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4.4 out of 5 stars
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This a review for the Smokejumper Avalanche toy from the Disney Planes 2: Fire and Rescue film, which my young nephews really enjoyed watching. I got this Smokejumper for my nephews (aged 5 and 8) as I had given them the Planes Fire and Rescue Cabbie Transporter aeroplane, and although the three Die-cast Smokejumpers Avalanche,Blackout, and Drip were shown prominently on the front of Cabbie's box, the boys were very disappointed to find out none of the smokejumpers were included. So I had Smokejumper Avalanche sent to them via Amazon resellers 'a1 Toys' and they are very happy with him. Although Avalanche is the largest of the Mattel Die-cast toy Smokejumpers he fits perfectly into Cabbie's hold and rolls out if you tip the plane back with the cargo bay door open. My nephew subsequently bought Blackout with his own birthday money to increase Cabbie's play value (so he must like these Planes 2 toys). Sadly though none of the three Smokejumpers bits and bobs move about, they are all fixed, so you can't raise Avalanche's bulldozer shovel in this model or the circular sawblade in Blackout. The little wheels underneath the toys spin well though, and Cabbie can take all three Die-cast Smokejumpers. Avalanche is 1:55 scale and about 8cm long.

All rather expensive at £8 per Smokejumper and £23 for Cabbie the transporter, but the toys are very well made by Mattel. This Avalanche is pretty tough and looks like he'll last, although the impressively large Cabbie transporter plane probably needs more handling with care. Still 4* for Avalanche. The Disney Planes 2 model 'oversize' collection also includes the helicopters Fire & Rescue Windlifter with Removable Tank and Fire and Rescue Blade Ranger, plus there's the much larger Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Smokejumpers that cost around £15 each and they don't fit into the Mattel Cabbie transporter toy (although their tools do move up and down).
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This is a review for the Smokejumper Blackout toy from the Disney Planes 2: Fire and Rescue movie, which my young nephews loved. I had given the boys (age 5 and 8) the Planes Fire and Rescue Cabbie Transporter aeroplane and although the three Die-cast Smokejumpers Drip,Avalanche and Blackout were shown prominently on the front of Cabbie's box, the boys were very disappointed to find out none of the smokejumpers were included. So my 8 year old nephew purchased this Smokejumper Blackout from toys'r'us with his birthday money and they are very happy with him (at £7.99 it was a similar price to this Amazon listing). Although Blackout is the smallest of the Mattel Die-cast toy Smokejumpers he fits perfectly into Cabbie's hold and rolls out if you tip the plane back with the cargo bay door open. I subsequently bought Avalanche to increase Cabbie's play value. Sadly though none of the three Smokejumpers bits and bobs move about, they are all fixed, so you can't raise & lower Blackout's circular saw in this model or the bulldozer shovel in Avalanche. The little wheels underneath the toys spin well though, and the boys haven't complained about the lack of movement in the toy's attachments. Blackout is 1:55 scale and about 7cm long.

All a bit expensive at £8 per Smokejumper and £23 for Cabbie the transporter, but the toys are very well made by Mattel. This Blackout is pretty tough and looks like he'll last, although the impressively large Cabbie transporter plane looks like he needs a bit more handling with care. Still 4* for Blackout & Avalanche. The Disney Planes 2 model 'oversize' collection also includes the helicopters Fire & Rescue Windlifter with Removable Tank and Fire and Rescue Blade Ranger, plus there's the much larger Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Smokejumpers that cost around £15 each and they don't fit into the Mattel Cabbie transporter toy.
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on 13 September 2013
A lovely reminder of the film, however disappointingly not metal, as the term "die-cast" certainly means to me, itis plastic and therefore expensive for what it is, i certainly wouldn't have brought it at this price if i had known it wasnt metal.
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on 31 October 2016
Great finishing, Great details, great paintjob....

just a few pointers to take away a star from this...
. It is much smaller than I thought it is... but acceptable
. The properller is strong. I must say, however it is not metal just hard plastic and might get bent or broken in months time. Now months time is acceptable not a bad thing. one of my propellor bent backwards after 2 months of very extensive and hard playing/handling/dropping down...

But a great product :)
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on 26 August 2015
More overprice, not great quality stuff from Disney. No surprises really. My boy still liked it and plays with the other smokejumpers and Cabby the cargo plane. If you've purchased from Disney before you probably know what to expect. I'm sure the last two questions Disney board ask prior to releasing new toys are 'are you sure week can't make it cheaper?' and 'are you sure thats the absolute maximum we can charge for it'.
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on 6 January 2017
fantastic well built die cast item spends many many hours "flying" around my living room and seems strong enough to stand the test of time which is why i love die cast toys
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on 20 November 2015
Great little model of Dusty, cousin loves it! Being put though his paces by a 6yr old, i.e.: Thrown off the top landing, landed (more by luck than anything!) on his wheels, skidding into the kitchen, and still looking good! He's a tough little guy! Great gift for Dusty fans!
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on 16 June 2017
kid adores Planes toys, this thing has been battered. nice metal toy, plastic wheel legs broke off but still ok as a plane - the wings are still on!!
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on 7 September 2013
I bought this for my friends grandson to decorate the birthday cake I made for him. His reaction was "it's Dusty Wow", it was absolutely perfect, well made and perfect proportions for the cake. Delivery was very prompt which was really helpful as this was a last minute cake order! Would definately recommend this supplier.
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on 15 October 2016
Arrived in great condition no damage to boxes. Looks great and ready to use. Bought to use inside cabbie transport and fits perfect
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