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PRODUCT: WOW Toys Flip ‘n’ Tip Fred ( Flip n Tip Fred

DESCRIPTION: Plastic friction-powered recycling truck, with tip and release action. Includes two play figures and three recycling bins. Suitable for children aged 18 months – 5 years.

GOOD POINTS: Another imaginative toy from the WOW range, this truck is colourful and sturdy. It is friction powered, which means it can easily be pushed backwards and forwards, and does not require batteries. There are two ways of emptying the rubbish: the first is through the roof of the lorry, using the front lifting arm (scoop), which clicks when it is raised or lowered with the handle. Secondly bins can be loaded on to the rear of the vehicle and flipped in to the truck. Bins are emptied out of the truck through the release door, which also clicks when opened or closed.

The design is again top quality, with a useful carry handle, a side ladder for the play figures to climb, a waste crusher (rotating cylinder) that revolves when the truck is in motion, and other attention to detail. Seating is provided for both the driver (in the cab) and the other member of the recycling team who sits on the truck.

The toy is very educationally relevant (especially since we are all now being encouraged to recycle). The components of the set are chunky and designed to be easy to manipulate, therefore promoting motor skills. The motifs on the bins correspond to certain loading bays on the truck to encourage matching and sorting skills. The colours and sounds stimulate sight and auditory skills. The truck is perfect for role playing and encouraging children to use their imagination.

BAD POINTS: None that we can find!

PRICE: Approx. £24.99


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