Showing posts with label #Toyreview. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Toyreview. Show all posts

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

...Rawr-some fun with Imaginext and Jurassic World...

The boys all love anything to do with Dinosaurs and are pretty big fans of Jurassic World and cannot wait to see the new one (which will have to be once it's available to buy on Sky, as the boy's arent all big cinema fans. 
So when I was asked if they would like to try out the brand new Imaginext Jurassic World' I knew instantly they would love too!



On Sunday Rupert spent the day with his Auntie and Uncle and they took him to a local Dinosaur park! 
His love for those scary creatures has just boomed over the past few weeks, so I thought once he was home it would be the perfect time to open up the giant box containing all the Rawr-some dino treats from Imaginext.


We were sent;

Walking Indoraptor - RRP £64.99
Dinosaur Hauler - RRP - £42.99
 Feature Character Assortment - RRP £18.99
(Three to Collect - Each set includes a super cool dinosaur, character figure, and accessories)
and a 
Basic Character Assortment - £11.99





Ru chose the giant walking Indoraptor as his toy and ran off into the garden to have a play, he thought how she chased after Owen was amazing he kept telling me she was a magic dinosaur!
He kept trying to out drive the Indoraptor but she kept right on his heels.

The other's were soon outside playing alongside Ru and diving deep into their very own Jurassic World.




Oscar loved how the Dinosaur Hauler came with everything he could possibly need to catch his very own dinosaur.
The Dinosaur Hauler comes with hauler vehicle, projectile launcher, net projectile, dinosaur and Asset Containment Unit (ACU) figure.

He decided his Dinosaur was the Dino which is called Blue in the first movie (forgive me if he's wrong) and he loved making her attack his figure and found all sorts of horrible endings for that poor figure.


Noah even dragged himself away from his room to play with the Jurassic World figures!
He loved this vehicle as he remembers it from the first film and has always said he would love to go inside one, so having it as a toy is the next best thing.

Noah joined up with Oscar to see if Oscar's Blue could catch up with Noah and attack his figure, and unfortunately for her Blue did many, many, many times!

Alex thought his venom throwing dinosaur was the best and loved how he could knock down his human figure and get him all covered in slime (best part about that, was the fact it wasn't real slime!)




I haven't seen all four boys playing together like this in such a long time, usually, within minutes one or two are crying about how someone else has got their toy or called them a name or god forbid looked at them! 
They played with the Imaginext toys for most of the afternoon, sharing nicely taking it in turns to use the different toys and make up all sorts of exciting stories, they even took my phone and used it to make some stop animation short films. 









The Imaginext Jurassic World toy range really is perfect for everyone, it has a nice range of items and there's something for everyone's budget and they all very entertaining from the really big toys to the little ones.
They could make the perfect birthday present, a well done on a school achievement or I'm going to say it.... stocking filler!

All the boys love the Jurassic World range and have played with them every day since we unboxed them! 
Most of the figures and dinosaurs all join us at meal times.

Highly recommended 

Suitable for ages 3+

One of the boys stop motion clips.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

... Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Twisting Tornado Set ...


If you are followers of the blog you will know Ru is a massive fan of the Thomas Tracks and is always over the moon when we are asked to review a new one.

When we were asked to review the new Twisting Tornado Set I was more than keen to say yes.
Ru has been doing really well at nursery and it was nice for him to receive a surprise in the post.


Key Features

·       Motorised track set
·       Includes unique Thomas TrackMaster engine
·       Connects to other TrackMaster playsets
·       RRP £24.99
Suitable for age 3 years+


The track was really simple to build, it all clicked together nicely and the track layout was really easy to follow.
Ru sat patiently and watched as I built, once it was ready to go he popped Thomas down and giggled away as he sped off.



It took a few goes before he realised he had to move the tornado back before Thomas reached it, but once he got the hang of it there was no stopping him.
The race was on to get it back into place before Thomas had zoomed around the track.


Thomas takes shelter inside the old shed but only to find the Tornado takes him into a whirlwind and spins him across the field knocking down all the powerline poles on its way to the other side of the track.

Fast-paced and full of fun, this is definitely one of his favourite Thomas Track Master sets!



