FlipaZoo World Toys - Review & Giveaway

AD - I was sent these products for the purpose of this review.

FlipaZoo World from Character Options, offers a range of different toys, from soft, cuddly ones, to plastic playsets, each designed to inspire imagination with their unique features. Noah and Ava recently received a couple of toys from the range for the purpose of this review.

Our review bundle featured three different products; a 16" FlipaZoo Plush - RRP £16.99, an 8" FlipaZoo Plush - RRP £9.99, and a FlipaZoo Pod Playset -£9.99. All three products were very eyecatching and appealing and the kids couldn't wait to get their hands on them.

Noah opted for the 16" plush and as you can see it's that huge that he almost couldn't get his arms around it. The large FlipaZoo plushes are available in 6 different designs, well, 12 if you could the animal they flip into! Ours is the elephant plush which switches into a tiger, both of which look so cute and loveable. 

Next, we have the 8" plush which was more suitable for Ava's little hands. Just like the larger version, these are available in a couple of different varieties. Ours is a panda, which flips into a dragon, much to Ava's delight! It didn't take her long to figure out how to flip the animal over and she gets a real sense of achievement when he does. The FlipaZoo soft toys are suitable from birth and I think they are fantastic for building hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

We then have the FlipaZoo Micro Playset and I won't lie in saying I was very underwhelmed when I saw it in and out of its packaging. I thought it wasn't worth the money and that the kids wouldn't be interested, however, I was wrong! These playsets are so fun and very unique. They flip over to reveal another side and feature poppable, interactive features with different textures. The figure which is included also flips over and changes to a different animal. It turned out to be a huge hit with both kids who kept squabbling over it but eventually agreed to share. I think the sensory elements here are great and I would be happy to buy the kids more to expand their collection.

Noah and Ava have loved their introduction to the world of FlipaZoo and I think some of these toys will be on their Christmas list this year. Visit Character Online to order or see the full range of FlipaZoo World products.

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FlipaZoo Plush Soft Toy

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Usbourne That's Not My Flamingo Book & Soft Toy From Rainbow Designs - Review

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Books played an important part in my childhood. I have many fond memories, all revolving around books. I have vivid memories of my Mum reading me stories, over and over, it's all I ever wanted to do. I remember learning to read and being able to read the stories to myself. I also dabbled in writing short stories in school too. Books have always meant a lot to me and I always wanted them to mean something to my children too, so they can reap the many benefits. Thankfully, they do and both of them have adored books from a very young age.

'That’s not my…' books are a favourite of theirs, a range that is enjoyed by youngsters of all ages. There are over 50 books in the collection, some of which we already own, including; That’s Not My frog, truck, unicorn, witch, lamb, pirate and many more. I like to keep a lookout for new releases from the range, to add to our collection so I was delighted to get our hands on That's not my Flamingo gift set. As you can see, Ava was too!

The story starts on the cover, following through to double pages, made from sturdy board. Just like the rest of the stories from the series the tiny mouse in the book is looking for someone, in particular, this time, his flamingo! Designed with tots in mind they are not only are colourful, bright and engaging but they are robust and hard-wearing, perfect for little hands. The touchy-feely parts in the story are fantastic for their senses and tend to be my children's favourite part.

Just when you think it can't get any better, Rainbow Designs release a range of That's not my... soft toys to accompany the books! We, of course, received the flamingo plush with the book and it's so lovely. It's just like the illustration, a great size and it's super soft and cuddly too. Ava really enjoys looking through the book with the flamingo in the crook of her arm. It's like the story has come to life!

That's not my... soft toys cost £9.99 each, the books, £6.99 each and the full range can be seen on the Rainbow Designs website. I'm currently giving away this set over on Instagram. You'll have to enter quickly as it won't be open for long. Good luck!

Our £50 Shop At PoundToy - Review & Giveaway

AD - I was gifted a £50 voucher to use on the website for the purpose of this review.

PoundToy is the place to go to purchase high quality, branded character toys and games for children of all ages. Their online shop has an impressive range of toys, games, puzzles, crafts, and more, all at incredible prices. It's the perfect place for pocket money treats for your children, pass the parcel presents, stocking fillers, and so much more.

As the blog title suggests, I was gifted a £50 voucher to spend at PoundToy. I was already familiar with the brand, having used their website before so I was more than happy to collaborate. With it being the summer holidays it couldn't have come at a better time, especially as it's been raining and we are spending more time indoors. So, without further ado, here is our £50 haul from PoundToy.

Before I started shopping I had a clear idea in mind of what type of products I wanted to buy for the kids, items which will keep them busy during the summer holidays. I headed straight to the craft supplies section first, choosing the Crayola Froze Colour Wonder Set - £4.00, WWE Carry Along Colouring Set - £1.00, Play-Doh Starter Pack - £7.99 and x2 Mighty Marks Markers 50p each. Play-Doh and colouring books always work a treat when I need 5 minutes of peace and they are great to enjoy together too. 

Next, we have a little mish-mash of different types of products; x2 painting aprons - £1.00 each, x2 softballs - £1.00 each, and x2 glitter goo - £1.00 each. The aprons are going to be perfect for a lot of the craft activities I have in mind for the next couple of weeks. The glitter goo is something that I know they'll love but I'm praying they don't smash it into the carpet. I chose the softballs for them to practice catching and throwing, without hurting anyone or breaking a window. All this came to just £6.00!

I then opted for the Paint & Glitter Your Own Piggy Bank - £3.00, a pack of Baff Bombs - £4.00, and a Bubble Buddies Bubble Machine - £6.00. These are all things that I knew the kids would like and things we could open up on different days. I bought the piggy bank set for Ava, although its aimed at children from 5 years of age she'll be a dab hand with it under my supervision. They've already opened the bubble machine and I think it will end up being a permanent feature in our home.

You cannot buy enough snacks and drinks during when you have children, so when I spotted that PoundToy had a couple in stock they went straight into my virtual basket. In went in x1 Despicabe Me Kinder Surprise - £3.00 and x2 boxes of Minions Appy Kids Co drinks - £1.50 each. We reviewed Appy Kids Co drinks a few years ago and they went down really well with Noah at the time. I like that they contain zero sugar and the kids love the fruity taste and the familiar characters on the front. The Kinder Eggs? Who doesn't love them? I hope the kids share! The total here was another bargain at just £6.00.

Last, but by no means least, we have the WWE Pint Size Heroes blind bags. I ordered 6 of them, costing £2.00 each (reduced from £4.99.) WWE and blind bags are two of his all-time favourite things and literally screamed when he saw them in the box! He opened all of them within seconds and was delighted with the wrestlers he found inside. He's already told me that he wants more for his birthday. These cost £12.00 in total, worth every penny they rounded up out total spend to exactly £50.00.

I was blown away with how many products we managed to get with the £50.00 voucher, it went a very long way. I managed to buy everything I had in mind, and more and I was very impressed with how many different toys and games they had on their website. I'll definitely be making a purchase again in the future!

How would you like to win a £25.00 spend at PoundToy? To enter simply use the Gleam form below. Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog and social media competitions.

£25 to spend at PoundToy

Terms & Conditions.         
1. There will be 1 winner who win the prize mentioned above. Winner can choose the set.
2. Winners details will be shared with the PR to arrange delivery of the prize. 
3. Competition ends 01/09/19.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only