This is the all new Octonauts Octopod Playset that everyone is talking about. It looks cool and even much better in the flesh.
Octonauts, to the Launch Bay!
The Octopod toy together with a few other Octonauts toys were released in July last year. These toys are now available at toy shops in the UK and can be purchased online from US based retailers
Octonauts Octopod Playset Features
The Octonauts Octopod Playset looks very much like the Octopod in the show. It comes with 10 other figures which are the
- Kwazii figure
- Barnacles figure
- 3 sea creatures
- mini Gup- A
- Octo alert
The Octopod together with these other figures can easily lead your child to the Octo world.
This a great toy for creative play. Expect your child to be talking about pirates and their parrots, being stuck in a whale shark or suddenly saying, “This is the life!” and then singing “The Ocean life is the life for me…”
A Few Fun Things When Playing The Octopod Toy
The Octopod has a few features which are noted to be of great interest to the kids (apart from the fact that IT IS the Octopod they’re playing with)
- The Octo alert is removable and so your child can pretend it’s Captain Barnacles Octocompass. Really fun at the start and very entertaining for younger kids.
- The Gup-a that comes with the toy can slide down the Octo shaft
This Octopod only comes with Kwazii and Captain Barnacles. I don’t know why this missed Peso on this one when he’s one of the main characters. Fisher Price says the other figures will be available in January 2012
Fisher Price Octopod Playset Review
Initial reviews of the Fisher Price Octopod Playset are very positive. This gets a 4.5 star rating from Amazon, 5 stars by Argos buyers and a 4-star by ToysRus consumers.
This is recommended for 3 years old and above but some parents have said that older 2 year olds can play with it (with supervision of course).
It’s a good toy that can entertain preschoolers very easily. The only problem that parents and some kids have as mentioned above is that it doesn’t come with Peso Penguin.
Octopod Playset Price
The Octopod playset retails for £34. However, some online retailers occasionally sell this for as low as £20.
Unfortunately, a lot of shops seem to be out of stock of the Octopod Playset. So my advice is that if you see it available online and you know you really want it, then buy it right away.
Octonauts Octopod Playset In Stock
I’ll regularly try to find the best price for Octonauts toys for you and check if Octonauts octopod playset is in stock. So keep coming back to this page.
Just click the link below to lead you to the site when it’s in stock.
- Amazon : Available both in the UK and US sites. Just click the link to lead you to the site.
- Argos :
The Older Post On The Octonauts Octopod Playset
The article below was what I wrote on this page at the time the Octopod playset was launch in August. I’m leaving it here in case some of you still wants to read it.
You can still make your own Octonauts Octopod playset, refer to Jillians octopod making instructions.
So the Octonauts Octopod playset is now for sale at many UK toy shops — a month before it was set to launch.
Many parents have rushed to the shops to buy a complete set of Octopod, Gups and Octonauts in exchange for the smiles and shrieks of excitement that only a 3-year old can give.
The Octopod looks pretty cool from the pictures I see online. I just know my 3-year old will go crazy when he sees the “tow-line” that comes out of Kwazii’s room (or Tweaks?).
The little one’s getting an Octopod playset for his birthday in August. It’s not cheap at £35. I know he would be just as thrilled if he gets only the Kwazii and the Gup-B at £15, but have you seen what the Octopod looks like? “Que cholo!” as my 3-year old would say.
Anyway, we made an Octopod the other day (courtesy of the Cbeebies Special Octonauts Magazine) made of yoghurt pots and paper tubes and that was a great success. The kid ran around with it in the house which inevitably left one of the “pods” flying in mid-air. No problem Tweak was there to put the Octopod back in shape!