Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Review; Cutetitoes Pizzaitos Series 5 surprise Pizza wrapped collectible cuddly toys.



 These Cutetitos Pizza Series 5 cuddly toys are just the sweetest. With a surprise cuddly toy wrapped in each Cutetiti pizza base, which will you get? 




Cutetitos are now even cheesier with the new Pizzaitos Series 2 range. Collect 12 new animalitos in new prints and fun new pizza wraps. Super soft animals wrapped in pizza printed blankets, ready to be unwrapped and discovered. 

Is your Cutetitos personality cheesy, so cheesy, extra cheesy or super cheesy? Check out it’s hot spot to find out- a pizza slice shaped spot embroidered on its hip. 






You will also get 1 of 4 pizza wrap blankets. Either cheese, pepperoni, spicy or even ham and pineapple. With 12 different Cutetitos to find will you find a Poodlito, Ladybugito or even a SUPER RARE Cutetito. 

Thing 5 loved unwrapping his toys to see what animalitos he got and which pizza blankets too, here’s a little video we made. You can then mix and match and wrap them in the different blankets from each packet. 




These are fab little cuddly toys and great to collect. Thing 5 loves tucking them into their blankets each night and is already building up a bit of a collection. 

Disclaimer; we were sent these toys for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and comments on the products are our own




Review; Ben 10 Omnitrix and Omni Armour Ben 10 & Heatwave toy figures





We’ve been reviewing the fab Ben 10 Omnitrix and Omni-naut space armour Ben & Heatwave figures. With 100+ combinations on the Omnitrix and poseable character figures there are endless play opportunities with these Ben 10 toys. 



Thing 5 was so excited when these arrived. The Ben 10 Omnitrix Creator Kit is so much fun. With the Omnitrix Creator, you can mix and match parts to create your own custom Omnitrix or Antitrix! 100+ combinations. 





With three dials to choose from each dial activates different lights and sound effects just press the button to activate. Also with an adjustable strap. 




The multitude of combinations that can be made was a real draw for Thing 5. He loved making different combinations with the pieces available to custom the Omnitrix to how he liked it. 

He loved the Ben 10 figures too. The Omni Naut armour Ben & Heatwave figures were great for endless hero imaginative play and he used them alongside using the Omnitrix too to become fully immersed in a Ben 10 world fighting off the bad guys to become the hero.  

Space Armour Ben 

As if turning into awesome aliens wasn’t enough, Ben’s new Omni-Naut Armor gives him what every ten-year-old dreams of: the power to rocket into the depths of space! Ben is like no other kid in his new interstellar suit, speeding through the universe on his way to become the greatest hero in the galaxy!

Space Armour Heatblast

It’s an intergalactic inferno with Heatblasts new Omni-Naut armor! This sizzling space Armor enhances Heatblasts fire powers and allows him to fly deep into space. And his flaming fist now packs a powerful, new fireblaster that’ll charbroil any alien enemy! If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the galaxy!



“Head on over to www.evolutioncomps.co.uk/Ben10 for your chance to win a fab Ben 10 Prize, find out more about the cool toys as well as more info on Ben himself!”

Thing 5 had such fun with these toys. Ben 10 has been a firm favourite with so many children or many years and will continue to be so for many years to come. 

Disclaimer; We were sent these toys for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and comments expressed about the products are our own.

Review; Jump It lap counter from Character Toys. Active fun with Character.


The Jump It lap counter skipping rope style toy landed in our house this week and it was so fun to use. 




Having had one of these when I was younger I was keen to show the children how to use it. 


I love to see toys that I had when I was younger making a comeback and I can show the children the fun we had when we were playing with our toys. 


Just put the solid hoop around your ankle and then use a spinning motion to make it spin around and then hop over the counter with your other foot. Just a skip and a jump! 


The Jump It is so easy to assemble and took just a few seconds so there’s no waiting to get stuck into using it almost straight away. 


Some of the children took to it straight away and others took a little time to get the momento going with the Jump It and to get co ordinated too! It became great fun to see who could get the highest jump count in one go or who could get to 100 in the quickest time. 


