Essentially a semi-truck with a non-removable cab and a trailer that opens into a two-level playset, the PAW Patroller can hold three basic vehicles while closed, or six vehicles while fully-opened. There's an elevator that can move a vehicle from top to bottom and back again, and the rear gate folds down to become a ramp. Show-specific sounds come from a button up-top, and the cab opens to allow up to four pups (or Ryder and three pups) to ride in style.
While the box does picture the PAW Patroller fully-stocked with the whole crew and a variety of accessories (as many toy packages do), what you get here is the PAW Patroller along with Ryder and his freewheeling 4-wheeler/ATV. Additional pups and vehicles are sold separately.
The PAW Patroller is sizeable, well-built, and reasonably-priced at around $50. It's also a throwback to my own childhood, were larger vehicles and playsets were commonplace - something that I've been noticing less of lately - unless they're really expensive, or just not made at all. What I didn't notice until the other night - and I'm surprised it didn't strike me sooner - is that the PAW Patroller reminds me a lot of a vehicle that I wanted as a kid but was never made: The F.L.A.G. Mobile Unit from KNIGHT RIDER.