Remote Control GUP-K Review

Do you have a little Octonaut fan in the house?

Take a look at this mean, green chomping machine

This Remote Control GUP-K is ideal for children who want to take their adventures that little bit further. The GUP-K is inspired by the alligator and it is the ultimate swamp utilty vehicle. With its big wide, powerful, sharp jaws that open and close as it races along, it is the perfect toy to take your child’s imagination to its limits.

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Use the remote control for the swamp chomp action and cut a path through the fallen trees and swamp debris of the forest, allowing the crew to safety. The GUP-K also features a water cannon to put out any of those swamp fires that may be in your way and two detachable swamp speeders which are ideal for missions that need to be reached quickly across the water.

On the television show the Octonauts missions take place in water, the GUP-K is not intended for water play but it can be used outdoors. We took the GUP-K into the garden for an adventure. As the GUP was chomping its way through the fallen trees and overgrown swamp

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It came across Kwazi who had come into danger with the fast growing weeds, it was time for Barnacles to steer the GUP-K through the foliage and save his friend

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I love how my son’s imagination was ignited and come alive with the toy.

The GUP-K is hard-wearing and sustainable. The large wheels are durable and perfect for outdoor as well as indoor play. The wheels can manoeuvre over most terrain. What makes it special is the GUP can be used by its remote control, as the GUP-K glides along its big powerful jaws chomp up and down.

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The remote control is an ideal size for little hands, with easy to use controls. The controller moves the GUP-K forward and backwards. It also has the ability to attach to other GUP controllers. On the reverse mode it also turns so the GUP doesn’t just go in one direction

The two swamp speeders can be removed from the GUP and used separately. They have little wheels so they can also be used on the floor to race across to any creatures that are exposed to harm

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The small holes on Barnacles body mean that he can be attached to the swamp speeder and at the GUP controls

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In case of a swamp fire, the water cannon can be used along with the water dart to save the swamp from any danger of quickly being engulfed by flames (or Mummy as she is passing by)

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What’s included in the box

  • GUP-K
  • Barnacles Figure
  • Remote Control
  • Water Cannon and dart
  • 2 Swamp Speeders
  • Baby Aligator

Batteries are not included. It requires 4 AA for the vehicle and 2AAA for the remote control

The vehicle and all of the accessories are strong and durable, they managed to withstand quite a bashing from my boys.

My boys really enjoyed playing with the new Octonauts remote control GUP-K, they introduced it to the  transforming polar vehicle and played along together using their imagination and making up stories. The toy allowed them to explore the world of the Octonauts

The RC GUP-K is available from Argos priced at £39.99. An ideal gift for christmas or birthday.

We was sent the vehuicle for the purpose of this review.

 

 

 

 

 

Team HotWheels: The Origin of AWESOME! DVD Review

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Discover the ultimate speed, power and performance with HotWheels: The Origin of Awesome! Available on DVD from 8th September 2014.

 

Last week after a few days away as a family we arrived home to some exciting post for the boys, A DVD for them to watch and review.

My boys are typical boys, who like anything loud, fast, powerful and Metal, also with boxes full of hotwheels tracks I kind of had a feeling that they would enjoy watching the DVD.

Buckle up, and get ready for a new Hot Wheels adventure, as four lucky kids embark on a mission against mysterious monsters and villains in an attempt to save the sleepy town of Hilly Woodlands.

Gage, Wyatt, Brandon and Rhett are kids born to ride. Separately they are seriously skilled racers, but together they become the ultra-speedy and unstoppable Team Hot Wheels®, realising that life in the sloooooowest town in the world is much better in the fast lane.

The boys Gage, Wyatt, Brandon and Rhett wished for something awesome to spice up their sleepy town, and when a mysterious black car roars into town with purple exhaust, creating a wild mess of orange track, it’s just the kind of awesome they wanted! However, it also creates some surprise crazy transformations of rampaging monsters, which is not so awesome!

It’s down to the boys as Team Hot Wheels® to work together and stop this masked villain, battle the monster madness, and save Hilly Woodlands from becoming a desert of destruction.

I wasn’t sure that my 11 year old would like it as much as the younger boys would, I got the ‘uh! do I have to watch it’ response from him, but as soon as the DVD started he soon sat down and started to watch it. With the odd giggle and smile, I knew that he was enjoying it.

Here is what he thought:

What was your favourite part of the movie? When the engineer, Larry helps the boys defeat Rev, the mysterious black car by turning go-carts into awesome race cars by using a mega impressive cloud engine.

Did you like the DVD?  Yes, of coarse. It’s full of action and funny, like the bit when one of the boys was trying to put his helmet on over the top of his huge quiff. The movie has a moral to it and that is: when you work together anything is possible. The characters are cool, fast and fun.

Who would you recommend it to? Ages 3-9, although i enjoyed watching it I’m not sure all 11 year old would.

Would you watch it again? Yes.

Team Hot Wheels are made up of:

Gage: Speed Demon

Rhett: Car Guru

Brandon: Gadget guy

Wyatt: Stunt Man

DVD Extra features: 

The making of Team Hot Wheels: Origin of Awesome (5mins)

A first hand look under the hood at how Team Hot Wheels was brought to life including exciting interviews with the creators and rare glimpse at early sketches of the characters.

Team Hot Wheels Anthem

Official Music Video

Since watching the DVD, the younger boys have now made my sofas into cars and constantly carry around their hotwheel cars with them.

The DVD lasts for about 74 minutes and to me that’s a long time to get some peace and quiet whilst the boys eyes are glued to the TV.

We was sent a copy of the DVD for review purposes only