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Toy Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

Puppy Dog Pals is a really fun kids cartoon on the Disney Junior channel. It’s a cartoon we watch quite a lot of, it’s good clean canine fun and the boy is nothing short of obsessed with dogs, so it ticks all kinds of boxes for him. Flair have just launched a new range of Disney Puppy Dog Pals toys which are now available nationwide.

The range of Disney Puppy Dog Pals toys is extensive and there’s something to suit every Puppy Dog Pals fan. We invited some friends around to help us put the Puppy Dog Pals range to the test, with two seven year olds and one five year old, the toys were really put through their paces.

The Puppy Dog Pals toy collection includes…

 

Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

The two-storey Doghouse Playset (£29.99) is a really fun addition to the range. It’s easy to slot together and took just a couple of minutes to unpack and assemble. It comes with a set of Bingo and Rolly figures, so you can pay straight away! The kids all loved the Doghouse, it has a slide, tyre swing, a spinning glider, an elevator, a seesaw and lots more. They really couldn’t stop playing with it, which is always a good sign.

Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

What made the Doghouse extra fun was the addition of the Deluxe Figures Set (£29.99). The set includes six characters; Bingo, Rolly, A.R.F., Bob, Hissy, Keia; and four accessories, two food bowls, one cat bed and one fetch toy. It’s a great set to start your collection with and the detail on the figures is excellent and very true to the series.

Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

One of the most popular toys was the Pet & Talk Plush Pals (£9.99). We got a lovely snuggly Bingo. You press a button on his back and he bobs his head and has a vocabulary of over 10 sounds and phrases. We found it a little tricky at first to find the button, but once we did he was chattering away and making everyone laugh.

Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

My son who loves a pug, grabbed the Rolly Puppy Love Plush (£16.99) and wouldn’t let go. As I write this he’s currently tucked up in bed with him, Rolly is in a headlock and seems pretty happy with that arrangement. I would say that he is pretty big at around 30cm tall, and I think good value at £16.99.

Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

The kids all enjoyed racing the Figures on the Go (£12.99) up and down my kitchen. These simple action toys which don’t need batteries, you just put your figure in the vehicle, load them into the launcher, press the paw button and off they go.

Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

Lastly the Travel Pets & Figures (£3.99) are the pocket money priced collectibles which kids love so much. Each one is a travel pet carrier with a collectible figure inside. There are lots of pups to collect as well as two rare figures to find. My son really loved his and it’s come on a few outings with us.

Review: Puppy Dog Pals Toys

The Puppy Dog Pals toy collection is available from all good toy stores and Amazon.

Review: Christopher Robin Movie Winnie the Pooh Plush Range

Winnie the Pooh has been a children’s favourite for almost a century. The first collection of stories about this wonderful bear and his friends was first published in 1926. Since then Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh and friends have been a part of so many childhoods. This summer sees the release of the Christopher Robin movie starring Ewan McGregor.

To celebrate the release of the Christopher Robin movie on 17th August, Posh Paws have just launched their Winnie the Pooh plush range; and what a range it is. The characters are all based on the original drawings of Winnie the Pooh and friends, so they have a wonderful original, vintage feel to them. I was never 100% happy with the modern cartoon version of Winnie, I’ve always much preferred the original.

Review: Christopher Robin Movie Winnie the Pooh Plush Range

I was sent the 10 inch tall Winnie the Pooh plush and the 10 inch Eeyore Plush; both of which retail for £14.99. The Christopher Robin movie Winnie the Pooh range also includes Piglet and Tigger. All the characters are available in 7”, 10” and 20”.

Review: Christopher Robin Movie Winnie the Pooh Plush Range

These Christopher Robin movie Winnie the Pooh Plush toys are really sweet and special. They are officially licenced from Disney, so they’re the real deal. The super soft plush makes them so fluffy and cuddly. Winnie the Pooh is wearing his knitted red jumper which makes him instantly recognisable. Both Winnie and Eeyore are wonderfully snuggly and great to cuddle.

Review: Christopher Robin Movie Winnie the Pooh Plush Range

The Posh Paws Christopher Robin movie plush toys are suitable from birth and these vintage, heritage style toys are so soft and cuddly, I am a little bit in love with them. They would make a really wonderful gift for a newborn, or for any Winnie the Pooh fan. They’re a real keepsake, true to the original illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard in the A.A. Milne books and just the thing for little ones to cuddle as they snuggle down at night.

