Tuesday, December 11, 2018

FurReal Ricky The Trick Loving Pup

47325038_10156575409756251_6274755036849373184_oWhat out world because Ricky the Trick-Lovin’ Pup has arrived just in time for Christmas this year.  This toy is part of the FurReal collection created by Hasbro.   And with his tricks and response to sound and motion, I think this toy will bring lots of joy for children.  

Ricky is vary talented when it comes to performing his tricks.  However, he really loves to get treats whenever he performs.   So make sure you feed him when he balance his bone toy on his nose and flip it into his mouth or when he raise his paw in order to give you a high-five.  If Ricky is excited he will shuffle his paws and bark in happiness.  

This pup is absolutely adorable in many ways.  His fur is very soft and he loves to be pet by the small hands of a child.   He responds with more than 100 sound-and-motion combinations whether voice activated or pet. 

The pup also have a toot/poop functionality  when you pet his back which I suspect will bring laughter to many.   However, not everyone will find this functionality thrilling…  Personally I find think that the toy would have been better without it.  But sense of humor varies from person to person so at first it could be hilarious but with time I wonder how much fun this will be.

Ricky comes with a bone toy, 18 doggie treats, a treat pouch and instructions. The toy requires four 1.5 v batteries which are not included in the packaging.   Also not that this toy is not for children 3 years and younger.  It is recommended for ages 4 and up.  Also the muzzle and the bone toy contains magnets.

FurReal Ricky the Trick-Lovin’ Pup is available for purchase at your favorite toy store, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.

 

Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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Disney Princess Pop-Up Palace

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The Disney Princess Pop-up Palace will allow your child to recreate the magical stories from their favorite Disney movies.   This amazing palace can be used as a playset, a storage place and a carrying case.   You can open up the castle in order to extend it and discover different rooms but that’s not all.  Lift the handle located at the top of the palace in order to reveal a second floor.  

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The castle features 4 different themed areas and includes playful Disney Princess movie-inspired accessories like a shell-shaped bathtub, a rose-detailed table and chair, a royal lounge seat, kitchen stove, and more!  This Disney Princess Pop-up Palace gives a nod to several Disney Princess characters throughout the décor.  This beautiful castle will allow your child to use her imagination with the Disney Princess dolls that she might have.   The possibility of carrying this play castle with you will allow your child to bring it to the grand-parent’s place in order to have some play time with them.

I think this marvelous palace is absolutely adorable and would make a great joy for a child in your life.  The accessories can be use with the dolls to make playtime even more interesting.   The Palace would make a great gift for a child in your life.

The Palace is available at your favorite toy store, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.

   

Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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The Lego Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2

ornaments2_cover-frontThe Lego Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2
By Chris McVeigh
Published at no starch press

About the book

Building instructions for 16 clever Christmas ornaments that can be built from standard LEGO parts that fans are likely to have in their collection. These small and uncomplicated ornaments are quick to build and a joy to display.

Readers can build 16 classic Christmas designs including a gingerbread house, Santa, reindeer, a snowman, a wreath, a poinsettia, and traditional shapes like baubles and modern geometric swirls. With easy-to-follow instructions and stunning full color photography, The LEGO Christmas Ornament Book, Volume 2 will help you spread some holiday cheer with LEGO in no time!

My Thoughts

A couple of years ago I had the privilege to review an out-of-the-ordinary Lego book which encouraged you and/or your kids to build Christmas ornaments.   Today I am presenting you the second volume of The Lego Christmas Ornaments Book which contains 16 new designs to spread Holiday cheer in your tree.

In this book, you will find instructions to make the following ornaments: Santa, reindeer, Mr. Snow, Mrs. Snow, gingerbread man, gingerbread house, confetti tree, crinkle, chime, blizzard, pendant, swirl, twist, crane game, ‘90s PC, and fries.   Some of these ideas make sense to me while others not so much… but hey there are crazy ornaments out there to purchase so why not put a pack of fries in the tree right?

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Each ornament will list the bricks that you will need as well as clear instructions on how to build it. The images demonstrating how to build the ornament are very big and will be easy to follow by anyone who desire to make a new ornament for the tree.  You might have to purchase a bunch of special items like the pieces allowing you to hang the ornaments in your tree but most of the bricks listed are often included in regular Lego products.

This book is definitively perfect to add a special touch in your Christmas tree and keep your kids occupied while decorating the tree with something they have made.   These ornaments will add a little bit of pizzazz in your tree for sure!

The Lego Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2 is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.

Disclaimer: Thanks to no starch press for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.