What an amazing deal from Amazon to offer this before Christmas for only $10. We bought this as a gift for our 18 month old son, but couldn't resist giving it to him before Christmas. Lets just say we got a preview of what his reaction might be when he opens his other toys for Christmas. He was so excited by this pirate ship, and there's nothing better than seeing your child happy. Here's what we love about this great toy from Mega Bloks:
- Two compartments that your child will be happily opening and closing repetitively (one in the back of the ship, and one under the canon)
- Was worried about the little monkey being a choking hazard, but luckily he does not detach. The monkey actually acts as the button to play music, monkey noise, or ocean sounds.
- 4 tiny wheels on the bottom of ship make it really easy to pull along
- Real working canon which my son absolutely loved (no worries there, the ball does not come out with any kind of force)
- All the parts are pretty much detachable, so they can be rearranged many different ways.
Very few cons (not enough to give less than 5 stars):
- Packaging was a hassle. Took about 5 minutes to get everything clear and ready to play with (which is an eternity when you have a 18 month hold hanging on your leg wanting to play with his new toy.
- String was way too short (was able to replace with a longer string and added a handle to make pulling easier)
- Ship does not play music while toy is being pulled (have to press on the monkey)
All in all, this toy can provide hours of fun for any toddler. Get it now while it's on sale, but I can easily see that this toy would still be worth it even at $30.