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Character Options Peppa Pig Playhouse 23/04/2015

Character Options Peppa Pig Playhouse...Peppa On The Move!

Character Options Peppa Pig Playhouse * ~ *~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * I never in a million years thought I would find myself reviewing a Peppa Pig toy.....especially after having such a quiet period and then a long break, I figured it'd be our favourite thing I'd be writing about...Lego but here I am, reviewing.....Yep, A peppa pig toy! Oscar my youngest who is nearly 3 and a half, was asked what he wanted from the Easter Bunny, to my surprise and despair he replied 'Peppa Pig toys', his nan (who I am now not talking to haha) had previously put Peppa Pig on for Oscar while she was watching him one day. Sadly he has come to love the programme so I started searching on-line for some toys he may enjoy for Easter, he received 3 Peppa Pig playsets, 1 of which was this Peppa Pig Playhouse. * ~ *~ * ~ * ~ * ~ What's In The Box ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * I was very pleased with the accessories that came with this set. Normally playsets only have 1/2 figures or add on parts meaning you then need to go and spend more money to get more play value from the set but this set is complete, and even had a little playmat to add to the play. House 4 x figures (Daddy Pig, Mummy Pig, Peppa Pig & George Pig) TV Sofa & Chair Bath Bunk-bed and Ladder Stair's Playmat Dinning table & 4 chairs 2 Upperstairs levels * ~ *~ * ~ * ~ * ~ The Playset ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * The playset is recommended for ages 3 years and over. It doesn't require any batteries and has minimal assembly with just putting the furniture in the ...

Imaginext Mega T-Rex 23/12/2014

Imaginext Mega T-Rex

Imaginext Mega T-Rex * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * As you have probably already noticed from some of my reviews, we are major fans of Imaginext playsets. Harvey received his first Imaginext playset for Christmas 2012 when he was just under 4 years old and we have decided to add to his both his and his younger brother's imaginext collection. Oscar was 3 in November and since having him, the boys dad had this genius idea of buying the other a small gift on the other one's birthday.....can you tell I was being sarcastic, personally I think it's daft, but anywho here we are with the Imaginext Mega T-Rex I bought for Harvey on Oscar's 3rd birthday. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ What's In The Box? ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * The mega T-Rex comes complete with: *Battle armour *Helmet *Rear control pod *2 x Projectile launchers *Figure * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Features ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * *Turning activation point *Motorised *Sound effects * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ T-Rex ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * The impressive T-Rex is made by fisher price from the 'Imaginext' range which we associate with good quality toys. Its age recommendation is 3-8 years. T-Rex is made from very durable strong plastic. Not only does it have additional features but it also has an activation disk when means that when it is turned the pod door will open. To use the activation disk just place a figure on 1 and turn it, this will then turn the activation disk as the figure turns. T-rex requires 3 AAA batteries, these can be located in ...

Lego Indiana Jones: Indiana Jones Motorcycle Chase 7620 22/12/2014

Lego Indiana Jones: Motorcycle Chase 7620

Lego Indiana Jones: Indiana Jones Motorcycle Chase 7620 * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * My eldest Harvey (nearly 6) is obsessed with Lego as you may have been able to tell from some of my review's. Recently he had been saving up his pocket money to buy xbox games, the latest edition to his collection was of course another Lego game, but this time it was an Indiana Jones Lego game, which I was pleased with having grown up watching the films with my family, this of course led Harvey to then wanting some of the actual Lego sets so that he could re-enact out the scenes from the game. With Christmas around the corner I thought id treat him to a set, of course it arrived and I was just too excited so gave it to him early, hence the review. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Lego 7620 ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * This particular set is recommended for ages 6-12 years so is pretty suitable for Harvey's age range, he is just outside of the 6 years bracket but has built more difficult sets than this so we had no worries. The set is now no longer sold in shops and is quite limited on the market. It is based around the motorcycle chase in 'Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade'. The playset features 3 figures with the vehicles as well as the little barrier scene that they break through in the film. Like all of the Lego sets we own to get into the box simply push your thumbs into the 2 tabs at the back, this is a great idea as it keeps the box from getting ripped open should you wish to put the bits back in when you are finished. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ...

