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Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set

Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set

  • Everything your fire fighter needs in an emergency
  • Bright red, machine-washable jacket trimmed with reflective material
  • Also includes a fire chief helmet, a “fire extinguisher”, a bullhorn with sound effects, and a shiny badge
  • Comes with a name tag for personalizing
  • Exceptional quality and value

Heroic fun! Spark imaginative role play every day, with this irresistible costume! Dress-up costume includes a fireman’s jacket with reflective tape and easy-on hook ‘n loop closures, adjustable fire chief’s helmet, toy fire extinguisher, bullhorn with sound effects, and badge. For ages 3 and up. Fits most kids ages 3-6. Imported. Bullhorn requires 2 “AA” batteries (sold separately). Machine washable poly-cotton

The Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set allows your child to dress up like a heroic firefighter. Suitable for ages three to six, this costume set contains everything your little one needs to pretend they’re a fire chief, including a bright red jacket, helmet, fire extinguisher, bullhorn with sound effects, badge, and name tag for personalizing. With its colorful design and quality construction, the Fire Chief Costume Set is sure to inspire your child’s imagination and have them ready to save the day in an emergency.

Melissa and Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set
Durable jacket is machine washable. View larger.

Colorful Costume and Accessories Inspire Role-Play

The Fire Chief Costume Set comes with everything your little firefighter needs. The bright red jacket is trimmed with yellow highlights and reflective silver material, just like a real firefighter’s, with Velcro seals on the inner front flaps and built-in utility belt. Adorning the sides of the belt are two straps for securing the fire extinguisher and bullhorn. A shiny badge and name tag for personalization add to the colorful flair. The bullhorn makes realistic siren sound effects (requires two AA batteries, not included).

Melissa and Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set
Bullhorn makes sound effects! View larger.

Capping off the set is a fire chief helmet with fire department emblem on the front. Accounting for the various sized heads that may wear it, the helmet comes with a detachable size adjustment ring on the inside, ensuring that your little fire chief will have a comfortable fit.

Quality Construction for Durability

The Fire Chief Costume Set features quality construction for durable play. The jacket is constructed of 80 percent polyester and 20 percent cotton and is machine washable for easy care. All accessories are formed of sturdy yet lightweight plastic.

Playing With the Costume Set

Our testers found the accessories and construction of the Fire Chief Costume Set to be of high quality. The detailing on the jacket and helmet contribute an authentic look, while the fire extinguisher and bullhorn make for fun, simple play. The adjustable ring on the inside of the helmet is a particularly welcome touch, making it easy for children of different sizes to wear the helmet snugly.

About Melissa & Doug

Started in the garage of Doug’s parents’ house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Its toys have garnered dozens of awards and have been widely featured in national media.

Melissa & Doug toys meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to ensure they meet the company’s stringent safety requirements. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children’s items.

What’s in the Box

Firefighter jacket, helmet, badge, fire extinguisher, bullhorn, and name tag.

Melissa & Doug
Fire Chief Role Play
Costume Set

At a Glance:

  • Machine-washable jacket trimmed with reflective material
  • Includes fire extinguisher, bullhorn with sound effects, and badge
  • Fire chief helmet adjusts to fit
  • Name tag can be personalized
  • Quality construction for durability

Age/Weight Requirements:

  • Three to six years

Assembly Requirements:

  • Two AA batteries (not included)

List Price: $ 29.99

Price: $ 14.99

Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Race Car

Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Race Car

  • All-inclusive kid’s craft kit
  • Decorate a wooden car with paint, glue and stickers
  • Sturdy wooden race car is fun to decorate
  • Includes stickers for personalization
  • Great party favor

Wooden Race Car

List Price: $ 8.99

Price: $ 2.44

Melissa & Doug Mombo Snake Magnifying Glass

Melissa & Doug Mombo Snake Magnifying Glass

  • Snake-shaped magnifying glass
  • Bright blue-and-green styling
  • Sturdy plastic construction
  • Shatterproof lens
  • Encourages observation skills and insterest in the natural world

Melissa & Doug Mombo Snake Magnifying Glass

List Price: $ 8.99

Price: $ 2.86

Melissa & Doug Make-A-Face Sticker Pad

Melissa & Doug Make-A-Face Sticker Pad

  • Sticker activity pad with printed pages to decorate
  • Features 20 faces to fill with 250+ features and accessories stickers
  • Stickers include eyes, eyebrows, lips, necklaces, earrings, headbands, barrettes and glasses
  • Terrific value
  • Encourages artistic expression and fine motor skills

4195 Features: -Sticker pad. -Twenty faces and 5 sticker sheets with over 250 stickers. -Easy to put your best face forward with this fashion-forward sticker pad. -Array of facial features and styling accessories are at the fingertips of your little designer. -3 Years .

