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Toy Review: Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise

Every time Little Miss sees a Lalaloopsy on TV she begs for one of her own as BG owns a few. When we were offered the chance to test of the Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise how I could say no.

Now it is a little on the quirky side, you basically feed Jewel Sparkles her food and she poops shapes for you. I know a lot of parents would be horrified but it’s actually a lot of fun.

The ‘food’ is a bit like magic sand so it moulds together really well, makes little mess and doesn’t dry out (Little Miss has had the pot open for two weeks and it’s still going strong. You feed the doll one spoonful and then twist her belly button, you then press a release button and the jewel pops into the potty.

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise
Lalaloopsy Babies Potty SurpriseLalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise

You can make 4 different shapes and it comes with three different coloured foods. You also get a bowl and a potty. She comes with pants and a dummy.

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise
Little Miss plays with her several times a day, she comes for breakfast and dinner with us.

The shapes are not always perfect; I find if you twist the belly button twice you get a better shape but to be fair Little Miss doesn’t really care.
She has been a big hit in our house and even BG wants to get in on the action.

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise doll is priced at £29.99 and suitable for ages 4 and up

There are two other new dolls in the Autumn/Winter range the Princess Style N Swap range and Glitter Hair Dough Doll. Keep your eye out for them!
Available from all good toy retailers.

Review: My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play

It’s funny but until Little Miss came along BG has never been that bothered with dolls. She tended tom play with them for 5 minutes and then gets bored, but now she is obsessed with dolls. So is Little Miss and she has claimed BG’s dolls has her own and BG being a brilliant big sister lets her have them. When I was offered the My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play Doll to review I knew this would be perfect for BG and she could have a doll just for her.


The My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play doll comes with a bottle for feeding a cute sheep to cuddle but that’s not all it’s an interactive doll.

It sucks on her bottle, burps, make sleeping noises, giggle’s and babbles. You have to hold and tilt her in different positions to get some of the sounds to work but once you have worked it out it will go on for ever.  BG loved working out how to get her to make all the noises. I have to have after half an hour it start to get a little irritating for me, it’s the perfect doll to played in a bed room or outside!

BG loves playing with her My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play doll. She wraps her in a blanket at night and takes her bed with her. She has asked for a new dolls pram and a cot for her.

It is a really nice doll perfect  for child who loves playing babies.

Thumbs Ups

The My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play is available from Amazon £23.99, Smyth’s Toys £22.49, Argos £23.99

For more information on her and other Zapf Creation Toys visit their Facebook page.

Moon Sand Sweet Delights Candy Factory Playset

Moon Sand Sweet Delights Candy Factory PlaysetMoon Sand Sweet Delights Candy Factory Playset

Price:  rrp £14.99

Available from:  Amazon (£12.80),Smyths (£14.99), Toys R Us (£14.99)

Suitable from: 3+

Initial Reaction:  I had heard but never tried moon sand before so was interested in trying this out.

The set comes with one candy press, 10 moulds, a measuring cup, storage box and two different colours of moon sand. You create your own candy which you can bake and paint or squash and reuse. Continue reading

GloMate Jr

GloMate Jr 

Price:  £12.99

Available from:  GloMate

Initial Reaction:   BG is currently afraid of the dark so this came at the right time for us to test out. We were on the lookout for a nightlight for her. Continue reading

Rubiks Race

Rubiks Race.Rubik's Race

A fast paced game for two players to get your brain and fingers racing. Shake the scrambler and go head to head with your opponent to shift and slide the tiles to be the first to make the 3×3 centre match the pattern.

Price:  £19.99

Available from:  Rubiks.com, Amazon 

Suitable from:  5+

Initial Reaction: The Rubiks cube has always been popular with my boys so we were quite excited to receive this game.

Pros: Nice lightweight game that folds down for easy storage.

Cons:     Lots of quite small pieces that could get lost easily.

Value for money? I think £19.99 is a little bit steep really for what it is.

Overall Reaction:  We liked this game although I do think it is a little bit difficult for 5 year olds, however my 8 year old found it a good game.

By Cherilyn

Bakugan Dragonoid Colossus

Bakugan Dragonoid Colossus

Create the ultimate Bakugan Warrior with 1 exclusive Bakugan and 4 exclusive pieces of Battle Gear. Combine them together around the core hub to unleash the power and watch the amazing auto transformation!

Price: £39.99

Available from: Tesco Direct, Argos, Amazon

Suitable from: 5+

Initial Reaction:Contains 5 individual Bakugan.  Innovative way of joining them together and fascinating to watch as they pop open.


  • Great for serious Bakugan collectors and good selection of playing cards
  • All fit together to make a large Bakugan


  • The most difficult toy to get out of the box.  Held in place by multiple twist ties and cable ties which were too tight to cut with either a knife, scissors or pliers.  Took over half an hour to remove from the packaging

Value for money? No

Overall Reaction:  Definitely a toy for a hardy Bakugan collector.  One of those toys that every boy would love but unless they are obsessed by Bakugan, with lots of friends who are similarly interested, they lose interest very quickly.

By Karen

Air Hogs Hyper Active Stunt

Air Hogs Hyper Active StuntAir Hogs Hyper Active Stunt

Price: £34.99

Available from: Tesco Direct (£24.97)

Suitable from:  8 to 10 years

Initial Reaction: Very small car in comparison to size of packaging Continue reading