Early Learning Centre HappyLand Funfair 19/11/2014

Early Learning Centre HappyLand Funfair

Early Learning Centre HappyLand Funfair * ~ *~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * My youngest, Oscar who recently turned 3 received this Happyland set for his birthday, he discovered Happyland at nursery about a year ago so we have slowly added to his collection whenever on sale. Ahead of his birthday I received an ELC voucher with a 20% discount to buy birthday gifts, at the time I saw this Funfair set on sale where I could then use my voucher on top so decided to add it to Oscar's collection for his 3rd birthday. We already own the Dino set and Farm so thought this would make a great addition. * ~ *~ * ~ * ~ * ~ So What Is Happyland ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Happyland is a range of toys by ELC/Mothercare and is designed at the younger age groups, from 18 months up to around 4 years of age. The playsets are designed for both boys and girls and come in a variety of themes including dino set, treehouse, boat, train track, castle, rocket, farm, villages etc. The range is made from very strong durable plastic, well built and fantastic for your child s imagination, focussing on all forms of developments, being chunky they are great for little hands and are perfectly suited to the younger child (although my 5 year old Harvey loves the sets too!) * ~ *~ * ~ * ~ * ~ What's In The Box ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * I was very pleased with the accessories that came with this set. Normally playsets only have 1/2 figures or add on parts meaning you then need to go and spend more money to get more play value from the set but ...

Henry Hugglemonster Talking Henry Soft Toy 22/10/2014

Henry Hugglemonster Talking Henry Soft Toy

Henry Hugglemonster Talking Henry Soft Toy * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * My youngest, Oscar does get treated to quite a lot throughout the year, he severely struggles with his asthma which results in a lot of overnight stay's in the hospital needing the nebuliser every 2 hours so I do like to treat him. On one of our last stay's I was browsing through my Amazon wish list while Oscar was taking a nap when I spotted this talking Henry being advertised half price. With poor Oscar still poorly I decided to treat him as I thought Henry would make a nice welcome home present and may cheer him up a little. He had seen the programme on the Disney Channel and liked it so thought this would go down a treat. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Henry Hugglemonster ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Henry Hugglemonster can be seen on the Disney Junior channel, he is a 5 year old monster from a monster family who lives in Roarsville, the programme see's Henry tackle daily problems in life where he then sets out to solve problems. Henry Hugglemonster is a soft talking plush teddy which therefor makes him suitable from birth. He is made by 'Golden Bear Toys' and measures 25cm high, Width wise its between 9-10 inches and appears exactly as he look's in the programme, he is made from very soft material which is very soft to the touch with a slight fluff to the material but not fluffy enough that he will loose any material for a baby to choke on. He is a yellow and has green/blue stripes on his belly and head indicating a little oufit ...

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars - World of Cars - Mater 13/10/2014

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars - World Of Cars - Mater

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars - World of Cars - Mater * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * My eldest Harvey came to love Disney Cars the movie when he was about 2, so 3 years ago, he then introduced his younger brother Oscar into it and when Oscar was about 2 discovered a slight obsession with it, Cars was all he would play with, and not any old cars, they had to be the Disney Cars. With Oscar's 2nd birthday last November we decided to buy a mixture of stuff but 1 of the thing's I had made him was a hamper full of Diecast cars from the hit movie. One of the Car's he received in that hamper was Mater. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Mater ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Mater is obviously in the shape of a tow-truck. He is Radiator Spring's daft yet reliable tow truck, who then becomes Lightning Mcqueen's best friend. Mater is a dirty brown colour, he has 2 window's which you cannot see through at all. He has green eyes that are painted onto a white background of the front of the car which is ideal because we have Imaginext version of this and the eyes are just stickers which peal off, which of course ruins the look of the car. Mater has spot lights painted on that are grey. As in the film, Mater is missing his 'hood' so you can see under the bonnet of the car. At the front of Mater you can see his trade-mark 2 white bucked teeth. Extra detail has gone into Mater to give him 2 wing mirror's , there are slight indents where her door's would be to give the impression of real doors, but of course they do not open. For added effect to ...