List Price: $ 5.99

Price: $ 2.49

Melissa Gomez announced Operation Rising Star winner 112110

Melissa Gomez announced Operation Rising Star winner 112110
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2010 Operation Rising Star host GeNienne Samuels announces Melissa Gomez (left) of Fort Bragg, N.C., as winner of the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-backed military singing contest Nov. 19 at Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Va. Runner-up Maj. Serelda Herbin of Fort Hood, Texas, stands on the right. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs, cleared for public release, not for commercial use, attribution requested)

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Army wife Gomez wins Operation Rising Star military singing contest

By Tim Hipps
FMWRC Public Affairs

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Melissa Gomez, who left Soldiering to become a full-time Army wife and mother, won the 2010 Operation Rising Star military singing contest Nov. 19 at Wallace Theater.

Gomez, 29, of Fort Bragg, N.C., prevailed over runner-up Maj. Serelda Herbin, 34, of Fort Hood, Texas, and third-place finisher Senior Airman Joanell Jackson, 24, of Fort Polk, La.

“I thought for sure Serelda was going to win,” Gomez said.

Gomez, who works with a large Army Community Service group at Fort Bragg, had family supporters in her hometown, Philadelphia, and her father’s native Puerto Rico voting early and often in the contest based on the premises of FOX Television’s American Idol.

“ACS and Fort Bragg totally represented for me,” she said. “I didn’t think I had that many people on board, but last night I was getting lots of calls from people saying, ‘We’ve been voting …’

“They were showing everybody the show.”

After Spc. Nicholas Davis of Grafenwoehr, Germany, (originally from Rockingham, N.C.) was eliminated, the Tar Heel State boarded the Gomez bandwagon.

“North Carolina, in general, was representing after Nick fell out,” Gomez said. “Some of his people said they just needed North Carolina to win.

“I had my church in Philadelphia, my family, my mother’s work, my family in Puerto Rico – they were all watching the show online and voting.”

Gomez joined the Army at age 17 and promptly married a Soldier. She served six years before leaving as a sergeant to become a full-time military mother.

“They kept deploying us separately and I had to keep sending my children to live with my mom,” Gomez explained. “I was in a really active MOS. It was mostly me who kept coming down on orders, so I had to decide to be a mom.”

A self-professed late bloomer, Gomez began singing around age 12. She also plays a few Latin percussion instruments. In 2004, she toured domestic military installations and Korea with USA Express, a stage band sponsored by Army Entertainment Division.

For winning Operation Rising Star, Gomez will record a three-song demo CD at Firehouse Recording Studios in Pasadena, Calif., paid for by the Army Family and MWR Command.

“I can’t wait! I can’t wait!” she said. “I’m mentally prepared for the worst and just hope for the best. I look forward to really, really working with Victor [Hurtado] and Joey [Beebe], two completely talented people that I know can make me sound amazing, and Miss [Debra] Byrd.

“That’s what I look forward to big-time.”

Lisa Pratt, the 2009 Operation Rising Star winner, gave Gomez some tips about what to expect during the whirlwind week in Hollywood, where the new champion hopes to unveil some ideas of her own.

“It feels like I’m going to get to represent spouses and veterans in a positive light,” Gomez said. “I want to focus on keeping it where it needs to be because we have a hard job. I’ve been through it nine months of the year without a husband.”

“Life goes on for us whether he’s here or not – and I’ve got to keep it rolling.”

Gomez rolled through Operation Rising Star Finals Week by singing “I Need You” and “How Do I Live” by LeeAnn Rimes, “Out Here on My Own” by Irene Cara, “I Ain’t Got Nothing” by Alicia Keys, and “Turn the Beat Around” by Gloria Estefan.

Herbin presented a strong challenge with “At Last” by Jennifer Holliday, “I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain, “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion, “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston, and Holliday’s “I Am Changing,” which nearly brought the house down during the semifinals on Wednesday night.

“I think I just said to throw it on the stage,” Operation Rising Star judge Debra Byrd, a vocal coach for American Idol, said to Herbin after her performance of “I Am Changing.” “Well, ladies and gentlemen, she just threw down on the stage. I applaud you because you came here with the determination of song choice, song choice and song choice.

“From your last two performances, you kicked it up into high gear and put a hot sauce on it. I applaud you. I applaud you. Well done.”