After playing you can unclick the track and place it back in the box.
This track can also connect to other TrackMaster™ playsets for non-stop adventures!
I'd highly recommend this set to any parent with a Thomas fan, it's reasonably priced and will last well and bring endless hours of fun.
  
You can catch Thomas & Friends over on their YouTube Channel.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

... Introducing BABY Secrets ...


BABY Secrets is here 

The new hit collectible with 50 baby characters to reveal!



BABY Secrets is new on the scene and brings exciting characters with big personalities. 
From painter baby complete with a paintbrush, to party baby with a sash and a party hat, they each come ready to share their own secrets. 
Discover the cutest and cheekiest babies in town – who will be your favourite?

Find out if your baby is a boy or a girl by filling the bath tub with water and dipping your baby in. Either way, the adorbable characters are all waiting to be discovered with their mischievous and playful designs. 




The full range includes:
 BABY SECRETS SINGLE PACK RRP £2.99

The BABY Secrets Single Pack is the perfect way to start your collection, complete with one baby, one bath tub, birth certificate and collect’s guide. 
Make friends with the collection and reveal what your first character will be. 


BABY SECRETS ACTIVITY PACKS RRP £12.99



The BABY Secrets Activity Packs come in four different varieties:
  • Pram Pack
  • Bassinet Pack
  • High Chair Pack
  • Rocking Horse Pack


    The packs come complete with two exclusive babies, one surprise baby, a bath tub, three birth certificates, collector’s guide and either a high chair, rocking horse, pram or bassinet. 
    For endless play! 



    Ru adored opening up all these cute babies. 
    Every baby brought a big smile to his face, he's very into babies at the moment and was over the moon when the delivery of BABY Secrets arrived!
    After we had unboxed all of them I told them if we placed them in their baths we would find out wether they were a boy or girl.

    Colour changing toys are a massive thing in this house and any chance Ru has to play with water he's all over it.

    I filled up the baths and let him dip the babies in.
    It was great fun seeing what colour their diapers went.


    He has played with them non stop since opening them up, its very sweet to hear him making them talk to each other and him bathing them nicely and surprisingly not making too much of a mess!
    They haven't received any names yet, but when Ru has finally decided I have their birth certificates ready to fill in.


    1. BABY Secrets is available from The Entertainer, Smyths, Argos and Toymaster.
      To find out more about BABY Secrets visit the BABY Secrets HQ: www.babysecrets.co.uk PopJam channel: @BABYSecrets 

Saturday, 25 November 2017

.... Tidying Up With Dusty ....

Real Workin’ Buddies Mr. Dusty is a fun way for kids to learn to clean up their toys! 
Dusty can eat it up, sweep it up, and dump it out! 
Dusty has a motorised mouth to eat up bigger toys, plus lights and sounds too! 
Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck has a fun personality with over 50 phrases and works on both carpet and hardwood floors!


Features

  • 3 ways to play! Sweep It Up! Eat It Up! Dump It Out!
  • More than 50 phrases
  • Works on carpet and hardwood floors!
  • Fun sound effects!
  • Makes cleaning fun
  • Motorised mouth!
  • Working Light!
  • Batteries Required: 4 x AA (Included)


When I heard about a toy that tidied up I was more than excited about trying it out.
The boys love playing but are a little resistant when I suggest tidying up after themselves, so I was rather keen to seen if Dusty would be my secret weapon to combating this!


The boys were all very impressed with Dusty and were keen to play with him, when I threw down a pile of Lego they looked at me like I was going crazy.
When I told them to drive over the Lego bricks they really thought I had lost it.
After staring at me for a while and trying to decide if I needed to be taken away by the men in the white coats they decided to do as I said and drove Dusty with cheeky smiles over all the bricks...

Their faces were priceless,
They couldn't believe he actually ate it all up!

All the boys liked Dusty but Rupert was the one who really took to him and claimed him as his own.

Rupert can spend ages making a mess and then cleaning it back up again.
He loves munching up the bricks and then dumping them out again and he finds it hilarious when Dusty burps.








































Dusty would be a super present to find under the Christmas Tree!
Available from Smyths Toy Store 
RRP £34.99

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Monster Smash-Ups Raptor Remote Control Truck!

race, smash, eject and rebuild these rechargeable, high speed radio control monster trucks. 
When crashed, the front bumper activates the ejector seat, sending the driver flying across the room! The realistic monster truck suspension makes these trucks incredibly fun to tilt-turn, race and swerve.


