Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots Review

It’s no secret that we love dolls in our household. Luckily, we’ve had opportunities to review and play with a number of different dolls. We recently welcomed a baby boy and a baby girl into the family from the Tiny Treasures range and this time we were thrilled to have a play with Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots from the same brand.

Now these miniature dolls (and they are little) are the cutest. You’d be surprised how much attention to detail goes into them.

We were sent 2 dolls and a Bedtime accessory playset.

The Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots dolls

The Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots are dolls that are a little over 10 cm in length. They are a perfect fit for little hands. They come dressed in adorable onesies – fluffy ones at that. We had one dressed in a panda outfit and one in a bunny outfit. The hoods have panda/bunny faces and the appropriate ears too. The baby in the panda outfit has a little panda toy attached to the hand and the baby in the bunny outfit has mittens.

You can also undress the babies and swap clothes if you like.

Each little doll has a different expression. They could be asleep, awake or yawning.

On their wrist is a name tag with their name and date of birth much like a hospital tag. It’s amazing how much detail has gone into these dolls especially since they are so little. They have realistic hands and feet and they come in a little cardboard cot.

They have a baby powder scent.

 

There are 15 dolls to collect and each is priced at £7.99

The Bedtime Accessory Set

This set is perfect for these little dolls. The bedtime set includes a cot, a doll, a little mattress, blanket and a cot mobile – everything you need for play.

Like all the other products in the range, this set has great attention to detail. The mattress is beautifully designed with a little heart logo too. The cot is well-finished and has drawers that can be opened. The cot mobile is also adorable. For a miniature product, it is so perfectly made.

The doll is in a little sleeping bag and fits well in the cot.

The bedtime accessory set is priced at £14.99

In fact, having these dolls, took me back to my childhood where I remember having a doll the size of my palm and I called her my ‘Thumbelina doll’.

There is also a pram accessory playset available.

This is the first collection and is Limited Edition so go grab yours now. Perfect gifts for Christmas and birthdays as they are a new concept.

The products are available at Smyths Toy Superstores.

Kitty Surprise Review

You may have seen our review of Puppy Surprise. Aeryn even had a video review of the latest series. This time round though we were sent Kitty Surprise from Flair PLC.

The kids love cats (I’m more of a dog person), so they were excited at receiving it.

I think it’s the surprise of not knowing how many kittens there will be, makes for so much fun.

We received Jilly and her kittens and the toy is a plush toy with a plastic face. She has a very fluffy tail that you can brush.

One of the kittens is not in Jilly’s tummy. She is the one that mews when you touch a button on her back.

Aeryn opened up the tummy to reveal two more kittens. One was a boy and one was a girl. We figure blue for boy and pink for girl without sounding gender stereotypical.

So, we have 2 girls and a boy – much like our family.

The kittens are all different – one is pink, another is white and the last one is pink and white.

Mummy cat, Jilly, is mainly white with a purple tail and a purple and white face. She has a sparkly purple collar with a tag in the shape of a heart. She is super soft to touch and lovely to stroke.

Kitty Surprise is a great toy for children aged 3 – 6 years. It teaches a child to nurture animals. Aeryn loves playing with the little kittens and of course with Jilly.

There are more cats to collect in the range too. Kitty Surprise from Flair PLC is priced at £24.99

 

Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Noodles Baby from Hasbro – A Review

Aeryn watches so many YouTube reviews so she couldn’t wait to have a Baby Alive doll. These were not available in the UK but we are so glad that they are now and we were sent one to review. We were sent the Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Noodle Baby and needless to say it was a huge hit in our home.

 

The doll is adorable with a cute little face and a button nose. It has blonde hair tied in bunches and wears a brightly coloured dress.

 

The box also includes a plate, some play food (noodle dough), a noodle maker, a brush and a nappy.

On the back of the doll is a row of buttons so you can switch the doll off and on and the great thing is that you can also programme it to ‘mummy’ or ‘daddy’. So, when it’s on daddy mode, the doll says ‘I love you daddy’ instead of using ‘mummy’.

This doll actually ‘slurps’ up her noodles.

When she is hungry, she lets you know. All you need to do is make the noodles with the help of the maker and then put a single noodle into her mouth.

 

She slurps it up with a slurping noise. She also lets you know that she’s had enough and she needs the toilet.

 

 

Open up her nappy to reveal the noodles. 🙂

 

 

What we thought

This doll is perfect for nurturing and for children to learn to take care of babies. They learn to put a nappy on, feed the doll and also change the nappy.

Its perfect for role play and if you have a baby, its great to get your older one, a Baby Alive to take care of so she can mimic you. I’ve found this works well as older children sometimes feel left out with a new baby in the house. Having one of their own to take care of helps.

I like that that doll is inclusive and has a mummy and a daddy option so both girls and boys can play with it.

Aeryn just loves this doll and enjoys playing with it. Here’s a video review by the Magic Hat Reviewer (a.k.a. Aeryn)

The Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Noodle Baby from Hasbro is available at all major retailers and is priced at £39.99

 

The Emoji Movie Light Up Figures

We all express ourselves with emoticons these days. In fact I sometimes see that my daughter uses more emoticons than words in her messages. In keeping with this trend, The Emoji Movie has been released and stars different emoticons.

We received these figures from The Emoji Movie to review and the children were quite taken with them.

The figures are light up figures and are perfect for a desk or a shelf in the kids’ room. In fact, I probably could do with a Gene on my work desk.

We were sent Jailbreak and Gene.

Jailbreak is one of the characters from The Emoji Movie. She used to be a princess but she ran away from Textopolis. Her goal is to break free, past the firewall so she can live in the cloud with no worries.

Gene lives in Textopolis and has a range of emotions. He lives in a boy called Alex’s phone and is almost about to be deleted. He has to outwit the bot and finally learns to embrace himself for what he is.

The Jailbreak action figure has purple hair that lights up when you lift her left arm. She has big eyes and a slight smirk. She wears a beanie.

Gene is obviously yellow in colour much like the emoticons we use so often. His mouth lights up when you lift his left arm.

The figures are great for imaginative play but more so for adding to a collection. The come with a base so they can stand with ease.  They are 8 inches tall.

The children enjoyed trying them out and making them light up. They have kept them as part of their toy collection.

Also available is Poop from the film.

The Emoji Movie Light Up Figures are aimed at children 3+. Priced at £14.99, they are available at all major toy retailers.