Disclaimer: I received the topic product free of charge from PLAYSKOOL, courtesy of CrowdTap in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I called out from the porch to tell Jo I had a surprise for her. She called back, confused. not quite understanding of why a surprise would be coming from the porch. I handed her a package.
“What is it Daddy?”
“Let’s open it and find out.”
I couldn’t believe how big her smile grew when the flaps of the box parted and she saw Rainbow Dash staring back at her with soft, inviting doll eyes. Excited, she pulled the toy out of the shipping box and exclaimed, “She has a car!”
“Close! She has a bus…”
The Playskool Friends My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Friendship Bus (available at Target) to be exact.
“And her little friends can ride too!”
Jo takes after her big brother in that she likes cars and pushing them around. I thought the Rainbow Dash Friendship Bus would be perfect for her; and I wasn’t too far off the mark.
The included Rainbow Dash figure is soft chunky plastic, easy for little hands to grip. There’s no choking hazard at all with these little friends. At this point, they’ve raced around the living room, the kitchen, bedroom, they even took a bath on at least one occasion. They’re tough little critters and even after a hard play, none of the paint has faded or chipped.
The bus itself is hard plastic. It’s very firm, yet molded with soft, gentle curves. It’s not that excruciating if it runs into your bare ankle at 20 scaled mph (Rainbow Dash is not a very good driver apparently). The wheels roll smoothly and don’t mar the vinyl flooring. I’m pretty sure it would be safe on linoleum too, for those of you who are scratch minded. Getting the figures in and out of the vehicle is a bit tough for me and my big, clumsy dad hands, but for a toddler it’s a piece of cake. The little push button door that opens is a nice touch, and the thing is totally decked out in hearts and pastel colors if you’re concerned about the toy not having enough of those.
My daughter has a lot of adventures with her Rainbow Dash Friendship Bus. I think they are cute, appropriately proportioned toys for toddlers. I can’t wait to see what kind of quest she’ll take her new friends on next… as long as I get to be Minty. 😉