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Toys: Introducing SuperZings Series 2 Collectibles

Back in January we received a pack of SuperZings Series 1 to unbox and review. Little did I know that for the next 6 or 7 months SuperZings would become almost as important to my son as breathing. Our local Co-op stocked them, and as they are very reasonably priced, they became something he would be given regularly for good behaviour or trying hard at something. Soon we had pretty much all of the SuperZings Series 1 and we began to wonder when SuperZings Series 2 might be released. The answer to that question is now. Right now.

SuperZings are everyday objects (like a tiny hairdryer or cheese grater with a face, a body and a cape) brought to life as heroes or villains. The SuperZings all live in Kaboom City. There are so many fun, colourful characters and accessories to collect; each with a matching rival which you can collect and swap.

Toys: Introducing SuperZings Series 2 Collectibles

SuperZings are aimed at children aged 4-8, My son is 7 and is a real SuperZings Super-fan!

Like Series 1, there are 80 new multi-coloured characters to collect, each with a matching ‘rival’ including an ultra-rare character, 2 gold and 6 silver, to collect.

Toys: Introducing SuperZings Series 2 Collectibles

The Hideouts and vehicles have had a makeover too. Series 2 Hideouts have a new cylindrical shape which is divided into two chambers. The SuperZings Series 2 vehicles are a new range of SuperJets – collect a motorbike, boat, helicopter and quad bike. There are eight SuperJets to collect in a variety of different colours.

SuperZings Series 2 has some exciting new features including a brand new ‘SuperCrystal’ finish to some of the SuperZings. One of the biggest changes is the addition of a new ultra rare character, ‘Professor K’ – the inventor of ‘Krystaline’, a special substance that creates the SuperCrystal SuperZings. There are 24 ‘SuperCrystal’ characters to collect.  new style hideouts and a new range of playsets so kids can create their very own SuperZings world.

Toys: Introducing SuperZings Series 2 Collectibles

There are a number of playsets to go with the series. The Secret Lab Playset costs £20 and has a secret compartment; a lift to the roof and an exclusive SuperZings character with blaster. The Kaboom Race is also £20 and comes complete with two premium vehicles, a launch pad, barrels and a finish line. There’s also the Police Station Playset which costs £25. The set includes a police car, jail, cannon and lots of interactive elements. These would make great Christmas presents for SuperZings super-fans!

Toys: Introducing SuperZings Series 2 Collectibles

The SuperZings Series 2 collectible range is very reasonably priced and is at pocket money prices. The blind bags which contain one SuperZing are 80p each. The hideouts bags which also include one SuperZing are £1.50 each and the SuperJets including one SuperZing are £2.50 each. There is also a Starter Pack (£5) and a Blister Pack (£10) containing four SuperZings; two hideouts and an exclusive SuperDisc Blaster.

I know from how much my son loved Series 1 that Series 2 will be just as popular, perhaps even more so. They’ve added a lot of new and interesting elements to extend the play further. They’re so collectable and I know once they really hit the shops my son will be busy swapping SuperZings Series 2 characters with his friends. I love how inexpensive they are and how much joy SuperZings bring my son.

Are your kids into SuperZings yet?

SuperZings are available from a wide range of shops including The Entertainer, Tesco, Asda, Co-op and Spar. For more information and activities, visit the SuperZings website www.superzings.com.

We were sent these products for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

Toy Review: Flush Force Collectibles – Series 1

If you’re of a nervous disposition, or if you dislike toilet talk, please look away now. Generally children like disgusting things. They like to do disgusting things and talk about disgusting things, and as one of those disgusting children who had the misfortune to grow up; secretly I love these disgusting things too. This week my 7 year old son got his hands on some of the new Flush Force Collectibles and our house went toilet mad!

If you’ve not heard of Flush Force before, they are toilet based collectibles. There are 150 characters to collect from the grossest gang around, including rare and super rare Flushies; plus a range of toilet based accessories. I did warn you.

