Manny's Repair Shop

from Fisher-Price



Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Step into Handy Manny's world and get to work! Manny's Repair Shop is a kid-sized workbench that features lots of projects for kids to build, just like Manny does on his show. Grab the blueprints, choose a project, and slide the blueprint into the diagnostic center. Manny recognizes which project is chosen and then walks the child through the steps for completing the project. There are six main projects, each with a set of blueprints and one jumbo blueprint showing how to do additional projects. That means there are more than 20 projects total. Kids get to work with the pretend power saw and power drill and the more than 40 other parts included. And when the power tools randomly "break down", Manny asks the kids to fix those, too! Very young kids will love the feeling of completing a project on their own (with a little help from Manny). Manny's Repair Shop also includes two of Manny's tools, Pat the Hammer and Felipe the Screwdriver. The set requires three AA batteries, which are included. This isn't an inexpensive toy, but it's a classic play pattern, and the quality of the toy as well as the versatility of the activities makes it superior to some of the other basic workbench toys on the market.