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10 Best Octonauts Toys & Figures for Kids Rated in 2019

last updated Apr 07, 2019

Explore! Rescue! Protect! If you hear your little one chanting this mantra on a daily basis, chances are you have an Octonaut fan in your house. The hit TV show Octonauts was first released in 2010 and has since captured the hearts of children all over the world. The show revolves around a team of eight heroes who explore new worlds and carry out missions underwater. Each episode is highly educational and action-packed. If you’re looking for a toy to fuel your child’s love of the Octonauts, look no further. Our list of the best Octonaut toys and figures is composed of toys that developmentally appropriate and entertaining toys that will appeal to every superfan.

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Fisher-Price Octo-Crew 8 Pack
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Entertainment Value
99
Durability
99
Creativity
99
Fisher-Price Octo-Crew 8 Pack
Why is it better?

Kids can play with their figurines in the tub, floor and sandbox.

This is an expansion pack for the Octonauts Octopod playset.

Parents like to use this playset as birthday cake toppers.

The figurines are lightweight and can be taken out on car trips.

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$23.07
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$20.46
#3
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$12.00
#5
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$17.89
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$49.98
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$12.99
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$58.99
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91
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92%
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$29.90
In depth review top 10
  • Fisher-Price Octo-Crew 8 Pack
  • Fisher-Price Gup C & Shellington
  • Fisher-Price Gup-B
  • Fisher-Price Gup-E Vehicle
  • Fisher-Price 5-Pack The Vegimals
  • Fisher-Price Launch and Rescue Gup X
  • Fisher-Price Gup-S Polar Exploration
  • Fisher-Price Claw and Drill Gup-D
  • Fisher-Price Octopod Playset
  • Fisher-Price Launch and Explore Lab
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10 Best Octonaut Toys Reviewed

1. Fisher-Price Octo-Crew 8 Pack

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
99
Fisher-Price Octo-Crew 8 Pack
Entertainment Value
99
Durability
99
Creativity
99
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Kids can play with their figurines in the tub, floor and sandbox.

This is an expansion pack for the Octonauts Octopod playset.

Parents like to use this playset as birthday cake toppers.

The figurines are lightweight and can be taken out on car trips.

Over time, the paint will start to rub away.

The characters Tweak, Barnacles, and Shellington are the tallest figures. They measure about 2.88” tall. The sculpting is spot on and the arms move, making these figures even more fun for kids.

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Entertainment Value

The Octonauts need their Octo-Crew to help save the sea creatures. This pack of 8 features all the main characters from the T.V. show. The set includes Inkling, Dashi, Tunip, Tweak, Peso, Kwazii, Barnacles, and Shellington. The Octo-Crew figurines are 2-3 inches tall and fit into the Gup-A mobile and Octopod playsets

Durability

The size of these figures make them big enough to not pose as a choking hazard but small enough to easily be grasped and carried by children. The movable limbs of each figure will further enhance the imaginary adventures your child creates.

Creativity

Kids love to play with their Octonaut figurines in the kiddie pool and sandbox. After watching the latest episode of Octonauts, kids will want to rescue animals like their heroes and reenact what they see on the show. They may not realize it, but when kids pretend to be an Octonaut they are pretending to play as emergency medical professionals. Kids will learn to love helping animals and people while they work on their social and communication skills. They’ll play cooperatively and practice the art of getting along with others and what it means to share.

2. Fisher-Price Gup C & Shellington

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98.3
Fisher-Price Gup C & Shellington
Entertainment Value
99
Durability
98
Creativity
98
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Comes with two figures

Includes a tow line and hook

The whale changes color in warm water

Great bath time set

Waterproof

The Gup-C is not watertight

Doesn’t balance correctly in the water

Staying true to the Octonauts fleet, this vehicle is designed to go underwater. Whether your little one is playing in the pool or sitting in the tub, they can use the built-in towline to rescue the whale.

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An Octonaut wouldn’t truly be an Octonaut without the ability to work in water, would it? Of course not! Shellington can be propelled through the tub, pool, or any other source of water in his cool-looking Gup-C as he saves his friend, the whale that also comes with the set.

Durability

Shellington is awesome but the real star of this set is the whale. It changes color according to the temperature of the water! This toy is fun, durable, waterproof, and super interactive which will keep kids busy playing for hours.