Wilkinson Sword Intuition Pomegranate Razor 16/09/2014

Wilkinson Sword Intuition Pomegranate Razor

Wilkinson Sword Intuition Pomegranate Razor * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * In general I prefer waxing, you don't need to do it as often as shaving because waxing pulls the hair from the root instead of just cutting it. However with waxing I do not like that you have to wait until it grows back to a certain length before waxing again, I live in shorts at home and dresses in the summer so like to have my leg's and other area's hair free all year round so decided to go back to shaving. Normally I would use Venus razor's as I have delicate skin and those razor's do not cause skin irritation or cause little cuts, but while shopping in Sainsbury's one day I saw this Razor with the built in soap and decided to give it a go as it was on sale. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ The Razor ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * The first thing that drew me to the look at this Razor on the shelf was its stunning bright pink colour. It comes packed in thick plastic which need's to be cut to remove the razor. On the front of the packing is the brand, as well as a picture of pomegranate that read's 'with pomegranate extract', it also says '3 in 1, lathers and moisturises during shaving'. There is then a picture to indicate that the blade it's contains 4 blades which proves to be a closer shave. Once the plastic packing is cut open (that is very sharp!) You will see the razor tightly wrapped in plastic, this just rips off to reveal a quite large pink rubbery looking razor, it sits cradled in a holder which I will explain more about below. ...

Fisher-Price Handy Manny Let's Get To Work Manny Figure 11/09/2014

Fisher Price Handy Manny Let's get To Work Manny Figure

Fisher-Price Handy Manny Let's Get To Work Manny Figure * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Oscar my 2 year old had never seen Handy Manny prior to owning this toy. He know's exactly what he likes and will only play with toys from programme's he watches, I.E if he's watching Mickey Mouse he will go and get his Mickey Mouse toys, there is no point in me buying a random toy if he doesnt watch the programme'film because he simply will not play with it. However last Christmas my friend spotted this Handy Manny selling brand new in a local charity shop so decided to buy it for my just turned 2 year old thinking that it looked quite cute and fun. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Handy Manny ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Handy Manny can be seen on the Disney Junior channel, he is Spanish and owns a repair shop along with his talking tools that he uses to help people around the town to fix things. This toy is a talking Handy Manny that is complete with tool box and 7 tools. Handy Manny is recommended for ages 3 years up, he is made by Mattel and measure's 10 inches high and 5.5 inches wide at his widest point (his hands) and appears exactly as he look's in the programme, he is made from plastic and a little bit a shiny look to him, his face is also quite hard. He has a red and white baseball hat on, the front of the hat has a smooth texture with the rest of the hat being bumpy, under his hat you can see a little bit of his hair sticking out with a pencil fixed behind his ear, he has brown eyebrows, brown eyes, a little nose and a smile. ...

Mattel Disney Cars 2 Finn Mcmissile 10/09/2014

Mattel Disney Cars 2 Finn Mcmissile

Mattel Disney Cars 2 Finn Mcmissile * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * My eldest Harvey came to love Disney Cars the movie when he was about 2, so 3 years ago, he then introduced his younger brother Oscar into it and when Oscar was about 2 discovered a slight obsession with it, Cars was all he would play with, and not any old cars, they had to be the Disney Cars. With Oscar's 2nd birthday last November we decided to buy a mixture of stuff but 1 of the thing's I had made him was a hamper full of Diecast cars from the hit movie. One of the Car's he received in that hamper was Finn. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Finn ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Finn Mcmissile, is made from a mixture of car's Volvo, Volkswagen, BMW, and of course the Aston Martin DB5. He is a British secret agent who has a job for Mater, thinking he is also a spy car, the best in the field infact, of course he is wrong. Finn is a stunning light blue colour with a slight metallic sheen to him, he has 5 window's but unlike the other diecast car's we own Finn's windows do not have a tint, you cannot see through them at all, obviously to add to the effect of him being a spy car. He has blue eyes that are painted onto a white background of the front of the car which is ideal because we have Imaginext version of this and the eyes are just stickers which peal off, which of course ruins the look of the car. Finn has 2 mirror's at the very front of his car that stand up on his bonnet, these are just small rubber bits to add to the look as he has these ...

