The other day I was talking to Marcus about Blake, about what we hope for her and our parenting, etc. You know – normal conversations 😉 I was telling him how I hope she always has the confidence she does now, in herself. I hope she doesn’t let anyone ever ruin that for her and that she knows she can do, believe and be anyone she wants to be. We were watching her play while talking about it all and it kind of hit me. She was playing with the new Rescue Heroes® figures from Fisher-Price that we were sent to collaborate on. And it hit me that – these, these are the exact things I want her to remember and know.
It’s funny – they’re action figures but they’re real, they’re relatable and I was kind of cracking up to Marcus about it because I’m like well, I’m comparing all of this to them – but I’m totally serious. Especially in a scary world with influences and harshness coming from every angle. It’s nice to see a toy and animated series that relates to real life heroes. If you’re not familiar – Rescue Heroes characters demonstrate the power of teamwork on every rescue mission by working together and doing their part to help save the day. There’s diversity in the different figures and they cover a large basis of heroes. The heroes are diverse in terms of genres, genders, nationalities, professions and personalities. It’s important to us for Blake to see diversity and I really like that the Rescue Heroes characters are global and they reflect that in these toys. They are ideal personifications of real-world heroes from all over the Earth – daring, caring, skillful and strong and are presented as aspirational role models coming together to get a job done. They do all of this with teamwork – which I love because we try to teach Blake this on a daily basis.
Blake’s already pretty adventurous, so I love that the Rescue Heroes toys represent and show just that. These are great toys to teach kids about adventure, service and teamwork. Blake LOVES Sandy O’Shin (catch that ;)) – she’s an Irish marine expert and happens to have red hair, so Blake thinks she’s even more rad!) But I love that she brings light to a hero in a female aspect, especially for my little girl – who I want to see and know all that confidence. They also have other figures like:
- Forrest Fuego – Colombian (Hotshot Firefighter – Wildfires)
- Carlos Kitbash – Cuban (Inventor Mechanic)
- Sky Justice – Nigerian (Police Recon and Rescue) — **Another girl, Blake loves!
- Reed Vitals – South Korean (Medic)
- Rocky Canyon – Black American (Mountain Ranger)
- Billy Blazes – American (Firefighter & Team Leader)
It’s just really nice to see real life reflected in toys and to get kids excited to get out, play and be helpful! It’s rare these days so as a Mom, I really appreciate this. Also, side note on the Rescue Heroes toys themselves, – they’re rad – they’re affordable and everything works together! The backpacks are interchangeable and the tools and backpacks also fit on the vehicles. Now available on Walmart.com and in-stores in August! Anyways, back to my whole topic of talking to Marcus – I just hope to surround this sweet, growing girl with love, confidence and hope. I only want the best for her and hope she sees that and stays the strong, feisty, confident girl she is now – forever.