Creativity

Kids can use to tow and line in the back to pull this friendly whale to safety and watch Shellington become a hero! The Gup-C can also be used on land to perform super special land missions as well, and when Shellington tires of flat land, just drop him back in the water and watch as the Gup-C navigates even the most dangerous of underwater lands.

3. Fisher-Price Gup-B

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Fisher-Price Gup-B
Entertainment Value
99
Durability
97
Creativity
98
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Other creatures can be added to recreate more adventures.Water squirts out of the shark’s mouth.

Captain Kwazii’s arms and legs are moveable.

While not common in stores, it is easy to find on Amazon.

The submarine can go underwater, and the wheels allow kids to move their toy car along the bathtub.

This vehicle only holds one Octonaut figurine at a time. The Gup-A model can hold more.

Kids can pretend to play as the heroic Kwazii from Octonauts. They’ll become better at creative play as they imagine new adventures to have and challenges to overcome. When kids use their Kwazii figurine to drive the Gup-B, they’ll be strengthening their hand-eye coordination skills and their dexterity.

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When the gray shark is submerged in warm water, its true stripes will appear. The Gup-B’s jaws are open and close by pushing his fin. And Kwazii (the captain) uses his trusty blue lasso to catch the shark.

Durability

Kids love to play with versatile toys like the Gup-B that can be submerged underwater and wheeled around on surfaces. It also squirts water from its mouth to act as an attack weapon against other bath toys.

Creativity

Kids can become a part of the Octonauts crew by playing as Kwazii and the Gup-B mobile. Kids can place their small Kwazii figurine into the Gup-B machine and send him off to ensnare the color changing shark.

4. Fisher-Price Gup-E Vehicle

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97
Fisher-Price Gup-E Vehicle
Entertainment Value
98
Durability
96
Creativity
97
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The guppies float.

The Gup-E drains well after kids are done playing with it in the tub.

The materials are sturdy and well-made. This toy will survive children’s rough play.

There is a hole underneath Peso that keeps him in place while inside the Gup-E.

The Gup-E craft will stay afloat for a small amount of time. It acts more like a submarine.

The hatch will always open to release the guppies.

With this being a great land and water toy, the fun never has to end. The back hatch will house the fish when your child isn’t playing with the set to help keep them from getting lost.

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Entertainment Value

Rescue and release the guppies with Peso and his Gup-E vehicle. Along with the vehicle, this set includes 3 mini fish, a rescue net, and a Peso figurine. The fish are held in the back hatch of the vehicle, but your little one can place it underwater to release them.

Durability

No need to restrict the fun to bathtime, this vehicle is great on land too as your child can race and roll it across the floor. Children three and up can enjoy rescuing guppies with Peso.

Creativity

Your child will increase their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they open and close the hatch to release the guppies. The entire set encourages your child to use their imagination and to engage in a world of pretend play. The set is lightweight making easy for tiny hands to grasp and carry. When your octonaut fan isn’t playing with the toy, store the fish back in the vehicle to keep them organized in one place and ready for the next adventure.

5. Fisher-Price 5-Pack The Vegimals

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96
Fisher-Price 5-Pack The Vegimals
Entertainment Value
97
Durability
95
Creativity
96
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Five unique and fun Vegimals

Great starter set

Perfect for adding to existing sets

Compatible with other Octonauts toys

They do not come with any additional accessories

Sometimes it can be challenging to find figurines on their own without having to buy an entirely new set, occasionally with toys your child might already have. This makes a great extension for an existing set without getting any extras that your child has.

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Entertainment Value

Okay okay, how adorable are these Vegimals? These cute little figurines are inspired from the hit show Octonauts and provide an excellent addition to your little one’s growing Octonauts collection.

Amongst these, your child will be delighted to find all the most popular veggies and fruits represented: tomato, lemon, eggplant, beet, and carrot! If that’s not something we can be sweet over, then we’re not sure what is. This set is a must-have simply because of its cuteness and the fact that it’s a perfect, unique nod to the show.