This is great to keep everyone active and the jump counter is great to see your progress from day to day or to challenge your friends and family to see who can do the most jumps or even a timed challenge. It counts up to 999 lap counts, who can reach 999 first? 


It’s great fun for young (and older like me!) and we’ve used it both outdoors and indoors, just make sure you’ve given yourself plenty of room for the Jump It to spin around in an open area once you spin it around your feet. It’s really been great fun and we can use it any time to have fun and also keep fit and active too. 


At a fantastic price point of £12.99 and available from Smyths Toys. It’s ideal to keep everyone active and an ideal price point as a birthday gift for friends too. Have a Jump It each and challenge each other. 


Disclaimer; We were sent these toys for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and comments expressed about the products are our own.

Monday, 3 May 2021

Review; Moon shoes are back for ‘gravity defying’ moon walking, bouncy nostalgic fun!

 Moon shoes nostalgia. Space walking is back with retro toy fun. 


Oh gosh I can’t tell you how much I wanted a pair of moon shoes when I was younger. 

 

My school bestie had some and I badgered my parents so much about them. 


Alas it was never meant to be. I would play with my besties pair of moon shoes when I could but I never got a pair of my own. 






NOW THEY ARE BACK! Retro toy fun is always great and I love seeing a fab toy return. 


Moon shoes are bouncy, space walking fun on your feet. Suitable for up to shoe size UK 7.5 with double Velcro fastening and various amounts of rubber bands for different weight for maximum bounce effect. 


Made of quality, high-density plastic, with adjustable VELCRO brand nylon closure straps, Moon Shoes feature a self-centering shoe platform with non-skid grip surface for sure-footed, high-bouncing thrills.


Thing 5 was the first to try them out and he had such a fun time out in the garden pretending to be a spaceman on the moon. 


For ages 7 years plus these were ideal for all of my children to try, although that’s if they were willing or give them up to let someone else have a go!! 


Even I waited (im)patiently! for my turn. I had to have a go after all these years of wishing I had got a pair of moon shoes when I was younger. It didn’t disappoint although I could have been a better spaceman than I was, the children weren’t impressed with my moon walking skills! 





Mum it’s like having my own trampolines on my feet’ he said as he jumped up and down with a big smile on his face. 


Thing 4’s turn next, he was a bit dubious at first but once he set off on his ‘moon walk’ there was no stopping him! 


These are great for indoor or outdoor fun. We used them outside when the weather was nice and the children had great fun with them. The grips around the bottom edge of the black plastic base makes them great for smoother floor surfaces. 




 

Feel like you are a space man walking on the moon in your very own moon shoes from Character Toys. Available now from Argos at £29.99. 


Disclaimer; We were sent these toys for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and comments expressed about the products are our own.

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Meeting up with family at Easter time. One year after lockdown.


Wow what a year of highs and lows it has been.   


What with COVID lockdown and my Mums cancer diagnosis the past year has been one we have been glad to see the back of! 


Easter Sunday marked the day when we were finally going to go to my parents house. 


Sunday’s, pre COVID, were usually spent visiting parents. Having a cuppa or lunch. Chatting, laughing and enjoying the weather. However this past year we haven’t been able to and it’s been horrible.   


These past few weeks we’ve been looking forward to going to see them. Once we were told that groups of six or two households were allowed to meet up outside we had planned to spend the day with them and prayed for good weather. Nan and Grandadof5 had planned all of the food we were going to eat and having to sit outdoors they had set up the gazebo incase of bad weather. 






What a fantastic day we’ve had and we’ve waited so long for too. We spent the day in the garden, cooked food, played boules & cricket, enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, had a laugh and a fabulous time. Nanof5 was soooo pleased to see the grandchildren. 


The children have so many yummy Easter eggs and treats to eat too. The Easter holidays will be fuelled by chocolate eggs for sure!






Here’s to many more days where we can all meet up with family and friends as the weeks and months go on. It’s very much overdue and very much needed too. 


Have you met up with family or friends over the Easter weekend or do you have plans to meet over the next few weeks? 


I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter weekend, ate lots of chocolate and had a fab time.