Category: Toys & games

Shimmeez: Cuddly, collectable soft toy friends with reversible sequins

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 …

Playmobil Hidden Temple dinosaur playset with T-Rex review

Playmobil is a toy box staple that has been around for ages (since 1974, in fact) and even more popular than ever. It lasts well; my mother in law still has sets of 1980s Playmobil which the kids love to play with when they visit. Playmobil playsets are great fun …

Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle game from Ravensburger: Review

If you’re looking for a great family game for Christmas then take a look at this Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle game by Ravensburger! The Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle game is a new board game by Ravensburger, and we were sent a copy to review. The aim of the game is …

Rescue Runts review: Give an unloved stray mutt a home

Rescue Runts from Bandai are unloved little puppy dogs which need a new home and lots of care to make their character shine. Rescue Runts are fairly similar to Scruff-a-Luvs which I met and loved at Dream Toys. Both toys offer a transformation when the stray pets are ‘rescued’ and …