My 20 month old son loves Peppa Pig and watches it every morning without fail. Unfortunately, many of the toys seem to be marketed for little girls, so when I saw this spaceship on offer in Argos for £11.99 I had to get it.
It comes with George Pig and Danny Dog already in their silver spacesuits. The George toy is really tiny, and a bit of a worry for me as my son still tries to put everything in his mouth. To be fair though, the recommended age is 3+ so my son is still a little young for it.
George and Danny can be placed into the two seats, and there are seatbelts which are so fiddly to do that we don't bother with them. If you place their legs correctly in the seats, they should stay in anyway.
As other reviewers have said, the sound it makes when it 'takes off' are rediculously loud. They could have improved this toy by adding a couple of different volume levels, rather than just 'on', 'off' and 'mute'.
It's a lovely toy which my son spends a great deal of time playing with, and I am very pleased with my purchase.
I bought this for my little girl who at the time was only 2 years old but it is recommended for children over 3 years but i think it is fine for younger children too. Peppa pig is very popular with small children and does many books,clothes,playsets, my little girl is peppa pig mad and we have many different toys from peppa pig but this spaceship or rocket as i like to call it as thats what it looks like to me is not one of there best toys, although the spaceship is fairly big at 30cm tall i find that the doors on the rocket itself keep coming off alot and this can be very annoying when you have a 2 year old who keeps saying "Mummy fix it" lol, also it does not really do that much as it only comes with a danny dog who is dressed up in a silver space suit and a peppa pig who is dressed the same, you can then strap them into the spaceship (which i find the straps are very fiddly) and then set them off in the spaceship but be warned once this is switched on you will need new ear drums as its that loud lol, my little girl has lots of noisy toys but this is by far the loudest.
The rocket makes the following noises once placed on a flat surface it says "spaceship peppa ready for take off 5,4,3,2,1 blastoff" " That was fun"
The spaceship is red and yellow with 3 doors that can be opended, i bought my peppa pig spaceship from argos for £19.99 but u can buy them on amazon or ebay. I think the item is ok and my little one does like it but its not one of there better toys i think it is a bit over priced
My daughter had this as a present from a friend at her 2nd birthday party. A massive fan of Peppa Pig, I thought this would be the favourite toy of the day. (It was one of the biggest and noisest party presents too!)
Peppa Pig is a VERY popular character with young children, other characters and Peppa's family members feature in the programmes and various playsets and the never ending merchandise that seems to be readily available. We have alot of Peppa Pig themed things in our house.
My daughter loved this spaceship from the beginning (my friend had kindly attached a pack of batteries to the packaging!) She enjoyed taking Danny and George and strapping them into the little seats with the seat belt and taking them for a ride "to the moon and back".
I'm surprised this is classed as a spaceship, to me it seems more like a rocket. It is bright yellow and plastic, it is quite a large toy, standing approx 30cm tall with a large red chunky handle on the side. Great size for small hands to grab onto.
There are three sections in the spaceship, each with opening doors. The middle and top sections have little plastic seats in which the two characters George (Peppa Pig's brother) and Danny Dog, both of whom are dressed in silver space suits. There are 3 settings on the spaceship at the back, 'off' 'on' and 'mute'.
A word of warning this toy is VERY loud, please ensure that you switch it off when your child has gone to bed as we made the mistake of leaving it on the floor and tripping over it at night and setting it off is never a good idea. When you turn it on and sit the spaceship onto a flat surface it starts making noises and then you will hear 5,4,3,2,1 Blastoff!. When you then lift the spaceship up, you will hear Peppa Pig's voice telling you to go left , go right and then go up, go down and land. My personal favourite was when the toy runs out of batteries so you can make your own sound effects (I'm a mean mummy and not too keen on noisy toys!)
Having a closer look at this toy nine months on, I can see that it has been well loved and well played with. However, it is missing the top door and bottom door. I think this were lost quite early on and also one of the seatbelts is missing. My daughter found this quite fiddly to do anyway. The characters are still very popular and get used in other playsets that we have and come out shopping with us too!
This spaceship appeals to both boys and girls and seems to be popular with other children when they come over to play.
