Nickelodeon, Paw Patrol – Zuma’s Hovercraft Review, The Nickelodeon, Paw Patrol – Zuma’s Hovercraft comes equipped with the hovercraft and 1 Zuma figure. Whether working alone or with other Paw Patrol characters, Zuma in his hovercraft is on the job rescuing imaginary people and pets from hazardous situations. This is ruff-ruff rescue at its finest!
- Real working hovercraft wheels and fans
- Works with Paw Patroller
- Measures 3.1 x 6.6 x 4.9 inches
- Develops imaginative and problem-solving skills
- Ages 3 to 8
Is the Nickelodeon, Paw Patrol – Zuma’s Hovercraft Worth Buying?
One of the biggest things that the Nickelodeon, Paw Patrol – Zuma’s Hovercraft has going for it is its development of problem-solving skills. Either alone or when used with other Paw Patrol characters and their transportation methods, kids can mentally construct all kinds of different situations where people or pets are in peril and need rescuing. This also is a good way to develop problem-solving skills in figuring out the different ways to resolve the hazardous situations.
As far as the hovercraft itself, it has actual working wheels that roll and turbo fans that spin. However, the fans must be spun manually by hand and do not spin from the wheels turning. This is a safety feature to keep kids from getting their fingers pinched or hurt from the spinning fan blades. The hovercraft does not float in water. It can be carried in the Paw Patroller if the fans are taken off. But there is a place in the Paw Patroller to store the fans, so this is not a problem.
One issue some users have reported is that Zuma appears to be top heavy and thus tends to fall out of his place in the hovercraft. For others, this does not seem to be a problem, so the issue could be how the toy is being used, or an actual design flaw. The problem is easily fixed by applying a small piece of Velcro to the bottom of his feet and a matching piece to the floor of his compartment in the hovercraft.
While the age recommended goes up to 8 years old, a more appropriate upper age would be 5 or 6. All and all, Nickelodeon, Paw Patrol – Zuma’s Hovercraft is a great buy! Alone or when added to an existing Paw Patrol collection, it will provide many hours of play and development of skills.