Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gbarb Fun toy!
My girls (3 and 5) didn't know anything about Mike the Knight before they were given this castle playset...now they love the characters! The 3 year old likes the sounds and figurines and the 5 year old likes how the bed flips just like the show and using the catapult! I like how it has expanded playing with a castle to include more exciting adventures vs. just having princesses going to balls. I think it would have been nice for the set to include the girl, Evie and a dragon so the kids could play together and each have a character. So far the castle has held up and has been used for lots of imaginative play.
November 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Momma4 like
My 5 year old daughter likes this toy. Her favorite part is the bed that turns into a slide and the revolving library wall. My 7 year old son played with it for a little bit too when we first got it. His favorite part is the cannon ball shooter. My daughter loves the horse and extra pieces but having one more person in the set would be better.
Probably more ideal for younger kids but my kids use the castle and play with other toys on it.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SarrahAnne Fun, but a tiny bit disappointing
I got this because both my sons (ages 3 & 4) really wanted it. They both enjoy the Mike the Knight show, so I thought it would be nice for them to be able to "play along" when they watched the show.
They both liked the castle from the beginning. However, despite my warnings, they were both disappointed to find out that Evie was not included in the box. I told them that because I read the teeny, tiny print next to the picture on the box that stated she was not included. They can't read, though, and insisted she was. Guess who was right and who was sad?
However, they both really liked Mike and sliding him down his rope from the top of the castle. I think my three-year old son's favorite aspect was the treasure chest that flips from empty to full and vice-versa each time you open it. My four-year old loves the catapult because he just loves anything with a projectile.
My biggest peeve with the castle is that there is no way to store the pieces inside. It is just a castle facade and doesn't close or anything. I would have preferred a hinged castle so that I could store the figures and accessories inside. As it is, I am sure there are pieces that I will have to go hunting for and it's only been two weeks.
Kids love it, but if I were buying it as a gift, I would definitely spend the extra bucks and get the Evie figure so the kids aren't so sad.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3BoysMa Encourages imaginative play
This toy was a lot of fun for my 2 yr old son. He immediately took to mike and his horse playing around the castle and had the most fun launching the rock from the catapult. It feels durable and has lasted throughout much vigorous play thus far. I like how children are encouraged to use their imaginations with the pieces to play with the various parts and add voices to the characters. It also has lots of different options of play to help hold a little ones attention.
October 25, 2013