Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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Member Name: newby2
Fisher Price Peek-a-Blocks 2 in 1 Activity Wagon
Advantages: Could be Good in theroy
Disadvantages: Not much fun or actual game play
Fisher Price Peek-A-Blocks 2 in 1 Activity Wagon....
This was a hand me down from one of my friends for Jack and because her kids seemed to enjoy it so much I really thought Jack would too. Jack has a lot of the Peek A Blocks range of toys (some of which given by said friend) and he really enjoys playing with the blocks and using them with the different toys.
The wagon itself is fairly large and after a brief look on the internet I found out that it would cost around £20 to buy new but there are plenty being sold as second hand and at a far more reasonable price. The Wagon comes with eight individual Peek a Blocks that are small plastic cubes with different things inside to look at or to shake, turn or just to look at.
The blocks themselves are very hard wearing and because there are so many different toys in the Peek Block ranges, the blocks can be used with a multitude of other toys in the collection. We seem to have these blocks all over the house and I am sure they must multiply over night or something!
The main body of the wagon id red in colour with a large chunky green handle that can be tucked under the wagon for easier storage. The handle is great and means the child can either push or pull the toy into other rooms and Jack just loves moving it around.
There are a few different parts to the wagon with a large spinning wheel where peek a blocks can be placed in and shot out into a large compartment. Every time this section is moved the music that the wagon has will be set off (the music is very sensitive and can often go off even if we are playing in another room!). There are only three little tunes that the music keeps repeating and these are fairly wacky tunes that can after a while get really annoying.
Other sections of the wagon include a small square where a block can be places and you can turn the block around in the section activating the music and also setting some flashing lights off. There is another part of the wagon where two blocks are able to sit next to one another and as the wagon is pulled or pushed along, the two blocks will slightly slide up and down (only very slightly).
On the whole the wagon is very sturdy and can take a lot of child like abuse. However there are quite a few nooks and crannies that often get a bit dirty and are hard to clean.
Jack mainly pushes this toy from one room to another and may perhaps put a block in the spinning wheel but that is about it. The other sections of the wagon seem slightly pointless and not a lot of fun on the whole. There does not really seem to be much which would keep him entertained or parts to the toy that are very interesting. It is a pretty large toy that takes up a lot of space and I would say that I don't really think it is worth it.
Fr the money that my friend paid I would rather have bought something with a little more to it than this. I am only glad that I have not spent this money on it myself. It is another toy to get out and play with when Jack gets tired of all his other ones but it is one that really does not keep his interest for very long.
The tunes are annoying and repetitive and the actual playtime that you can get from the toy is minimal. £20 is a lot of money for such a simple and not very fun toy. I think the idea of it being in a wagon is good and the way you can push or pull it about is great but if there was only a little bit more depth to the actual play mode of the sections on the wagon then it may be a great toy.
However there is not much depth and not much play time available when using this to y so for that reason I am only award a 2 star rating. I would not really recommend this toy to anyone and would hope that people would take their £20 and spend it more wisely on something far better. It may be big but as we know bigger is not always better!
Summary: Not a very good toy for the money
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