This is our review of the Toy of The Year Award-Winning Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower Playset. This action-packed Activity Centre enables avid Paw Patrol fans to recreate their favourite scenes from the hit series. Find out below why this is a must have Toy for any Paw Patrol Fan and why stocks will run out quickly when the build up to Christmas begins.
Standing at an impressive 68.6 cm tall the latest Paw Patrol Lookout Tower comes fully featured to create an exciting interactive experience. There is a wealth of exciting features to get a child’s imagination running wild and to create their very own Paw Patrol adventures with their favourite characters.
The My Size Lookout Tower comes with flashing lights, authentic Paw Patrol Pup signature phrases at the touch of a button using the Interactive pup pad, exclusive Chase Pup vehicle, extra figures and accessories. The Paw Patrol Lookout Playset is a pretty good replica of what the children see on TV and really is a great addition to any collection and makes a super centrepiece for any young Paw Patroller’s adventures bringing fun and laughter to your home.
The Tower is made up of 17 parts and is pretty straight forward to assemble if you follow the instructions and should take no longer than half an hour. Due to some small parts the toy is suitable for children aged 3 to 5 years.
My Size Lookout Tower
At almost 67cm tall this toy certainly is impressive especially if you are a toddler or younger child. It is made from 100% plastic, is strong and durable and will certainly withstand being used every day. Big enough to enjoy with a fellow Paw Patrol devotee the imaginative play they will have with this Award Winner is limitless! Designed to keep kids active and get them up and moving around, the Tower has a Main Deck, Control Panel, Elevator opening, Rotating Periscope and access to the Slide.
The Lookout Tower has some large pieces which do need a bit of force to put together, so it is recommended that an adult should assemble the product. It can be taken apart for storage but once again this should be carried out by an adult. The battery door access is on the Control Panel at the top of the Tower.
Manual Rotating Periscope
Located on the ceiling of the Lookout Tower the Rotating Periscope sits on the perfect vantage point and let’s Paw Patrollers scope out the area for any trouble brewing. With a full 360 Degree turning circle there isn’t much that the intrepid Paw Patroller will not spot. As the Periscope is turned different mission scenes appear in the non-digital printed on display area on the main control panel, press the red mission audio button to describe the mission on the screen. The Periscope and Display screen area are easily visible for average height 3-year olds.
Battery Operated Interactive Pup Pad
Any problems spotted by the Periscope can be quickly dealt with by the Paw Patrol Pups. One press of a Pups face on the touch pad triggers bright flashing lights and plays an individual Pup’s signature phrase.
Chase “Chase is on the Case” Marshall “I’m Fired Up”, Rocky ”Don’t lose it, Reuse it“, Zuma “Let’s dive in” Skye “Let’s take to the Sky“, Rubble “Rubble on the Double“.
Pup Dog Food Bowl
All this rescuing is hard work and can make a Pup hungry. Luckily there is a handy dog food bowl located on the main deck to the left of the elevator. The bowl is filled by flicking a lever above the bowl. As the Pup’s head puts pressure on the bowl the lever flicks back making it look like the Pup has eaten all its treats.
Working Pup Elevator
In an emergency speed is what counts! Get the pups soaring to the top of the tower fast with the Pup Elevator. Kids love making their favourite pups go zooming to the top of the tower to find out who needs their help. The Elevator is operated manually using a slider handle which is positioned at the side of the Elevator. Please note the elevator can stick from time to time and you will find a link to a video explaining how to fix this in the Cons section below or by reading the instruction booklet.
Backpack Storage Area
All the Pups have a special back pack which when not in use is stored in the handy back pack storage compartment. Each back pack clips on to the storage compartments back wall and is locked away till the next adventure. Extra pup figures can be bought separately, and they normally come with detachable packs. The door is designed to open once the elevator passes the Pups Packs so they can be fixed onto the Pups back.
Tower Pup Slide
When the Pups are ready to zoom into action they need to get into their vehicles as soon as possible. This is when the Tower Pup Slide comes in handy. From the top of the tower to the flip platform with a quick swoosh! At the bottom of the slide the Pup is manually placed on the Flip Platform ready to be launched into their vehicle. This is easy to do and is simple to master.
