so they would all fit in here.
Overall, this is a sturdy construction which can handle the rough play of 2 and 4 year olds, and the occasional tug of war over whose turn it is now. The only bit that seems to come lose is the plastic roof of the cockpit, and as this is a hinged section it just clips back in.
It is a lovely little playset, but there is not a lot to it, and it no longer seems to be available in many shops. I couldn't find it at all in Toys R us where i know my mum purchased it. My only complaint is i think it is not good that it didn't come with at least one character to let you play with it as if you didn't have any characters at all you would be really disappointed.