Friday, February 10, 2012

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends to the Finish {Review & GIVEAWAY}

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Drivers, prepare to buckle up! The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends To The Finish will arrive on DVD on February 14, 2012, from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Featuring 10 exhilarating episodes, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends also touts a color-your- own-cover activity.

Follow CHUCK THE DUMP TRUCK character and his incredible cast of friends in this delightfully fast-paced, song-filled, high-energy series for preschoolers. Every visitor to the truck stop where CHUCK lives fuels his exciting fantasies, and he enlists his pals Digger, Boomer, Rowdy, Soku, Biggs and Handy to turn those fantasies into reality.

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends To The Finish is priced at $12.99.

REVIEW: If you have boys this would probably be a great Valentine’s gift for them. (I’m always trying to think of things that I can give my kids for holidays that aren’t candy related.) However, I don’t want to exclude all those parents of girls from this either because my three year old daughter LOVES Chuck & Friends! She’s never seen it on television before (which is where it first debuted) but we were sent the DVD for review and she’s been watching it daily! It reminds me a little bit like the show Chuggington- where the animation and storylines are similar however these are trucks rather then trains. This DVD is packed full of fun with 10 episodes there’s so much to enjoy however I seem to always sit down or hear the same ones over and over again, I think it’s just my luck. Each episode teaches lessons such as working together, helping friends out and being responsible and making good decisions. This show isn’t just all about race car trucks or monster trucks though, there’s definitely a good variety of different kinds of trucks that your child is bound to find a favorite! I’m including a little more about each of the trucks below so you can get to know them better!

clip_image001CHUCK: He's a little dump truck with a big sense of humor and lots of energy. Chuck is always curious and has a way of dreaming big — then putting his dreams into action. He loves to go places and find out how things work, and he never backs away from anything new.

clip_image001[7]BIGGS: This little monster truck loves to live large. Biggs has energy to burn … and a "go for it" attitude that keeps him ready for anything, anytime. He really stands out with his giant tires, rally flag, shiny tailpipes, and steer horns. You can just tell Biggs dreams of being a race star — and he gets plenty of practice racing against Chuck.

clip_image001[9]BOOMER: Did you ever think a fire truck could be shy? Boomer is big, and he can be loud, but he needs Chuck around to pull him out of his shiny red shell. He may need a push to join in an adventure, but Boomer always jumps into action when it's time to help a friend. His sirens blare and his lights flash — so you'd never guess that Boomer is really a quiet guy at heart.

clip_image001[11]DIGGER: Digger is the strong, silent type of front-loader of Hispanic descent, happy to let his powerful scooper and backhoe do the talking for him.  For the most part, he’s content to let others make the plans and just follow along, but he’s not without opinions.  Digger is smart, gentle and considerate – He’d never use his great strength in anger.  He’s also level-headed and surprisingly graceful for a truck of his size.  Digger is completely, one hundred percent reliable.  If he sets out to get something done, you can bet that he will, even if he’s up until the milk trucks make their rounds.  

clip_image001[13]HANDY: Handy is the “get it done” fully-loaded tool truck, who’s so fully loaded, he’s never quite sure of exactly what he has on board. He is a creative, inventive sort who’s up for anything, which makes him very simpatico with Chuck.  He is always ready to use his Handy hook which enables him to do just about anything. He’s also very encouraging, quick to note the gifts his friends have, even if they don’t, and to suggest to them ways they might think outside the box to use them.  Handy is also very generous, willing to loan anyone any of his tools…After all, he probably has a spare inside himself somewhere!

clip_image001[15]ROWDY: Rowdy the garbage truck has no clue that he’s smelly, loud, a little clumsy and completely excitable – and probably wouldn’t care if he did know!  He’s a big, energetic, physical teddy bear who loves to collect off things, is eager to please, and even more eager to join in the fun, leaving a trail of garbage behind.  Comments about his stench or the commotion he causes roll right off his back. Rowdy is proud of the things that make him uniquely him, and he’s not going to change for anyone…then he wouldn’t be himself.  That sense of individuality makes him one of Chuck’s favorite people.

clip_image001[17]SOKU: If you hear the latest hot tune coming from over that hill, you better get ready, because that means Soku is on his way!  And every time Soku comes to visit, this slick custom car has something new to pop out of his sunroof and show off – a new stereo, a new chrome hitch, a new gear rack, or a new paint job. He is a born show-off who always knows the latest and greatest of everything.  One thing Soku is definitely not into is getting dirty – Hey, it’s not easy looking this awesome!  Lucky for Soku, his vanity is endearing and he is extremely tech-savvy, knowing how every latest gadget on the market works.  If he’s behind on a trend – or on something he thinks might be a trend – he works tirelessly until he is the undisputed expert…and sometimes his knowledge comes in very handy!

There’s also Haulie, Porter and Rally (who is Chuck’s older brother the race car truck).


GIVEAWAY: I’m happy to announce that I have been provided with one copy of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends to the Finish to giveaway to one of my readers! So be sure to fill out the form and enter below for your chance to win!

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Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends to the Finish for review. All opinions posted are my own and no monetary compensation was provided.

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