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My son spends a fair bit of his time watching programmes on Nickelodeon. Well lets face it Sponge Bob can be entertaining from time to time. I quite enjoy the peace and quiet actually as it gives me a chance to get a well earned cup of tea and a sit-down for a few minutes in the relative tranquillity of my kitchen. The only issue I have with this channel is that it tends to be inundated with adverts for kiddies toys most of which are a load of old rot in my opinion. We were watching this a few weeks ago and I had promised my son a new toy as he had been given an excellent school report. (I know the pressure on them starts early these days doesn't it). Anyway he was watching a glitzy advert for the John Adams Golden Coin Maker. My peace was shattered with the words "mum come and see this". Well I caught the last few seconds and I have to say I thought that it might be good fun to let him have this. We usually have 'make and do' sessions in our household where my blue peter craft making skills come to the fore as we try and make things out of old egg boxes and toilet roll tubes. What can I say these items make a mean crocodile!!!! Anyway I thought I would purchase this as it would save on the old glue and paint mess ultimately leaving my magnolia walls in a pristine condition for another day.I shopped around for this product and was quite amazed at the variation in pricing. You can buy this item from most major toy retailers. I settled for getting mine from a private seller on Amazon which cost £12.99 including postage. Some outlets were asking £20 for the unit without postage which I thought was a little bit steep. I paid for my item which arrived literally two days later. Well I had addressed it to my son so it was waiting for him when he came back from school. There was much excitement as he opened his package which revealed his Golden Coin Maker.
The coin maker comes in a very attractive purple coloured high gloss box. It has a picture of three extremely happy children on the front and a picture of what I presumed was the coin maker and lots of gold coins and medals. There is a box in the bottom left which indicates that this toy is for children aged 6 years and above. The John Adams logo is on the top left and there is golden coloured wording which states that this is the golden coin maker with the wording underneath. Melt wrap and stamp your own chocolate coins and medals.We took all the bits and pieces out of the box and laid them out on the kitchen table. I was actually struck by the size of the packaging compared to what was sitting in front of me on the table. A little bit excessive I thought. Anyway the items laid out consisted of a rather disappointing looking golden coin and medal factory. This was brightly coloured in red yellow and blue. It was made out of quite tough looking plastic however I was expecting something a little fancier. A chocolate coin melting unit, a collection of coin or medal moulds and rings. Moulding bases, moulding lids and moulding rings.
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Manufacturer: John Adams
amazon marketplace toys
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days