Eliza loves Paw Patrol, and already has several of the toy range, including the Lookout Tower, Sea Patroller and Air Patroller. Most of the larger toys come with smaller vehicles or puppies, and so they are very easy to mix and match during play.
The Ultimate Rescue range is a fairly new addition to the Paw Patrol merchandise, released in line with the Ultimate Rescue TV shows. We were surprised by the size of the Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck – it really is huge, and would be a perfect present for any Paw Patrol fan to find under the Christmas tree this year!
Included with the Fire Truck is Marshall and his Mini Fire Truck, which fits into the side of the Fire Truck. There is a mini hose attached to the mini truck, and 4 water blasters, which can also be used with the main fire truck. There are also some stickers to add to the vehicle – these are easy to fit, and enhance the look. It takes 2 AAA batteries, but these are included, so it is ready to use straight away.
One of Eliza’s favourite parts is the extendable 2ft tall ladder, which is very easy to lift up and down. At the top is the Lookout cab, in which the pups can sit, and Eliza especially enjoys using the ladder as a slide for the pups to whizz down. At the base of the cab is the water launcher, where you can slot in the water blasters and send them flying with a twist of the lever. There is also a single water shooter at the back of the fire truck, which is activated with a push button. They do fly out with some speed, so be careful where you stand! The cab has 2 lights on the top, which flash when pressed, and there are a couple of sound effects too, including sirens and the Paw Patrol theme tune. The Fire Truck has moving wheels, and has an articulated drive, so it is easy to move around smaller spaces.
Paw Patrol toys are always great for playing with friends and siblings, and the Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck is no different. Max enjoys joining in with Eliza’s play, and the beauty of these toys is how well they all work together. There is an Ultimate Rescue range, with vehicles that relate to the new show, but all the Paw Patrol vehicles and figures work well together without the need to spend out more.
So were we impressed? In a word, yes. The Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck is a fantastic addition to the current Paw Patrol toy range, and fits in seamlessly with other pups and vehicles. It is incredibly easy to set up and use, and it manageable even for younger children. There is huge capacity for imaginative play, and we love all the little extras such as the lights and sounds, water blasters and extending ladder. It’s a lovely, open ended toy for any Paw Patrol fan, and I can see it being a huge hit this Christmas!