Durability

Measuring in at 1.5 inches, your little one can easily carry these figures with them from place to place. Each figure is designed to stand freely on its own, thus taking the adventures your child creates for them to the next level. While these figures do not have articulated joints, they are composed of a rubber material that makes them easy to squeeze and highly durable.

Creativity

Your child’s fine-motor skills will increase each time they grasp their figures. They are encouraged to unleash their creativity and fully immerse into pretend play as they develop adventurous scenarios for each figure. With six figures included, your child can increase their social skills by sharing the figures with their friends.

6. Fisher-Price Launch and Rescue Gup X

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Fisher-Price Launch and Rescue Gup X
Entertainment Value
96
Durability
94
Creativity
95
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Includes 3 vehicles in one

Equipped with fun phrases and sound effects

Twelve different accessories are included

Designed to launch discs at enemies

The front window seems to fall off often

With three different vehicles in one, cool phrases and sound effects, and a variety of included accessories the possibilities of fun are endless.

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Your child can protect the oceans with the Octonauts Launch and Rescue vehicle. The Gup X vehicle is a combination of three octonaut vehicles the octo-tank, octo-ski, and the octo-glider. Along with the vehicle, this set includes twelve different accessories and a Captain Barnacles figurine to enhance the fun.

Durability

The side of this vehicle is designed with a lever that releases fun phrases and sound effects when it is pulled. With smaller vehicles having the ability to detach, your little one can share this set with their friends and family or play independently. Captain Barnacles is poseable thus taking your child’s imaginative play to the next level.

Creativity

When it’s time for a solo mission, the Octo-glider can be detached from the front of the vehicle while the Octo-ski can be detached from the back. When enemies are getting close, activate the slime shooter and shoot out the green slime disks to defend your vehicle.

7. Fisher-Price Gup-S Polar Exploration

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94
Fisher-Price Gup-S Polar Exploration
Entertainment Value
95
Durability
93
Creativity
94
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The sounds are pleasant because they are not obnoxiously loud.

It is easy for kids to take apart and put back together.

The Gup-S heating tanks light up. Kids can activate the lights and sounds by pushing the side button.

More phrases can be heard when the vehicle detaches and gets reattached.

The set cannot be submerged in water because it takes batteries to operate. This toy is not safe to use in water.

This set doesn’t include a wettle seal from the episode this toy was based on.

Younger children can enjoy playing with toy without getting frustrated as it can easily be taken apart and put back together. The fun sounds and included accessories will stimulate their imagination and encourage them to dive into a world of pretend play.

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A great set to add to any Octonaut collection. The Gup-S is the groups' polar exploration vehicle that opens into 2 vehicles: the Octo-Sled and the Octo-Shuttle. The kit includes 2 small skis and several rescue tools.

Durability

It also includes Barnacles in his snowsuit, 3 rescue tools, a narwhal sea animal and an iceberg. The treads of the Gup-S are retractable. Designed with a high level of durability this set can be enjoyed for countless rescue missions.

Creativity

Your child’s fine motor skills will improve as they switch out the various attachments on the vehicle. The preloaded sounds and phrases will enhance the fun in your child’s pretend adventures. Younger children will have no problem carrying this vehicle from room to room as it is lightweight.

8. Fisher-Price Claw and Drill Gup-D

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93
Fisher-Price Claw and Drill Gup-D
Entertainment Value
94
Durability
92
Creativity
93
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he Gup-D’s rescue claw can be used to rescue other Octonauts animals from other playsets.

The Gup-D’s fin launches the rescue net.

When water is connected to Barnacles scuba tank, he will raise and sink in the water.

The Gup-D naturally floats in water.

The kit includes a cute color changing manta ray.

Barnacles’ legs are not removable.

This is the perfect vehicle to add to your child’s collection as the claw is designed to rescue other Octonaut animals from other play sets. The vehicle naturally floats in water which makes it a great bath and pool toy.

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Entertainment Value

Kids can join Lieutenant Barnacles on his exciting sea adventures. His machine, the Gup-D, is a submersible craft that has amazing abilities. It can use water as a projectile weapon and drill with one claw.

Durability

Kids can now play with Barnacles as they learn about sea life. They can create their own adventures or practice using their cognitive skills to try and reenact the last episode they saw. Kids can play on their own or they can practice learning how to water pressure works as they fill and empty Barnacles scuba tank.