Colour Coded Rotating Base
The Tower Base has six vehicle bays. Each vehicle bay is colour coded to match the Pup’s vehicles. In order for the Pup to land in the correct vehicle the tower base is rotated so the correct vehicle bay lines up with the bottom of the slide. As the vehicles are rotated into position they line up with the vehicle launch mechanism.
Unique Flip Feature
The unique Pup Flip Feature is positioned at the bottom of the slide. Once the pup is positioned on the Flip Pad one press of the large blue button to the right of the slide and the Pups are launched airborne from the Flip Pad in the direction of their trusty vehicles. (Please note this is a bit hit and miss and the Pups don’t always land facing forward ready to go and need to be re-positioned by hand but hey that’s all part of the fun.)
When a Pup is in its vehicle ready to go, the easily visible spring loaded large blue launch button is pressed. The harder the button it is pressed the further the vehicle will launch!
What’s in the Box?
1 My Size Lookout Tower
1 Exclusive Chase Police Truck
2 Chase pup packs
1 Marshall figure
2 Marshall pup packs
Requires 2 x AAA batteries (included)
Assembly Instructions (Click to open)
Product Dimensions: 68.6 x 22.9 x 38.1cm
Made of 100% heavy duty plastic
You can also purchase additional compatible Paw Patrol Basic Vehicles and figures including:
Paw Patrol Basic Vehicle – Rescue Marshall (+ link)
Paw Patrol Basic Vehicle – Skye’s High Flyin’ Copter (+ link)
Paw Patrol Basic Vehicle – Rocky (+link)
Paw Patrol Basic Vehicle – Zuma (+link)
Paw Patrol Basic Vehicle – Super Rubble (+ link)
The launcher is designed to work with the larger basic vehicles. The spring-loaded launcher will project whatever is in the vehicle bay, but it works best with the recommended larger sized vehicles.
EU Safety Warning
The manufacturer recommends that this Paw Patrol Playset is for over 3 year olds and should be used with adult supervision. Adult assembly is required.
• WOW factor due to size
• Strong construction
• Easy to assemble by adult
• Compatible with other Paw Patrol Basic vehicles
• Good representation of the Lookout Tower children see on Paw Patrol TV. The Lookout Tower is an integral part of the Paw Patrol show and won’t be going out of date any time soon
• Lots of features including flashing lights and audio
• The Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower is ready to be used out of the box but can be extended over time by purchasing the recommended size vehicles and figures, great for future birthday presents or special treats.
• This Award Winning Toy will be in high demand this Christmas time and prices will soar as demand increases.
• Price is not cheap but then neither is the quality
• Only comes with 1 vehicle
• Elevator can jam from time to time (see this video for a fix or read the assembly instructions)
• Pup Pack Storage Door opening when elevator passes it (this is designed to do this – see notes above)
• Requires adult assembly
There is no getting away from the fact that the My Size Look Out Tower is not a cheap toy and is really aimed at children who are emotionally involved with everything Paw Patrol and want more of the same. For those fans who already have many of the compatible vehicles then it is obviously cheaper to get the complete set, but as the compatible vehicles are the basic versions and can be purchased over a period of time it’s not ridiculously expensive. The toy makes a great centre piece present for Christmas or a birthday and is a must for any Paw Patrol fan. You can check the latest price on Amazon here.
As with any expensive Toy the Paw Patrol My Size Look Out Tower gets some groans about its cost and the fact that it only comes with 1 vehicle and a few figures. We totally understand why some potential purchasers would complain about the price and yes it would be nice to include all the vehicles at the current price point but having done our research on the toy we have come to the conclusion that the toy merits its price purely because of its physical size, sturdy construction and great features.
The latest big and tough Paw Patrol Tower certainly creates a Wow Factor and is jam packed with features to enable children to play out their very own Paw Patrol adventures. Yes, you will need to buy extra vehicles and figures but isn’t that part of the fun of being a Paw Patrol collector? The Lookout Tower is an integral part of the Paw Patrol show and won’t be going out of date any time soon. Come Christmas these toys will be in high demand and the present price will seem cheap compared to what people will be prepared to pay to get hold of one for their little Paw Patrol fan. Our advice is to buy one sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
There is also a smaller alternative Paw Patrol Lookout Playset available which is considerably cheaper for those who think the larger version is too expensive, but it doesn’t have anything like the same amount of features or Wow Factor.