As I mentioned a little while ago, we were sent a large box of toys to review. I agreed to review these toys because it gives us a chance to pass the toys on to other families who can not afford to buy presents for their little ones this year. I want to thank the company who so generously sent all these toys, and I want to thank you all for sticking around to read the reviews, you are helping other families celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. Thank you.
I know there are a lot of toy reviews all over the internet around this time of the year, and I thought that of course it is not really fair for you to read all this if there isn’t something in it for you, too, so let us start the reviews with the giveaway prize!
Today you have a chance to win this fun Great Gizmos Green Science Green Rocket!
The Green Rocket is a fun science kit that uses recycled materials combined with the kit included to create a fantastic Stomp Rocket that can fly up to 25 meters into the air! Your children will love building the rocket themselves, exploring the science behind it and watching it soar up high.
To win all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what is top on your little ones’ wishlist List this year.
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Let us move straight onto the first thing on our list, which is this beautiful Ravensburger 3D Puzzle of Big Ben.
Ravensburger have just launched their exciting new range of 3D puzzles that use new technology with interlocking plastic pieces. The 216 pieces are each uniquely shaped and curved to create a new puzzling experience. The finished product stands up and holds together without glue, and with the many different landmark buildings available you can create your very own collection to display for others to admire, and the high quality of the pieces means that you can enjoy this puzzle for years to come.
Everyone loves building blocks, and these Character Building – Build your own adventures – Ben Ten Microfigure playsets will wow fans of Ben Ten. The fun sets include microfigures and models constructed of up to 430 bricks, sure to impress any child and keep them happy for a long time. The well made bricks will leave you to create a fantastic world full of imagination and fun.
The fun Gelarti Gel Art Kit lets your little ones create their very own designs with special paint that dries into completely re-usable gel-sticker. You can use the stickers to decorate pretty much any surface, from windows to notebooks or even your fridge, this creative project is perfect for children who love to share their talent!The High quality product won’t disappoint and might be a great craft for Christmas Eve when no one is quite ready to go to sleep yet.
For fans of Doctor Who this AppGear Doctor Who Quantum Lokk Device is a definite must under the Christmas tree! The Quantum Lokk Device is designed to work with an iPhone, iPod Touch or Android phone. You download the free app, plug your phone into the device and start playing this Augmented Reality Game. Watch the screen for Weeping Angels, Cybermen and Daleks and pull the trigger to open a time vortex and erase them from time. This toy features fully immersive controls, sounds and enemies that appear on the screen superimposed on the room behind. The toy itself is sturdily made and will survive many battles.
The GB Toys Go Mini collection features four unique ranges of cars that are sure to impress car loving children this year! You can pick between stunt cruisers which each feature different stunts and race modes, remote control cars, character cars with unique personalities and fun cars that have full sound effects and moving decorations.
This patriotic range of high quality cars are sure to delight and will last for a long time!
I have yet to meet a child who doesn’t love dinosaurs, and with Jurassic Park about to be released in 3D there are, of course, many grown-ups who love dinosaurs, too. As you know we love Schleich animals, and these beautiful Schleich models are sure to impress! The anatomically correct, hand painted models and figures are a perfect introduction to the world of dinosaurs, and with each dinosaur’s name written on the belly of the model these not only make a fun gift, but an educational one as well.
The MyStyle Deluxe Charm Bracelet kit is ideal for any budding jewellery designer. It allows your child to create silver bracelets almost identical to those that sell for high prices in jewellery stores. Your little one will love making her own creations to wear herself or share with friends. With so many pieces per box they can even invite a friend over for a fun afternoon of crafting and creating!
The Technokit Rivetz are a puzzle with a difference. An ideal present for children who love to construct, these glossy, decorated pieces of card fit together to create a giant model of a hornet. The unusual thing is that the pieces get screwed together with rivets, with a special rivet gun which is included in the kit. The rivet gun can even remove the rivets without damaging the card, so the models can be taken apart again and again, making it a great choice not only for children who want to make a model to display or hang from the ceiling as a decoration, but also a great toy for sharing with friends and working together with a sibling.
The Trash Pack Trashie Street Sweeper is a fun plastic street sweeper that sweeps up your collectible Trashies and puts them right into the waste catcher. Since The Trash Pack’s launch back in December 2011 over 3 million Trashies have been collected, and this fun toy is a great addition to your collection. It includes two collectible Trashie characters and their bins.
Scatterbrainz Sticky Darts are really fun darts that stick to absolutely any surface! These fun characters will make an ideal stocking filler, and you should definitely consider getting the metal case that holds up to 60 darts, or the Scatterbrainz gun that can shoot your darts up to 15 feet! Each Scatterbrainz dart set includes a target.
When I was little I absolutely loved Bananas in Pyjamas, and now they’re back with a brand new collection of toys, including an interactive Banana 1 and Banana 2 who talk to each other using infra-red technology.
As well as working together the Bananas also work individually, singing and dancing. They would make a brilliant toy for siblings, encouraging co-operation and creative toy. The Bananas are super soft and well made, they will be your little one’s friend for a very long time!
This beautiful Haba Quackign Frog is a rattle that wobbles when gently pushed. It is made from high-quality beechwood and painted with bright non-toxic colours. This beautiful wooden toy will stimulate your baby’s senses and is sure to make them giggle, making it a perfect present for Baby’s First Christmas.
Thank you for sticking around and reading the reviews, there are some great toys in there, and some have even made it onto our wish-list. I just love the Schleich Dinosaurs, my favourite is the Brachiosaurus.
I really appreciate you all being here and helping us make other families’ holidays amazing, it means so much to me.
Have a lovely weekend!