Product Type: ELC baby toys
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ELC Light & Sound Fire Engine
Member Name: mumto3
ELC Light & Sound Fire Engine
Advantages: sturdy - chunky - hard wearing - lights and sounds - interative - big for little hands
My youngest son used to really like anything that made noises and had flashing lights so for his 2nd birthday we bought him the Early Learning Centre Light and sound Fire Engine.
The fire engine is very good quality and very chunky. The whole thing is very sturdy and there are no bits that could easily come off and cause injury or a choking hazard. I have found that the ELC toys are always of a very high standard and tend to be interesting and relevant to their target market.
The ladder on the fire engine lifts up and the side shutter also lifts to reveal equipment inside. The equipment cannot be removed but there are also buttons under the shutter than can be pressed to reveal sounds like a siren and other relevant sounds. There is a red light on the top that is also makes a siren noise when activated.
There are three little fire fighters that fit into the seats and the top of the ladder. When the fire fighters are fitted into the seats this activates sounds and recognisable sayings. The fire fighters fit onto little pegs in the seats so are fairly secure once in place and don't roll around or slide out easily.
My son is now almost three and he still loves this fire engine and although he doesn't play with it on a daily basis it is definitely a favourite. When I had looked around for something to get my son I had thought about getting the Fireman Sam fire engine as He likes this character but I am glad I didn't. In comparison to this ELC fire engine the fireman Sam one is much smaller and very flimsy.
The fire engine is 33cm long by 17cm high without the ladder being extended. There is a volume control and on/off switch on the bottom and this is also where the batteries are housed. The fire engine takes 2 x AA batteries and these fit into a secure compartment that is screwed shut. You will need a screw driver to change the batteries.
The fire engine currently retails (Sept 2010) at £20 which is quite reasonable when you consider how little £20 will buy you if you were to purchase character based products. I am a member of the ELC birthday club and so got 20% off this price. This is so hard wearing and tough that I think it is worth the money.
Summary: A really nice toy from ELC
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