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Uni-Verse Surprise Unicorn Toy Review

Uni Verse Toys

If you have a child who loves unicorns, they need to discover UniVerse Collectable surprise unicorns! These are blind bag collectable toys, each containing a unicorn with a quirky character! We were delighted to be sent some to review! So, how do they work?

Revealing the UniVerse Unicorns!

Unwrap the packet to reveal a cloud with an emoji face, this is all soft – like a cloud might be! My daughter thought the cloud was really sweet, she was reluctant to drop it into water to dissolve!

Drop the cloud into water and let it dissolve. The water magically changes colour! Giving a clue as to which land the unicorn you are about to reveal will be from! The water turns to slime once the cloud is fully dissolved. Then reveals the packets with the unicorn and accessories in! This stage is quite messy, so make sure you do it on a covered surface, or a surface which is easy to wipe clean.

The Unicorns!

Lift the bag out, and open to reveal the colourful bags with the unicorn, accessories and scratch card in.

There is an accessory to go on the unicorn’s horn and one for it to hold in it’s mouth.

We were excited to reveal a gamer unicorn, who came with a remote and lunch box! I think this one was all of our favourite!

There are over 40 unicorns to collect, each one has a quirky look! I love the look of the ones from Glam-a- Ganza Land in particular!

The unicorn toys themselves are great fun, the accessories make them really quirky. No two unicorns look the same, they’re different shapes, colours and like different things – this was something I thought was really good. The slime I found very messy, but it was quite a fun and unique part of revealing the unicorn. My daughter thought the slime was amazing fun, although she was sad she couldn’t keep it to play with again. There was quite a lot of plastic waste, multiple packets containing bits, great fun for revealing the toy surprise, but quite wasteful. The unicorns themselves are really lovely, and I think they will be played with frequently – especially by mixing and matching the accessories between them all!

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Glitter Salon – and Series 6 Royal Snowball 4 pack Review

Hatchimals have been popular with my daughter for a while! We were delighted to be able to review the new Hatchimals Glitter salon and a 4 pack of the NEW Royal Snowball Hatchimals Collection!

Excitingly, there are two Hatchimals included with the Glitter Salon which are exclusive to that set!

The set comes with a Hatchimal, a Hatchimal egg, accessories, glitter, glue, a brush and the salon.

My daughter couldn’t wait to hatch the Hatchimal egg! Remembering to rub the heart until it changes colour – then it was ready to hatch!

Inside the egg she was overjoyed to discover an elephant hatchimal and two accessories! She couldn’t wait to try it out in the glitter salon!

Hatchimal Glitter Salon

To use the salon, I would suggest covering your play area with something you don’t mind getting a little glittery! We put half a bag of glitter into the dome, then carefully painted a little glue onto the areas we wanted to make glittery! The glue was easy to apply in a bottle which looked like a nail varnish bottle.

Once you’ve added your glue, pop your Hatchimal carefully into the stand and into the dome, ready to be made glittery!

It is then as simple as press the button to make the glitter spin around and make your Hatchimal all glittery!

We left the Hatchimal in the dome for a couple of minutes before lifting it out – just to make sure it was dry. Lifting the dome out may require a bit of adult assistance to avoid glitter spillage! The end result was great and my daughter was delighted! Any excess glitter can be brushed off carefully using the brush included!

We love the Hatchimals Glitter Salon! It is simple and fun to use. No batteries are required – huge bonus! I also love that there is in-built storage for the Hatchimal accessories! I’m forever saying ‘please put the accessories away – they’ll get lost!’ for all toys! Then a few days later we have tears as one has been lost and we spend hours looking for them… But the Hatchimals Glitter Salon has plenty of storage for accessories!

My daughter and I love being able to add the accessories to the Hatchimals to give them a different look!

Season 6 Royal Snowball 4 Pack

I can’t quite believe we are on to season 6 of the Hatchimals! Season 6 feature The Royal Hatch Snowball Collection!

We excitedly opened the eggs, which characters would we discover inside?

Huge excitement as we revealed an ice-skating Hatchimal! Complete with stand so it can stand up!

We found a fuzzy soft one which came with a snowman!! I think this may be my favourite!

