On tour with the Go Jetters
If anyone in your house is a fan of the CBeebies cartoon Go Jetters, then you might want to read our Go Jetters toys review…because a brand new range of Fisher Price toys have just been released. So what did we think?
Go Jetters is the bright and bold cartoon about the adventures of four animated superheroes (Xuli, Foz, Kyan and Lars. I totally knew these off the top of my head and didn’t have to Google, them, really, no really). They travel the world in their spaceship along with Ubercorn the singing unicorn, taking part in missions and learning about foreign countries and environments en route.
On a par with other CBeebies programmes like Topsy and Tim, it’s designed to teach children about geography and landmarks but in a fun way. It’s either brilliant or very bright and loud depending on how old you are 😉
For our Go Jetters toys review we were sent the new Fisher Price Jet Pad Headquarters playset, a Go Jetters Figure pack (with two of the characters and some space equipment), and the singing Ubercorn unicorn in soft toy format.
As the Go Jetters is all about travel and geography, we decided that nothing could be more fitting than taking them on a round-the-world tour to test them out.
Starting with, the ‘rainforest’…
Then jetting over to the desert…
Stopping off at the city (for a touch of urban skate park chic, obviously)
And finally, the moon (to meet the talking plush Ubercorn unicorn)
So coming back down to earth, what did we think of the Go Jetters toys?
Every single toy we’ve had from Fisher Price has been much loved a million times over in our house, from our vintage Fisher Price Little People through to the modern Little People house and Bing’s House toy, The Disney Princess Kilp Klop Palace is of our most-played-with toys ever; despite my initial doubts, every child that comes is instantly drawn to it.
And the Go Jetters toys are along similar lines. The toys are bright and colourful, the Jet Pad is robust and has lots of little details – like the seats, ladders, dance floor and secret storage compartments – making it perfect for small world play. There’s also a sound and light show projector that works on that wall (although this is a bonus as it’s still good without it).
Ubercorn is soft and cuddly and a big hit, but my only issue is that I’m always accidentally setting off his voice box while I’m getting our toddler to bed. Just as I’m trying to creep out when she’s asleep theme tune rings out, every time. But apart from that, if you’re a fan of Fisher Price toys and the Go Jetters, go go go.