Henry has been a fan of Mike the Knight since it started on cbeebies. Knights are a passion of his anyway and he loves the stories and the characters of the TV programme. So he was thrilled to get a Mike the Knight toy to try out ahead of the launch of the toy collection.
Setting Up It was a little difficult to get out of the packaging. It had the usual bendy ties, but I’m not sure that the screw in holders were necessary. Unpacking went on hold while I went in search of a screw driver.
In Play We first got Mike the Knight out when Henry had his best friend round to play. They were both super excited about the new toy and couldn’t wait to play with it. They enjoyed exploring what the toy could do: the trap door that leads to the slide; the secret hiding place and the treasure chest with a bit of a surprise. Then the imaginative play kicked in and Mike the Knight and his trusted stead Galahad got up to all sorts of adventures.
It wasn’t just a one day wonder. Henry has played with it a lot and on return visits his friend has been keen to have another go. In fact his best friend declared it ‘the greatest toy ever’.
What stopped play? The only downside was the over zealous packaging.
There are other sets available in the Mike the Knight range. They are the Glendragon Arena for jousting competitions, Hairy Harry’s Horse Stops for Galahad and the Viking Boat.