Recommended for children aged 3 and over but I cant see why younger children cannot play with it if they are supervised. I see in some places this toy is still advertised for sale around £20, in my opinion it is slightly overpriced at that much and I would recommend looking around for a better deal.
As with many parents out there just now I seem to be faced with Peppa Pig on a daily basis whether it be on TV (I think it is on permanent repeat on the kids channels) or with the numerous toys we have collected for our daughter's obsession.
On such toy that caught our daughter's eye for her birthday was the Peppa Pig Spaceship. It can be currently bought in amazon for £21.50 (29/10/2011) or if you are lucky you could pick up at a boot sale for about £5.
The toy itself, in my opinion is pretty good, unlike some of the Peppa toys it is not too flimsy and seems to be holding up to its many drops to the floor. It is yellow in colour with red fins and has separate compartments for the various characters. It comes complete with Peppa, George and Danny Dog. It also has various noises to aid your childs play, you can hear spaceship noises and Peppa's voice.
If I had to pick a fault it is the continual strapping in of the characters as the seat belts are not really any good and I could see how the little characters could fall out and get lost quite easily.
However, I find this to be one of the better toys in the series and our daughter certainly loves it. In my opinion it is certainly worth considering as present for your little one's birthday or upcoming Christmas present.
Thanks for reading
My daughter is an intense fan of peppa pig to say the least and around Christmas time this year she began to take an interest in spaceships. This was following a change in the display corner at nursery and all she would say up until Christmas is ' is Santa bringing me a spaceship.' In actual fact, no Santa was not bringing her a spaceship because for the weeks prior to Christmas I searched everywhere for a decent looking spaceship that was not completely aimed at boys. This was a difficult search and also a search that came up with no results. I had come across the peppa pig space ship but at the time it was costing £24 in Argos and to be honest I thought it was one of the tattyist looking toys I had seen. Anyway come Christmas she didn't even question the fact that Santa hadn't brought her a spaceship so I thought all was fine. A couple of weeks later however the desire for a space ship came back and so I eventually (using a cheque sent from some distant family relative) caved and bought the peppa pig space ship.
I managed to find the spaceship on Amazon for £12.00 and I was a lot more happy to be paying this price for it. Once it came and I took it out of the box and had a quick test of it I didn't think it was all that bad. My daughter, unbeknown to me, didn't actually want a toy spaceship, she wanted a real one and the first words that came out of her mouth when I presented her the spaceship was "Kerry won't fit in there." and then she eye balled it with a speculative look. Nether the less, after her confused reaction she did play with it for a considerable amount of time.
The space rocket in size is reasonable, it is big enough for a young child to play with anyway. It is red and yellow in colour and has a large handle for ease of playing and easy transportation. The spaceship has three compartments with individual doors to each, these also have little windows. Inside two of the compartments are seats which have seat belts. The rocket comes with two characters, George pig and Danny dog, both of which are wearing space suits. These characters have slightly bendy bodies which helps them to sit down in the seats. One of the major problems we have with this space ship is that the seat belts to hold the figures in place are extremely fiddly! The seats do swivel slightly giving you more room to get your fingers in but it is a really tricky and fiddly business trying to fasten the seat belts. My daughter definitely can't do it, which like most things she can't do really frustrates her as she is very much enjoying her independence at the minute.
The spaceship also has a sound activate button at the bottom, the aim is to obviously turn it on, and then place it onto the ground, the space ship then counts down to 0 and then it says blast off! As soon as you lift the toy of the floor it makes a very loud rocket taking off noise. The downside to this is that, although it is very fun for my daughter, it gives me a whopping headache. It is by far one of the loudest toys she owns and there is not a volume button either. With repetitive play this is very annoying. Despite this toy causing me problems anyway my daughter really enjoys it. I wasn't wrong when I thought it looked very tatty as since we bought it 6 months ago the doors have fell of countless of times and now one is missing. Its not a great toy but children seem to like it, well my daughter does. I would only recommend it if the price is right because I would certainly have not paid full price for it. It is not good for the ears but it encourages roll play and imagination which not all toys offer. I would recommend that it is used by children between the ages of 3-5. I would not recommend it for under 2's as there are a lot of small pieces and bits and bobs, and it is awfully loud.
