BUMP & GO, LIGHTS & SOUND FIRETRUCK
Made of ABS plastic, this red toy fire truck has white, red, green, and blue flashing lights and makes siren sounds as well as has a fireman giving commands. Its measurements are 10.4 inches long, 3.5 inches wide, and 4 inches tall and weighs 12 ounces. By using three AA batteries, it is geared for children three years or older. A small Phillips head screwdriver is needed to insert the batteries.
~ Why ~
Having a precocious three-year-old granddaughter, she dressed as a fire chief for Halloween and has declared it is what she wants to be when she grows up. This easy-to-use toy truck makes the same sound like a real fire truck with a male voice that sounds like a New Yorker states, “Fire alarm. Let’s go. Outta my way!” The flashing lights on the front, top, and sides are noticeable and bright. It also is a bump-and-run toy, so when it is turned on, its undercarriage wheels spin, changing directions when it bumps into any object (a cap is included to keep the truck stationary). The black hose nozzle on the top of the vehicle can be rotated 360 degrees. I know my granddaughter will spend hours playing with this toy.
~ Why Not ~
Some may not like how small the truck is, but the dimensions are clearly stated online. Parents and adults may grow tired of the piercing sounds and the man’s voice, but they can be turned off by unscrewing the bottom and disabling the speaker wires. Others may wish some of the plastic molded firetruck accessories could be removed for play.
~ Wish ~
I wish a ladder and hose could be separated from the truck or that the doors and cabinets could open and maybe provide axes, shovels, and equipment. Having a volume knob may be a nicely added feature for parents who grow weary from the loud siren.
~ Want ~
If you are looking a firetruck for a young child, this would be a viable option if you want bright lights and sounds that mimic the emergency vehicle.
Thanks to Best Choice Products for this sample that I am freely evaluating.
I found this product at https://www.amazon.com/Best-Choice-Products-Electric-Flashing/dp/B016E2DNP6
Grammarly was used to check for errors in this review.