Friday, 9 November 2012

WOW toys - Ernie Fire Engine review and giveaway!!

Back in the Summer we went to the Lollibop festival  in London. One of the sections had a WOW toys area, Chester really loved playing with the toys and using his imagination.

We actually have a WOW toy at home, Harvey Harvester. It is a great toy and one that Chester always goes to when playing imaginative games. So already impressed with the quality of Harvey Harvester I wanted to find out more about other toys in the range.

So recently we were sent an Ernie Fire Engine to have a play with, he is part of the Emergency Range and comes with a fire fighter called Jack and an safety barrier. If you go onto the WOW toys website you can view Ernie's profile and find out all about him. Apparently some of the things he likes are tomatos and hanging out with Robin?!





Ernie is suitable for ages 18months to 5 years and developmental benefits include Sensory stimulation, motor skill development, role-play and exploration. Chester is only just 4 so fits in this age range nicely.

Chester and I were very excited to get him open and have a play, as with most toys in boxes it took be about 10 minutes to get Ernie out of the box!

Chester is a very imaginative child so he instantly set about making up an adventure for Ernie. First he got Jack and placed him in the drivers seat, accessible via the lift up windscreen! Then he starting pushing him around the floor. I pointed out that Ernie was friction powered so I showed Chester how to make him go fast across the floor. This was apparently very cool especially on our wooden floor!

Next I spotted on the box that there is a secret door to open, so I showed Chester how to do that with Jack. However, Chester quickly realised that his finger fit in the secret key hole just perfectly so took to using that! The secret door is actually the storage compartment for the safety barrier, but it quickly became somewhere for Jack to sleep or hide (depending on what adventure he was on!)




You can also place Jack onto a wheel, that when you turn it turns the ladder around. Obviously you do not have to place Jack on the wheel for it to work, but Chester liked to do it that way!



What I love about Ernie Fire Engine, and WOW toys in general is that you do not need batteries for them to work. The fact that they do not need any batteries certainly does not take away from the fun or their ability to have lots of functions.

Ernie Fire Engine and other WOW toys can be purchased online from lots of websites, including Amazon where at the moment they have Ernie Fire Engine on offer for £9.99 which I think is a real bargain!

If you would prefer to buy in store WOW toys website has a great map tool which when you put in your postcode it shows you your nearest stockists.

We really love Ernie Fire Engine, he is so well build and robust. He survived going on adventures with Chester and he still works! Best part about him is having no batteries, if I could change just one thing I would say add another fireman to help Jack do his job!

I have already purchased and put away a couple of WOW toys for Millie, at 10 months old she is a little bit too young but it wont be long before she is enjoying them. As for Chester, he has put a requests in for Christmas for Stanley Street Sweeper and Flip n Tip Fred!

So who would like a giveaway?!!

WOW toys have kindly offered an Ernie Fire Engine to giveaway on my blog, so all you need to do to enter is answer a simple question posted on the rafflecopter form below then leave your answer as a comment below. There are additional entries, however these are not mandatory. The giveaway will close on Friday 23rd November 2012 and the winner will be notified by email after that date. The Ernie Fire Engine will be sent direct from WOW toys once I have handed the delivery details over to them. Entry is open to UK residents and is one entry (for each entry method) per household.

Good luck everyone!
a Rafflecopter giveaway




50 comments:

  1. we have quite a few WOW toys at home but what we're missing is somewhere to keep & play with them all...which is why I think Jack would like the play table the most!

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  2. Love these toys - Ronnie Rocket looks great

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  3. My little boy loves helicopters so I think he would love Coastguard Carl.

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  4. The The Wet ‘n’ Wobblies would be the ideal toy for my Grand-Daughter, she loves splashing and playing at bathtime.

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  5. My son would actually love the fire engine as since he got locked in his room and rescued by firemen he now has a little obsession growing, can't say I am complaining! Lol we have been to the fire station twice at his request

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  6. I would say the 'Clippety-Clop Farmer' because at the moment my daughter loves animals, so she would really love that one for sure! x

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  7. Harvey Harvester. Charles has wanted a Combine Harvester for ages.

