Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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The best of the stomp rockets
ELC Rocket Zoomer
Member Name: broxi3781
ELC Rocket Zoomer
Advantages: Fun toy, well made and works well, reasonable price too.
This set is meant to be for ages 3+. I believe this is because it is possible for a baby to bite a piece off of the foam rockets,a s my son did. He was supervised with the toy, so we immediately retrieved it and made sure he didn't bite it again. It is very easy to stomp though and a very young child can work this without difficulty. My youngest was able to use from just over 1 year of age.
I have two sets of these rockets. The first set is 2 1/2 years old and still in brilliant condition, except for the previously mentioned bite, and a couple of fins that have come off through constant use. The second set was not a replacement but so that both boys could play at once. The set includes a strong plastic bulb to stomp on, with a tube that feeds the air into the rocket launch pad, also very sturdy and well made. You also get two rockets. Our newer set is red, as shown, and the older set is blue.
We have tried other stomp rockets, including much more expensive ones. This is only £3.36 at ELC right now. This is without a doubt the best of the foam rockets we have tried. It is the easiest to work, launches the farthest, and is the best made. I have found that the rockets from the set we through in the bin do fit this as well, which was nice.
I would recommend this with supervision for very young children as it does develop some motor skills placing the rocket on the launcher, as well as encouraging walking about to get the rockets and stomping with one foot. I have found older children enjoy it too. Mt five year old still loves it, as do older children that come over to play.
It can be used indoors if you do not have anything it will knock over. Being very soft, the rocket itself will not break anything and does not really hurt if a child gets hit with it. It is of course best used outdoors.
Summary: This time the cheapest model ended up the best as well.