Product Type: Born to Play Toy Car
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Member Name: xmum2threex
Born to Play Fireman Sam - Friction Fire Engine with Sam Figure
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I brought my son this fireman Sam engine from Argos in the 2 for £15 promotion. On its own it retails at around £9.99.
It is a very simple friction fire engine modeled on Jupiter the fire engine on TV series hero fireman Sam. The engine comes complete with figures of Sam himself. With ladders, a crane arm with a platform and opening doors i was quiet surprised at the quality. With a good push the friction carries the engine for ages. This is one of the things my son loves about it he always chooses it for our car races :-)
Although not perfect considering it has lasted for two years with my children is a small miracle. While the doors remained intact my children found it very easy to place same between the crane arm and engine seat.I was pleased with this as i often find this is the difficulty for most small vehicle toys.
The downsides i can see is that there are no noises or lights but my children soon add these themselves LOL. The door has came off and also the wing mirrors but this does not interfere with them playing with it .Pity the shutters on the engine didn't slide up and down, my little boy was trying to open them for ages.
I would recommend this toy to any fireman Sam fan as with the 2 for £15 promotion it is good value for your money.
Summary: Good toy for a fireman Sam fan
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