What It Is
For 50 years, children have grown up with Richard Scarry's bestselling books. Now kids can interact with the characters of Busytown through the Busytown Play System, which includes figures, roadways, and playsets that all fit together to recreate the Busytown world. All of the toys and track pieces in the Busytown line work with most other wooden track systems.
There are two main playsets within the Busytown toy line: the Town Hall Deluxe Playset ($39.99) and the Town Fire Station Playset ($24.99). But there are a variety of smaller accessory packs that kids can add to these playsets to build the world of Busytown and extend the play.
The Roadway Starter Set comes with eight track pieces to make an oval roadway. The set includes Lowly Worm in his apple car, a traffic sign and signal, and a bookstore. The Roadway Starter Set retails for $19.99.
There are Small Vehicles that feature favorite characters driving in their signature cars, such as Mr. Fixit's Van, Huckle's Blue Car, Lowly's Apple Car, Hilda's Pencil Car, Mr. Frumble's Pickle Car, and Bananas' Banana Car. Each is sold separately and retails for about $5.99.
Kids can also play with favorite characters outside of vehicles with the 2.25-inch Two-Pack Figures. Each pack comes with two 2.25-inch figures, including Mr. Fixit and Sally, Huckle and Hilda, Lowly and Pig Will, and Sgt. Murphy and Bananas. Each two-pack is sold separately and retails for $5.99.
There are three Small Destination Playsets, including the Town Bookstore, Town Grocery Store, and Town News Stand. Each comes with a small building, traffic sign, and character figure. Each is sold separately and retails for $9.99.
The Medium Destination Playsets include Town Home & Garden and Town Gas Station. Town Home & Garden comes with Mr. Frumble in his pickle car and Town Gas Station comes with Mr. Fixit in his van. Each is sold separately and retails for about $15.99.
Why It’s Fun
The Busytown Accessories can be played with on their own, but when added to the larger playsets, they really bring the world of Busytown to life. Whether recreating stories from the books or creating new adventures for the characters, these toys will inspire lots of imaginative, open-ended play.
Who It’s For
The Busytown Accessories are for ages 3 and up. Fans of the books will get the most fun from these items and will be delighted to see these favorite characters come off the page, able to be played with.
What to Be Aware of
Busytown Accessories are available at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and at ToysRUs.com and FAO.com.