Sunday, 22 October 2017

Transformers The Last Knight 1:10 Jumbo RC Bumblebee

Bumblebee is Optimus Primes most trusted ally. 
Now it's up to you and Bumblebee to save the world from the evil Decepticons. 
This 2 channel radio controlled jumbo size Bumblebee has full movement and is 40cm in length.
 It is a perfect replica from Transformers: The Last Knight.



The boys are all a little bit obsessed with Transformers and when I heard about this awesome Jumbo RC Bumblebee from Simba Smoby Toys I knew they would love it.
With a challenge attached to reviewing it, I knew they would be up for it.



As soon as Noah saw the car he was trying to think of all different sorts of tracks for it to do.

In the end we took full advantage of our large kitchen. 
We placed a few obstacles in its way and a track that went all the way round bypassing different things on its way and one we hadn't planned on ..... Little Link the terrifying tiny tiger trying to attack Bumblebee on his way round.


Noah and I both had a few goes at seeing who could do it the fastest and I was winning until Jon came and joined in the fun and out did us both.




The car is made well and no amount of crashing into the wall has ruined its shell .... yet.
The controls are nice and easy to use, even Rupert can operate it.
It does whoever need an awful lot of batteries, so if buying this for a Christmas present I highly recommend you make sure you have a big supply of batteries handy.
The car needs 6 and the control needs and extra 2.


Noah on one of his missions!


Bumblebee is available only from Argos for £29.99

Mummy and Ru Time


Since Ru started nursery at school, our 1 on 1 time has diminished and after thinking about how much I missed it, I gave myself a kick up the bum and made myself do something about it.

Now Jon is on the mend and the wedding planning has died down Im making the effort to make sure on the two days that Ru only has half days to actually go out and do something rather than just sit at home and let him play on the iPad.

Last week after I collected him on the Thursday I took him out for lunch and then off to feed the local ducks and have a play at the park.


As always the ducks were very entertaining and they can never get enough of our tasty frozen peas.
They get so close that you could just pick one up if you wanted.






Ru loves throwing peas to the ducks and could quite happily watch them all day.

As we only had the afternoon to play once our peas had ran out we crossed the road and went into the park.

No one else was there so Ru had full run of the park and even the skatepark.





Ru loved going on the swings this time, usually he stays well away.
Every time we go to the park the skate park is heaving so we never get a look in, but this time it was empty so Ru took full advantage.

It's just had a local graffiti artist give it a bit of a facelift and it looks brilliant.





Ru had a great time running up and down the ramps. He did slip at one point but after a hug he was laughing again.

He's just received a scooter in the post to review, so ill be taking him back here to take the photos.

Once the boys all go back to school, ill be making sure to do something with Ru on his afternoons off.







Friday, 20 October 2017

Thomas & Friends™ Super Station


 The ultimate Thomas & Friends track set yet, the Thomas & Friends™ Super Station.
Compatible with all your favourite Thomas & Friends engines, TrackMaster, Adventures, MINIS and wood, and with room for storing over 100 engines, little one’s imaginations will soar to the Island of Sodor! 


For those of you who follow the blog you'll know how much Ru enjoys all sorts of vehicle toys, his love for his cars is strong but a close second is playing with his Thomas & Friends railway tracks.

He adores watching the trains go round and round - something that I put down to his sensory traits.
Often when he's had a hard day / week the one thing I know that will instantly help is building up a track and letting him slip away into a little Thomas trance.

Watching the trains go round instantly takes his focus and makes him smile!

All the parts 
MINIS, Adventures, Track Master and Wooden Railways track toys.

So when I was asked if we wanted to review the brand new Super Station I jumped at the chance and responded with a yes straight away.

Ru had seen the advert for it on the television and pointed it out to me, something that he rarely does.
So I knew he would love it.

I really wasn't expecting it to be as big as it is, as sometimes toy size can be a little misleading but the Super Station is true to form and it is pretty massive.

It was so big that I had to move it from the lounge half built to the kitchen as I knew it was going to take up far too much room in the lounge.

Something that you can see for yourself in the pictures.


 Key Features;

Compatible with TrackMaster, Adventures, MINIS and Wood engines
  • Room for over 100 engines
  • 10 metres of track 
  • Features iconic locations including Tidmouth Sheds, Brendam Docks, Knapford Station, the Sodor Steamworks, the Dieselworks and Blue Mountain Quarry
  • Use the adapter pieces to connect to other playsets to create an even bigger playset for hours of fun
  • Suitable from 3 years+
  • RRP: £129.99


Ru was keen to get playing as soon as I started building and he wouldn't leave me alone until I had placed some batteries inside the TrackMaster Thomas engine.
So whilst I built the track he let Thomas ride around the parts I had built whilst eagerly telling me to hurry up.


After deciding which track we were going to build first it took me around 20 minutes to build it.
As well as building the track correctly, I took my time making sure the stickers which were supplied along with the instructions were stuck nicely and in all the right places.

Once it was done, even I was impressed by it's size. 
Ru was so impressed that he took his time walking around and looking at it taking it all in and whispering 'wow' to himself.


Ru loves that the track is the perfect height for him.
He can either sit down to play with the track on the floor or stand up to play with the train shed track and Cranky.

He gets so involved in play that I can actually get stuff done around the house with out him noticing.

I even managed to go to the shops on my own whilst I left him with Jon (something that I can rarely get away with) as he was just so immersed in watching Thomas go round & round and up & down that he hadn't notice me pop my shoes on and head for the door.


I love how you can store all the different trains on the track, as I'm always finding Ru's MINIs dotted around the house, so its nice that we now have a cool place to store them.
At least now we have all his trains in the one place and I don't have to spend ages searching all the toy boxes for them.


Unfortunately for me the Super Station won't actually fit in Ru's room so it will have to live in the kitchen until Ru allows me to take it down.

Though saying that, I have found myself enjoying making up all the different tracks whilst Ru is asleep to surprise him with in the morning.
It's becoming rather addictive in a way and I have been doing it every night this week!


Rupert really adores the Super Station, the twins enjoy a sneaky play and even Noah likes to get involved when Ru isn't looking and as I just said I can't help but enjoy building new set ups!

 A definite win for all the Mini Beast crew.


This is definitely one of the top toys for this Christmas and if I hadn't been extremely lucky enough to  be offered the opportunity to review it, it would have been on the top of our Christmas list.

xx