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  8. We have quite a few wow toys - they're great. Dexter the Digger I think.

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  9. Harvey Harvester as it's all about the farm at them the moment.

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  10. I think Ernie the Fire Engine has it as these are my nephews favourites at the moment! Anything fire service related is a win :)

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  11. Amy would love Pippa's Princess Carriage - too cute :)

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  12. Joseph's fave would probably be Ernie and Imogen's Pippa's Princess Carriage.

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  13. For the snooker link alone I'd love Squeaky to want Rocket Ronnie, but considering her obsession for caravans, it would probably be Casey Camper Van

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  14. My little girl would probaby choose the Pippa's Princess Carriage as she's very girly. @babynotincluded

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  15. Fire Rescue Rory as my little boy loves all things fire fighting :)

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  16. the rocket cos they have a space station they are into playing with at the moment so would go nicely

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  17. It would have to be the activity play table for us! x

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  18. my son would love roll it riley loves construction toys...http://www.wowtoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/10302_001.jpg

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  19. My grandson would love the Fire Buggy Bertie because he loves all kinds of trucks and cars .
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  20. my 3yr old adores fire engines so it would def. be Ernie Fire Engine for us first, but he'd then want all the rest of the rescue range too and so would little brother! :)

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  21. My daughter would love Pippas Princess Carriage

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  22. Cupcake Chloe as my little girl loves everything to do with baking and she is only 4 xxx

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  23. Osc would love Dexter the Digger - the obsession with digging has begun...

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  24. I think my son would love http://www.wowtoys.com/toys/ernie-fire-engine/ (Ernie the Fire Engine) He loves Fire Engines and has lots of different ones but this one is well made and robust so should easily survive his autistic tantrums

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  25. Catherine McAlinden13 November 2012 10:37

    My little boy is in to Fire engines, so he would love Ernie!

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  26. Would love the playmat at our house - ideal for great imaginative play and can be used with lots of our existing toys. Fantastic!

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  27. morning,
    http://www.wowtoys.com/toys/robbie-racer/
    Jacob would love this

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  28. Coastguard Carl looks fabby :-)

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  29. Great prize, my little boy would love to open this on christmas day x

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  30. Kirsty Salisbury13 November 2012 11:21

    pet rescue percy ;o)

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  31. I would have to say Dexter the Digger as his Grandad is a digger driver and has passed his love for them on to him x

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  32. my son would love ronnie the rocket as he loves rockets

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  33. wet and wobblies as he loves anything funny like that

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  34. my little boy would love Alfies animal adventure, he loves animals

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  35. Flynn would LOVE Roll-It Riley because both his Daddy and his Grandad own genuine full sized vintage steam rollers. I'm sure he'd enjoy playing with his own little roller.

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  36. Elliott would adore Ronnie Rocket as he's really into all things space and astronauts at the minute after being inspired by Wallace & Gromits trip to the moon in "A Grand Day Out"!

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  37. Dillan like Stanley Sweeper the best he saw it in a shop the other day and it took alot of persuading to get him to leave it.

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  38. Think my daughter would like Tillys Take-Off as she loves planes & is always trying to spot them in the sky! My son would like Ronnie Rocket as he's mad about space x

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  39. Pippa's Princess Carriage deff 4 my lil princess :)

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  40. Both my boys would enjoy Ernie the Fire Engine, Love the WOW toys concept and they are ideal for children of this age.

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  41. My kids would like any of then but I really like Ryan's road trip

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  42. ronnie rocket

    @claireishoop

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  43. Ernie the Fire Engine would win hands down! He is obsessed with them, and makes me look at them on youtube all the time so he can see them!

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  44. fireman sam would envy this

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  45. We own a fair few WOW toys already but Dexter Digger is high on the list!

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  46. My little one would love all the wow toys and i already have a few stashed away for his birthday in January ;) High on the wishlist tho would definetly be either flip and tip fred the bin wagon or this fire engine as he is a little bit obsessed with all things fire engine related :) xxx

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  47. My daughter loves Dexter the Digger and all the other construction themed toys because it's "like Daddy's work" Lol

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  48. Pet Rescue Percy because we are an animal loving family

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