Proud to be an Official Baby Annabell Blogger

Zapf has been long loved in our family so this is one badge that I’m super thrilled to have on my blog. If my mum were here today, she’d be thrilled too as she loved dolls as much as I do.

I don’t play with them now (of course), unless I’m playing with my girls but I enjoy looking at new doll releases and marvelling at the how they’ve changed over the years.

We are absolutely delighted to carry this on my blog –



I am looking forward to bringing you all the latest news about the Baby Annabel range and review some of the products too.

We’ve had a sneak peek at the new range of dolls and accessories and they all look amazing. My daughters enjoy playing with the dolls and I know that this is one of the many blogging assignments that they are absolutely going to love.

Don’t forget to come back and visit again as I write about our relationship with Zapf down the ages.


Jacintaz3 at the Disney Infinity Event at Madame Tussauds

We have been going to several events over the summer. Most have them have been doll orientated so Ethan, though he tagged along, has been a bit bored.

But this one had him all excited.

We were invited to Madama Tussauds for a very exciting event – the launch of the new Disney Infinity 3.0 Play Without Limits

And it was also the addition of Star Wars to the latest Disney Infinity family.

Now Ethan is a huge Star Wars fan so he was thrilled.

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We first went to the Star Wars Exhibition at Madama Tussauds which is the new addition there. The exhibition is lovely and a must-see for Star Wars fans. Ethan was in Star Wars heaven and he couldn’t stop talking about it when we came back home.

But of course, the icing on the cake was being able to play on the new Disney Infinity 3.0 – it’s so COOL (according to the children).


They love the new Star Wars game and can’t wait to get playing themselves.

I can’t really say much about the game as I didn’t get to play it myself but judging from the fact that the children didn’t want to leave the room – I’d say it’s got to be good.

If you want to read more about the new launch and features, click here


Disney Infinity 3.0:Play Without Limits – Launches Today

You may have read my post about the amazing event we attended last week (slap bang in the middle of our house move!!)

Well, here’s a bit more about the new Disney Infinity 3.0, play without limits.



Disney Interactive today launched Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits, the latest instalment in the highly successful Disney Infinity “toys-to-life” franchise, bringing together Star Wars™ with Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel for the ultimate family gaming experience. The Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits Starter Pack is now available in major UK retail stores for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.


The Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack includes the Disney Infinity 3.0 video game software and base, the Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.

“With the addition of Star Wars to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits, we are delivering a family gaming experience unlike any other,” said James Pitaro, President, Disney Interactive.  “Disney Infinity 3.0 is the only video game that brings together the most iconic stories and characters from across The Walt Disney Company, allowing players to create their own interactive experiences.”


In addition to new, original true-to-property experiences in the Play Sets, Disney Infinity 3.0 features an updated and improved Toy Box mode where families can mix and match some of their favourite Star Wars, Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel characters and play with them together. A newly enhanced Toy Box Hub makes it easier for players to choose from a wider selection of gameplay experiences – including platforming, racing and farming simulation games.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 represents the end of the introduction phase of Disney Infinity, as we have now brought together all of the major brands from The Walt Disney Company into a single game experience,” said John Blackburn, SVP and General Manager, Disney Interactive.  “This year’s edition offers a wider variety of gameplay than ever before, with new Play Sets and Toy Box enhancements that are different from anything we have ever developed.”

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Also available today for Disney Infinity 3.0 are the following standalone Play Set and figures based on Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, standalone Star Wars and Disney character figures, and more:

·        Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set with Joy and Anger character figures included

·        Disney•Pixar Inside Out character figures Sadness, Disgust and Fear

·        Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set for players who choose to digitally download the Disney Infinity 3.0 Software

·        Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic character figures Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi

·        Star Wars Rebels™ character figures Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios

·        Disney character figures Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, Olaf, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy 

·        Star Wars Special Edition for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3  

·        Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic Power Disc Pack

·       Tomorrowland Power Disc Pack

Fans who already own Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity 2.0, but want to play Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits, will once again have the option to purchase and digitally download the Disney Infinity 3.0 video game.  Disney Infinity players with an Internet connection can digitally download the game on their PS4, PS3, Wii U, Xbox One and Xbox 360 game systems and use the Disney Infinity base, figures and Power Discs that they already own with the newly improved Toy Box 3.0 – without having to purchase a new Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack. To expand the experience, players can also purchase all of the available Play Sets, Power Discs and figures for Disney Infinity 3.0.


Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits is rated PEGI 7 and developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games. Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Play Sets, Power Discs and figures will be available throughout the autumn.

All character figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0 in the enhanced Toy Box 3.0.



It all sounds really exciting and as it takes gaming into the next level, we look forward to many hours of play ourselves. I know that this is going to be at the top of Santas’s list this year.

Win 1 of 3 Blu-ray copies of Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Kevin James is back in action as Paul Blart in the outrageous comedic sequel PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, released on Digital HD August 3 and Blu-ray™ and DVD August 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved holiday and heads to Las Vegas with his teenage daughter for a security guard expo. But safety never takes a break and when Blart stumbles upon a heist he must answer the call and once again, save the day. PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 also stars Raini Rodriguez (“Austin & Ally”), Eduardo Verastegui (Chasing Papi), Daniella Alonso (“The Night Shift”), Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger), David Henrie (Grown Ups 2) and Shirley Knight (Grandma’s Boy).

The Blu-ray features all-new bonus materials, including six deleted scenes, a gag reel and eight behind-the-scenes featurettes with Kevin James getting re-acquainted with his old friend, the Segway; a look at the filming of Le Reve; an inside look at creating the action sequences; and real-life security officer’s thoughts on the fictional Paul Blart. Included on the DVD are two behind-the scenes featurettes.

If you like how this sounds, you may like to win a copy. All you need do is enter the giveaway below.

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