The Story Of Three: *Our Holiday Gift Guide* Little Tikes Big Adventures Action Fliers

Friday, November 30, 2012

*Our Holiday Gift Guide* Little Tikes Big Adventures Action Fliers

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Kids can go anywhere they want to go with their very own airport playset. Kids will love to launch the airplanes off the tower and watch them fly or taxi the planes to the hanger down the spiral tower. Guide the helicopter in for a landing by turning on the tower lights and sounds! Kids will think big with this Big Adventures Little Tikes play set! 


• Toy airplanes can be launched off the tower

  • Send the planes down the ramp to make them "fly"
  • Kids can take the planes and the truck down the spiral ramp
  • Airplane hanger to store the planes
  • Garage for the truck
  • Landing pad on top of the tower has lights and sounds
  • A stop bar can be placed at the bottom of the tower ramp to stop the truck
  • Accessories include:
      * 1-Truck
      * 1-Helicopter
      * 1-Landing pad
      * 2-Foam airplanes
  • Requires 2 "AA" batteries for landing pad (not included

What We Thought:

Well, most people would probably look at this toy and think of it as being a "boy" toy. Well, I do have a girl and a boy, but my little boy is only about 6 months old right now. My girl (who is almost 3 years old) however tends to like a lot of items that others would label "boy" toys, including her Little Tikes Basketball set, a train set, a workbench and cars. When I saw the features of this toy, I was pretty certain she would enjoy playing with it and eagerly agreed to review it! 

She took one look at the box and begged to open it up and play with it. It took me about 5-10 minutes to get it all set up for her. You need to install 2 "AA" batteries, put on a number of stickers, and then snap the track together. Then we were ready to go!

Maggie's favorite part of this toy is launching the airplanes into the air. It's pretty easy to put the airplane onto the truck, and then you just send it down the launching ramp. Now, we did find that sometimes the plane wouldn't launch when it reached the end of the track, but *most* of the time it did and that was meet with huge applause and squeals!

There are a few details for this set that some may feel are drawbacks. The truck is made of sturdy plastic but the airplanes, I'll warn you, are just foam. Because they are launching into the air to fly, I'm sure foam was the only option. Another thing we discovered about this toy is that the track that you use for launching the airplanes comes off of the base fairly easily, which means if Maggie tries to play with it when her baby brother is around, he'll rip it apart (much to her frustration, as you can imagine!). We keep this toy in her bedroom where little hands can't rip it apart on her! Since moving the toy to her room, we don't have nearly as many incidents of the track falling apart on her. If you have a child who tends to be rough on toys though, this might not be the toy for them. I'd recommend it for kids who are at least 3 years old. This toy is not quite as durable as the typical Little Tikes toy, but it IS just as fun!

There's also an additional spiral track for more driving fun. The included truck drives down it well, but we have also used other toy cars Maggie has that worked great with the track. At the end of the day, there is a garage to park the truck in and a landing pad (that lights up!)  for the helicopter.

If you have a transportation enthusiast on your Christmas list I'd definitely recommend this set, keeping in mind that if you have a child who tends to be rough on toys, you might want to enjoy this toy WITH them or make sure they are old enough to know how to put it together themselves!

You can purchase this toy directly from Little Tikes or at your favorite toy retailer. It has a suggested price of $39.99. One lucky reader will also WIN this toy! If you'd like a chance to win, just fill out the easy Rafflecopter entry form below. Good luck!


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Gabriela said...

Big waffle blocks

Lindsay Taylor said...

I would love the basketball set!

price21100 said...

My 3 year old has just gotten into Basketball. So the basket ball set would be perfect!

Ruth V. said...

The 3 in 1 Trike

karenmed409 said...

love to have the Brick Oven Pizza Kitchen

Live*Laugh*Love said...

Would love to have the basketball set my son loves to play basketball especially with the older kids