Saturday, January 31, 2015

すすめ!オクトノーツ2015!: the Octonauts 2015! New Toys From Fisher-Price.

It's been awhile since my last look in on the Octonauts line of toys from Fisher-Price. Last time around I went over all the new releases hitting mid to late 2014. Many of the those releases I wanted to buy for myself, a few  have yet to see in retail stores. Sadly, money was kinda tight and the Octonauts toys were cut from the priorities list. Broke my heart to have to leave such cool toys sitting on store shelves. But I have some good news on that end, as well as a look at some new toys hitting here in 2015!

One of the toys I really wanted in 2014 was the Midnight Zone inspired Launch & Explore Octo Lab playset. I really loved the bright neon day glow colors they used for that set, and the whole Midnight Zone themed toys. Because I already had the original Octo Pod set, I didn't know if I should really get another large sized Octonauts item, space is an issue. Maybe more of an issue than space is money, and as I said Octonauts got cut from my toy buying list for the time being. The Launch & Explore Octo Lab was priced at about $36-$40 depending on where you shop. That kind of money for a current toy can fetch me a few vintage items, so with just the price I was able to pass.

About 3 weeks back I was in a Meijer store picking up for food for the weekend, and as always I popped into the toy section. I noticed that Meijer had put this set on clearance for $28, tagged as the Octo Pod. I wondered if they had mistakenly used the same SKU for both the old and new set, Target does this all the time.  Still at $28 I was able to pass it up, but just last week it dropped again, now to $18. It was getting harder and harder to pass this toy up, at 50% off I was being stupid in not buying it. Last night my wife had a coupon for 10% any general merchandise at Meijer, I though it could mean an extra $1.80 of the Octo Lab, awesome! I go to Meijer, we needed Super Bowl snacks anyhow, and misplaced in another aisle in one last Octo Lab. Still priced at $18, but...Meijer has a sale on clearance toys, taking an extra 50% off. Now with a tagged price of $18, and extra 50% off, and our coupon for 10% off I got the Octo Lab for $8.30!

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Alright, onto the new stuff coming our way. The first releases of 2015 feature of course Barnacles, Kwazii, and in a bit of a surprise, Tweak. I saw it's a surprise because they have typically used Shellington or Peso, and regulated Tweak and Dashi to the background. I was super excited to see both used more last year and seeing a new Tweak in 2015 is great. In fact there will be 2 new Tweak figures, 2 of Barnacles as well as 2 Kwaziis. Strange that we will see 6 new releases featuring only 3 characters.


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Octonauts Barnacles’ Suction Suit, Tweak’s Sea Scooter and Kwazii & the Volcano Rescue figure sets
These new figure packs are great. Again, nice lively colors, and some new sculpts, also just great to get Tweak outside of a larger set. The Kwazii set will probably be one of the larger figure and accessory sets.

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Octonauts Talking Tiger Shark Gup-B and Talking Ice Breaker Gup-C
The Gup-B is a smaller vehicle set with a fun tiger stripe pattern and featuring Kwazii. The Gup-C is shaped like a whale and comes with a unique arctic Tweak figure.

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Octonauts Gup-H with Barnacles
And of course the Captain needs a new ride, and this year he'll get a new helicopter. The Pilot Barnacles figure is quite cute too.

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The talking feature and the Gup B & C should also prove to be fun and popular for kids. Each set vehicle above also comes with a sea-life companion and has working action gimmicks. So with even just a few items announced so far for the Octonauts line in 2015, things are looking really good!

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