All aboard for high seas adventures! There's a sneaky shark on the loose and he's snacking on Matchbox cars! Lucky for kids, this is no ordinary MISSION: MARINE RESCUE SHARK SHIP, it floats on water and rolls on land to keep the adventures going from the tabletop to the tub!
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for MATCHBOX® MISSION: ™ Marine Rescue Shark Ship® Play Set
Review 1 for MATCHBOX® MISSION: ™ Marine Rescue Shark Ship® Play Set
Mission: Marine Rescue shark ship play set is a great toy for dry and wet use. My boys enjoyed imaginative play on land and in the bathtub. It is a good quality toy with multiple options to play with cars, helicopter and shark. It is rare to find a toy that combines cars and boats all in one!
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Review 2 for MATCHBOX® MISSION: ™ Marine Rescue Shark Ship® Play Set
My five year old loves this toy! It's very child friendly with the exception of the "door" located on the front of the boat, which is a little hard for my child to open. I like the different features such as the crane that picks up the shark, the raft that launches from the boat, and the fact that it floats in water. Great for land AND water. Very satisfied with the product.
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Review 3 for MATCHBOX® MISSION: ™ Marine Rescue Shark Ship® Play Set
We got this toy the day after my son had admired a bigger and more impressive Matchbox Mega Rig Shark Ship in the store. I thought my nearly-8-yr-old might be disappointed with this "simpler version," but he really loved the MANY features of the Marine Rescue Shark Ship.
Disclaimer up front: To us, the shark ship's biggest drawback is that the boat tips noticeably while used in the tub. It sometimes balances well when the shark & crane are in a certain position, but it was tipping during most of our playtime (though it didn't sink). This didn't really bother my son, and I think this toy would make a great gift, but I'd recommend the designers try to improve this.
Here are the nice play-on-floor features:
*Wheels on the bottom allow the ship to roll
*Three nice ramps allow matchbox cars to enter and exit.
*Car storage areas: There are about 3 different places to park matchbox cars (total capacity about 5-7 cars?). One of the ramps runs down the "inside of the ship," so it's actually a storage area for 2-3 cars until the ramp door is popped open and the cars zoom out onto the floor. All storage areas are easily accessible.
Here are the awesome play-in-tub features:
*Ramp & rescue boat: Put either of the two included matchbox cars (designed for tub play) at the top of the ramp and lift it; they zoom around a curve and land in the rescue boat, at which point the lower ramp swings out and the rescue boat automatically deploys very smoothly. Cool!
*Moving crane with attached shark cage: The crane doesn't have sophisticated range of motion, but we managed to tow in the shark.
*Shark cage: Easy to clamp open with one hand while holding shark in the other.
*Removable water cannon on the front and the helicopter are both fun squirt toys.
*The shark's top fin is a button that opens its mouth. It can bite and hold onto the matchbox cars with a good grip.
*The instructions don't mention this, but the ship drains well through many slots as soon as you lift it out of the water. :)
One other "problem" we had was that the lower ramp sometimes deploys when we don't want it to--by the shark fin bumping the rescue boat, or by some other accidental bump. It is very sensitive, but I know that's what makes it work so well at the right time. We don't yet know about the durability of this sensitive part, but we're hoping for much more play to come!
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Review 4 for MATCHBOX® MISSION: ™ Marine Rescue Shark Ship® Play Set
My three year old had a fabulous time playing in the tub with this gem! Sharks, cars, a helicopter and a huge boat! A boys dream come true! Now the little guy is asking to take baths all day long. May have to make this a pool/ bath toy. We love it!