Last year my two small children had an insatiable fascination with the televised Peppa Pig series and all things Peppa and so it made perfect sense, or so I thought, that for Christmas I would indulge them in a selection of Peppa related toys. I have to be honest I am always slightly skeptical of toys that are hastily manufactured off the back of a popular children's cartoon as I feel it's just a way to quickly cash in on the shows popularity. My main concern is their price. You inevitably pay a premium for the brand association, several pounds higher than the unbranded alternatives. None the less I made my purchase and for the purpose of this review I will refer to the Peppa Pig Space ship as a rocket because in my opinion that is what it actually is.
Suitable for ages three years and over at first glance the rocket seems to be a suitable mode of transportation for space exploring pigs everywhere and small children who wanted to join them on the voyage. The rocket appears to contain all the attributes a good children's toy should have. It's brightly coloured. Being yellow and red it's not gender bias so should appeal to boys or girls. It's big enough for children to hold safely and play with. The handle size is more than adequate for an adult to fully place their hand through let alone a child. Grooves help to provide a firm grip although they would be better placed on the inner side of the handle rather than the outer so I assume that they are really there to add interest to the design rather than serve a purpose. Most importantly the rocket would not be complete without the obligatory sound effects. Reasonably plausible effects of a rocket launching along with two main phrases from Peppa that include "Space ship Peppa (oink) ready for take off" and "Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Blast off" are a nice addition. Other phrases burst into life after the rocket has been turned on for several minutes and include "Go right little space ship", "Go left little space ship", "Go up little space ship" and "Go down and land little space ship" along with one sound effect of Peppa laughing and oinking. A good idea I think to help teach children direction and assist with movement, dexterity and co-ordination but that's the only educational benefits I can see.
The rocket requires three AA batteries, only needed to work the sounds as there are no other features. Electronics are activated by a small button at the bottom of the rocket that can be either pressed manually or will automatically sound once the rocket has been lifted from a stationary position. Without any doubt, the volume of the electronics is overbearing and excessively loud. Not quite loud enough to distort the sounds emitted, Peppa's voice is still audible but certainly loud enough to be an over powering distraction if you are in the same room and it's by far louder than any other toy I have ever purchased. Oddly there's no volume control. Your options are either on, off or mute, a pointless option that simply allows the rocket's sound effects to be played without Peppa's speech.
The rocket itself stands approximately 31cm high and measures 13cms across at it's widest point in the middle, 18cms if you include the handle. Weight is 600grams or there abouts. It at first feels perhaps too light but the internal electronics located in the base add a little weight which in turn assists the three feet in keeping it stable whilst in an upright position. The rocket seems about the right size and weight for a small child to easily hold and control movement when playing. Made entirely of plastic that feels thick and chunky, all edges are rounded with the top slightly domed rather than being pointed. The overall ergonomic shape of the external area is a definite benefit eliminating sharp areas and a lack of intricate detailing in the plastic (which is completely smooth) makes the rocket easy to clean. The main body is strong and solidly constructed. The legs and handle are firmly secured to the main body and are clearly going to require someone a lot stronger than a child to pull them off and break them.
The rocket has three compartments that run vertically up the middle of the main body each with a small door to allow access. Any attention to detail prior to this toys release were clearly exhausted with the external elements and construction as the interior looks basic. Nothing more than a few stickers to suggest the control panel and some fairly uninspiring plastic moldings of space suits lacking in detail. The upper two sections both have a small plastic red seat, each rotates 360 degrees. It's fiddly for a child to add Peppa figures to the seats and the belts are hard for them to seccure, a few tugs by my three year old son and one seat has popped from it's socket. The doors are also poorly secured, the middle being connected by a hinge that wobbles in its socket and the upper and lower doors, both of which open downwards were forever coming out. Not a particularly major problem, more an annoyance having to endlessly repeat the process of replacing as it's too tricky for youngsters to do.
The rocket comes complete with two small figures (George and Danny Dog) in "spacesuits", I use the term loosely as they are just standard figures painted grey. It would have been more appropriate for Peppa to be included considering it's her voice used for the sound effects and my children were quite disappointed that she wasn't. I assume that Peppa was intentionally excluded from the set to encourage further profits by parents purchasing extra figures and that may well have worked if the toy had been utilised more. In fact this rocket has had the opposite effect and achieved nothing other than to confirm my original suspicions that these toys are marketed purely to maximise profits and sod the interests of the children who want to play with them.
