Product Type: ELC baby toys
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Happyland Martian House
Happyland Martian Moon House
Member Name: blueskaiblue
Happyland Martian Moon House
Advantages: Sturdy, lots of features including moving parts and sounds.
Disadvantages: Little overpriced at £40
We bought this toy for our son, who at the time was 8 months. We have several happyland play sets that my daughter played with and my son also enjoyed playing with these but there was nothing really 'boyish' hence the Martian House purchase! We bought this from the Early Learning Centre while the half price deal we on so we only paid £20 for it. The set comes with the house, three aliens and their pet, a spaceship and martian buggy.
The house itself includes a landing pad, with a chute down to the garage, a kitchen type area, a bedroom complete with beds and a slide leading from the bedroom to the base of the house. There is even a kennel for the alien pet.
There is a windmill/wheel on the side of the house that can be spun by the children (this is what my son spent most of his time doing), there is a large red button on the top which makes martiany type sounds. below this there is the kitchen area that includes a television which if pressed makes its own sounds, there are some three alien type blobs in the kitchen which all come with their own sounds too.
The chute that leads from the landing pad to the garage can be opened from the backside and makes a 'whoosh' sound, i always likened it to a transporter type sound. With the sounds this makes it obviously needs batteries. We have had this for 6 months so far though and have never had to replace them.
The garage door opens with a slide so the martian buggy can be driven out. The alien pet kennel has a swivel which is accessed from the top, one side is completely open while the other has a window.
As i've said already we have a lot of the happyland play sets and this is definitely one of the best built, its chunky and sturdy and the moving parts havent weakened with time as with other happyland sets. Even though my son is still so young he loves playing with this because of the moving parts and the sounds...not forgetting the curly slide.
As i've said we paid half price for this, i think the price we paid was about right for the toy itself, i've always thought happyland is a little overpriced but seeing as the ELC tend to have offers on often it counters the prices overall. This is a lasting toy proven by the fact that this hasn't yet broken and my almost 3 year old daughter loves to play with it alongside her brother.
I would recommend this toy for parents to buy, but would suggest they look out for an offer as happyland tends to be a little expensive.
Summary: Good lasting fun for kids
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