Toy Review: Flush Force Collectibles - Series 1

The Flush Force characters come inside sealed toilets. Lift the lid on the tank, fill them with water and shake, shake, shake. If the water changes colour you’ve found a rare character. The pocket money priced collectible, which is known as Flush Force Number 2 is a small toilet which contains two characters. It costs just £2.99 and is as joyfully gross as you’d imagine.

(Brace yourself).

There are two other packs you can get to give your collection a boost. The Filthy Five Pack (£5.99) which sees five filthy creatures clogging the toilet. To see which mutants you have, fill the toilet’s tank with water and shake. If the water turns green you have a rare clogger, if it turns purple you have found a super-rare unflushable!Toy Review: Flush Force Collectibles - Series 1

If five of these disgusting collectibles isn’t enough, the Bizarre Bathroom 8 Pack (£10.99) contains 8 gross collectibles. Each Flushy belongs to its own group. You might get a Squirmin Vermin, Grimy Grubs or unflushable Putrid Parts! It’s always a surprise to see who is lurking inside. All you do is fill the tank and shake to reveal your which of the 150 collectibles you’ve discovered lurking in the toilet bowl.

Lastly, you need somewhere to keep your collection, the Flush Force Collect-A-Bowl (£14.99) is probably my favourite part of this Flush Force collection. It’s a bigger toilet which when you flush it, it plays a range of different disgusting noises; from your standard flush, to several different kinds of trumps. The toilet bowl is large enough to store your collection and comes with four exclusive Foul Floater Flushies. We’ve had so many laughs playing with this noisy toilet.

Toy Review: Flush Force Collectibles - Series 1

Flush Force is aimed at children aged 4+. It’s perfectly pitched for my 7 year old. It’s pretty gross, the characters look suitably disgusting and have names to match. The “flush to reveal technology” as they call it is very clever, though we are yet to discover a rare figure. There’s also a free Flush Force App you can download which allows you to explore the fictional town of Flushville and play some gross games.

As collectibles go, Flush Force is disgusting, but that’s probably why my son loves it.

Flush Force is available at Smyths, TRU, Argos, The Entertainer, Tesco, ASDA, Sainsburys, Toymaster and independent toy shops. More information can be found on the Flush Force website.

Toy Review: Flush Force Collectibles - Series 1

We were sent these Flush Force collectibles for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

Toys: Introducing SuperZings – Rivals of Kaboom Blind Bags

When you’re 7 collectibles are so important. Amassing a collection of characters, swapping with your friends and trying to get the full set is the goal. In the last few years collectible characters have been huge in the UK and the newly launched SuperZings – Rivals of Kaboom (Series 1) are bound to be popular!

Toys: Introducing SuperZings - Rivals of Kaboom Blind Bags

SuperZings are everyday objects (like a tiny hairdryer or cheese grater with a face, a body and a cape) brought to life as heroes vs. villains, all living in Kaboom City. There are so many fun, colourful characters and accessories to collect; each with a matching rival.

There are 80 SuperZings to collect (all have their own superpower). Plus six Silver and two Gold Rare SuperZings to collect and one Enigma Super Rare SuperZing. They use one of the eight collectible Supercars to get around and live in Hideouts (eight to collect) which can also be used to launch the characters into the air.

Toys: Introducing SuperZings - Rivals of Kaboom Blind Bags

The range includes a Starter Pack to get your collection started. There’s also a Blister Pack containing four SuperZings; two Hideouts and an exclusive SuperDisc Blaster.

The SuperZings Series 1 collectible range is very reasonably priced and seems to be priced for pocket money spends rather that parental treats. The blind bags which contain one SuperZing are 80p each. The hideouts bags which also include one SuperZing are £1.50 each and the supercars including one SuperZing are £2.50 each. There is also a Starter Pack (£5) and a Blister Pack (£7) containing four SuperZings; two hideouts and an exclusive SuperDisc Blaster.

