Almost two years ago, back in August 2014, I purchased and posted about Hasbro's really fun 2003 Finding Nemo Figure/Play Set collection. Though I had almost the entire line (the two figures packs "Aquarium Gang" and "Ocean Gang" as well as the "Aquarium Adventure" Play Set seen HERE), I was still missing one item; a second play set called "Fishing Boat Escape."
Well as you can see, I finally got a hold of it- and for a decent price on eBay! This one was a bit more rare and harder to find, so I'm thrilled to have snatched it at last. The collection is now complete!
Let's take a detailed look at everything out of the box. I couldn't resist opening this one, since all the other sets I have are also loose. I definitely wanted to see how it all looked together, as well as test the features.
This play set comes with everything you see here: the main boat/ocean play area, a shell, a sea star, an anemone, a piece of coral, a Nemo figure and a Pearl figure. The cool looking jellyfish is actually removable as well (which I thought was a nice touch).
Nemo can be removed from the anemone.
Pearl's tentacles are suppose to spin when you roll or on a hard surface, but this feature doesn't work well at all unfortunately. The wheel that activates the spinning motion doesn't have enough grip and it mostly ends up just scratching any surface you push her along on. On a positive note, the figure itself is adorable!
The fish can hide from enemies in the ocean cave.
And here's a look at the backside of the set! Really nice details all over.
The boat's crane/net can be swiveled around.
Oh no! The fishermen have captured Nemo. Push him down with your finger and tell him to "just keep swimming" to help him escape the net!
He made it! Watch as Nemo zooms down the "water slide" back into the ocean.
Also, if you want to play with them separately, the boat can be removed from the ocean structure.
And here we have all the sets and figures together! It looks so awesome right? I love all the bright, vibrant colors and the wide variety of characters in this collection.
As a side note, I also love how Pearl now completes Nemo's school friend group. Sheldon, Tad and Nemo were missing her for years!
Again, if you missed my original detailed post featuring the Aquarium Adventure play set and the two figure sets, check it out HERE.
There we go! I think that's just about everything. If you're now interested in tracking any of these Finding Nemo figure/play sets down, keep checking eBay regularly and hopefully you'll hit the jackpot. Best of luck!
Please, feel free to comment with any thoughts or questions you might have. What do you think of this collection? Did you grow up playing with these at all? I'd love to hear from you!