The three finalists delivered an entertaining medley of Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” Keys’ “I Ain’t Got Nothing” and Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” during the semifinals on Wednesday night.

“You guys picked these songs to win and I don’t blame you,” Byrd said. “You want to get these biggie songs in. I applaud you for your effort. … I applaud you for the courage to pick these bombastic songs because that’s the mind of a winner – you want to pick the biggie.

“Whew, I know you’re glad that’s over with. I applaud you ladies.”

Second-place finisher Herbin said she was “content, happy and grateful for being here, but it is a competition and we knew the rules.”

“Hey, there can only be one,” she said with a teary-eyed smile and a laugh. “Overall, I had a great time.”

Third-place finisher Jackson, a last-minute substitute in the top 12, was content with the outcome and elated by the experience.

“I’m happy with the outcome,” she said. “I had fun. It was a great experience. Two weeks, 12 people, and now we’re family. I didn’t have that much time to advertise, but people really enjoyed my voice. I was really shocked that I made to the final round.

“I have accomplished what I need to accomplish to prove that I am a singer and that I enjoy singing and that I do have a talent.”

Jackson said she would love to continue entertaining troops.

“Maybe when I finish my mission at Fort Polk and I’m done with my military career, maybe do what Michael has done,” she said of Military Operation Rising Star judge Michael Peterson’s affinity for performing for troops. “I’ve been in Tops in Blue and being able to travel to encourage troops is a great opportunity – I would really love to do that.”

Serving in the Air Force with a husband in the Army, Jackson, who also serves as a mother of four, said someone needs to change careers.

“We’re in two different branches and we’ve been separated for awhile,” she explained. “I want to live with my husband. I miss him so much. I love the military, it’s a great thing, but I really do want to have my family near.”

Operation Rising Star Winner Melissa Gomez 112010

Operation Rising Star Winner Melissa Gomez 112010
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2010 Operation Rising Star winner Melissa Gomez of Fort Bragg, N.C., performs during the reveal show Nov. 19 at Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs, cleared for public release, not for commercial use, attribution requested)

www.armymwr.com

Army wife Gomez wins Operation Rising Star military singing contest

By Tim Hipps
FMWRC Public Affairs

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Melissa Gomez, who left Soldiering to become a full-time Army wife and mother, won the 2010 Operation Rising Star military singing contest Nov. 19 at Wallace Theater.

Gomez, 29, of Fort Bragg, N.C., prevailed over runner-up Maj. Serelda Herbin, 34, of Fort Hood, Texas, and third-place finisher Senior Airman Joanell Jackson, 24, of Fort Polk, La.

“I thought for sure Serelda was going to win,” Gomez said.

Gomez, who works with a large Army Community Service group at Fort Bragg, had family supporters in her hometown, Philadelphia, and her father’s native Puerto Rico voting early and often in the contest based on the premises of FOX Television’s American Idol.

“ACS and Fort Bragg totally represented for me,” she said. “I didn’t think I had that many people on board, but last night I was getting lots of calls from people saying, ‘We’ve been voting …’

“They were showing everybody the show.”

After Spc. Nicholas Davis of Grafenwoehr, Germany, (originally from Rockingham, N.C.) was eliminated, the Tar Heel State boarded the Gomez bandwagon.

“North Carolina, in general, was representing after Nick fell out,” Gomez said. “Some of his people said they just needed North Carolina to win.

“I had my church in Philadelphia, my family, my mother’s work, my family in Puerto Rico – they were all watching the show online and voting.”

Gomez joined the Army at age 17 and promptly married a Soldier. She served six years before leaving as a sergeant to become a full-time military mother.

“They kept deploying us separately and I had to keep sending my children to live with my mom,” Gomez explained. “I was in a really active MOS. It was mostly me who kept coming down on orders, so I had to decide to be a mom.”

A self-professed late bloomer, Gomez began singing around age 12. She also plays a few Latin percussion instruments. In 2004, she toured domestic military installations and Korea with USA Express, a stage band sponsored by Army Entertainment Division.

For winning Operation Rising Star, Gomez will record a three-song demo CD at Firehouse Recording Studios in Pasadena, Calif., paid for by the Army Family and MWR Command.

“I can’t wait! I can’t wait!” she said. “I’m mentally prepared for the worst and just hope for the best. I look forward to really, really working with Victor [Hurtado] and Joey [Beebe], two completely talented people that I know can make me sound amazing, and Miss [Debra] Byrd.

“That’s what I look forward to big-time.”

