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Fisher Price Diego's Talking Rescue Center
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
Go on animal rescue missions with Diego and his animal friends with this playset version of the animal rescue center as seen on the show. Includes 3.5-inch articulated Diego figure, five animals, an ATV, and helicopter with rescue basket. The observation deck includes Diego's rescue computer command central with 1 LED that flashes to indicate there is rescue mission to take place. Play Features include: Fly Diego in his helicopter and activate sounds/song by pulling on the tree lever. Slide Diego down the vine with his zip-cord to reach animals. Diego and animals can clip onto vines to swing around. Press Computer to hear fun phrases from Diego in English, Spanish and animal. Diego and animals can ride in the rescue center elevator. Includes fun animal care and nurturing accessories.
Join Diego on over 70 animal rescues from his observation deck as he races to save his animal friends from deep within the jungle
Includes articulated Diego figure, 5 animals, all-terrain vehicle and helicopter
The observation deck includes a talking computer command center with flashing light
Diego and animals can ride in the rescue center elevator
Fun for all preschoolers
Flashing light plays phrases in English & Spanish and real animal sounds from the show
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70 of 70 found the following review helpful:
Disappointing Quality for the PriceOct 22, 2006
By Allisan Impellizzeri
My husband and I bought this for our son's 3rd birthday. He went nuts when it saw it at the store before his birthday, so we decided to get it for him. He loves imaginative play and Diego and we knew this would be perfect for him.
After putting the toy together, which was very easy, I noticed that it fell apart so quickly. The legs that hold the treehouse part of the the toy up constantly fall off if you try to pick it up and move it. When you push down the nest on the rooftop, which activates the helicopter to fly around, the whole rescue center wobbles around with it. The swinging door doesn't close all the way and the "zip line" that attaches to the little hut comes off when you try to slide Diego down it. The elevator lift doesn't slide up and down the post easily at all. You have to tilt it up and then slide it. The rescue pack that helps Diego slide down the zip line is very difficult to get on Diego.
As much as my son loves this toy, it is very frustating for him when it doesn't work like it should. I get lots of "Mommy can you fix this!?!?" when he plays with it.
If it wasn't $40 and maybe like $20, I wouldn't have been as disappointed.
24 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Best toy ever!Nov 24, 2006
We bought Diego's Animal Rescue Center for our 2 year old daughter for her birthday, because she has really started getting into the Diego show and saw the toy on commercials. I was skeptical after reading some reviews about how the toy fell apart all the time. In fact, we almost didn't get it based on those reviews but decided to give it a chance at the last minute. My girls, ages 2 and 4 yrs. LOVE, LOVE this toy!! It has kept them entertained for hours and they really use their imaginations in acting out scenarios for Diego and the many animals! I would NOT agree with other reviewers about the quality. We haven't had ANY problems with this toy falling apart, everything works perfectly, even the zip line! It might break apart if your kids are smashing it around, but with average play, it is fine. Grandma and Grandpa bought the extra playsets, which gives Diego even more animals to rescue. My ONLY complaint is that I cannot find a set that has Alicia, Diego's sister, because my 2 year old LOVES her! All in all, a wonderful purchase! My kids have learned alot about animals and have been enthralled in play so mommy can get a little work done! :)
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
So-so design but a favorite none the lessJan 09, 2007
"Mom of 4"
As other reviewers have already stated, the construction of this rescue center is not great. The legs fall out easily, the zip cord is disappointing and my kids can't move the elevator at all. That being said, my two year old and four year old love to play with it and create Diego adventures with the figures. So even though it isn't the best designed toy, it offers imaginative play and the kids love it.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
My daughter's favorite toy this year!Dec 28, 2006
By Karin D.
My 3 1/2 year old daughter got this toy for Christmas last week, and she LOVES it. I was actually pretty impressed by it, because this toy actually has a lot to offer. She loves playing with Diego, the animals, his little rescue car, the elevator to hoist the rescued animals up, all the neat sounds and dialogue from the show, the helicopter with its little rescue basket, and the (crappy) zip cord.
I was hesitant to buy this toy, because I had heard so many bad reviews on it regarding stability. I have not had a single stability problem. In fact, I was surprised that so many people had a problem. I think it's pretty darn sturdy. The zip cord, on the other hand, is a piece of crap. It falls off if the Rescue Center moves even slightly, and it really is impossible for a little kid to get Diego into that little harness.
The two problems about Diego's Talking Rescue Center that really bother me are:
1. There is a piece of floor for the treehouse that doesn't come assembled. It just snaps on, really. Well, let me tell you, I've had to re-snap that piece of floor back on several times already, because it keeps snapping off! The first time it happened was about after 5 minutes of play.
2. There's no Alicia (Diego's sister)! Of course, the first words out of my daughter's mouth when we opened this toy was, "Mommy, where's Alicia??" Sigh. Come on, Nick Jr., Diego doesn't save those animals alone!
All in all, it really is a great toy. It has so much to do, and so many cool features to keep kids busy for quite a long while!! I'd buy it again in a heartbeat!
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Not Super ImpressedJan 26, 2007
By R. Robbins
My 5 year old insisted on asking Santa for this. We thought he'd be bored with it, and he is. My 3 year daughter enjoys it more, so I would stay in the 2-3.5 age range. My biggest complaint, though, is the quality of this toy. The door does not stay shut, the legs are not secured well enough in the base, and the elevator is IMPOSSIBLE to use. When you attempt to use it, either the legs pull out of the base or you pull so hard everything falls off the elevator or out of the treehouse. My own personal pet peeve is the noise. Every toy that makes noise should have a volume switch!! This does have an on/off switch, but it would be nice to turn the volume down without shutting it off completely. The Deigo figure is nice and solid and fits nicely in the helicopter and cart. Around Christmas this item was $36. Certainly not worth that much! Maybe worth $15-20 if you're buying for a young child and are aware of the design problems.
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