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PRODUCT: WOW Toys Roll-it Riley ( Toys Roll-it Riley

DESCRIPTION: A plastic friction-powered toy steam roller with engine sounds, rattling roller, and spin and sort face changer. Includes one removable driver play figure and road sign. Suitable for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

GOOD POINTS: Roll-it Riley is another fun and excellent quality toy from the WOW Toys range, aimed primarily at preschool boys.

It is a wonderful brightly coloured and eye-catching yellow toy steam roller (called Riley), which is incredibly durable and a lovely chunky size for young children to hold and operate.

One of the fantastic features of the steam roller, like other toys in the WOW Toy range, is that it is friction-powered, which not only means it is battery-free, but also allows it to be pushed backwards and forwards safely without damage. Furthermore, as Riley is moved along the floor, the friction-powered motor creates some noisy engine sounds that your child will love!

WOWT oys Roll-it RileyRoll-it Riley has a realistic steam roller design (i.e. the front cylindrical roller and the funnel) and also some great features for your child to explore. These include a shaker inside the roller which rattles around as the vehicle moves along, as well as some fun facial expressions for Riley printed around the outside of the roller, which spin round as the roller rolls along the ground. Furthermore, the roller comes in two parts which spin independently of each other, meaning that these facial expressions can be split in half to enable your child to create some funny mix and match faces.

In addition, the toy has some lovely attention to detail, such as the black striped markings, and the steering wheel and controls in the driver's compartment. This compartment also has a little seat well to sit the driver play figure that is included with the toy. Again, the detailing of the figure (called Kev) is great, not only his facial features but also his outfit (including hat). The set also comes with a fun little 'men at work' road sign for some great role-play.

The toy is excellent for promoting a child's developmental skills. For a young child, the eye-catching colours, realistic engine sounds, and rattling, spinning roller stimulate your child's sight, sound, and touch, and develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. For an older child, the play figure and road sign encourage plenty of imaginative and interactive play.

The packaging for Roll-it Riley is really informative, with background scenes to match the toy, and the accompanying WOW Toys promotional leaflet includes a picture for your child to colour in. Their website also gives a wonderful story profile for each of the WOW Toys characters, as well as some excellent stop-frame animation that shows them at work!

BAD POINTS: None, other than the facial detailing on the front roller may be worn off over time.

PRICE: Approx. £10.99


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