Lisa Pratt, the 2009 Operation Rising Star winner, gave Gomez some tips about what to expect during the whirlwind week in Hollywood, where the new champion hopes to unveil some ideas of her own.

“It feels like I’m going to get to represent spouses and veterans in a positive light,” Gomez said. “I want to focus on keeping it where it needs to be because we have a hard job. I’ve been through it nine months of the year without a husband.”

“Life goes on for us whether he’s here or not – and I’ve got to keep it rolling.”

Gomez rolled through Operation Rising Star Finals Week by singing “I Need You” and “How Do I Live” by LeeAnn Rimes, “Out Here on My Own” by Irene Cara, “I Ain’t Got Nothing” by Alicia Keys, and “Turn the Beat Around” by Gloria Estefan.

Herbin presented a strong challenge with “At Last” by Jennifer Holliday, “I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain, “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion, “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston, and Holliday’s “I Am Changing,” which nearly brought the house down during the semifinals on Wednesday night.

“I think I just said to throw it on the stage,” Operation Rising Star judge Debra Byrd, a vocal coach for American Idol, said to Herbin after her performance of “I Am Changing.” “Well, ladies and gentlemen, she just threw down on the stage. I applaud you because you came here with the determination of song choice, song choice and song choice.

“From your last two performances, you kicked it up into high gear and put a hot sauce on it. I applaud you. I applaud you. Well done.”

The three finalists delivered an entertaining medley of Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” Keys’ “I Ain’t Got Nothing” and Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” during the semifinals on Wednesday night.

“You guys picked these songs to win and I don’t blame you,” Byrd said. “You want to get these biggie songs in. I applaud you for your effort. … I applaud you for the courage to pick these bombastic songs because that’s the mind of a winner – you want to pick the biggie.

“Whew, I know you’re glad that’s over with. I applaud you ladies.”

Second-place finisher Herbin said she was “content, happy and grateful for being here, but it is a competition and we knew the rules.”

“Hey, there can only be one,” she said with a teary-eyed smile and a laugh. “Overall, I had a great time.”

Third-place finisher Jackson, a last-minute substitute in the top 12, was content with the outcome and elated by the experience.

“I’m happy with the outcome,” she said. “I had fun. It was a great experience. Two weeks, 12 people, and now we’re family. I didn’t have that much time to advertise, but people really enjoyed my voice. I was really shocked that I made to the final round.

“I have accomplished what I need to accomplish to prove that I am a singer and that I enjoy singing and that I do have a talent.”

Jackson said she would love to continue entertaining troops.

“Maybe when I finish my mission at Fort Polk and I’m done with my military career, maybe do what Michael has done,” she said of Military Operation Rising Star judge Michael Peterson’s affinity for performing for troops. “I’ve been in Tops in Blue and being able to travel to encourage troops is a great opportunity – I would really love to do that.”

Serving in the Air Force with a husband in the Army, Jackson, who also serves as a mother of four, said someone needs to change careers.

“We’re in two different branches and we’ve been separated for awhile,” she explained. “I want to live with my husband. I miss him so much. I love the military, it’s a great thing, but I really do want to have my family near.”

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Doll – House Nursery Furniture

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Doll – House Nursery Furniture

  • Hand Crafted
  • Wooden furniture features working doors and drawers
  • Perfect for all 1:12 scale dollhouses
  • Includes, crib, rocking chair, rocking horse, and cradle
  • Recommended Age Rating is 6 years and up

This furniture set is a wonderful accompaniment to your Victorian Dollhouse. Elegantly designed, they can also be used with any like sized doll house. The detailing on this furniture is so impeccable, you have to see it to believe it! Features: Includes crib, rocking chair, rocking horse, and cradle Works with Victorian Dollhouse or like sized doll house Intricate and realist detailing Ages 6 and up For 1:12 scale dollhouses

List Price: $ 29.99

Price: $ 16.98

Melissa & Doug Deluxe First Bead Maze

Melissa & Doug Deluxe First Bead Maze

  • Superior craftsmanship make this item a top seller and childhood favorite
  • Brightly colored, smooth-sanded pieces
  • Helps build early shape, color and size differentiation skills
  • Suction cup base
  • Exceptional quality and value

Sitting on the floor is much more fun with this fantastic bead maze. It features brightly colored, multi-shaped beads that spin and slide along colorful wire pathways. Toy is anchored by a strong suction cup base. Encourages color recognition, eye-hand coordination and fine motor development through play.

List Price: $ 14.99

Price: $ 8.98