Toy Reviews

  • LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell

    By A Modern Military Mother on October 9, 2014
    LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the Arctic campaign Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement this morning committing to ‘not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell’. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration showing it’s once again gearing up to drill in the melting […]
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  • Toy Reviews: InnoTab3 and Wooden Market Stall

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 13, 2013
    If you are stuck for some last minute toy ideas – here’s two that will delight those boys and girls aged between 3-10 years old. InnoTab 3 Read, Play, and Create! Now kids can learn and have fun on their very own tablet! VTech’s InnoTab 3 Learning App Tablet expands children’s minds with age-appropriate games, apps and more. Tilt the […]
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  • Great Ways to Keep Kids Busy

    By A Modern Military Mother on November 28, 2013
    Kids can keep busy with most kinds of stimulation that they’re given – some ways can often be considered to be a little too stimulating if they are exposed to them excessively. For example, television, video games and electronic toys are great in sensible doses, but if that’s all that a child has around them, their ability to amuse themselves […]
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  • Toys are the currency of children

    By A Modern Military Mother on June 18, 2013
    In my book  A Modern Military Mother – Tales from the Domestic Frontline, page 97, in the chapter ‘Hagar goes to Afghanistan’ I write: “What do I think? I want him to be vigilant at all times. To come home again. It is tiring though being strong, putting your head down, digging in and pushing through – again and again […]
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  • Horrible Science – Blood, Bones and Body Bits

    By Hagar The Horrible on December 2, 2011
    Horrible Science – Blood, Bones and Body Bits – Review by Princess Sparkle: I put my 9 year old and her friend to work on this, it looked like great, gruesome fun to them, to me, it looked like my worst nightmare! You need to stock up on all the ‘ingredients’ you need to create the ‘body bits’etc, so make […]
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  • Artisto Double Sided Easel

    By Hagar The Horrible on December 1, 2011
    Artisto Double Sided Easel – A Guest Review: First impressions of this Easel was good, i’m not one for instructions so when I emptied the box I was delighted to see the instructions were very easy to follow, the larger pieces all just clicked into place, then it came to fixing the screen ah no screws in the box! it […]
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  • Labyrinth Anniversary Edition Review

    By Hagar The Horrible on November 21, 2011
    Toy review by Princess Sparkle: Labyrinth Anniversary Edition Review The Labyrinth Anniversary Edition game looks great in it’s impressive tin and the kids were really keen to get stuck in, however the instructions were a little long winded for them which meant that I had to get more involved in playing it than I would have liked! After reading and […]
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  • Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Review

    By Hagar The Horrible on November 20, 2011
    Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Review – Starter Set and Daredevil Curves Set Ok, this looked mega complicated when it arrived, but the photos on the box promise quite an exciting toy set up….so out the bits came, including, for once, the instructions! The concept of Hot Wheels Wall Tracks is that you secure the tracks to the walls of your […]
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  • Silver Cross Classic Delux Doll Pram Review

    By Hagar The Horrible on November 20, 2011
    By guest reviewer Princess Sparkle: Silver Cross Classic Deluxe Doll Pram Review My daughter was really excited about this review and couldn’t wait to get baby Sophie settled into her new carriage. First we dragged it out of the box and set about fixing it together, simple, just put up the pram, pop the wheels on, fix the shopping tray […]
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  • Princess Stamp Set Review

    By Hagar The Horrible on November 20, 2011
    Melissa & Doug have got it going on. They have nailed the yummy mummy product market and managed to create toys that will be loved by both parents and children alike. The secret to the yummy mummy’s heart is a toy that looks earthly, yet aesthetic and stylish. Plus the toy needs to be able to absorb the darling child […]
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