Octonauts Gup S Polar Exploration Vehicle Review

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Octonauts Gup S Polar Exploration Vehicle Review

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As I have mentioned before, we are big Octonauts fans. My boys were more than excited to be offered the Gup S Polar Exploration Vechile to review. As a mother I particularly like the Gup's as they can be used in and out of the water. As this has batteries, and therefore can only be used out of the water, I wasn't sure if I would like it as much. Once I had unboxed it infront of big and middle man, however, my initial concerns were put aside as their excitement took hold. Here is a short video of them playing with it and demonstrating some of it's features.



So what do we like about the Gup S Polar Exploration vehicle? Pretty much everything! The boys were really taken with the warming tank and like that it came with a creature that they could put on it. I liked the way it lit up and played the Octonauts sounds.

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Middle man checking on his sea creature in the warming station.
As you connect and disconnect the Octo-sled on the front it recognises this and tells you. Big man liked the fact that you could turn the ice drill on the front of the Octo-Sled.

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The two smaller mini ski vechiles are great for resucing the sea creature from the ice block.


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The only downside with the Gup S is that it only comes with Captain Barnacles. Having said this I am sure than most Octonauts fans will already have some (if not multiple)  members of the crew.

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With Christmas coming up, I would certainly recommend this to anyone who has an Octonauts crazy child. In my personal opinion it is far better than the Octolab and even the Octopod which are the other two electronic Octonaurts toys that we own. It is aimed at ages 3 and up. My boys have a long list of other Octonauts products that they would like for Christmas and on the basis that they are imaginative and eductaional (trust me, they know more about marine biology than I do) I am happy to put them on Santa's list.

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We were sent the Gup S for the purpose of this review but all the opinions here are my own.

38 comments:

Tracy K Nixon said...

Love the photos and review! My little nephew would love that for Christmas so will bookmark this page! Thanks!

Crystal said...

I'm not sure whether I should let Adam see this or not as his birthday and Christmas wish lists are already rather out of control! Your comment about how it's only for use out of water reminded me that our Gup X had a rather long dip in the paddling pool. :-( Mind you it spent most of its time with the volume off anyway as my husband is a grumpy git. He would really love the Gup S! ;-)

maci234 said...

fantastic review

Sandra Lane said...

My kids love Octonauts. This looks like it may be on their Christmas lists.

Louise Fairweather said...

lol. Your husband is a wise and caring man. I really wasn't expecting to like this as much as I do. I have now watched the episode with it on and now understand what the boys are talking about!

Louise Fairweather said...

I made the mistake of taking little man into a toy shop the other day - they have loads of new Octonaut stuff on sale for Christmas. On the basis that we bought our first Octonaut toys 3 years ago and they are still played with, I think they are great.

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks

Louise Fairweather said...

There's so many good Octonaut toys they are bringing out - spent a long time in Tesco with little man saying it's on your Xmas list last week!

Kazz Usher said...

My little boy is a big fan of Octonauts. He says the Gup A is his fav! Great write up on the above!

Louise Fairweather said...

My boys are Gup B all the way :-)

Susie Wilkinson said...

The Octonauts merchandise are great, and seem quite hardy, which is great!

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes they last well - a couple of our Gups are looking warn now but they have been played with a lot!

Kirsty Fox said...

We are big Octonauts fans in this house!

Rebecca Taylor said...

This looks fantastic, definite xmas present for my little boy

crazyvicky said...

will be looking for this for my nephew, he loves octonauts!

Lucy Bishop said...

I used to teach a little boy who loved Octonauts, my little one hasn't gotten into it yet x

kim neville said...

My nephew is a big fan of the Octonauts and would love this fab toy

Linda F McGarrigle said...

I too love the Octonauts toys for the kids definitely worth it x

Janice Mackin said...

I have 3 Octonauts fans here! Their favourite toys are the Octopad, Octolab and Gup X.

Megan Adams said...

This looks a really good and interactive present! Not too big (like some toys) and would keep the kids occupied long enough to enjoy a mincepie (or two) on Christmas day! ;-)

Liam Bishop said...

I love Octonauts. Wish I was on the crew! :)

vicki hennie said...

my son would love this xx

✰★ღ Kayleigh ✰★ღ said...

It sure looks like bags of fun!

Lynne OConnor said...

These look great quality

Louise Fairweather said...

It hasn't broken yet.... To be fair the other gups we have have been really great. They come apart without breaking

Louise Fairweather said...

lol. The box is massive but thankfully the toy isn't.

Louise Fairweather said...

oooo interesting. I was a bit disappointed by the octolab.

jaseos81 said...

My little man loves the Octonauts and would love to find this on Christmas day. Nice product!

LifeWithAsd said...

This is on our Christmas list for Cody, he loves octonaughts

Hayley Todd said...

My nephew loves Octonauts and I think he would adore this for Christmas!

Filipa said...

Looks like an awesome gift for xmas!

lisa said...

mega for the kids

Olivia Kirby said...

Looks great - we are going to the live how next year, kids will love it!!

Tracey Baker said...

Looks a great Christmas Pressie!!

Barbara Handley said...

My grandson would love this.

Kim Carberry said...

My girls are a bit old for the Octonauts but this looks like a lot of fun x

lynn heath said...

My son is a huge Octonauts - I think he would have a lot of fun with this toy

Karl Borowy said...

great marine cartoon