Blaze and the Monster Machines is one of the newer and better shows on Nick Jr’s lineup at the moment, as I’ve caught myself watching an episode or two when my younger family members are tuning in. The latest collection starring the educational and fun truck is Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up DVD. With four episodes filled to the brim with learning and adventure, this is an easy choice for parents looking to keep their kids entertained this summer or anytime.
Blaze, his driver and close friend AJ, and the rest of their buddies are back for more excitement in this collection that focuses on firefighter and rescue themed episodes. Things kick off with the titular episode “Fired Up!” that has Blaze saving some people from a fire at the Axle City garage. The Fire Chief is so impressed with Blaze, he asks him to join his fire team and help them out. In “Five Alarm Blaze” Blaze will need viewers to help him transform into a fire engine and put out fires along with overcoming obstacles and saving others along the way. “Trouble at the Truck Wash” has everyone’s favorite antagonist Crusher messing up Gabby’s Truck Wash, and it’s up to AJ and Blaze to find the missing pieces they’ll need to rebuild it. Lastly in “Sneezing Cold”, Gabby, Blaze and AJ are camping out in the woods when they get a call stating their friends have come down with a sickness called the Sneezels. It’s up to them to team up and find the cure before everyone and them come down with it as well.
While these episodes seem to speed on by, they were fun to watch. It’s always cool to see how the writers come up with neat ways of keeping kids entertained while making sure they’re learning problem solving skills and more in the process. For a DVD, the colors and detail come in surprisingly well. There aren’t any special features, but most kids will just want to watch the episodes over and over anyway.
The Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up DVD is sure to keep parents and their kids happy with plenty of fun and problem solving skills than you can shake a motor at. It would’ve been nice to have had some bonus features or episodes thrown in, but this is still one DVD for families to get revved up about.