As a former Kindergarten teacher, I am always on the look out for good quality toys that encourage my children to use their imaginations and creativity! I am also not one for violent toys, so when I see a toy that meet all of these requirements, I jump on the opportunity!
My son loves firefighters and police officers. Like many boys of his age, he wants to be a firefighter OR a police officer (he flips between the two and sometimes says both) when he grows up. Following his interest, I agreed to review the Imaginext Rescue City Centre. My heart is always warm when I see his play focus on helping others rather than some of the other violent options that are out there and are very common amongst boys his age.
I am impresed with the size of this toy. For the price of $59.99 (ARV), it is a large size and comes with so many fun options that allow a young child to use their imagination and creativity during play.
While this toy does require batteries, something that I don’t love, it also has many other features that are just as fun that you simply activate with your hands.
Here is a webisode for you to check out on the theme of adventure and Imaginext:
Features of Rescue City Center:
- An interactive city scape.
- The left side features a gas station with Gas Pump, a currency exchange with a figure disk activation that will either open the vault in back or drop down a gate blocking the front door and a hotel with a jewelry store on the first floor.
- The right side of the set is equipped with a Fire Station, police Station and hospital.
- The police station features a jail door that operates via turn disk.
- The fire station has a pop open front door that is activated via a turn disk on the sidewalk. This will also unlock the “ActionTech” Technology that allows this playset to magically communicate with other accessories. The Fire Truck which comes with the playset also features this technology and will unlock the dispatcher once activated.
- A turn disk activates “flames” that pop up inside the hotel! You can put the fire out with the projectile water blob from the fire truck.
- The hospital has an elevator.
- The lobby has an X-Ray machine and an operation table.
- The set comes with two figures, a fire truck, a satellite dish, an antenna, a parking meter, a street light, an axe, a fire hydrant and a flag for the bank.
Disclosure: I am part of the Fisher-Price Imaginext Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.