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Offline Rasputin

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5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« on: September 03, 2008, 22:14:24 »
Well i went to TRU to return the other set so while i was there i picked up a few new ones . One of the sets is the 5842 mini helicopter based on the same platform as the 4423 news crew. The only difference is a new landing pad to allow the water cannons to mount .


Set up was easy and quick . stickers and a dozen small parts .

Nice looking Klickie but once again it has a new badge logo . This time it is similar to the junk Fire engine and the new two klickie box set . Does not match anything i have already

Here we see it in action fighting an arsonist


The set looks nice and with the mini water cannon i am sure the kids will love it in the tub .


Over all @ $9.99 not bad and the kids will love the play-value
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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 22:41:53 »
and her is the conclusion to the arsonists plans


Now that i had my fun , the boys grabbed the set and off to the tub for fun
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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 03:30:11 »
Thanks for the review, Ras.  It strikes me as very much aimed at the kids' market, and that's perfectly reasonable, has lots of play value and is much more Playmobil quality than the fire engine.  The proliferation of fire badges is something I'm not happy with, the uniform lack of these is one of the advantages of Playmobil fire engines and, until recently the international police vehicles.

I'm intrigued with how the water cannon works.  Does it actually operate via the two hose branches on the undercarriage as the box shows, and how effective is it (in distance not in putting out a fire!)?
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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 04:13:08 »
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Arsonist!!! :lol: :clap:

This was wonderful, Rasputin!!! Thanks, really really thanks!!! :lol: :clap: :clap:




Kids picture's nice as well, and give us a notion of a ... er another kind of fun that we, collectors who have no children around, don't usually have contact with, but is, in my case, something that takes me back to those days ...

Your review shows you having great fun.
Last pic shows the little guys having their fun.

It's all fun, in Ras' home, I imagine ;D!

Thanks again!




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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 04:22:44 »

I'm intrigued with how the water cannon works.  Does it actually operate via the two hose branches on the undercarriage as the box shows, and how effective is it (in distance not in putting out a fire!)?


By the pictures, Gordon, I'd say that the water cannons are fake, and that there's a true one under the helicopter, which comes straight from the bomb at the back ...

If so, it could be different, I think, but ... :(
And, well : I'm guessing, here.

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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 06:06:58 »
To me, Gus, it looks like the red and grey tank fits into the undercarriage which seems to be hollow, and the hoses and nozzles also fit to the undercarriage.  The question then is, do they connect up?  The pictures on the box front suggest they do, but that might be artist's licence.
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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008, 09:19:59 »
I agree with Gus, it's clear to me from Rasputin's pictures that the red hoses & twin silver nozzles are just for show, and a single jet of water comes directly from the central hole in the red nozzle that fits on the front of the water tank.

The boxfront is slightly and I suspect deliberately misleading.

For $10 it's still great value, the TV news blue version of this helicopter was £7 in T K Maxx recently, and there's more in this set.

It is a shame they've started putting these FF logos and the flames on the firefighter sets, but I suppose this is meant to be more appealing to children.

Definitely a great bathtime or paddling pool toy.



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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 12:54:52 »
Hey everyone!
 Martin & Gus, you are correct! The red hoses are solid, & do not connect to the water reservoir source. If you look at the front box picture, there is only one stream of water coming from the right outboard silver hose nozzle, none coming from the left. In a picture on top of the box it shows the black squeezable reservoir connected to the red mounting nozzle, & shooting a stream of water while disconnected from the helicopter. The front box picture is a true marketing strategy, because it makes the helicopter look like a true firefighting piece of apparatus. It's a shame that both silver water nozzles have holes all the way through them that serve no purpose for this application.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2008, 13:01:12 by Bill Blackhurst »
  Forget about all of the other stuff,....all we need is the reintroduction of the 3526 Fire Engine!

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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 14:12:20 »
Well you are partially correct . Yes the red hoses are the same ones that came with the Mad Max race-cars and vacuum cleaner. But the silver nozzles are not totally useless. with a few parts it is very easy to make them work


I put this together in 3 minutes and it may pose a little flight or landing problem  :lol: but i was unwilling ( at this point ) to cut the hoses to fit properly . "Watch out for that tree" George is now a Fire fighter  :P
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Re: 5842 Mini Fire helicopter
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 14:53:03 »
Well, I can't see your picture, Ras - it downloads so far and then disappears - but I guess that as Playmobil have gone to the trouble to have a hole going through the nozzle it will appear in some working set sooner or later.
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