Review: Christopher Robin Movie Winnie the Pooh Plush Range

These Christopher Robin movie Winnie the Pooh Plush soft toys are available to buy from Debenhams and a range of other retailers.

Disclaimer: We were sent these Christopher Robin Movie Winnie the Pooh soft toys for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

Review: Finding Dory Bedding from Character World

This summer, one of the big kids movie hits was Finding Dory. We’ve had a lot of chatter and excitement in our house about this forgetful fish since the film was released. Imagine his little face when I handed him some Finding Dory Bedding from Character World! 

Back when I was a child there was no such thing as character bedding. My bedding was plain and fairly unexciting. Now I really love character bedding and I really enjoying picking out new sets for my son. I always think that new bedding is a quick and fairly inexpensive way to give a bedroom a fresh look. 

This new Finding Dory Bedding really works well with my son’s bedroom. We painted it last year with a dark blue feature wall which we stuck glow in the dark stars on. The blue works with most things and this aquatic themed bedding is no exception.

Finding Dory Bedding

The Finding Dory Bedding is brightly coloured and good quality, the bedding feels soft, not stiff like some bedding can be when you first take it out of the packet and it is made from 100% polycotton. This bedding is also reversible so you are able to choose one of two designs to have as your bedding, which the small boy loves.

One side has got a picture of the Finding Dory characters and is mainly a blue colour. The other side of the cover is a white background with different coloured fish. I’d actually have the shoal of fish side as my bedding. It’s colourful and fun.

The pillowcase has “Making a Splash” written on it and it works with both sides of the bedding.

The boy couldn’t wait for us to make his bed up with the new bedding and got into bed as soon as he could so he could enjoy it. I was delighted with this accidental side-effect – an early night!

In addition to the Finding Dory Duvet Set, we were sent a Finding Dory Hooded Towel (which is perfect for round the swimming pool on holiday) and a lovely Finding Dory cushion to go on his bed with him.

Finding Dory Bedding

The Finding Dory bedding from Character World has been a big hit. I’ll be looking out for other character bedding from them, because the quality and colours are excellent and it washes really well. You can’t really go wrong.

 

Disclosure: We received the Finding Dory bedding for the purposes of writing this review, all opinions and images are our own. Contains Amazon affiliate links.

Internet Safety with Disney Penguin Club

A couple of weeks ago I took the boys (one big, one small) to the Disney Store in Manchester for their Internet Safety day. My little boy is 3 and he’s all over my iPad like a rash, and can operate it about 10 times better than his Dad. This event was very timely as he’s started messing about with things he shouldn’t be. Although he’s not yet gaming and chatting with friends it’s really only a matter of time.

We arrived and all the children were given pictures to colour in while they waited for the talk to start. Sue who was hosting the session went through some things that were ok and were not ok to share on the internet, things that wouldn’t easily identify you like first names are fine, addresses and dates of birth are not.

Sue then read a story about a duck who was chatting online with his farmyard friends and got involved in bullying a pig, which is not cool. We then talked a bit about bullying and all the parents were given some leaflets about Internet safety to take home and read.

Disney Club Penguin's online safety campaign It Starts With You

Story time with Sue

There was also a very helpful lady from the Geek Squad who we could go to with technical questions about setting up restrictions etc, which was really useful.

Here are 4 Top Tips from the session, though there’s plenty more on the Disney Club Penguin website…

  1. People you don’t know are strangers. They’re not always who they say they are.
  2. Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
  3. Keep your personal information private.
  4. If you ever get that “uh-oh” feeling, tell a grown-up you trust.

We were given heaps of information on the day which can all be found on the Disney Club Penguin website. It’s really assessable, easy to use and easy to understand with sections for children and adults, it’s all part of Disney Club Penguin’s online safety campaign, It Starts With You which aims to empower kids to take the lead in spreading positive behaviour online and give their parents the tools to better support them. Families are encouraged to learn the rules of the online road and spread the word about online safety. There are hints and tips to keep safe online at Club Penguin, as well as downloadable educational activity sheets.

For more information on online safety please check out the Disney Club Penguin website. Stay safe out there kids!