Fisher-Price Imaginext Alpha Explorer {#Review}

One small step for man…

…One giant leap for mankind

– Neil Armstrong

Fisher-Price Imaginext Space Shuttle Playset

Key features:
  • Turn space figure on lower activation disk to open & release space shuttle 
  • Press button on front of shuttle to hear cool sound effects & phrases 
  • Turn space figure on upper activation disk to activate spinning ring jail 
  • Press button to fire “laser” projectile from moveable launcher
  • Lift the lever to raise the platform and take the space figure up to the shuttle
  • Space figure fits in cockpit of shuttle
  • Press button to fire “laser” projectile from the shuttle
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (included) for sound effects & phrases

Fisher-Price Imaginext Alpha Explorer - Blast Off

A journey of learning and discovery

Curiosity & Discovery

Prepare for launch in 5, 4, 3…
Kids discover cause and effect when they turn a disk to release the shuttle with awesome sounds, then press a button to hear cool phrases too!

Fine Motor

In the battle between astronauts and aliens, fine motor skills prevail! Press a button to fire a ‘laser’, turn the disk to activate the jail, ‘fuel’ up and then grasp the shuttle and ‘blast off’!

Imagination & Creativity

There’s an asteroid headed straight for the base! Gear up the figure, raise the platform, open the cockpit, and young astronauts create out-of-this-world

Fisher-Price Imaginext Alpha Explorer - Laser firing

Tigger has really taken to the Imaginext Alpha Explorer playset, although he can’t understand why Buzz Lightyear doesn’t fit inside the space rocket.  As the playset has several different parts, it can easily keep children entertained and will b enjoyed time and time again.  We have even had the space rocket out and about in the car and in a local restaurant but we did make Tigger promise not to fire any lasers (I didn’t fancy trying to find those under other peoples dinner tables).

Available from Amazon, Toys R Us and other good toy retailers for a RRP of £29.99, which given the different elements to the playset I believe is a good price.

Disclosure: We received a Fisher-Price Imaginext Alpha Explorer FOC for the purpose of review.

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  1. Jill Cordner
    May 15, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    I’m so glad you reviewed this, my son was wanting one from Santa but I wasn’t too sure. I’ll go ahead and give Santa the heads up…..thank you x

  2. Paul Wilson
    May 15, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    I would’ve loved those as a kid.

  3. sandralynn ralph
    May 19, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    oh i think my grandson would enjoy this

  4. Jackie Chapman
    May 22, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    It looks like it might hold my boys attention for a while.

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  6. Alison Turnnidge
    June 1, 2014 / 8:11 am

    My nephew would enjoy playing with this but sure it’s suitable for an 18mth old but it is something to think about for future present ideas

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