Monday, 4 September 2017

Awesome Little Green Men

A new collectible has arrived in the UK.
 Awesome Little Green Men, they may be small but their characters are larger than life and serious about the mission ahead. 


The fresh new take on little green army men raises the bar by infusing battle and game play with 100 unique characters to collect in Series 1, including four super rare figures in the green army and the blue army.
Each with their own expression, you can find the likes of Sgt. Juliett and Major Zoomie to collect, each boasting different stats – who can build the strongest troops to win the battle?


Awesome Little Green Men come in Blind Boxes, Starter Packs and Deluxe Battle Packs, with Battle Packs containing everything you need to start your mission. 
Fans can even join the troop too with their very own dog-tag for each character and a new recuits collector’s sheet to track your collection.


We were sent;


Awesome Little Green Battle Deluxe Pack – RRP £24.99
Each Battle Deluxe Pack comes with eight soldiers (three in a vehicle), eight dog-tags, a new recruits poster and game guide. 
and

Two Awesome Little Green Men Blind Box – RRP £3.99
Each blind box comes with one soldier, one dog-tag, a new recruits poster and game guide. 


All the beasties were impressed with these and when they discovered that not only are they fun collectables but you can have a battle with them they were all over it.

On our Green Army we had -
General Pain ~ Super rare 
Corporal Charles ~ Common (Ranger Unit)
Corporal Delta ~ Common (Eagle Eye Unit)
Colonel Dogfight ~ Rare (Eagle Eye Unit)
Sgt. Bravo ~ Common (Special Task Team)
Major Boo-Boo ~ Rare (Special Forces)

On our Blue Army we had -
Private Porkchop ~  Common (Seal Unit)
Colonel Scrapes ~ Rare (Secret Task Force)
Sgt.Smell-It ~ Common (Close Combat Team)
Capt. Quiver ~ Rare (Special Forces)


Rules of Play
  1. On your turn you get four actions.
  2. For an action, flick a "March" Slider to move a solider down the field or flick an "Attack" Slider at an enemy to start knocking them out.
  3. Be the first player to flick your "March" Slider and hit the enemy's goal without hitting another solider in the process.
For more on the Rules click here.



The boys split into teams of two, 
The Green Army - Oscar & Ru and then 
The Blue Army - Noah & Alex.

It took them a little while to get the hang of it but once they understood they played for well over half an hour.
After they had finished the battle they took their men out into the garden and made them have a secret mission!

They have all said they want to collect all the Awesome Little Green Men as they love them and are now their most favourite collectables!!


Recommended age 6+

Available to buy in Tesco, Smtyhs and Toys R Us soon.
To find out more information about Awesome Little Green Men and The Battle Game, visit https://awesomelittlegreenmen.mgae.com

Sunday, 3 September 2017

L.O.L Surprise! Series 2 Review.

Rupert has a bit of a love affair going on with L.O.L Surprise! Dolls so he was delighted to be sent a brand new one from Series 2.


Not you average doll, these fashion forward characters are packed with personality. From Rockers to Merbabies, each L.OL Surprise! comes complete with bathtub, doll stand and hangout, all doubling up as a purse.

 each has 7 layers reveal a different surprise, including emoji stickers, accessory, and finally their hero - a L.O.L Surprise doll.

The surprise doesn't end there, once the final layer has been unwrapped, feed the adorable tot water with its baby bottle and reveal its feature - with special dolls changing colour when placed in cold water!


Ru really enjoys unwrapping each layer and finding all the little surprises.
This time he unwrapped 'Shorty'
She's very cute and as soon as Ru saw her he said he liked her.

She comes with short dungaree outfit, a gold chain, some sweet little pumps and high socks, a red bandana hairband and a drinks bottle.


Ru loves feeding his L.O.L Surprise! Dolls their bottles and putting them in their bath.
Shorty didn't change colour but Ru didn't really mind.



Features

  • Over 45 dolls to collect in Series 2 (Each sold separately)
  • 7 layers of surprises inside
  • Ball can be used in 4 ways: 
  • A purse carrying case, a doll display, a bath play set and a hangout play set


You can check out our other reviews of L.O.L Surprise dolls here and here.


Pre-Order Now.
Expected in stock: 15 Sept to 22 Sept.


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Back To School Round Up

As much as I was dreading the summer holidays they have flown past and it's actually been really nice having all the boys home.

They're weren't half as many fights, tantrums or moaning that I thought was going happen and everyone minus Ru got on with each other.
So really it's been rather pleasant.

With all the boys heading back to school on Wednesday, Noah starting Y5, the Twins heading off into Y1 and little Ru starting Pre School I've had to get my head into gear and make sure everyone has what they need to start the new term.


One thing that I was pretty rubbish at last term was making sure the Twins had decent water bottles, so when I was asked if I wanted to receive these cool Brita Fill&Go active water bottles I was more than happy to say yes.
They come in four colours,
Blue, Green, Purple and Pink.

Key Features;
Eco-Friendly, convenient and economical,
Filters as you go,
Designed for great tasting water,
BPA free

The filter should be changed every 4 weeks.
You can find these here for £12.00


Unlike the Twins Ru won't receive a hot meal in nursery so he'll need to take a lunchbox in with him on the days that he's going to be in all day.

This awesome tinned Robot will be perfect for him to carry in.
Knowing Ru he'll won't eat whats on the inside but he'll enjoy playing with it whilst the other kids eat.

You can find this Lunchbox over www.findmeagift.co.uk for £14.99*


Next on the list was bags....
Noah's rather attached to his backpack so said he didn't want a new one just yet, but the twins really wanted to upgrade from a school book bag to a character backpack.
So I found a TMNT bag off amazon for Oscar and Alex has the Minion backpack which we were sent in our Minion Back To School Bundle.
I tried to get Rupert a school book bag but by the time I went to order it they were all sold out.
So I went back to trusty amazon and found a Lightening McQueen book bag.
Ru was delighted when he saw it.


Whilst browsing a Facebook selling site I came across someone selling two Joules raincoats.
One Ru's size and one the Twins size.
£10 each!!!
As it was a proper bargain I said I would take them.
They're in a great condition and look as good as new.


I decided to try and find another one for Oscar as Alex took the Dinosaur one but try as I might I couldn't find another bargain, so I put in Hatley raincoats on google search and ended back on amazon and found this one for £15!
I decided that was another good steal so I bought it and Ozzy loves it.

We haven't found a coat for Noah just yet but he's given me a run down on what he wants in a coat...
Camo....must be camo
well yeah thats about it lol!


Another must before school starts is Back To School Haircuts!
We took them all to where Jon and Ru get theirs done and they all managed to get it done at the same time.
Ru's barber wasn't there so he didn't end up with a hair cut, so he'll have to wait until his dude is back.



We still have to buy Noah some stationary and we're expecting Oscars school shoes to turn up today, as he wanted ones from Next as he didn't see any he liked in Tesco.

Noah got some new Etnies (as he doesn't need to wear school shoes, as at his school they have indoor shoes and outdoor shoes. So outside he wears his trainers and inside he wears some plain pumps.)
Alex got some light up school shoes from Tesco but only one lights up, so I'll have to take them back next week before he starts school.