We are fans of The Lion King and naturally The Lion Guard. We have also been fortunate to review a few products from associated with the series.
This time we were sent a talking plush Bunga from Flair.
If you know about the characters from the series, you’ll know that Bunga is a honey badger and Kion’s best buddy. He is the adoptive nephew of Timon and Pumbaa. He is of course, a member of The Lion Guard. Bunga is the proverbial joker and is seen to be fun-loving and very adventurous. He sometimes jumps headlong into danger without giving a second thought.
You know what the talking plush Bunga will be about then?
He says phrases from The Lion Guard – Zuka Zama, Bunga the Lion Guard is here and it’s un-Bunga-lieveable. And yes he makes a fart sound too. (the children find this hilarious)
If you press on the lion guard symbol on his shoulder, it lights up.
It is a cuddly toy and perfect for fans of The Lion Guard.
If you want to add to the collection, Kion is also available.
Bunga is priced at £24.99 and is available at all major toy retailers.
We love Puppy In My Pocket and have reviewed a few sets from the range.
This time round, we were sent a Puppy in my Pocket Dog Carrier and Puppy Carrier Accessory Pack from Flair
Aeryn loves playing with these sets as they are small enough to carry around on car journeys as well as sneak into pockets to take to school!
The Dog Carrier is quite cute and you can fit two dogs in it. It does come with two dogs which is nice and you don’t really know which one you are getting so it’s kind of a surprise.
The Puppy Carrier Accessory Pack includes 2 collectable pups, one puppy carrier, bed, blanket, double dish, a treat and a collector’s checklist! There are three styles available to collect – pink, purple and teal.
What’s great about these sets is that you can keep adding to the collection. There are over 100 puppies to collect and each is so unique and cute.
You’ll be surprised but Puppy in my Pocket has been around since the 90’s and I remember my niece collecting them when she was little.
The brand is also introducing new ranges with Kitty In My Pocket available now and Jungle In My Pocket coming later in the year.
The Dog Carrier pack is priced at £4.99 and the Carrier accessory pack is priced at £7.99
We love the attention to detail of the puppies. They are adorable.
We have been fortunate to have reviewed the older version of Teksta but this 5th generation version comes with Voice Recognition to make it even more lifelike and more enjoyable. This is the FIRST Teksta puppy that actually listens and understands you.
The new VR Teksta has 10 pre-programmed commands that respond to voice. This being said, it does not automatically respond to all the commands as soon as it is out of the box. Like all real life puppies, you need to teach it to respond to you. Teksta, being the intelligent puppy that he is, learns fast though.
Teksta can sit, bark, cry (whine), sing and walk all through the voice commands. Don’t worry though as he will still respond to gestures and touch as in the past. So, he will respond to you when you pat his head. You can also use gestures to make Teksta react to you if you swipe your hand in front of him.
Teksta tells you which mode he is in with the help of the LED eyes – you can change the mode with the help of the buttons on the top of the puppy’s head.
Teksta is an amazing toy and is the most advanced of his type yet. He is fitted with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence which help him mimic emotions.
Here are the 10 voice recognition programmes in the new Teksta –
Remember that Teksta is built on the premise of being like a real puppy so may take longer to learn things. The more you play with him, the more he’ll learn.
He can also play ball and ‘eat’ his bone.
Teksta requires batteries (of course) 4AA batteries that are not included so make sure you stock up and 3 LR batteries for the bone (included)
It retailers at £59.99 and is available from Character-Online
You may have read that we had reviewed the Qixels Turbo set. We enjoyed making figures with it so when we were given an opportunity to review the new Qixels Kingdom Castle Attack playset, we jumped at it.
The Qixels Kingdom set is a little different to the other sets in that it has a castle with it. The castle comes in parts and is easy to build up. Then all you need to do is create your own figures and add them to have a fantastic playset.
The Castle was really easy to put together and Ethan didn’t require any help whatever to set this up. In fact, I was busy working and then saw that he had put the castle up and had also made the first Pixel knight figure.
There are a few figures to create – knights, a dragon. They all come with a stand each so you can set them out around the castle to create a full scene. You can also create the weapons for the knights.
Qixels are so easy to put together. All you need to do is follow the pattern and once it is complete, spray it and let it dry. Make sure to let it dry well before you try to take the figure out or it may break.
The set is really nice as it has a lot of playing power. Once you put the castle together and create the Qixels figures you can let your imagination take you back into the medieval ages for some exciting play.
This particular Qixels set while being creative and helping in being precise and listening to instruction, is also good for imaginative play which is such an important part of play.
It is priced at £29.99 and is good value for money as it has provided Ethan with hours of being occupied creatively and imaginatively. The set is available from Character Online.