Tag Archives: Toy Review

Air Hog, Vectron Wave

Air Hog, Vectron WaveAir Hogs Vectron Wave

This spaceship shaped Vectron shoots spinning through the air! Control it with the palm of your hand or fly it back and forth between two people using the catching stick. Continue reading

Hallmark Watson Interactive Storybook and Story Buddy

Hallmark Watson Interactive Storybook and Story Buddy

Price: £19.99

Available from: Hallmark

Initial Reaction: Gorgeously soft and oh so cute, feels well made and not cheap. The book is hard backed and feels good quality too. Continue reading

Jumbo Games – Peppa Pig Puzzle and Colour

Jumbo Games – Peppa Pig Puzzle and Colour 

Price: From £9.79 (Amazon & Play.com) 

Available from: Major toy retailers

Suitable from:3+

Initial reaction: Large packet which looked like great value. Continue reading

Zoobles Chatteroos

Zoobles Chatteroos

Price: from £9.99

Available from: Amazon, Argos , The Toy Shop, Smyths, Tesco Direct

Suitable from: Age 4

Initial Reaction:  As soon as BG saw this she was fascinated.  The Chatteroos have different moods, you find their moods by placing them on their tree. They roll into a ball and then you place it on the base and they open up and talk.

Pros:

  • Simple to use, BG is not even 3 yet but she worked it out quite easily
  • It’s more robust then you think
  • Fun to play with
  • Compact in size
  • Bright colours

Cons:

  • Even though BG plays with everyday she only plays with it for a few minutes at a time before getting bored. It doesn’t do a huge amount of things

Value for money?   I think it’s a little expensive for what it is.

Overall Reaction:  It’s a lovely little toy, not too annoying. However there isn’t a lot too it so doesn’t keep her attention for long. You would need more than one for it to be more exciting.

Nice little stocking filler.

By Carol

Lego Minifigure Display Case (Large)

Lego Minifigure Display Case (Large) Lego Minifigure Display Case (Large)

Price: £19.99

Available from: Amazon

Suitable from:  3 plus, but I would say 5 plus

Initial Reaction: We love LEGO in The Mad House and my boys are obsessed with Mini Fingers and have loads, the LEGO Minifgure Display case is a great way to store and show them. Continue reading

Chicco Billy Rattle and Chick Rattle

Chicco Billy Rattle and Chick RattleChicco Billy Rattle

Price: £4.99

Available from: www.amazon.co.uk; http://www.trendybaby.co.uk

Suitable from:  3 m+

Initial Reaction: Two lovely looking rattles for my 5 month old son to chew and play with. Two very simple rattles which will be very appealing to a child. Continue reading

Lite Sprites Tree of Life

Lite Sprites Tree of LifeLite Sprites Tree of Life

Price: £39.99

Available from: Amazon (£29.99), Smyths (£27.99)

Suitable from:  4 +

Initial Reaction: Quite a large sized tree with lots to do Continue reading