Remove the two included figures and there is nothing left to suggest that this rocket pertains to Peppa Pig in any way. I feel it's over priced for what it actually is and I just can't work out what age group it should really be marketed at. Too bulky for babies, not enough features to retain a toddlers attention and certainly too childish for three years and over. There's nothing included to stimulate a child's imagination or retain any real interest. Sounds are all well and good but some additional sentences or push button options and simple lights would have been a nice addition and for the money I really don't see why they were'nt included.
Considering this was a gift for Christmas neither of my children have bothered to pay it any attention and yet they are still fascinated by the cartoon series. I'm not the toy expert in our house that job goes to my children and woe betide any toy that does not pass their specifications and rigorous quality control. Their virdict is fairly obvious by the fact that the toy gets no use.
Would I recommend this toy? In a word, no. There are far better versions on the market that offer a greater selection of features for less money and in any case Peppa figures can be purchased individually and be used in conjunction with any other toy. Currently the rocket, which is manufactured by Character, established in 1991 and is available from Argos at £12.43 in their half price promotion (normal price £24.87) but prices fluctuate from store to store. Even at half price, I'm afraid I still could not whole heartedly recommend. I've awarded two stars really for the solid construction of the main body. My advice for anyone interested in purchasing is to simply abort mission.
This Space Ship comes as part of the extensive Peppa Pig toy range and I bought it recently from Tesco using vouchers I had accumalated through shopping. Ususally it would cost around the £20-£30 mark so is not cheap considering what it does and what it is! As per usual, because it is asssociated with a popular childrens television show, the price goes right up!
Basically this is a yellow rocket that comes with two Peppa Pig characters, George Pig and Danny Dog, and has three chambers in which they can sit. The two top chambers have seats which the characters can be strapped into with plastic seat-belts whilst the bottom chamber is supposed to be some kind of locker room where the characters could in theory don their spacesuits. I say in theory because the characters that come with this are already wearing spacesuits.
It is quite hard-wearing and durable but, like many of these such toys, the door of the top chamber has a tendency to detach. This is quite easy to fix back in place though you may need to be careful because I suspect you could easily snap the latches that attach this if you were a bit heavy-handed. My daughter loves this because she is a big fan of Pepa and her friends and this is quite a nice toy to own but it does have one little flaw.....
IT IS JUST TOO TOO LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can put this on silent or on Demo which limits how much noise it makes but there is no volume control so if you have it on full play, you are likely to get deafened. Pushing down on the base, Peppa counts down for launch before the rocket makes a noise as though taking off! This is so loud that you can hear it several rooms away and, in the same room, it can really irritate you rather very quickly! Especially if your toddler continuousally sets it off several times in a row!!!
Apart from this, this is a neat little spaceship that looks good and isn't bad for the money! And if the noise gets too unvearable, I suppose you could always remove the batteries!
Buy it if your child is a fan of Peppa Pig because I am sure they will love it but just be prepared for how loud this pesky toy can be!!!!!
I brought the Peppa Pig Spaceship around a year ago for my then 2 year old daughter (now 3) who is a massive Peppa Pig fan.
Peppa Pig is a popular British preschool programme which is shown on Nick Jr and Five. The programme is based around a young pig called Peppa - her family and friends also feature heavily throughout each episode.
* About the spaceship *
I wouldn't really call it a spaceship, it's much more of a rocketship.
It is very bright and eyecatching. It is red and yellow all over. It is a good size (around a foot tall) and stands up well on flat surfaces. On the side of the spaceship is a large plastic red handle, which is perfect for little ones to grab hold of and fly the spaceship around.
There are 3 compartments in the spaceship - 2 of the compartments have little red seats fitted inside (with seatbelts attached). Also inside are stickers on the wall which mimic a drawing board, windows (with views into space) and radar screens. Inside the bottom compartment is a little space suit molded onto the wall. The compartments are sealed over by little plastic doors which can be opened and closed.
There is a switch on the back of the spaceship which has 3 settings - 'Off', 'On' and 'Mute'. The spaceship takes 3 x AA batteries which aren't included.