The twins are really into remote control cars at the moment, but I'm always running around after them telling them to be careful they don't crash as the car will break, with this monster truck I don't actually have to do that!
Mum win!!

They can crash the truck to their hearts content!


Features
  • Monster smash ups: Race, smash, eject and rebuild with a monster smash ups RC trucks
  • Ejector seat and re-buildable: Crash your truck and watch your driver get ejected; quick rebuild and back to action
  • Radio controlled: 2.4 GHz radio controller with 20 m range, allowing multiple players to battle at the same time
  • Tilt-turn movement: Realistic, exciting, tilt turn suspension combined with high speed capability
  • Rechargeable: Includes rechargeable battery with 20 minutes run time and also customisable stickers, cones and flags; 
  • requires 2 x AA batteries (not included) for remote control
  • Ages 3 and up.

The truck is nice and easy to assemble which means the twins can quite happily do it themselves without my intervention, which is always a bonus.
As otherwise I'd be constantly being asked to re-build it, as they crash it A LOT!

They always giggle with delight when their little raptor dude gets flown out of the truck and across the room.
 They have a little competition going to see who can get him to fly the furthest.
I'm not 100% sure whose winning, but I have a feeling its Oscar.


I like the fact it has a rechargeable battery as we have a lot of toys that eat batteries and they are always so expensive to keep buying so another mum win!
The boys all find the controls easy to use even Rupert can get the car to drive around the kitchen without a helping hand!

These monster trucks come in 3 designs
Raptor, Rhino and Viper!

They'd make awesome Christmas presents!
Available from Argos for £34.99



Thursday, 26 October 2017

K'nex Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set

Noah loves building lego sets and always enjoys a challenge.
He's never actually had a K'nex set so when I saw this I knew he would love it and it would be a great introduction into the world of K'nex.


Key Features

  • 430 piece K'NEX building set
  • Air propelled motorised coaster car
  • USB charger lead for the coaster car
  • Encourage building and cognitive skills. Stimulates imagination
  • Glow in the dark track adds excitement
  • Building with K'NEX aids the growth of key developmental abilities like fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and dexterity
  • Coaster stands over 76cm high. Can also be used vertically
  • Set includes over 430 K'NEX parts and pieces, including rods, connectors, glow-in-the dark track, air propelled coaster car and a USB charger lead. Colour leaflet included
  • Additionally, builders can head to K'NEX.com to download instructions for a second roller coaster model
  • K'NEX.co.uk - Web Site will help with instructions, fact sheets etc
  • Recommended age 9+
The build process

Noah thought there was going to be more complicated pieces involved in building this roller coaster so was pleasantly surprised by finding just a load of sticks and cogs.

We first took time sorting all the pieces into piles, so when it came to the actual build we were a bit more organised.

We decided we would do it as a team, which was nice as Noah and myself rarely get a spare 5 minutes to ourselves and usually thats when I pick him up from his after school clubs as I'm on my own.

We spent a good two hours doing this, we even had to get daddy in to help, as we couldn't quite get the last few bits of track to work, and after realising we'd put a number 1 curve bit in the wrong place, it all easily got sorted.

The Instructions.

Whilst we were building the roller coaster Noah had the coaster car on charge, so that it was ready to zoom around once we were done.

We were all pretty impressed with how fast the coaster car went.
I was half expecting it to slowly find it's way around the track, but it went so fast that we all struggled to try and catch it when we wanted to turn it off!




After we knew it worked and none of the track was pinging off, we switched off the lights and all watched it glow in the dark.

Noah was very proud of the final build and couldn't wait to show it off to the others.
They all giggled with delight when the coaster car zoomed round and round and up and down.


The Roller coaster is built so that you can either have it standing tall or standing on its side.
Both ways work fantastically.

For additional builds you get a special code that you can enter on the K'nex website!


This would make a fantastic Christmas present!
Something for both little and big people to all enjoy!

Available from Toys r Us for £69.99