Reversible sequins are really popular and totally Christmassy too. They can be found everywhere at the moment; on home furnishings, clothes, and now soft toys.
Shimmeez, made by Vivid Toys, are squashy cuddly toys covered with brightly coloured scale-like reversible sequins.
You can brush them upwards with your hands or fingers and the sequins will change colour; brush them back down the other way and they’ll change back.
Finally there are the large 14 inch Shimmeez, which are a bit like big squashy cushions and have an RRP of £19.99.
There are four of the larger 14 inch (33cm) Shimmeez sequined soft toys to collect.
Cristy the Cat who is covered in purple sequins which turn silver, Beji the Bear who goes from pink to blue, Yaffa The Unicorn which has blue sequins which turn purple when they’re brushed, and finally Leo the Owl.
We were sent Leo the Owl, who is a gorgeous rainbow soft toy with multicolour sequins which turn to holographic silver when you wave your hand up and down his body. He has lilac sparkly feet, wings, ears face and tail (I don’t know – do owls have tails? This one does anyway) and a yellow sparkly beak.
Aimed at children aged 3 and over as the sequins could pose a choking risk for younger children, or even for adults who just love something to fiddle with, Leo wasn’t our first Shimmeez toy; my daughter already has a much loved small blue and purple Narwhal.
In comparison Leo the Owl Shimmee is much bigger, so there is a lot more room to ‘doodle’ with your finger on his back and make pretty patterns.
Perfect for bringing a little bit of sparkle, the big Shimmeez can be used as soft toys, cushions or fiddle toys.
They’re very satisfying to play with. Kids and adults will love making patterns on their sequinned body.
You can buy Shimmeez 14 inch sequined soft toys from most nationwide toy retailers or via Amazon below:
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