The spaceship also comes with 2 character figures - Peppa's brother George (in a silver spacesuit) and his friend Danny Dog (also in a silver spacesuit).
* My opinion *
Initially my daughter really enjoyed playing with this toy (but soon lost interest when problems started occurring with it). The size of the spaceship is good and allows my child to easily fit her hands into the compartments. Despite the size the spaceship is quite lightweight, which makes it easy for my daughter to play with and fly around. I shouldn't imagine the size or weight would be a problem for any young child.
The handle is extremely 'handy' as it allows my daughter to easily fly the spaceship around with one hand. It would have been too awkward to zoom around without the handle and would have required 2 hands and probably a few accidents! A great idea for preschool children/toddlers.
The whole spaceship is made of solid plastic which makes it robust and easy to wipe clean. The character figures are very cute and have bendy legs to sit them in the seats easily.
When you flick the switch onto 'On' Peppa's voice shouts out "Spaceship Peppa! Time for blastoff! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1..." On 1, my daughter grabs the rocket and flies it around the room whilst it makes a "sssshhhhhwwwoooosssshhh" sound. When the spaceship it put down Peppa says "That was fun!". Peppa's voice is very cute but the sound of the spaceship is really loud, too loud infact - it sounds like a hoover! You can also play with the spaceship without the sounds by flicking the switch to 'Off' (my favourite!) or you can play with the spaceship on mute mode which makes the spaceship sound but without Peppa's voice. The spaceship sound automatically starts when the spaceship is lifted up (there is a button underneath).
Within a matter of days (maybe even hours) after we bought the spaceship all of the doors fell off. Since then the doors constantly fall off and need clipping back on. My daughter can't clip the doors back on by herself and gets very frustrated with it. Nowadays I rarely see the spaceship with doors attached.
The other problem is that the seatbelts are too fiddly for little fingers to clip in - another thing which my daughter understandably gets frustrated by. The seatbelts are also bad quality and are constantly pinging off - if the seatbelts aren't secured the characters fall out of their seats and rattle around inside the compartment (and if there aren't any doors on the spaceship the characters just fall out!).
I've also noticed that most of the stickers inside the compartments are starting to peel off.
The Peppa Pig Spaceship is a unisex toy (as is the programme), although it may appeal more to boys than girls. Girls may prefer a different Peppa Pig set, such as the Royal Princess Carriage. The educational aspects of this toy are that it encourages imaginative play. The toy is recommended for children 3+.
* Price & Availability *
The Peppa Pig Spaceship is widely available from places such as Boots, Argos, Amazon, Tesco, Toys R Us and The Entertainer. Prices generally vary between £20.00 - £25.00 which I personally think is way too much, especially taking the quality of the toy into consideration. If you do decide to buy this toy I would look out for a good deal - the Peppa Pig Spaceship is currently selling half price at many retailers (February 2011).
Peppa Pig Space Rocket
With Christmas just been and gone, my little ones have a great many new toys in which I like to try out with them! One particular toy is from the Peppa Pig range (Peppa Pig is a cartoon pig and can be seen on television with her family and friends on Nick Junior and Milkshake) and comes in the shape of George's (Peppa's brother) space rocket.
The rocket is approximately 30cm tall and quite thick and well rounded with a durable body yet very flimsy doors. It is in the colours of red and yellow and rather attractive with a red handle on the side sized perfectly for little fingers. It has three doors which all open - two of which reveal little rooms with movable seats and seat belts and one is an empty room. It comes complete with two figures - George and Danny Dog, both in space suits.
The rocket, much to the annoyance of parents yet to add to the fun for children, comes with sounds (three AA batteries required). There are three sound options which are on, off or sounds only (no speech). The sound includes Peppa's voice counting down to lift-off and some very noisy space rocket sounds. Unfortunately there is no volume switch!!
As mentioned, the rocket itself is very durable and robust yet there are also some flimsy parts. The doors are the main problem and are forever falling off. I did wonder if it may have just been a fault with the one toy we had though I have later read reviews and many state the same problem. Once off, the doors are very fiddly to reattach and so my little one has, as a result, completely lost one now! Another thing which gets lost easily is the little seat belts as it comes off very easily.
