SuperZings Giveaway

SuperZings are a fun new collectible bringing everyday objects to life in a fun, ‘Hero vs Villain’ rivalry theme. SuperZings are everyday objects brought to life in a fun, comic ‘Hero vs Villain’ rivalry theme. Clad in iconic superhero capes and eyemasks, there are more than 80  figures to collect, each with a matching rival. From Pow Corn v’s Sugar Rush to Stomper v’s Badnana. All living together in Kaboom City there are 36 regular characters available in two different colour themes, 6 Silver & 2 Gold ‘Rare’ and 1 Enigma Super Rare SuperZing.

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Will you find the super rare elusive Enigma? We were very lucky to find him!

Superzings start at 80p and are available at The Entertainer, Asda and other leading grocery stores and newsagents.

I’m giving you a chance to win some lovely goodies for your little Superzing fan!

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The prize comprises of:

• 5x Blind Packets
• 2x Hideouts
• 2x Supercars
• 1x Starter Pack
Enter via the Rafflecopter below:

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is 1 prize available as described above.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 25/02/18.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

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Worldeez Collectibles Review

We love a collectible here and Worldeez looked right up our street when we were offered some to play with. They are a new type of collectible on the block with blind bags, globes, 5 packs & 10 packs available.

There are 120 different items to collect – 15 from each country, including a boy, a girl plus some items from their little part of the world. They could be a food item/ arts & culture for the country, landscape or nature and architecture.

The countries for Series 1 are:

  • Brazil
  • Egypt
  • France
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • UK
  • USA

Each country also has a special Limited Edition Worldeez Wow – we were chuffed we got Tallulah Topaz.

Worldeez 5 Pack Set RRP £5.99*

5 packs come with 5 surprise Worldeez and a cute mega building which opens with the surprise key.

Worldeez 10 Pack Set RRP £9.99*

10 packs  come with 10 surprise Worldeez and 2 cute mega buildings which open with the 2 surprise keys.

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What’s a collectible without the all important checklist? Just tick off the ones you’ve collected!

Worldeez Globe RRP £2.99*

The bright pink plastic Globes contain a Worldeez Globe,  2 Surprise Worldeez, a Surprise Key, a Collector’s Card and a Collector’s Guide.

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Here’s a little video of the Picking Up Toys kids opening some Worldeez globes:

We liked that not only are Worldeez colourful and fun collectibles but they are also good for educating children about countries and their landmarks. Also available but not shown here are Blind bags containing a Special Edition Charm Bracelet and key. Plus Surprise Worldeez, Collectors card and guide! Suitable for children aged 5+ due to small parts. There is the option to sign up for a collectors poster by signing up on the website here  (scroll to bottom).

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  • We were gifted the products for the purposes of this review however all opinions remain honest and our own

Top Trolls Christmas Gifts

For the 3 years I’ve been blogging I’ve done many reviews and got to try out some amazing things but this review by far is my favourite of all time. When I was asked if I would like a bundle of Trolls goodies I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them because I knew a certain Little Lady would be absolutely delighted. And I wasn’t wrong!

Trolls Holiday DVD RRP £7.99*

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The all important Trolls Holiday DVD. If you haven’t seen this yet, you should! It’s had us in stitches. We’ve watched it at least 20 times and it still makes me giggle particularly Tear Away Pants Day. Hilarious. Poor old King Gristle doesn’t have the best of days but you’ll have to watch to find out why. You’ll love it!

POD’ular Troll Tree RRP £44.99*

 

A place where Trolls can hide, slide and zipline for hair raising fun. Really simple and quick to put together – always a plus where excited waiting kids are concerned – and away you go. It comes with a Poppy Troll, 4 moveable hanging pods, 3 mushrooms, bug clip, zipline and tiara. The Poppy figure is 3 inches high and has a hole in the bottom of one her feet so she can be attached to the tree, other figures are available and without realising it we already had one of the other figures (Guy Diamond, my favourite).

Hair in the Air Poppy RRP £28.99*

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This great Poppy Doll is great fun with her extra long bendable hair and even  has lights and sounds. She takes 2 X AA batteries which believe it or not are included! When boxed she is in demo mode, just push across the switch on her back to switch her on, push the flower button on her chest and away you go! Poppy’s hair is 35 cm long and when twisted or bent into different positions will activate lights and sounds. She comes with a little comb and tiara for hair styling.

Trolls: Poppy and the Mane Mania Book* and Trolls Holiday Official Novelization* both RRP £5.99

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My daughter is 5 so a bit too young to read these by herself, however it’s been lovely to read them to her and listen to her giggle. The Trolls Holiday Novelization is the story as it is in the Trolls Holiday Special. Poppy and the Mane Mania is a fun story about Poppy and friends getting some great hairdo’s and features a pop out troll! These would make perfect stocking fillers for any Trolls fan.

Trolls Christmas Sweatshirt RRP £10

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Trolls Leggings RRP £5

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Trolls Poppy T-Shirt RRP £6

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Not only can you play with Trolls you can wear them! George at Asda have some really fab Trolls items and we got a brilliant Christmas sweatshirt which I was delighted with as Little Lady needed a new one, I couldn’t have picked a better one myself. It features the Trolls around a Christmas tree with woolen bobbles as baubles and a light string print on the arms.

The leggings feature a Troll print including the totally bonkers Cloud Guy, cupcakes and roller skates.