Mattel Disney Cars Series 3 World Of Cars - Sally 06/09/2014

Mattel Disney Cars Series 3 World Of Cars - Sally Diecast

Mattel Disney Cars Series 3 World Of Cars - Sally * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * My eldest Harvey came to love Disney Cars the movie when he was about 2, so 3 years ago, he then introduced his younger brother Oscar into it and when Oscar was about 2 discovered a slight obsession with it, Cars was all he would play with, and not any old cars, they had to be the Disney Cars. With Oscar's 2nd birthday last November we decided to buy a mixture of stuff but 1 of the thing's I had made him was a hamper full of Diecast cars from the hit movie. One of the Car's he received in that hamper was Sally. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Sally ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Sally Carrera is obviously in the shape of a Porsche, hence the name 'Carrera'. She is Radiator Spring's town attorney after leaving the big city for a new life and finally broke down in Radiator Springs where she stays put and finally meets and falls in love with Mcqueen. Sally is a stunning light blue colour,she has 5 window's which are slightly see through but finished with a little bit of a frosted tint. She has blue eyes that are painted onto a white background of the front of the car which is ideal because we have Imaginext version of this and the eyes are just stickers which peal off, which of course ruins the look of the car. Sally has spot lights painted on that are grey, along with the Porscha logo at the front of the bonnet. Under this you will see she has a smile showing a little white teeth. Extra detail has gone into Sally to give her 2 wing mirror's ...

Dinosaur Train Interaction Tiny Dinosaur Figure 05/09/2014

Dinosaur Train Interaction Tiny Dinosaur Figure

Dinosaur Train Interaction Tiny Dinosaur Figure * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Just before last Christmas, Oscar discovered Dinosaur Train. For those of you who don't know, Dinosaur Train is a TV programme based on different Dinosaurs who travel around on a train, while being educational and giving facts of Dinosaurs and other wide-life etc. I spotted the DVD one day while out shopping and thought my 2 little boys might like it, so I brought it. Oscar came to love it and with his interests in Dinosaur's growing and with Christmas looming and all of the Dinosaur's reduced I decided to buy them, it made a change to have fun yet educational toys as our house seems to be overrun by playsets, gadgets or figures. One of the Dinosaur's from the set that I purchased was Tiny. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Tiny ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Made by Tomy and recommended for ages 3 years plus, Tiny is an interactive Roar 'n' React Pteranodon. As she is interactive, she can interact with you and with her other Dinosaur friends (sold separately). The first thing you will notice about Tiny is her stunning green colour, she is 6.5 inches high and about 7.5 inches wide from wing to wing. As you can see from the listing picture, she is light green, and is in the obvious shape of a Dinosaur. Tiny is slightly different to the other dinosaur's because she has quite a shiny/glossy feel to her where as the other Dinosaur's each had a different texture to give the impression of scales. Tiny has lovely blue eyes, and has her mouth open but ...

Hasbro Toy Story Battle Buzz Lightyear 04/09/2014

Toy Story Battle Buzz Light year....To infinity and Beyond.

Hasbro Toy Story Battle Buzz Lightyear * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Oscar started to like Toy Story before last Christmas when he was just 2 years old, easily influenced by his older brother he would point at Buzz & Woody whenever we went into the shop, it was also a film I grew up with so was more than happy to buy the talking figures. We had previously brought Harvey the interactive set but thought Oscar might like his own set, so for his 2nd birthday last November he received Talking Woody and Talking Buzz Lightyear, This Buzz is an older model from 2001 but we decided to get Oscar this Buzz instead of the newer version because I felt it looked a little more cool with the weapon on his arm. I also liked that this Buzz is slightly rare now as there have been quite a few versions released. Having a search around the internet I can see this is very hard to get hold of, as he was released 13 years ago. I cannot see him on Amazon which is pretty rare and the only 1 place I can see him is Ebay, £20 for 2nd hand and over £80 for Brand new. I paid £65 which is more then the newer Buzz, these retail for between £20-£40. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Battle Buzz Light year ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * I shouldn't need to explain who Buzz Light year is, but just incase you don't know, he is a space toy in the massive hit film 'Toy Story', to begin with he doesn't believe he is a toy but instead a real space ranger who has accidentally landed on earth, so the films watch him go through mission's with his best ...