My little one loves this toy despite the negatives. It can be picked up between £20.00-£26.00 which, considering the fact it breaks easily, is rather a lot to pay, though it does seem to be one of the new favourite toys of my little one.
Although it is recommended for age three + my son received this at Christmas where he was two and he loved it at first. He originally asked for a rocket for Christmas but as a peppa pig fan finding this was perfect. I got it in a sale at Argos for around £10 .Although i believe it retails any where between £15 - £25 so i would shop around for a sale price if you decide to purchase it.
The rocket itself is yellow and red in colors very bright and easily catches a child attention. It has three compartments with a door that opens to reveal a seat in each one for the characters we received with the toy. Peppa pig George and Danny dog.
The first time my son opened the doors they fell off. I reattached them but every other time he opened the door they would come away from the toy which was my first disappointment . Also to secure the figures in there seats there was a seat belt but these seemed to fiddily for Connor and he often got frustrated with them.
There is a large handle on the side for the child to carry easily to blast of into space. There are black button sensors at the bottom which set off a very loud rocket noise. Although my son loved it and im sure any other child would.
At the back is a button to turn the rocket on, off or on to mute. I personally see no point in the mute button. There are no lights so if you wish to turn the sound off you can just turn the rocket off. I tried to turn the sound off many of times but the button is that noticeable and easy to use my son would turn it straight back on again.
Around two days after Xmas my son completely forgot about the rocket as he was soon bored of it.
I would not recommend this product as it was flimsy and did not hold my sons attention very long even as a peppa pig fan!
At Christmas my son was Peppa Pig mad so he got quite a few of the toys and the spaceship was one of them. Although at 2 years old I knew he was a bit young as its recommended for 3+ I thought he would grow into it and it didn't seem to have too many small parts like the house for example. On Christmas day he loved it and drove us mad when he realised you could just keep pressing the black button underneath the spaceship to make the horrible take off noise! But now he seems to have tired of it.
The spaceship seems to be well made and withstands my 2 year old banging it about. The doors do come off quite easily but they simply click back on.
The toy came with 3 characters Peppa, George in a spaceship outfit and Danny Dog. The spaceship has 3 compartments. The top one and middle has a red seat with a seatbelt so you can fasten your character in. Although I can't see any 3 year old being able to do this straight away as it is quite a fiddle. The chairs swivel round so your character can be facing inwards if you like. The bottom compartment is empty.
Now for the annoyingly loud bit, which seems to be ok to start with but after the 20th go starts to get to any adult but amuse any child the noise. All the children seem to love it. There is a switch on the back of the spaceship off, on and mute. It is a simple switch that my 2 year old mastered straight away! Im not sure of the point of the mute but its there anyway. It begins with a countdown '5, 4, 3, 2, 1, ready for take off' and then makes a realistic rocket taking off sound followed by peppa saying 'go right little spaceship', 'go left', 'go up' etc..
I think as a Peppa Pig toys it is reasonably priced and my son did get a lot of fun out of it at Christmas. But he did tire of it quickly but that could be just his age. Im sure he will begin playing with it again.
We bought the Peppa Pig rocket for my daughters to add to their massive collection of all things Peppa Pig.
The rocket is about 14 inches tall and the main body about 6 inches in diameter. It has 3 wings on the bottom, which means it stands up without wobbles. It has a large handle on the side to make it easy for little ones to fly it through the sky.
The rocket is split into 3 compartments, each with their own individual door. Unfortunately, the doors come off very easily, my children can't re-attach them by themselves which means I'm constantly being asked to do it.
The top 2 compartments have fixed red chairs in them, with seatbelts to fasten your chosen character in. The seatbelts are very fiddly to do up and undo, which can get frustrating for small children.
At the back of the rocket is an on/off/mute switch. Once you switch the rocket on it is really really loud. I don't really see the point of the mute button - you might as well just switch it off!
However, annoying as the noise is for parents, kids love it and after the countdown, it akes a pretty good rocket take-off noise and has the sound of Peppa saying various things such as "this is fun", "go left," "go right"
You get 3 characters with the rocket, Peppa, George Pig and Danny Dog.
My daughters do like playing with this and despite the constantly falling-off doors, it is a fairly sturdy toy and I expect it will last long enough for my baby son to enjoy playing with it when he's a bit older.
