Matchbox Cliff Hanger Fire Station

from Mattel


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  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Matchbox introduces a new feature that lets kids "play on the edge." The new Cliff Hanger playsets can be played with on a flat surface, such as the floor or table, but they also attach to the edge of a table, door, or other surface using a secure, built-in padded clamp. Simply slide the playset's clamp onto the surface and tighten it with the large plastic screw.

The Cliff Hanger Fire Station comes with two levels of play, but when the playset is attached to a table edge, an extra drop-down level is revealed. The hand-cranked elevator even extends down more than 14 inches. When the fire truck zooms to the bottom of the third level and hits the lever, a "water" missile is launched. The playset comes with a fire truck vehicle, spiral ramp, two launchable "water" missiles (blue plastic pieces meant to denote water), a fold-up ladder, and a helicopter landing pad. Additional vehicles are sold separately.

Is It Fun?

The new Cliff Hanger Fire Station playset is a cool, new way for kids to play with Matchbox. Clamping the playset to a table edge, door, or other off-the-ground surface saves floor space and brings classic Matchbox play to a new level. No matter where kids play with this, the Cliff Hanger Fire Station playset will inspire lots of imaginative play.

Who It’s For

The Matchbox Cliff Hanger Fire Station is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Some assembly is required.

The padded clamp won't leave marks on furniture.

Do not aim the "water" projectile at eyes or faces. Only use projectiles supplied with this toy.

Other Cliff Hanger playsets include the Mission Force Fire Crew, the Cliff Hanger Airport, and the Cliff Hanger Police Station. Each is sold separately.