Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Tickety Toc Clockhouse Playset review

Based on the animated TV programme currently showing on Nick Jr and Channel 5’s Milkshake, Vivid has launched a selection of toys and games based around the charming and madcap world of Tickety Toc.

Based in the town of Tickety, the series revolves around twins Tommy and Tallulah as they race against time to keep the Tickety Toc Clock ticking. Through their madcap adventures they explore concepts of teamwork, social responsibility and problem solving along with their friends, including Hopparoo, McCoggins and Pufferty.

Millie is a big Tickety Toc fan, Chester will happily watch it too. Millie has the Tommy and Tallulah small soft toys which she carries around alternately.

 We were recently asked to review the Tickety Toc Clockhouse Playset. This set represents the heart of Tickety Town. Complete with train track and push along Pufferty train to take the Tommy and Tallulah figures back for Chime Time, you turn the key to open the kitchen door and rotate the cog to open the Chime Time.

                                    

From the moment I de-packaged this toy (believe me, this took a long time!) Millie was desperate to start playing! The playset has got tracks that need to be put together and attached to the Clockhouse. Having had playsets with tracks before and being disappointed in the sturdiness, I was pleasantly surprised at how well made, thick and sturdy this track was. Each piece of track had a letter on the bottom of it helping to coordinate with the instructions. It was easy to put together and took less than 5 minutes.

      

Both Chester and Millie loved exploring the the Clockhouse Playset, Chester at age 5 was more understanding of the way the cog worked to open the Chime Time, but Millie (who is 22 months) loved opening the door with the key once Chester showed her how. Both children found it a little hard to sit Tommy and Tallulah into Pufferty as you had to bend them into sitting position and angle them in. Pushing Pufferty down the track was a big part of their fun with this play set, and Millie also enjoyed taking Pufferty off of the track and and pushing him around the room!

                                   

                                   

The one thing I think this playset is missing is some sounds. It is a lovely set but the addition of some sound buttons would make it great!

The playset has an RRP of £29.99 is suitable for children aged 18 months and over and is available at all good retailers.

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