Creativity

Lieutenant Barnacles is ready to go because he is wearing his special diving suit and he can be placed inside the Gup-D. The Gup-D has an attached rescue claw that kids can maneuver to rescue a cute blue crab that comes with this set.

9. Fisher-Price Octopod Playset

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92
Fisher-Price Octopod Playset
Entertainment Value
93
Durability
91
Creativity
92
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The phrases that are heard from the Octo-Alert encourages kids to act out different adventures.

Includes 3 “AG13” batteries.

Other small figurines from Fisher-Price fit into the rescue tools and the Gup-A.

The kit can survive rough play by our little heroes.

The alarm that sounds from the clip on is loud.

The Octonaut is heavy at the top and can tip over.

The pieces look like what is shown on the T.V. show and kids love that. The sounds from the clip-on alert engage kids to complete different adventures.

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Entertainment Value

The Octopod looks like the Octonauts home base from the television show. It is a two-sided playset that includes over 10 fun pieces kids can play with. The fully equipped Octopod vessel creates sounds and phrases that encourage role-playing fun. Kids can begin active play time with the press of a button. The Octo-Alert is a clip-on device that activates the Octo-Alarm to call the kids to action. A few phrases can be heard from Barnacles and Kwazii.

Durability

Kids can pretend to be heroes by using their figurines to recreate exciting scenes from the television show. They will also use their imagination to come up with their own scenarios that would require their medical assistance. This type of playstyle will inspire the next generation of healers or soldiers. Even if they don’t decide to become doctors or nurses or become a protector of the peace, they’ll at least have developed respect for those who work in the field.

Creativity

The Octopod playset includes the figures Kwazii, Barnacles, the Octo-Alert, the Gup-A mobile, creatures, and rescue tools. The tools that kids can play with is the little net, barrel, stretcher, and anchor. These tools are essential for the Octonauts to rescue creatures from various emergencies. When kids sound the alarm, they can place their action figures into the Gup-A mobile. The Gup-A gets placed into the Octopod launch bay where kids can send their heroes down the slide and out it goes! Kids can use the playset to lift and lower the tools they need to help the eel, sea turtle and fiddler crab.

10. Fisher-Price Launch and Explore Lab

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91
Fisher-Price Launch and Explore Lab
Entertainment Value
92
Durability
90
Creativity
91
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The sounds are pleasant because it is not too loud and not to screechy.

It feels like it is made from high-quality materials.

This kit coincides with the Deep-Sea episode and the Mariana Trench episode of the Octonauts

It is lightweight and can easily be stored away for later play.

This playset should not be water because it requires batteries to operate.

It may be difficult for a young child to successfully press the launch button.

A fun compact toy that offers diverse play activities because of the nature of its creation. It can be played with when it is opened and when it is closed.

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A two-floor kit where kids can play as Octonaut crew members. Kids can destroy lava rocks, launch kelp cakes and sound the alarm. This kit includes an Octonaut hero (Shellington), jellyfish, a volcano that launches 3 lava rocks, 3 air hoses and Vegibot. The batteries power the audio sounds and lights. Unfortunately, the electronic sounds mean this ship needs to stay in dry dock.

Durability

When the Octo-Lab is in the closed position, kids can play with their turtle ship. It can also become a storage device that holds all the pieces. The hoses are stored underneath the turtle mobile. When the turtle shell is lifted, it reveals a play area for their Octonaut deep sea diver.

Creativity

Kids can take their Octo-Lab and go on “Midnight Adventures” in rooms with the lights dimmed low. The name of this game is for kids to go on Mobile Midnight Zone Missions and explore the deep sea. Kids can enhance their creative gameplay and appreciation for the dark by playing with this toy in a dim lighted room. But even if the lights are on, kids will explore their world looking for new ways to interact and protect it.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Entertainment Value

The Octonauts are a popular children’s television show found on the BBC network. The series is based on an American-Canadian children’s book by the same name. The show is about a brave underwater crew of eight animals who go on undersea adventures. Their base is the Octopod and that is where they store their aquatic vehicles (the Gups). The animals they encounter and locations are based on real-life marine habitats.

