Big Robot is 6.5 years old and loves role play, anything realistic is his favourite. Playing policemen, fire fighters, doctors and chefs are some of his favourites. He liked the look of the Chad Valley Vets Surgery Play Tent for his birthday last year so he could play vets too.
The play tent comes folded into a bag so you can fold it down and store it away when you’re not using it. The only problem is I can never get it folded to fit back in the bag but it’s close enough! It can then fit into a cupboard or under a bed when the boys aren’t playing with it.
Hot Wheels cars have always provided my children with hours of fun, so when Little Robot saw the advert for Hot Wheels Nitro Bot Attack he was spellbound by it. Little Robot is the reason why I nickname my children as Big and Little Robot on my blog, he loves robots and started calling all of us robots when he was 2. So now there’s a toy that combines cars and robots, he was so excited by it.
Hot Wheels Nitro Bot Attack features a big robot, called Nitro Bot, attacking the Hot Wheels city. He has big grabbing hands and open mouth so that you can put a Hot Wheels car inside.
So there’s Shopkins, Uglies Pets, Trashies and now Fungus AmungUs has joined the ranks of collectable toys.
Fungus AmungUs are icky, sticky, squishy fungi. My boys saw the advert and my six year old wanted some, especially as he’s recently been swabbing his classroom and growing bugs in petri dishes at school. He was delighted to find them in the shop when he was spending his pocket money.
They come in two pack sizes, there’s yellow petri dishes with 2 fungi inside and Vac Pack bags containing 6 fungi.
My 4 year old is crazy about Power Rangers and when he saw the Power Rangers Dino Charge Morpher in a TV advert he immediately asked for one for Christmas. Sure enough, Father Christmas left one under the Christmas tree and I had a very happy little boy that morning.
The Morpher for Dino Charge basically resembles a gun. It has a trigger that makes battle sounds and lights when pulled. Spinning the barrel section also makes lights and sounds. Pressing down the lever at the end of the Morpher, opens the Morpher for you to put in a Dino Charger.
It comes with two Dino Chargers which are little, battery sized objects which you insert into the Morpher just like the Power Rangers do on the TV programme. Different Dino Chargers make different sounds. They come with many of the Power Rangers Dino Charge toys and you can buy even more of them separately. There’s 40 to collect and the Dino Charge Morpher comes with Dino Chargers number 1 and 2. Each Dino Charger also has a QR code on one end which can be scanned with the Power Rangers Dino Charge App and, using your devices camera, can morph your image into a Power Ranger. My son thinks it’s quite funny to see himself on the screen with a Power Rangers helmet on!
Dino Charge is the latest version of Power Rangers to hit the screens and these toys are a must for any Power Rangers fan. My 4 year old son is no exception and he was so excited to receive a Power Rangers Dino Charge Deluxe Sabre.
I’m being very careful to use it’s full name as there are two versions of this toy. There is the Power Rangers Dino Charge Sabre which smaller and doesn’t light up. My son has the Power Rangers Dino Charge Deluxe Sabre.
That little word “deluxe” makes a huge difference to this toy for not much difference in price. I’ve not seen it in the flesh but, from comparing pictures and video reviews, the standard version is so tiny it looks silly and looks more like a dagger than a sword. I found I could get the deluxe sabre for about £5 more and it was not only bigger and sturdier but also had a light up blade. If you’re considering getting a Power Rangers Dino Charge Morpher as well, then the deluxe version is also the sabre you need as it’ll connect to the Morpher to make a Dino Cannon.
Christmas has now been and gone. Turkey, tinsel and sparkly lights replaced with the cold, dreariness of January. The Christmas tree may be back in the attic but the living room is floor is occupied by new obstacles in the form of Christmas toys. The one I don’t mind tripping over is Hot Wires.
Made by John Adams, Hot Wires is a “plug and play electronics set”. Gone are the electronics sets of the past which my older brother used to possess. No more complicated diagrams and masses of wires that even an adult would struggle to understand. Hot Wires has simple, clear diagrams which guide you through making electronic circuits with the easy-to-use snap together components.