It's usually priced around £18, which I think is reasonable as Peppa Pig toys are often very overpriced.
We have a lot of Peppa pig things going on in my house, and out of them all - this is the worst.
Sure, the spaceship looks good. And sure - it does make a noise when you press a button ('spaceship peppa, ready for take off') - but aside from that it was dull and my daughter got bored with it incredibly quickly.
There are three doors on the front of the ship that open out to reveal three chairs. And that is literally it. You get three figures - Peppa Pig, George and Danny Dog all in space gear. But that just opened a can of worms because my daughter wanted to know where mummy pig and daddy pig was or Suzie Sheep.
She spent a little while sitting them all in their space seats - but after that, there is literally not alot that even the most imaginative child can do with this toy.
My advice is to plump for the Camper Van set instead - you get more figures and theres more for the child to play with.
We bought this toy for my daughters birthday in December and I have to say that although she does like the spaceship the quality is not that good. The spaceship itself is made from plastic and has three hatches that open. The ship also makes blast off noises and engine sounds - there is an option to turn this off!
However, the first time my daughter played with this - she is 3 years old- the top hatch door came away. It does clip back on but an adult is needed to do this. The door hinges themselves are very flimsy and I feel that they will not hold up to much play. This is a real downside to the spaceship and has stopped my daughter playing with it as it keeps 'breaking'.
The figures that come with the spaceship are pretty robust and not for tiny hands but fit well into the craft.
A good toy that provides some entertainment but does have some design faults.
My son was bought the Peppa pig rocket for Christmas as he is a huge fan of Peppa pig and anything to do with space so seemed the ideal present
The rocket itself is yellow with a red fixed handle, fins and red and white top so is very aesthetically attractive to a child. It has 3 doors with windows which when opened two lead to seats with seatbelts and the bottom one seems to be more of a changing room. It is 30cm tall. and comes with two characters Danny dog and George both dressed in space suits.
It requires three AA batteries which are not included however my son started playing with it prior to the batteries been inserted.
It has three options off, on or mute. Initially I couldn't work out what the difference would be between mute and off but mute is actually space ship noises without any speech. The on mode hears Peppa speaking which I understand that the language used is more complex than George can say but it seems bizarre that there isn't a Peppa figure included yet her voice is launching the rocket. She counts down which my son loves the countdown then you hear space noises. When you stand the rocket on the floor you activate a button on the bottom which then restarts which makes it difficult when tidying up and the little one is asleep as there is a mad dash for the off switch. The volume is also extraordinarily loud and unlike many sound activated toys it does not have a volume switch.
The seats in the rocket rotate 360 degrees which is a feature my son loves however the seatbelts are too difficult for him to fasten and are a bit fiddly even for me. The seatbelt also does come off both ends so the potential for getting lost is quite great.
The biggest fault with this rocket is the doors are constantly falling off. At first I thought it due to my son been really rough with the toy but even when I open them they often fall off. It is then a little difficult to reattach and is something my son cannot do.
This is my son's second most with played with toy from Christmas day he has played with it alone while I was in the kitchen and also with mommy. The handle does make it easy for him to carry around .
I do think this is a good toy for stimulating the imagination of little one's as the features are very basic.
It is a shame that the doors issue have not been addressed as this rocket has been out for some time as otherwise it is an excellent toy. The toy other than the doors does appear to be robust
This toy is recommended for three years older and above and although my son is not three for another four months I am happy that it is age appropriate for him.
This toy is currently £24.89 at Argos but only £22.99 on Amazon so definitely worth shopping around .It was bought for my son by an aunt when it was on offer before Christmas and cost less than £20.
I have mixed feelings about this toy I my son does love it and has got up this morning and started playing with it again so it is clearly a hit but for nearly £25 I would expect it not to fall apart so easily.
Peppa Pigs Spaceship comes complete with George Pig & Danny the Dog all ready in their space suits! The Spaceship has 3 compartments all accessible via opening doors and 2 play modes! Mute mode & play mode. Lift the spaceship in play mode to hear the spaceship roar and many other phrases from Peppa including ""Go left little spaceship"" Have hours of fun and BLAST OFF with Peppa Pigs Spaceship!