Raa Raa the Noisy Lion is a popular children’s television character. The design of the character, his friends and the environment that they live in is very distinctive and beautiful. So when I saw that Raa Raa’s Interactive Playset is true to the look of the show, I was pleased before I’d even taken it out of the box.
I’m not sure if this is relevant to the review but the first thing that the plastic treehouse reminded me of was a toy from my childhood: The Weebles Treehouse!
Raa Raa’s treehouse comes assembled and ready to play with. It has a lot of good features: the hot spots which activate sounds, the leafy canopy which lifts to reveal Raa Raa’s Cubby Buggy, the swing and the front door. These features combine to make a toy which provides a platform for lots of different play scenarios. However, to get the most out of the toy I would suggest that additional characters are something of a must.
The ladder and drums provided with the toy should be considered purely decorative as, to be honest, I would rather that an additional character had been provided rather than these. I would have liked the inside of the treehouse to be a bit more detailed so that it looked a bit more substantial.
All in all though, it is a good toy with good ideas. Overall, this toy does seem to be barking up the right tree!