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ELC Emergency Vehicle Magnetic Trio Set

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Brand: ELC / Type: Cars & Vehicles / Age: 12 months

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      08.02.2014 14:57
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      A nice gift, age suitable for younger kids

      I picked up a set of three magnetic vehicles from ELC within Mothercare in November, swayed by a slight price reduction and also in the market for a few first birthday presents for our youngest. She seemed to like playing with cars and trucks so I figured she'd like this set.

      What are they?
      A set of three cars, with wobbly eyes at the front, wheels that easily turn and a magnetic point on the front and rear bumper. This allows the vehicles to link up and be towed around in a line. They can also be played with in isolation. The set we have is in pinks and pastels but an identical concept to the emergency set. Mine were just a bit more aimed at a girl's market.

      In play
      Obviously these are simple to play with, aimed at the 9-12 month plus market. They are a nice size and shape for little hands and have a great appeal with the simple link up feature. My husband enjoyed showing our youngest the opposite way magnets work, repelling the vehicles using the magnets the wrong way around.

      Price
      I remember paying £8 for the set of three cars. The proper price was £10 so I felt they were good value for money.

      My thoughts
      I thought these were a great buy and at first both girls (aged 1 and 3) played with them but birthday in November and then Christmas presents make for a lot of toys landing at the same time and right now we're lucky if we can locate all three to play with at any one time!! I do like the friendly look to these cars though, the eyes are fun and the general look and feel is safe for babies. We have played with them a bit but they are not the first thing my daughter goes for when seeking a toy (that tends to be my lip gloss or something in my handbag!!).

      Final word
      These make a nice gift at a modest price and the lines that ELC do make it easy to choose a set for either girls or boys. They work well together or individually and encourage coordination and learning skills. A great set but just don't expect hours of play from them in one sitting!

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