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Kids will love it but overpriced for what you get.
on 21 August 2014
At first glance this is amazing for the Jake & the Neverland Pirates fan, and any such would be joyed to receive this for the hours of fun it will give a child. Whether it is worth the price however is questionable
The Bucky ship is made of sturdy plastic although some jointed bits (especially the bell, mast and slide)wiggle which is a potential breakage in the future. I love the fact that it is on wheels as I remember my brothers pirate ship in the 80s cleaved a valley in the carpet being pushed along. The bonus is Bucky rocks from side to side when pushed along mimicking the waves hitting during a sailing experience.
The crows nest is big enough to fit at least 2 Jake sized toys in- of which a nearly fully articulated Jake is included- personally I think that cubby, izzy and sculls should be included also for the price?
The wheel does spin (fantastic!) and the captains section can be accessed from the deck or a trapdoor on the stern.
Towards the bow there is a grill covering access to lower decks which is granted by pulling the grill by the handle on the starboard side. Here you can position toys to look out the window/portholes.at the front of the bow is a cannon that is fired by pressing the blue doubloon on the deck, three cannonballs on sticks are included, these I will not let my daughter play with but are better than actual balls like we had in the 80s to prevent loss, ingestion or choking.
In review any child will love it but I don't think it is worth the current price £39.99 , especially when the all singing dancing bells and whistles version is currently only a few quid extra on amazon AND includes more functions and figures. This would be better priced around £20 for the size, value and functionality. If it had all the figures and a moveable/ring able bell then I might change my mind.