There are an array of products to support the DVD series, including die cast vehicles, books and a Movie app. and we were sent a selection to have a look at, including Heroes Of The City DVD Volume 1.
The DVD contains 5 episodes and they're all nice stories about being helpful and sensible. The characters are familiar looking and friendly and will appeal to younger children. My 3 year old especially enjoyed this.
The cars are metal die cast on a plastic chassis and my son loves the fact that he can look for them in the book and see them on the DVD.
The book is A4 size and excellent quality. The story is easy to follow, with some unfamiliar new words and ways of saying things, which I always think is a great thing. A child's vocabulary doesn't have to be 'babyish'.
We were also given free access to test out the Movie app. The app. has a free selection of a game, a movie and a music video, so you can try before you buy, and then the additional games and content are bought individually, so you don't have to pay for parts that your child won't use, but I think in total if you bought everything it only adds up to around £10.
All together the app. includes 9 games (a jigsaw, matching game, firefighting game and loads of others) and features over 6 hours of movies - enough to keep any child occupied! It is best suited for children aged around 2-6 as it deals with very basic play and would lack challenge for an older child.
My son is nearly 4 and during a very long and tedious hospital visit last week we were able to really try it out. We didn't go online when we were in the hospital, so we focussed on the games. My son really enjoyed them, he found a lot of reward from completing the challenges and moving up the levels. He tried most of the games and he actually enjoyed the matching game most of all.
The Heroes Of The City Movie app. is available to download on IOS from the Appstore or on Android from GooglePlay.