LeapFrog Letter Factory Phonics 03/09/2014

Leapfrog Letter Factory Phonics....teaches phonics but is basic.

LeapFrog Letter Factory Phonics * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ ** My youngest Oscar was 2 last November and was classed as being 6 months behind so we put him into nursery earlier then usual and brought him some learning toys for his birthday and Christmas with the hope of speeding up his speech this was 1 of the toys he received. I am a huge fan of Leapfrog toys as I find them very fun and educational, and I think fun toys are the best ways to encourage learning as the child actually wants to do it. I started re-searching online and found this, it seemed ideal because not only did it teach the alphabet but also phonics, at the time of buying it my eldest was in reception and also learning about phonics so if Oscar didn't like it, I knew it would help Harvey who was 4 at the time. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Letter Factory ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Made by Leapfrog and recommended for ages 2 years plus, This toy is technically a little bucket with a reader (lid) where you place the little tiles into the reader to learn about phonics. The set is also complete with a yellow carry handy so can be taken with you, the carry handle has the alphabet printed on it, it requires 3 AAA batteries which can be located on the underside of the lid. The letter factory will automatically switch off after 15 seconds of inactivity, you can start again by putting a letter into the reader or pressing the button. The bucket is just over 6 inches high and 7 inches wide. The container is blue and is used to store the ...

Lego Duplo 10558 Number Train 01/09/2014

Lego Duplo 10558 Number Train....One of the best Duplo sets.

Lego Duplo 10558 Number Train * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * I am awful for buying my boys toys through the year, especially when I see something that I know that they will love, in general I try to buy something that will add to what they already have and play with so that I know it will get used. Oscar adores his Duplo, he got his 1st sets last Christmas when he had just turned 2. He received 3 Jake & The Neverland Pirates sets and 2 Toy Story sets, and while these do keep him busy, in our house you can never have enough Duplo. Aside from Duplo, Oscar's current obsession is Train's particularly Thomas trains. And one of the Duplo train sets he owns is the Toy Story train set, but unfortunately this only has 2 carriages, so when saw this reduced I knew I had to buy it for Oscar, A) it was a train and B) he could use it with the Toy Story Duplo Train set. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ What's In The Box ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * In the box you will receive 31 pieces in total, this will vary from figures, to accessories to blocks. Man figure Dog figure 4 bases to the train (these have wheels) 10 blocks with numbers on them 5 x parts to build the train 7 Blocks of various shape, sizes and colours The features of this set are the fully moving train. The train roof also lifts up so that you can sit/stand the man figure inside so that he can drive the train. The instruction booklet has lots of big brightly coloured pictures showing how to build the set. A child will require help with this because ...

Dinosaur Train Interaction Ned Dinosaur Figure 27/08/2014

Dinosaur Train Interaction Ned Dinosaur Figure....limited sayings

Dinosaur Train Interaction Ned Dinosaur Figure * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Introduction ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ ** Just before last Christmas, Oscar discovered Dinosaur Train. For those of you who don't know, Dinosaur Train is a TV programme based on different Dinosaurs who travel around on a train, while being educational and giving facts of Dinosaurs and other wide-life etc. I spotted the DVD one day while out shopping and thought my 2 little boys might like it, so I brought it. Oscar came to love it and with his interests in Dinosaur's growing and with Christmas looming and all of the Dinosaur's reduced I decided to buy them, it made a change to have fun yet educational toys as our house seems to be overrun by playsets, gadgets or figures. One of the Dinosaur's from the set that I purchased was Ned. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Ned ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Made by Tomy and recommended for ages 3 years plus, Ned is an interactive Roar 'n' React Brachiosaurus , as he is interactive, he can interact with you and with his other Dinosaur friends (sold separately). The first thing you will notice about Ned is his stunning bright colour's, his is 13 inches long and 7.5 inches high. As you can see from the listing picture, he is yellow on top and orange underneath, and is in the obvious shape of a Dinosaur. Great detail has gone into Ned because when you run your hand over his body you can feel a bumpy texture to give the impression of scales (all of the dinosaur's have a different feel). Ned has black eyes, and as his mouth opens you can see his ...
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