CAT Trucks Review (Funrise)

CAT Trucks
What It Is

The Junior Crew Dump Truck includes an instruction pamphlet, the dump truck pieces, a screwdriver to tighten pieces, and a minifigure. The minifigure has three points of articulation; build should take roughly five minutes even for very young builders who may not have very much experience with any kind of crafting. Even with assistance, it should be quick to accomplish. Also available are other sets in the Junior Crew assortment.

The Wheel Loader features lights, sounds, and rumbling. These are activated by four buttons on the side, and a switch at the bottom can turn the sounds on and off for quieter playtime. Additional noises occur when the scooper is lifted. The features respond well, and the build is sturdy for less delicate users.

Finally, the Excavator is the largest but ultimately least impressive in the series: while it can comfortably hold minifigures like the ones included in the Dump Truck set, and while it has the same sturdy, responsive feel that the Wheel Loader does, there ultimately isn't anything particularly noteworthy about it. The shovel mechanism can be moved up and down and the cabin rotates sideways in a full 360-degree angle.

Is It Fun?

While there are some neat features for each item, and while they are definitely designed to be as simple as possible, it's hard to find much else to get excited about for these. Even as a child, I probably would have likely grown bored with these fairly quickly, so these were judged on a VERY generous curve.

Who It’s For
Children ages 2+ (for the Excavator) and 3+ (for the Wheel Loader and Dump Truck).
What To Be Aware Of
Wheel Loader requires two AA batteries (included).
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    2 AA batteries required