Toys: Introducing SuperZings - Rivals of Kaboom Blind Bags

Our verdict on SuperZings

My son thought they were really fun, he liked that they were everyday items turned into crazy superheroes. He also liked playing with the doors on the hideouts and launching the SuperZings across the room with them. We both really liked the Supercars. They are the kind of thing I’d throw into my bag to keep him entertained on a trip to a cafe.

They’re prices firmly in the pocket money zone and are suitable for ages 3+. They are small, so it’s worth keeping them away from younger children and pets (our dog was very interested in them, but that could be the crinkly bags rather than the toy).

The SuperDisc Blasters are lots of fun, but I did have to give the health and safety talk – don’t fire it at humans; don’t fire it at the dog; don’t fire it at my freshly painted walls. The discs are small plastic coin shaped things which are fired out of a blaster. Great fun for my 7 year old, as you can imagine.

The boy absolutely loved them. Blind bags and collectibles are so popular and watching him open them I can see why. It’s the element of mystery, the need to collect the full set and the excitement of being able to swap with his fellow collectors. if my son’s reaction is anything to go by, SuperZings – Rivals of Kaboom are going to be huge!

Watch our video to see us unbox the full SuperZings – Rivals of Kaboom range!

Superzings are sold at The Entertainer, Tesco, Asda, Co-op, Spar and other shops too. For further information visit http://www.magicboxint.com/uk/index.php

We were sent these products for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

Review: Awesome Little Green Men “blind boxes”

A couple of weeks ago we were sent some Awesome Little Green Men to try out. I put them to one side, ready to pull out with a flourish when my son had his cousin round to play. I didn’t think they’d be that impressed by them, but I surprised myself by being wrong. The Awesome Little Green Men are indeed awesome and about half of them are green, the rest are blue.

Review: Awesome Little Green Men "blind boxes"

Awesome Little Green Men is a new military collectible that combines blind-boxed soldiers and vehicles with a gameplay experience. You collect the Awesome Little Green Men and play the battle game. The goal is to build the best squad in order to win the game. Awesome Little Green Men is suitable for ages 6+.

Review: Awesome Little Green Men "blind boxes"

There are more than 100 unique military characters to collect in Series 1. With two troops to collect – green and blue. The collection features rare figures and more commonly found characters. The troops are led by General Pain and General Panic are made from colourful plastic. They have great names like Private Insurance, Corporal Kickbutt and Major Attack. I’m also pleased to note that there are some female characters who kick ass just as hard as their male counterparts!

We received a Deluxe Battle Pack (RRP £24.99) and a couple of Blind Boxes (£3.99 each) to play with. The Battle Packs contain everything you need to start your mission (comes with eight soldiers (three in a vehicle), eight dog-tags, a new recruits poster and game guide). Make sure you empty the pack out properly, there are bits and pieces cleverly hidden in the packaging. Each blind box comes with one soldier, one dog-tag, a new recruits poster and game guide.

Review: Awesome Little Green Men "blind boxes"

There is a specific way to play the game – taking turns you march, attack, flick sliders to get hit points, each solider has a numerical value (printed on the bottom on the figure) and each player starts off with the same value of figures in their troop. When the hit points for the character has been reaches, he or she goes to the opposing team. Sounds more complicated than it actually is.

Review: Awesome Little Green Men "blind boxes"

However, when it came to it, the boys just wanted to play things their own way, complete with old school sound effects. They had great fun with them and they were such a success they both gave them the thumbs up. 

The individual blind boxes cost £3.99 which is about average for blind bags/boxes these days. The figures are about 2 inches tall and are well made, they’re fun and although there is a specific game you can play with them, they’re just as much fun if you just battle with your friends.

Review: Awesome Little Green Men "blind boxes"

Awesome Little Green Men are available to buy in Tesco, Smyths, Toys R Us and on Amazon.

 
To find out more information about Awesome Little Green Men and The Battle
Game, visit https://awesomelittlegreenmen.mgae.com. They can also be found on PopJam, the username is @LittleGreenMen.

Note: We were sent these Awesome Little Green Men for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own. This post contains an affiliate link.