"Sound the Octo-Alert! For the first time ever, Octonauts fans can bring the excitement of this underwater adventure series home with a new line of Fisher Price toys! Create exciting memories at home with the new line of playsets, action figures and Octo-gear, as you and your child “Explore, Rescue and Protect” the ocean with the loveable underwater sea heroes of the hit series, Octonauts, airing on Disney Junior!"
My girls just love the animated series Octonauts, which airs on Disney Junior. They were introduced to this popular children's series during a play date and haven't missed an episode since. Not only can Savannah and Arabella name each of the characters, but they can also say key phrases from the show. :-) So, you can only imagine how excited they were recently when I told them I had a surprise for them -- a playset and action figures from the new Fisher Price Octonauts toy line. They were over the moon excited. :-) After Savannah was done pointing out the different characters like Kwazii on the boxes, they sat like angels after I told them they had to sit still in order for me to open the boxes.
I have been having issues with the girls sharing their toys again, and have been buying duplicates to keep the piece. But, because these were samples sent for review, I only had one of each toy. I was expecting Savannah to snatch up the toys she liked, leaving Arabella with 1-2 items. To my surprise, however, they played nicely for a few hours, taking turns passing back and forth the different Octonauts characters and accessories. They especially loves the Fisher-Price Octonauts Octo Compass, which features popular phrases from everyone's favorite Octonauts characters, Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, as well as underwater creature sounds, and the Octo-Alert (which signals a new mission/adventure). The Octo Compass really did add to the fun, as the girls kept pretending the action figures that were sent for review were talking. :-)
Here are some photos I took of them trying out the new Octonauts toy line.
My husband had to see photos of their playing nicely together, as he didn't believe me when I told him. And, that night when he got home, after the girls gave him a hug and kiss, they pulled him into the living room, where they had their new Octonauts toys set up on the floor, to show him, including the Fisher-Price Octonauts Octopod Playset. Savannah was waiting for him to come home all day, as this is one show that she watches with her Daddy. Usually she or Arabella are napping when it airs during the daytime on Disney Jr., so I record it, and they watch it in the evening with my husband.
It is nice to see these new toy lines coming out from popular children's shows. As for this line of Octonauts toys, I have to say that I was impressed by the overall quality and look of the toys. Other playsets I have picked up in the past have been played with a few times by the girls, and then would be packed away, never to be played with again. But, with the Fisher-Price Octonauts Octopod Playset and action figures, the girls have not gone a day without playing with them. They even carry around their favorite Octonauts in their purses when we travel, so that they can pull out and keep themselves entertained in waiting rooms, etc.
I can't wait to add additional action figures and accessories to our current Octonauts toy line, as I know they will be welcomed with open arms by the girls. :-) I have recently picked up a few playsets and action figures to give as birthday gifts for my daughters' friends and my youngest nephew, as any Octonauts fan who has seen the girls' collection has fallen in love with it, and asked for the same toys for themselves.
Does your little one enjoy this underwater animated series, which airs on Disney Jr? Then, you will want to pick up the new line of playsets, action figures and Octo-gear for them. This is one toy line they will play with day and day out -- without getting bored. I know as the girls rush over to them each morning, and then again when they are watching this hit series on television. They can't get enough of Octonauts and this new toy line. :-)
You can find this new line of Fisher Price Octonauts toys at your favorite local retailer, as well as online at Toys R Us and Amazon.com.
Disclosure: I was sent samples from the Childs Play PR and Fisher Price, in order to write up an honest review. The views I share are mine and mine alone.