Joseph is the ultimate Octofan and since last Christmas, and the arrival of his first gup, he’s built up a vast collection of playsets, gups, figures and sea creatures normally carrying a select few around with him in a bucket! Top of his Christmas list this year was Gup O, all three of the Octo Repair Crew and the amazing Gup S. Well, just like it does most years in our house Christmas came a little bit early when Joseph returned from nursery to find Gup S waiting for him.
Just like all of the gups the Gup S takes the form of a sea creature this one being a Narwhal. It comes with one Captain Barnacles figure, who is very cutely dressed in a snow suit, two mini skis, a narwhal, an iceberg and three interchangeable tools, an ice drill, jackhammer and a claw. The Gup S needs very little assembly and comes with the 3 AAA batteries needed pre-installed so it’s ready to play with within seconds of being released from it’s box.
Gup S is two exploration vehicles in one with the front “Octo-Sled” able to be separated from the “Octo-Shuttle”. The Octo-Sled is perfect for quick explorations and features an ice drill on the front, these can be swapped around with the rescue tools on the mini skis as well making any ice rescue easy!
The Octo-Shuttle is the main component of Gup S and has a an “Anti freeze warming system” for when it gets too cold, this lights up the Octo-Shuttle’s floor, a creature warming tank and retractable treads on the bottom making for ease of movement on any Polar surface.
There are also two mini-skis included which will each stand a figure on the back, these can be fitted with the interchangeable rescue tools and used to free the narwhal from the iceburg and take her back to the safety of Gup S.
Joseph has played with quite literally nothing else since the Gup S arrived and we all think it’s pretty awesome. His favourite thing is that it will actually interact with this play as the gup will recognize when the Octo-Sled is unattached and Captain Barnacles voice will tell him what he needs to do. For example if you leave the gup open for too long Captain Barnacles will say “Oh no! The ship is getting too cold we’re losing power, sound the octo alert. Activate anti freeze system” The Octo alert will sound and then the floor of the gup will light up. When the gup is closed Captain Barnacles will announce “Good work Octonauts let’s head back to the Octopod and warm up”
The Octonauts Gup S Polar Exploration Vehicle has to the ultimate gup, it’s versatility leads to a great range of play and quite simply hours and upon hours of play. With an RRP of £35 I think it’s great value for money and would make an awesome Christmas present for any Octofan.