I don’t think there is a parent out there who hasn’t heard of Paw Patrol, if the kids aren’t begging for it on TV they are wanting everything from the magazine to the latest toy and Amelia is no different! Although she says she has no favourites I do think she has a soft spot for Marshall and Skye so when we were contacted by Spinmaster to try the new rescue sets I knew this would be a resounding YES!
The first thing that struck me was the sturdiness of the track itself. We have had race tracks etc in the past that bend and twist making it impossible to have a flat surface for the cars but this is thick solid plastic that can stand being manhandled by a feisty 3 year old! The pieces are easily interlocked and fit with any other piece meaning that they can be attached to other sets making one very large island and track.
In Skye and Zumas Lighthouse rescue set there are interactive pieces, the lighthouse lights up and Skye flies around at the push of a button. A tip ramp propels Zuma to release Wally the Walrus from his cage too.
The trees are moveable which means Zuma can fly straight down the ramp and into the ‘water’ of Adventure Bay. The girls love the fact they can change and swap around the pieces making different settings depending on who is telling the story and what is happening that day!
The lighthouse requires 3 LR44 batteries which are included, Bonus as we generally never have batteries around when needed! The Lighthouse set is aimed for children age 3+ and I would say this is an accurate age range as the pieces are chunky enough for little hands to get hold of and there is just enough interaction to hold her attention. I think anyone older may get a little bored unless you have lots of the tracks joined together to create a larger, more interactive Adventure Bay.
Experience the fun of a true Paw Patrol rescue mission with the lighthouse rescue that features Zuma’s hovercraft vehicle and Skye mini figure. The lighthouse really lights up! press the top of lighthouse to activate the light and spin Skye as she flies around to search for Wally the walrus. Build the world of Skye & Zuma’s lighthouse rescue track set with 12 track pieces, 1 Wally track piece, 1 lighthouse, and 1 dock. You can even move the trees to switch the track and send Zuma straight to the dock and in to the water!
Marshalls Pet Rescue is a simple figure of eight track that aims to rescue Callie from the top of a building. Marshall zooms underneath the building while you turn a little pet sign at the top releasing Callie into the back of Marshalls truck.
Again the pieces are sturdy and well made which means little hands have no problem turning the sign or pushing the tracks together. We combined both sets and Amelia loves playing with them and switching around the pieces.
Skye & Zuma’s Lighthouse Rescue Track Set and Marshalls Pet Rescue Set are available from Spinmaster Toys and is also a wide range of toy shops and online retailers – Amazon.
We were sent both sets for the purposes of this review. All views and opinions are our own and genuine.