Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
Newest Review: ... bay etc THIS IS A HUGE GARAGE, VERY STURDY, WILL TAKE ALL PLAY THROWN AT IT, AND WILL EVEN SUPPORT A TODDLER'S WEIGHT AGAINST IT. It me... more
Big action..........big fun!!!!!!
Fisher Price Big Action Garage
Member Name: indigojade
Fisher Price Big Action Garage
Date: 16/11/00, updated on 13/03/01 (362 review reads)
Advantages: sturdy bright and robust
Fisher Prices’ Big action garage is one of the best children’s garages I have seen on the market to date. Although a little pricey for a child’s toy at £54.97 (toysRus Nov 2000)it really is money well spent to see the enjoyment on childrens faces, when they see their new toy!
The garage comes in a huge box, so you would need to go by car or taxi, preferably with someone to help you carry it. It was certainly no fun trying to manhandle this on my own! Home assembly is required, this was a little daunting as the instructions came in an A4 booklet! However it took roughly half an hour to assemble and was relatively easy once I got going, honest! Everything you require is included in the pack, with the exception of a Phillips screwdriver.
The garage itself comprises of a ground floor level with barriers and petrol pumps, the second floor level leads onto the long spiral ramp as does the top floor level. There are two ramps, a speed ramp, with a jump at the end, which cars ‘fly’ off, ( they really do....usually straight at the
cat!) this ramp also doubles as a slide for James, with he thinks is great, despite my pleadings!!! although I doubt this would be recommended, and a corkscrew ramp which leads from the top to the bottom.
There is a manually operated lift which tips the cars through the barriers and down onto the ramps, as well as a handy storage drawer supposedly for cars but James has other
ideas..........soggy chips and the like!
The garage comes with 2 cars and a tow truck as well as an extension piece for ‘hotwheels’ cars, handy as Mcd’s were giving them away with their happy meals not to long ago.
I am amazed at how sturdy the whole set up is, all the signs/barriers snap into place and are extremely difficult to remove once in place, so little danger of younger children swallowing them.
t is also able to take a lot of weight, I know of an adult wh
o has stood on it to hang a picture and it held out, although again I doubt the manufacturers would pay out in the event of an accident! It is also very heavy and therefore a child will not tip it over.
I must admit on first opening the box, James was more interested in climbing into it, than what the box contained. A word of advice here DO NOT attempt to assemble the garage with children or animals in the room! It is very frustrating to have to retrieve screws and bits and pieces from under chairs, in the fish tank etc.
All in all an excellant buy, once we got rid of the box! James plays with his garage for hours on end, with maximum enjoyment, I have been known to have a sneaky play too and it is lots of fun!
You can often pick up these garages from car boot sales or pfrom the ad mag for a lower price and still in good condition.
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