Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

As you know I have a big Octonauts fan here.  It’s a fab CBeebies series teaching youngsters all about marine life.  Monkey has certainly learnt loads from watching Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and friends.  So when we were asked to look at the new Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle from Fisher Price, I knew it would be well received.

Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

The Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle would be our first Octonauts playset so I was looking forward to seeing what you get for your money.  Priced at around £34.99, this set is aimed at children aged 3 years and over.  If you’ve got your eye on this for a Christmas present, note that some assembly is required, but it’s a couple of click fits and you are ready to roll.  The set also comes with 3 x AAA batteries which gets a big thumbs up from me.

Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

I was really impressed by the amount you get with this set, and therefore the extended play potential.  The Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle works as one unit, but can also be split into an Octo Sled and Octo Shuttle. Captain Barnacles can operate the vehicle, Sled and both of the Mini Ski units. There are also 3 interchangeable tools for added interest.

Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

All of these items are made from sturdy plastic including the Narwal – Monkey is convinced it’s Captain Barnacle’s old friend Boris – told you he was a fan of the show!

Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

The only criticism I have with this set is with the Iceberg.  It’s made of flimsier plastic, it has the sort of hinge that will break quickly through continued use (in my experience anyway) and our Iceberg doesn’t fit together too well.

Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

But Monkey wasn’t bothered, and when he discovered the Lights and Sounds features he was suitably impressed.  Press the red Octo button on the side of the Exploration vehicle and the set illuminates and you can press through a number of different sound recordings. There’s no volume control but I haven’t found Captain Barnacle’s voice annoying at all!

Rescue poor Boris from the Iceberg and warm him up in the creature warming tank!

Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

Designed to withstand the coldest of climates and able to explore icy environments with ease, the Gup-S is the Octonauts’ ideal vehicle for polar exploration!

Monkey loves this set, there are so many moving parts that he’s like a pig in muck.  You should be aware that this toy cannot be used in water, but that hasn’t phased Monkey at all.

I can thoroughly recommend the Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle, it offers hours of play potential.  A nearly 5-year-old Monkey certainly gives it a big thumbs up.

There are other sets and character toys that work alongside this new set, but it works perfectly well as a stand alone play set too.  It can be bought from a number of retailers including Smyths Toys.

disclaimer:  we were sent this set in exchange for an honest review

 

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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