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Jake toys are the only toys that give us 5 Minutes of Peace!
on January 25, 2013
Jake and the Neverland Pirates is not a series just for Boys. Both of my girls (ages 3 and 5) love it. They run around the house pretending to be pirate princesses and all the other characters all the time. They also love all the toys.
Hook's Adventure Rock is a must have companion to use with other Jake toys. While it may not be a great stand-alone toy, it goes great with the Jake Pirate Ships. It seems fairly sturdy so far, but I do have some concerns about long-term durability of the crane and rope. Either way, so far it is super fun for my girls. It also accommodates extra Jake characters that my girls have collected (or Doc McStuffins, or Strawberry Shortcake, or whoever else wants to play along). It comes with Captain Hook and it has a two trap doors, including one over Tick Tock Croc who is waiting to chomp. The trap doors are easy set and trigger for little kids. It also has a water cannon that is fun and easy to use, but not too dangerous as many projectile toys have been in the past. It is also nice that the water ball projectiles are compatible with all the other cannons on the other Jake toys. There are also plenty of little plastic pegs that go in holes on each characters foot to keep them in place in various parts of the island. The extra water balls also store neatly right inside. These little features all make for a nice design.
The most amazing part about all the Jake toys is how much my girls love playing with them. The toys keep them entertained for long periods of time. They are the only toys that will keep our 3-year-old out of our hair so we can get a much needed break.
As I mentioned before, the only negative thing I can say about Hook's Adventure Rock are concerns about long-term durability of the crane and rope. It is showing some white stress marks at the top of the red rope where the plastic has flexed a little too much, probably from being dragged around by the rope. All that being said, the kids love it.
Long story short, Jake toys are lifesavers in our house by giving our girls hours of fun. We buy all the Jake toys and this one is a must have, especially to battle with Jake's Pirate Ship Bucky. Five Stars! Highly Recommended!
Here are links to the other Jake toys that we have purchased:
Jake's Musical Pirate Ship Bucky - http://www.amazon.com/review/R1PFE58NJ7J74E/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
Hook's Jolly Roger Pirate Ship - http://www.amazon.com/review/R1T0I8UVT5GK4Z/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
Skull Island - http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QZHEH4747U0M/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
QUICK UPDATE (05/06/2013):
We have had Hook's Adventure Rock for several months now and I wanted to give a quick update about the durability. I mentioned in my previous review that I had some concerns about the durability of the red rope on the crane. So far, the rope is still holding up just fine. It still has the white stress marks from being flexed, but they have not gotten any worse and everything is still in once piece. So far, so good. Quality seems like it is good and the fun value is still very high. Still Highly Recommended!