Friday, November 8, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Mike the Knight a fun preschool show that invites viewers into a fantastical world of castles, quests, dragons and trolls

 Are you looking for a great gift idea for the little boy in your life? Is your child a fan of the great new character Mike the Knight from the popular CG-animated Nick Jr. series, Mike the Knight™!   This is a great show that has great themes and shows you how to problem solve and show how to do the right thing.  Then they are going to love the new, Fisher-Price Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Playset! Here is a little more information about this wonderful play set from the website: 

Fisher-Price Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Playset. Help Mike become a knight! His magical castle has all the actions & phrases to help play out the world of Glendragon. Actions include: Press shield to release draw bridge and activate phrases and sound effects. Mike can grasp onto zip line and slide from the roof to the battlements area. Flip down battlements area to prepare to launch the catapult. Child can load boulder onto catapult and launch it. Lift Mike's bed to reveal slide to Galahad's room.
Lift hay panel on Galahad's floor to reveal hidden items. Open treasure chest and it automatically reveals treasure or empty chest. Feed Galahad by manually rotating panel in trough, magically revealing hay. Feeder flips from full to empty. Secret Magic Potion bookshelf door takes Mike from the inside to the outside overlook. Ladder takes Mike to the different levels. Open and close front door in tree to access treasure room in castle. *Mike figure fits securely on horse to ride. Includes castle play set and 7 play pieces. Mike figure, Galahad horse, ladder, catapult, 2 boulders, spinning treasure chest, flipping hay trough. The play set sells for approximately $35.00

·         Glendragon Castle Playset
·         Help Mike become a knight! His magical castle has all the
·         Actions & phrases to help play out the world of  Glendragon.
·         Actions include:   draw bridge and activate phrases and sound effects.

Our Take:
My little nephew was overjoyed to be able to check out the Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Play set.  Alex my nephew is a big fan of Mike’s and regularly watches "Mike the Knight,"  new show on Nickelodeon.  Mike is a 10 year old knight who is in search for adventure and finds it each episode.  I love Mike’s motto: “Be a Knight. Do it right!”   And with this play set, you can do it right, you can have fun and save the day. 
My nephew who is three,  has not stopped playing with the castle since I took it out of the box. He adores the show, and thought it was so cool to have his own little Mike and Mikes castle. This toy was a great match for him. The castle is bigger than it seems from the box, it is adorable. The set comes with a two figures, Mike the Knight and his horse Galahad. I love that the castle has some great features that keep kids interest.

What is a castle without a treasure? All castles need  treasure, and this castle is no different. There is a cute treasure box that appears and disappears when a lid is flipped. Will Mike be able to capture the treasure?? Well we will have to play to find out!  There are so many other cool moving items in this set, including an area where hay “disappears” a flip bed that turns into a slide.

  Every Knight needs a catapult right? Well Mike has a great one in this play set. One thing you might not think of when you think of a knight play set is a zip line, but this is such a dun addition to this set. You can snap mikes hands to the zip line and send him off to fight and protect the town and the castle.   The castle play set has a great talking feature as well, just press the little shield and hear Mike saying all types of phrases.
These sound effects, are fun not annoying (like many toys sound effects can be, I am sure all of the parents out there know what I mean) and really add to the enjoyment of the set. We both had a great time (yes I had fun too, I can be a big kid at times) playing with the catapult and the zip line, it was a lot of fun.   The only issue I had, was having trouble getting Mike to stand up, because of this large head it takes a while to get the right balance for him to stand, or ride on the horse and not fall off.

This play set was a well-made and the set  stood up to all the little guy put it through. This is a play set that will stand the test of time, the quality I expect from Fisher Price. The Fisher-Price Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Playset is easy to assemble, and can be put together in no time. This is a great toy for smaller preschoolers who love things that talk, it is a lot of fun.  The castle has some great accessories packs that can be purchased separately to add to the fun. Wouldn’t it be fun to add one of the many gift packs like the pack with Mike's 8 year old sister Evie? Aren’t these toys adorable? 
If you have a little guy on your holiday gift list this year that loves Mike the Knight, or if they are a toy set, adventure lover this would make a wonderful gift idea.  This The Mike the Knight: Glendragon Castle Play set  would make a great gift for any Mike The Knight fan, make sure to pick one up this holiday season.  The Mike the Knight: Glendragon Castle Play set is recommended for ages, 24 months to 6 years.  The little boy on your holiday gift list this year will really enjoy the Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Play set.  The play set retails for only $34.99 at Amazon, and they offer free shipping! So why not pick up this great gift for a great price. 

The generous folks at HIT Entertainment, are giving one of Susan’s Disney family reader a chance to win a Fisher-Price Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Playset a $35.00 ARV value. Would you like to win? Please let me know your favorite Mike the Knight Character? There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below. 

Buy it:
You can purchase this fun play set in stores nationwide  and this Fisher-Price Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Play set is also available online at Amazon

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One winner will win a Fisher-Price Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Playset a $35.00 ARV value.

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  1. Mike is my son's favorite character!

  2. Does the dragon count as a character and is his name actually Glendragon? I love his little face!

  3. Mike the Knight favorite character- I'm not sure what you mean by this....Isn't he the only character other than the horse?

  4. I am new to this blog thing...what is GFC? I would follow you on that but I don't know what it is to set up an account...

  5. My friend's son says Mike is the best!

  6. We like Mike the Knight

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

  7. My son loves Mike, but I'm a fan of Squirt~

  8. My son LOVES Mike! TY for the chance!

  9. My family likes Sparky the best.
    timothy j 228 AT gmail DOT com

  10. My granddaughter likes Galahad.

  11. I like Mike's sister Evie

  12. I like Mike's sister Evie

  13. Our fav is Mike, my fb is T Michelle Trump and my email is

  14. They like Squirt!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  15. Rowdy Boys Mom- We adore Mike!

  16. My daughter really giggles about squirt! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  17. Mike the Knight is my son's favorite character.

  18. We love Sparky!

  19. Mike is our favorite! :-)
    Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful gift!

  20. Mike the Knight is my grandson's favorite.


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