Blaze and the Monster Machines is a highly successful new programme on Nick Jr that has my little boy gripped and I’m even surprised to say my daughter loves watching it too! Following on from a successful Twitter party a few days ago with @ukmumstv where the toys were introduced and we did some fabulous STEM activities based around the toys, we’ve now got an opportunity to look at the toys more closely.
First up is the hugely popular Transforming Blaze Jet (from £15). This is a large, very sturdy plastic toy from Fisher Price. When you lift it off the ground it’s wings automatically pop out enabling it to fly. There are also multiple sounds that can be activated by pressing the large button on it’s bonnet.
The diecast character cars (£4.99) are a really good size, bigger than your usual small car and big chunky wheels to help them get around. These are perfect for little hands, and great for not losing under the sofa! These have been highly successful with my little boy who just loves playing with them to create an adventure with Blaze.
The Blaze Turbo Launcher (£12.99) has proved a really fun toy. Coming with a diecast Blaze and two accessories, a helicopter and hang glider topper that simply press onto the top of Blaze. The launcher itself is easy to use and you just slide the car back and press the button and off Blaze goes, in fact any of the diecast cars can be used with this.
We had great fun at our twitter party incorporating these toys in our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Science) activities, building obstacle courses for Blaze and friends. We even decorated a biscuit to look like a big monster wheel! It’s great to incorporate toys into activities as it is something different for the children to do, adds play value and the children learn things without realising.
As you can see we had a lot of fun with the Blaze and the Monster Machine toys. They were a big hit with all here and the tv programme continues to be watched regularly.
Be sure to check out Nick Jr and Fisher Price for more fun and info.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.
that look great toys and great STEM activities!