Matchbox Smokey the Fire Truck – Gift Guide Pick


Smokey is a real working fire truck brought to life.

This interactive buddy talks, tells jokes, eats, exercises and sings, oh yeah and farts (yes, farts), and he’s great fun for kids.

Get ready for hours of imaginative fun with Smokey the Fire Truck from Matchbox.  It is well constructed and easy for kids to play with.  The levers work smoothly and stay locked in place when they are supposed to.  The cannon comes with three “water” balls that fire well, but don’t hurt too much when you are the target. 

Two Smart Truck Modes for Multiple Interactions

Smokey can operate in one of two main modes–character mode or truck mode. Smokey is in character mode when he is half or fully upright, and says phrases such as, “Smokey here! Reporting for duty!” When Smokey is on all six wheels, he is in truck mode and can be pushed forward and pulled backward to activate lights and sounds. He can only be silenced by turning him off but you can still drive him in the off position.


Our reviewer loved playing with it (although his mom preferred it in the “off” mode, LOL!).  She said she would purchase this for a gift since he (almost 6 years old) plays pretty rough and tumble with his toys and it is still running and in one piece.


What’s in the Box

Assembled toy, “water” balls, four C batteries, and instructions for use.

Matchbox Smokey The Fire Truck is available at retailers that sell toys nationwide and online for an srp of $59.99.  A note to any who purchase this as a holiday gift though…take it out of the packaging and read the instructions PRIOR to any gift giving.  There’s a lot of twists and ties to get Smokey out of his temporary housing and you probably don’t want to hear the incessant whines of your child as you attempt to do it on Christmas morning .

Disclosure of Material Connection: I wrote this feature on behalf of Mattel and was supplied with samples and information through them, the review and opinions are my own.

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