The Poppy t-shirt features Poppy with a heart background and “I’m out of con-troll” written in shiny sequins. I like the fact that they’re darker colours as Little Lady finds it absolutely impossible to keep anything clean!

Trolls Blind Bag RRP £3.99*

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Kids love blind bags don’t they? The excitement of finding a rare one or one they don’t yet have. We got DJ Suki in ours complete with her crinkly hair!

Kinnerton Trolls Milk Chocolate Bars

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Featuring a different Troll on each bar, these are cute, tasty and nut free and come with an activity card insert, ours came with a Poppy/ Guy Diamond puzzle to cut out.

Here’s a little video of Little Lady opening her Trolls package:

These have made an amazing addition to the Trolls themed presents Santa is already bringing (sshhhh don’t tell, it’s a secret) and I think any Trolls fan would be delighted to receive any of these on Christmas morning!

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We were gifted the items for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and our own.

Awesome Little Green Men Review

Awesome Little Green Men from MGA Entertainment are a new take on little green army men, infusing battle and game play with 100 unique characters to collect in Series 1, including four super rare figures in the green army and the blue army.

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The army starter packs come in army truck shaped boxes and little blind boxes are made to look like wooden crates with green bags inside. All kids love a bling bag/box don’t they?!

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The truck contains:

  • 4 Figures – 1 with a vehicle and 1 in a blind box
  • 4 Dog Tags
  • 1 Chain
  • 1 New Recruit Poster
  • Game Guide

The blind boxes contain:

  • 1 Figure
  • 1 Dog Tag

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There are over 100 soldiers to collect and have some really brilliant names such as Major Boo-Boo, Private Insurance, Capt. Obvious and Sgt Dealt It. There are common Infantrymen, rare Special Forces & Vehicles and ultra rare Generals. You get a handy checklist so you can tick off the ones you have and see which ones you still need to collect.

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The idea is to pick your little army and add up the points that the have on the bottom of each figure with each player having the same amount of points. Setting up the armies at opposite ends of a flat surface, kitchen table was perfect for this and take it in turns to flick  your soldier towards each other with the help of a few coins and capture the enemies soldiers and hit their goal.

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They are suitable for children aged 6+ and cost RRP £3.99 for the blind boxes and £14.99 for the starter pack that we received and are available from Amazon, Smyths Toys and ToysRUs.

These are great little collectibles and the kids had great fun creating their own little battles with them and wearing the dog tags. They’re a good size, quite chunky and robust and I love the fact there are both men and women included. They would make great Xmas presents or stocking fillers for your little fan of collectibles.

This little dude was the favourite around here:

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Here’s a little unboxing video that Little Man made:

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*We were gifted the items for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*

Baby Annabell Learns To Swim Review

Little Lady absolutely loves her ‘babies’ so when we were offered the chance to review a new Baby Annabell I said yes straightaway. Baby Annabell – the UK’s number one selling large doll brand – has partnered with Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington to celebrate the launch of the new Baby Annabell Learns to Swim doll.  This doll is fully bathable (in shallow water with adult supervison) she cries, laughs and moves her arms and legs as though swimming.

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This Baby Annabell comes in her own pretty pink swimmimg costume complete with a frill and featuring sheep in their very own costumes on the front. She also has her own purple hooded towel and pink inflatable armbands.

The armbands can be blown up and popped on her arms, and the towel can be put on her head and wrapped around her.

The armband even has a picture of a sheep ready for swimming on the front!

Baby Annabell has lovely blue eyes and long eyelashes as well as little red cheeks.

She needs 3 X AA batteries which are not included and the on/off button is on the back of her neck. She can be sat up and she will move her arms, led down while holding her underneath or let her go and she will move her arms and legs and try to swim.

 

Just a little taster of what she can do! Her singing is definitely better than mine when I’m in the shower!

As you can see she was a hit with my Little Lady! She does need to be drained after use, I found it easiest just to leave her sat up in the sink after play to let gravity do it’s thing.

Baby Annabell Learns to Swim (RRP £49.99) is available from all good toy stores.
For ages 3+

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Whether your child is an anxious swimmer or an excited water baby, Rebecca Adlington’s top tips will help turn your child into a little Olympian in no time –

  •  Children can be initially nervous of the water, baby steps and lots of praise will help them overcome a lack of confidence. Try taking them alone to just watch for the first time, then toes in next time and so on, along with lots of positive praise to help encourage them to take that first dip.
  •  Toys are a brilliant tool, they are such a good distraction for anyone who doesn’t normally like putting their face in the water or splashing. Toys such as the new Baby Annabell Learns to Swim doll are a great way to give children (and parents!) the courage to take those first steps towards swimming.
  •  Swimming is huge bonding experience. The learning process is a lot to do with trust and really builds a closer relationship between and parent and child. For this reason, try not to use your phone during lessons to avoid distractions.
  •  The younger you start swimming lessons the better. I took Summer from 3 weeks old. It is all about building confidence and awareness of the water from a young age. Swimming also helps with a child’s muscular development and is fantastic for understanding their physical abilities.
  •  Make good use of the equipment that’s there. Whether it’s armbands, noodles, or vests, use whatever your child is more comfortable with. I tend to do five minutes with floatation equipment and five without, this helps when they’re really young and still building confidence.
  •  Mix up who takes the child swimming. Whether its Mum, Dad, Grandparents etc. It’s good to go with someone they trust whilst getting used to swimming with different people.

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*We were gifted the doll for the purposes of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*