“ Brand: Fimbles / Type: Toy Ride-ons „
It was my sons' First Birthday back in June and my husband and I were stuck with what to get him, as Jack has a lot of Aunts and Uncles he would get bombarded with presents so we decided not to get him too much and Fimbles Sit N' Ride was one of the presents we bought for him.
~~What Are Fimbles?~~
For all those that haven't been brainwashed into watching the Fimbles by their little ones or those people that have no idea in general, I will explain.
Fimbles are little creatures that live in Fimble Valley. The Fimbles live in a hidden valley of exotic flowers and plants, full of natural play areas like the Happy Hollow, Comfy Corner, Play dips, Busy Base, Purple Meadow and magical features such as the Bubble Fall and the sparkling Tinkling Tree.
The Fimbles consist of Fimbo, Florrie and Baby Pom and there is Roly Mo who also appears in his own show.
The Sit n' Ride comes in a big colourful box, with pictures of the Fimbles and the Sit n' Ride on it. The toy is suitable for indoor use or outdoor use, at the moment Jack's is indoors but once the weather improves he'll be out in the back garden on it.
Upon opening the box the Sit n' Ride is comes in six pieces and a simple set of instructions for ease of assembly.
Jack's Sit n' Ride is made of moulded plastic in a multitude of colours consisting of yellow, orange, blue and green and seems very appealing to his little eyes although as far as I am aware there is other colour ranges out there.
The Fimbles Sit n' Ride has a squeaky horn on the steering wheel, three coloured balls (yellow, orange and green) on the handle at the back, lift up seat for extra storage space and has a removable in car phone in a nice yellow colour.
In order to assemble the Sit n' Ride you must first read and carefully follow the instruction leaflet that comes in the box. The instructions are easy to follow and come with pictures so that you know that you have the correct bits to hand.
At the back of the instruction leaflet there are Parental Warnings for use and safety of this toy.
To assemble the Sit n' Ride is an easy task to perform. Firstly attaching the back wheels and stabiliser by clicking into place; next placing the steering column and steering wheel through the front and clicking into place; then attaching the handle at the rear of the seat and finally placing the removable car phone on to its hook.
~~Purchase, Price and Availability~~
We decided to have a look in Mothercare for Jack's presents and came across this on the Mothercare Website, www.mothercare.com
We purchased this at the Croydon branch on Purley Way for £15, since the time that we bought this Mothercare have since ceased selling it but this is still available to buy at some children's toy outlets and over the internet; you can also buy this at www.dhalsall.com which is the manufacturers' website.
The manufacturers recommend that this is suitable for children aged one year to three years, must not be used by children over 36 months due to insufficient strength and must not be used by a child weighing more than 55lbs (25kgs).
Should you wish to contact the manufacturer you can do so by post or via their website.
David Halsall International Limited
FY7 7NY England
I know what you're thinking that this is a child's toy car why do you need to do any maintenance on a bit of plastic? Well, the manufacturers advise that adults need to carry out checks to the main parts as if these aren't carried out, the toy could overturn or cause a fall.
Jack seems to love this toy and would happily walk around pushing it using the handle at the back all day if I'd allow him.
He loves pushing the horn on the steering wheel and smiles and claps when he's got it to make a noise.
Jack also loves the play phone that detaches from the ride on and we often find it hidden amongst his other toys in his toy box as well as seeing him walking around with it in his hand.
This is a fantastic toy for little ones. I love that the colours are vibrant and appealing to the eye; I have found that storage space can be limited due to the size of the toy as we only have a small house, this toy largely remains in the conservatory but this is minor compared to the hours of fun Jack has playing with this.
As for if I would recommend it to anyone else? Well, yes I would. We bought a second one for some friends of ours who's little girl turned One four days after Jack and she was besotted with it; even her three year old brother and eight year old sister were fascinated with the lift up seat and removable phone.
This sit 'n' ride promising musical Fimbling fun! Features 3D rotating Fimbles character figures, a steering wheel which activates a popular Fimbles tune, click, click ignition and rear view mirror. This toddler's about-town is made from robust moulded plastic with a high seat back for safety and push-along fun and a padded seat to give little bottoms added comfort!