2/11/2016

Wicked Uncle - Review & Competition


A few weeks ago a friend linked me to a blogger request over on twitter. Wicked Uncle wanted to work with bloggers and the first few people to reply to their tweet would be chosen. I was on my way to playgroup with Noah at the time but thankfully replied in the nick of time. By working with Wicked Uncle I was given a £40 voucher to spend on their site in return for this review.

In case you didn't know Wicked Uncle are an online store which specialise in children's presents. The site offers a wide range of different toys and gifts which are all listed in different categories; by gender, by age, by type, what's popular and what's new. I loved this about Wicked Uncle because it made my shopping experience easy and enjoyable. I was able to find what I wanted to buy for Noah in a matter of minutes and this rarely happens to me when shopping online. I also found that there was plenty of variety on offer and everything was competitively priced too. I must add that delivery was very reasonably priced and it was delivered quickly and without a hitch.



Before even browsing the website I knew I wanted to choose educational toys for Noah. Like most two year old's he hasn't got the greatest attention span but recently he's started showing an interest in learning. With this in mind I thought I would opt for some puzzles and maybe something to do with colours and numbers.


First I chose the Nesting & Sorting Garage and Cars which is priced at £22.50. I instantly knew Noah would adore this as it ticks all the boxes for him; numbers, colours and cars! With this set you receive 7 coloured and numbered wooden cars in all different sizes which match up to the 7 coloured, numbered and different sized cardboard garages. There are so many different ways to play and learn with these toys from stacking, to counting, learning colours, playing hide and seek, mix and match and lots of imaginative play. 


The next item I chose was the Vehicle Sound Blocks which cost £12.95 and also from Melissa & Doug, a brand we know and love. Noah has a great love for vehicles and the sounds they make so I just had to go for this. The toy consists of two large wooden blocks with vehicle pictures on all six sides. Once you match up the two pictures and place in the caddy a vehicle sound plays. Noah doesn't have much patience so the fact that these blocks make a noise when correctly aligned makes him concentrate for longer. These blocks aren't just lots of fun but they are great for education purposes too.


Last but certainly not least we have the Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle at just £8.95. Noah has a new found love for Dinosaurs and has recently become very good at puzzles so I thought this would make a great addition to our collection. The chunky pieces are easy to handle and put into place and I love how bright and colourful it is.

All three items did cost me more than the £40 voucher which was provided but I loved them all so much I didn't mind putting a little bit extra towards it.







Noah has really enjoyed playing with each toy as you can see by the photo's above. Each one keeps him entertained and interested and I can see us both having countless hours of fun with them. 


I'm really impressed with Wicked Uncle on all fronts and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to a friend or making a purchase with them again in the future. 

We've enjoyed these toys so much I've decided to run a competition out my own pocket. How would you like to win the Melissa & Doug Dinosaur puzzle which is featured in this review? To enter all you need to do is use the Gleam form below. Good luck and don't forget to enter my other competitions.



Melissa & Doug Wooden Dinosaur Puzzle

t&c-

1. 1 prize to 1 winner.
2. Prize supplied by myself.
3. Competition ends 21/03/16

4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only.


150 comments:

  1. i love the look of the WACKY WIGGLERS - MOTORISED CONSTRUCTION set

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  2. My daughter would love the Play Foam, I like the sound of the no mess bit!!!!

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  3. I love the treetop adventure activity centre x

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  4. i like the suitcase sewing kit!

    AShleigh

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  5. I adore the design and drill light up creativity set!

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  6. The Play Foam, hours of fun right there.

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  7. The play foam would go down really well here.

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  8. I really like the treetop adventure activity centre

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  9. The Fantacolour Junior beg board mosiacs!

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  10. The Play Foam

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  11. The PRETTY PURSE FILL & SPILL! Great for little girls!

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  12. The Magnetic Stacking Rocket looks cool :)

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  13. The kinetic sand looks like so much fun!

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  14. the Wooden Stacking Fire Engine looks fabulous

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  15. Our son would LOVE the John Deere dump truck and tractor!

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  16. I really liked the look of the kinetic sand or the play foam. The foam I think is my favourite as it says it's no mess!!!!

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  17. I like the sound of the Zombie Glow in the Dark Fish

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  18. i love your suitcase sewing kit.

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  19. Love the chunky dinosaur puzzle

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  20. I like the TECH GEAR CONSTRUCTION SET - 266 PIECES

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  21. I love the Nutty Putty - great for developing kids imagination.

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  22. I like Twilight Turtle the Starry Nightlight.

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  23. Ema Reader-Powney12 February 2016 at 16:59

    Having never heard of the brand, i've just had a good mooch around. I'd pick 'DESIGN & DRILL - LIGHT UP CREATIVITY' as our fave to buy so far =)

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  24. I love the Primary Science lab set.

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  25. DESIGN AND DRILL LIGHT UP SET


    angela b

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  26. Love the Treetop adventure activity centre

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  27. The design & drill light up creativity!

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  28. Charlie the Chameleon cuddly night light.

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  29. The wall climbing car looks cool, although I have visions of the boys running a muck with it about the house!!