Durability

The toys on our list are all a part of the official Octopod collection. Other companies have attempted to recreate Octonaut toys, but we found the official products to be better in almost every respect. They are well-made and versatile. Many of them can be submerged underwater and wheeled around the house. Some of our sets such as Octopod Playlet, even make sounds and phrases that come from the TV show.

Creativity

Toy sets including the Gup-E and D can be submerged underwater with no damage to the toy. They are safe for kids to use and engage kids to get creative during playtime. Kids have wonderfully wild imaginations, and the Octonauts focuses their creativity to pretend to save and protect their fellow Octonauts and marine life.

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Parents, did you know?

The Octonauts light up kid’s imagination and inspire their play-time activities. Children often laugh and interact with the characters. They enjoy learning fun facts about life in marine environments. The artwork was created by the award-winning design team, Meomi.

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All toys are essentially collector’s items. The longer a toy stays fresh and clean, the higher in value it will become. But at least more than a century needs to pass until the toy becomes valuable.

Parents, did you know?

The Octonauts is a popular, fun and educational series. The show focuses on being fun and entertaining while teaching kids about sea life and protecting the environment.

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At the moment, the Octonauts are a popular series on TV and their toys are highly sought after by parents whose kids are in love with the show. Parents love the quality of the toys and what they represent.

Parents, did you know?

The value of these items is starting to increase because the show is still popular and it is difficult to find these toys. Not all Octonauts merchandise is available in the U.S.

Other Factors to Consider

Educational Value

The Octonauts base of operations is a wonderful toy that includes two main characters and several tools to perform rescue operations. Kids can learn a little about marine life because the series was created with the help of marine biologists, Dr. Lara A. Ferry-Graham and Dr. Michael Graham. They also worked on the Finding Nemo, movie project.

Design

The toys on our list are all a part of the official Octopod collection. Other companies have attempted to recreate Octonaut toys, but we found the official products to be better in almost every respect. They are well-made and versatile. Many of them can be submerged underwater and wheeled around the house. Some of our sets such as Octopod Playlet, even make sounds and phrases that come from the TV show.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Why are Octonauts so popular?
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The Octonauts light up kid’s imagination and inspire their play-time activities. Children often laugh and interact with the characters. They enjoy learning fun facts about life in marine environments. The artwork was created by the award-winning design team, Meomi.

q: Should kids watch The Octonauts?
a:

The Octonauts show is appropriate for kids 4 years old and above. Parents rate this show as a positive role-model series, with no violence or scary moments. It has positive messages and provides great educational scenarios. The series is perfect for children who are about to start pre-school because it encourages their curiosity about the world around them. Kids are introduced to many sea species and the show shares interesting facts about sea life.

q: Are the Octonauts toys collectible items?
a:

All toys are essentially collector’s items. The longer a toy stays fresh and clean, the higher in value it will become. But at least more than a century needs to pass until the toy becomes valuable. At the moment, the Octonauts are a popular series on TV and their toys are highly sought after by parents whose kids are in love with the show. Parents love the quality of the toys and what they represent. The value of these items is starting to increase because the show is still popular and it is difficult to find these toys. Not all Octonauts merchandise is available in the U.S. There are a few items that are available online for purchase. Some of these items are on our current list of Best Octonaut Toys in 2019.

q: Are the Octonauts toys good toys for kids?
a:

Yes, the Octonauts toys are great for kids to play with. They emulate a popular kid's show, The Octonauts. The team spends their days rescuing sea creatures while learning about them and their habitats. The toys feature several functions and encourage kids to work on their sharing skills and communication skills.

q: What are the benefits of kids playing with Octonaut sets?
a:

The Octonauts teach the importance of working with teams and how to be a productive member of a community. Kids learn this because they watch how the characters on the show interact with each other and then copy what they see into their gameplay. Parents love how their kids' play pretend heroes and work with each other to accomplish the missions they created themselves.

Sources

  1. Emily Ashby, , Octonauts, TV Review
  2. Kelly, Why do My Kids love the Octonauts so much?, Blog Post
  3. Chontelle Bonfiglio, English Kids Cartoons that are Educational AND Fun, Article
  4. Sarah Pinault, When Does a Toy Become Collectible? Here Come The Octonauts, Article
  5. By Lori, Octonauts Toy Review, Toy Review