Recently we were asked if we would take a look at the new Mattel Octonauts Gup-I Transforming Polar Vehicle and with having a fan of the Octonauts in-house it was our pleasure to put it’s through its paces! … OK I might mean there are 2 of us here!
The Octonauts Gup-I Transforming Polar Vehicle has 3 different modes of play, scout mode where it sits upright almost on its back legs so the Octonauts can see out the window at all their surroundings, the water bear mode where it is on all its legs and then the Command Centre mode which allows little fingers to open it up and us the command desk to save the day!
When we opened the set up we were thrilled to find that the Octonauts Gup-I Playset included a snowball launcher (and snowballs!) A snow prowler vehicle that Joshua used for his little Octonauts figures to scout out new missions and Kwazii.
Joshua loved the size of the charters that are included and they were ideal for littler fingers to be able to play properly and not be too fiddly.
As sad as it might sound my favourite part of the set is the snowball launcher … it fires a fair way and its super easy to operate the only problem with it is the delving under the sofa!
From a parent perspective I loved how easy it was to get out the box (bonus for those buying for Christmas gifts) and the double bonus was that the batteries are included too so no last-minute battery buying needed! … phew
Overall I think this was a hit with both Joshua and I and it is certainly a great playset in the Octonauts Toys range.
Disclaimer: This item was sent for the purposes of this review, However all opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.