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Jr. Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle

Jr. Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle

Spring 2012 Toys
Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
Manufacturer: Aeromax Inc.
Price: $34.95

The Jr. Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle is a welcome addition to our growing collection of toys that encourage pretend play. It's different from similar toys because of its size. When fully inflated it feels like a full-size space shuttle to 3- and 4-year-olds. And although we have not used it in a pool as the box advertises, it has provided a lot of fun for indoor pretend play. Preschool age kids will enjoy "blasting off on space missions" daily.

For the initial inflation, our parents testers recommend using a power inflation device. If you're concerned about the durability of this item, rest assured. One mother noted that though her two forty-five pound boys can get rough as they "fly to outer space", the toy has held up well without any trouble. In three weeks of daily play, she only re-inflated it once because of a tiny bit of sagging.

This toy is worth the price for anyone with a budding astronaut in the house.

Kelly Schaffer   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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