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  30. The Play Foam

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  31. The vehicle sound box

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  32. Love the chunky dinosaur puzzle perfect for my nephew fun and learning love this

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  33. I sure my daughter would love the chunky Dinosaur puzzle.Its amazing

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  34. Definitely the play foam

    Kay Panayi

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  35. The design and drill light up creativity set looks fun.

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  36. The treetop adventure activity centre

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  37. The Play Foam looks like fantastic fun

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  38. well I...and lillie pops.. love the AQUABOT SEAHORSE WITH TANK

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  39. the play foam looks like fun :)

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  40. Oh man, too many to choose from. Luke would love the sit n scoot ATV ! Ray x

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  41. loving the design and drill light up creativity set!

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  42. Design and drill light up creativity set my son would love it

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  43. The treetop adventure activity centre!

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  44. Claire Elizabeth Noke14 February 2016 at 19:32

    The Magnetic Stacking Rocket

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  45. Wooden Stacking Fire Engine is my favourite

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  46. Wooden stacking fire engine for my son x

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  47. The PIRATES OF THE TUB set - my son would love this!

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  48. The Brainbox - Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake looks good

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  49. The puzzle looks roarome! My youngest boy would love it! :)

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  50. I like the look of the Monster Bowling Set, they look like cuties to knock over.

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  51. The John Deere dump truck and tractor is really nice. x

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  52. The dinosaur hooded bath robe - so cute :)

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  53. Think the play foam would be a favourite in my house

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  54. treetop adventure activity centre

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  55. Really like the John Deere farm set.

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  56. I think my 2 would love the Kinetic sand! x

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  57. my grandsons would love this http://www.wickeduncle.co.uk/presents/boys/age-4/weird-creatures---match-or-mix-up

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  58. design and drill light up creativity set look fab

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  59. The wooden stacking fire engine xx

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  60. The puzzle looks great - combines two of my son's favourite things - puzzles and dinosaurs!

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  61. I love the Fairy Princess 15 piece Tea Set x

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  62. The play foam looks such fun!

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  63. The stacking nest of numbers you got Noah look like they'd be right up BattleKid's street!

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  64. I like the Pirates of the tub bath set

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  65. My little boy would love the play foam!

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  66. My little boy would love the play foam!

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  67. i love the baking bread in a flower pot set

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  68. My son would love the play foam x

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  69. I'd like to get the Pound n Tap bench with xylophone for my little granddaughter - although my daughter will probably not thank me for getting a noisy toy!

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  70. What a brilliant site! Thanks for the intro to it. I have bookmarked. Love the toys in the Brainiac section! My favourite is the Squishy Human Body.

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  71. The slappie pink watch ... although i noted there were lots of ASD friebdly toys etc .. will be back to that store a lot having 2 of 4 kids diagnosed \\asd

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  72. I wonder if this is how my nephews describe me?

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  73. The Wall Climber vehicle it looks great :) Love their site, lots of great gift ideas x

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  74. Love the 'My first mini greenhouse'

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  75. Mini Hornit, my son would love this!

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  76. Loving the Magnetic Wooden Dress Up dolls .... great for imaginative play

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  77. The kids would adore the play foam

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  78. My littlest boy LOVES dinosaurs, so our favourite would have to be the puzzle :-)

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  79. Treetop adventure activity centre

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  80. The kinetic sand looks great fun.

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  81. I Like the pirates of the tub set

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  82. Me and my son Oscar love the Treetop Adventure Activity Play Centre! ��

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  83. I love the Pretty purse fill and spill

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  84. i like the convertible fire engine mat

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  85. Fire Fighter's Water Sprayer, would be so much fun in the garden this summer x

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  86. Kinetic sand (melissa crowe)

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  87. Kinetic sand which is huge dream of my daughter

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  88. Cute blog :) treetop adventure activity centre

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  89. its got to be The Magnetic Stacking Rocket

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  90. LOVING THE TECH GEAR CONSTRUCTION SET

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  91. I love the Wall Climbing Car :) Nothing like a bit of defying gravity!

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  92. I like the wooden stacking fire engine

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  93. The Play Foam sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

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  94. The wooden Stacking Fire Engine

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  95. TORCH AND PROJECTOR - FAIRY & UNICORN

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  96. love the monster bowling set (ellie spider)

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  97. I like the freddy the frog bathtime book, really cute. Not sure how sensible it is, don't not much washing will get done, but I'm sure a child would love it.

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  98. The play foam would be something my daughter would love and me too as apparently it's mess fr!

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  99. I like the magnetic wooden dress up dolls, something my granddaughter would love to play with.

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  100. The UNICORN SQUEEZE POPPER is amazing! Never seen anything like it!

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  101. The play foam! What a fab idea!

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  102. The kinetic sand looks like fun
    Love your blog from Dec 14th , Noah has the same two favourite toys as my two youngest grandsons .

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  103. My son is into Space at the moment, and I know he would love the Space Exploration - Experiment Kit :D It's his birthday next month.. I am going to get it!! Thank You for showing me the website :) I also love the Reel it - My very own Fishing set.. my daughter would love this xx

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  104. The play foam looks and sounds really cool :)

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  105. Love the magnetic stacking robot

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  106. the wacky wrigglers http://www.wickeduncle.co.uk/presents/boys/age-6/wacky-wigglers-motorised-building-set

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