Huge squeals as we hatched a glittery monkey with a pink gem! This one is my daughters favourite!

We love the Hatchimals Royal Hatch Snowball Collection and I think another set may well be on my daughters Christmas list! All of the none glittery or fuzzy Hatchimals could be used in the Glitter salon too, so I can see that being used a lot over the next months! Great fun!

Foodie Roos Toy Review

We were delighted to be sent the new collectable Foodie Roos from John Adams to review. If you’ve not heard of them yet, I’m sure it won’t be long before you do!

Foodie Roos, smell and feel like their favourite foods! Open up the pot to reveal which Foodie Roo is inside! There’s two characters in each theme, e.g. gummies has either Bouncy Bear or Jelly Oink. But you may get a real surprise and reveal a rare instead! In the current series there are 20 to collect.

The first one we opened was a Gummie, and we revealed Bouncy Bear. My daughter was really excited as it looked really colourful! The scent is super sweet, and when you give him a squeeze Bouncy Bear does feel like he’s full of gummy bears!

I have to be honest, we weren’t as keen on the scent of the Pretzel Foodie Roo. It smelt a bit soapy at first, but it did smell more like pretzels as the day went on! We gave it a squeeze and we think it felt like there’s a pretzel hidden inside!

I think my personal favourite is the Soda Foodie Roo Citrus Stripes. It smells divine I love that you can shake it and it sounds like a drink!

The Foodie Roo toys are a good size plush, small enough to carry on the go but big enough for a cuddle. Perfect as a travel companion.

I really like that Foodie Roos could be loved by anyone. The toy is a good size, and I love the inclusion of stickers to decorate the packaging and turn it into a home for the Foodie Roo. There’s very little single use packaging.

Priced at £7.99, Foodie Roos will definitely be on our Christmas lists this year! I think they’re great fun, and good value.

Awesome Bloss’ems Review

Collectable dolls are hugely popular with my daughter and her friends. She was delighted to receive two Awesome Bloss’ems to review from Spin Master Toys. Awesome Bloss’ems are a toy which allow you to ‘grow’ a doll from a ‘seed’.

The outer packaging resembles a plant pot. Opening it up there’s a packet of brightly coloured ‘soil’ and the ‘seed’.

The seed needs to have a plastic tab removed, and then it is as easy as add the play soil and use the mini leaf to add water. Do protect your surfaces as it can get messy! Once enough water has been added, the doll will pop up – literally!

The dolls are surprisingly small considering the size of the pot they are grown in. But they are detailed, and scented! We got one doll which we decided smelt like cupcakes!

We also grew a rare doll!

My daughter likes the fact she could create a little play set using the plastic packaging. The leaf doubles up as a hammock for the doll to sleep in. We like that the dolls are not named, as this meant they could have a unique name given to them.

I do find the amount of plastic which is single use e.g. the plastic based play soil which will go straight in the bin, really quite frustrating.

They are fun to ‘grow’ and the fact they are small is quite good as they take up limited space! Of course, the most exciting thing is not knowing which doll you will grow! There are 26 dolls to collect, including some rare dolls, and even a super rare one with a real diamond tiara! I think if we found that doll I may be tempted to keep her for myself!

There’s an augmented reality app which goes with the dolls, and is free to download. It’s fun to play with, and an easy way to keep track of the dolls you have grown so far. I think we all enjoyed playing with the app!

Oddbods Toys!

Golden Bear has released a new range of Oddbods toys! Oddbods airs on CITV and Boomerang and are short animations which are hilariously funny! My sons enjoy the mayhem of the Oddbods, and each like a different character! The Oddbods toys feature the seven characters, and there’s a range  of toys to suit budgets. We were sent a box from the Oddbods, see what we were sent in this short video;

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Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Explorers

Last week,  Little Tikes invited Yo and I to Maggie and Rose in London, to explore their new range of toys! Most people with children will know Little Tikes for their iconic toys such as the Cozy Coupe, or play houses, but the new toy range is aimed at tiny tots 6 -36 months for each developmental stage – sitting, crawling and standing. Yo is 13months, and has just started walking, so she suits the standing toys perfectly, I’ve previously found toy shopping for her age group difficult, so I wondered what she’d think of the toys! Continue reading