Play-Doh Town Fire Truck - ReviewPlay-Doh has always been a popular toy in our house and LM, especially, can often be found with a few pots making some interesting creation. She really loves the opportunity to get her hands on new cutters or stamps for her Play-Doh so she was delighted to receive the Play-Doh Town Fire Truck to try out recently.
Play-Doh Town is a new range from the iconic Hasbro brand which has a range of sets which can be used individually or together to create a world of imaginative play for children age 3 and upwards. Lots of the concepts will be familiar to children as there are sets like this fire truck and fire station a doctor, ice cream truck and hairdresser.
The Fire Truck set arrives complete with firefighter (with helmet and axe), the fire truck itself, and three pots of Play-Doh, one of these has a fire stamper on top of the lid. The three colours of Play-Doh supplied are orange and red (for the fire) and blue (for the water) and the tubs can be stacked so that they can be used to resemble a building on fire. The firefighter's helmet can be removed and he can hold the axe in his hand.
The set is packed with detail and ways to play with the set. The firefighter's helmet can be used to mould a bell, then his head can be filled with Play-Doh and the helmet used as a plunger to squeeze out a beard on him. His feet can be used to make a badge and moustache too. The flame stamper can be used to create a fire for your firefighter and truck to extinguish.
The fire truck is the focus of the set and rolls well. Great to play with before you even get the Play-Doh out. It's an open air truck with a friendly, smiley face and has a fully rotating water cannon on the back. Your firefighter can 'drive' the truck or stand on the platform at the rear. The truck is packed with detail and there are lots of different spaces to fill in or use to stamp detail into your Play-Doh. The water cannon is the perfect way to fight fires and this works well, place the Play-Doh into it and use the plunger to send out streams of water.
LM loved this set, and Bud even played with it for a while (even though he says he's too big for Play-Doh now!) She spent a couple of hours playing with it outside in the sunshine on the afternoon it arrived and then she was out with it again straight away the next morning too. She has loved exploring each element of the set and the intricacies of the Play-Doh modelling are great for encouraging creative play and fine motor skills.
We've loved this set and I definitely think we will add to the collection on her forthcoming birthday. Play-Doh Town is a big hit here!
The Play-Doh Fire Truck Playset can be purchased in all usual stockists including Argos, with an RRP of £14:99.
We received the toy for review purposes.