12.20.2011

Toy Rhi-view: Fisher-Price Topzy Tumblers Twirlin' Tumblin' Fun Park

Fisher-Price Topzy Tumblers Twirlin' Tumblin' Fun Park
Company Site: Fisher-Price
Product Details: An entertaining toy that encourages thinking skills in young children, the Fisher Price Twirlin' Tumblin' Fun Park turns your living room into a lively amusement park. Your baby will be motivated to figure out how to activate the music, lights, and tumbling action. Designed for kids 6 months to 3 years in age, this toy inspires young children to sit and reach and engages older children in pretend play with the three included Topzy Tumblers toys. Requires: 3 C batteries (included); adult assembly

  • Fun park features music, lights, and tumbling action
  • Included Topzy Tumbler toys appeal to both young and older children
  • Watching tumblers flip end-over-end helps promote eye tracking
  • Teaches cause and effect with roller that activates Ferris wheel
  • Compact design is easy to assemble
Suggested Age: 6 months - 3 years





Lots of fun but with a few negatives... (4 Stars)

So I was going to do a video review. I really was. But the first set of batteries ran out in seven days because my daughter loved it so much. Now though I can't get her to hold still and play with it long enough to catch her on camera. She's two so it's to be expected. Maybe at a later date. ;)

When I first got this ordered through Vine I actually went into the store to look at it beforehand. My daughter is really freaked out by loud toys and talking plushies (with a few exceptions) so I wasn't sure if this would be too much. She promptly turned away from it as my husband and I checked it out. When it actually arrived daddy sat down to show her how it worked and even though she cried at first, once she felt safe with dad there she LOVED it. To the point I wanted to break it so I wouldn't have to hear it ever again. I think it may have been originally designed as a torture device. lol

But I digress, it's actually really bright colored and cheery, which we all love. The music is a bit carnival-ridey and gets old fast. The popping mechanism scared my daughter at first (it is VERY loud) but once she got used to it she would set her hand on it to feel it pop up. Her favorite part is the little Tumblers though. I actually found that you can buy just them in 3-packs so we bought a second set (stocking stuffer!) since these guys love going down our stairs and hiding under furniture. They have the cutest little faces and can handle a major beating. I do have one warning though... the top part of the slide can come a bit up from the locking zone where it meets the curly part and this could pinch little hands if unsupervised.

Now I'm no expert on sound levels and hearing loss but with fresh batteries in this, even at the lowest volume setting I think this toy is way too loud. If my daughter was in the younger age range for this toy I wouldn't bother with the batteries at all. The slide alone is perfectly fun. That said this survived my husband kicking it across the living room when our daughter hurt herself trying to stand on it while he had his back turned. It's durable and obnoxious but loads of fun for kids in the 1-2 year range. I would, however, caution all parents and grandparents not to leave their little one unsupervised with this toy, the slide issue mentioned above and the size on this make it easy to have accidents. I have the photos of my daughter's head wound to prove it.



Notes: I received this product via the Amazon Vine reviewer program and this is cross posted from my review there.




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