We are celebrating the new Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Minnie Happy Helpers toy ranges that are available to buy. L has been busy trying some of the toys out and we are getting ready for what is shaping up to be an epic Twitter party.
I’m going to start by telling you about the Twitter party. It will be held on 10th August at 1pm. Just head over to Twitter and watch out for the tweets from @UKMumstv, me @anywaytostay and the other fab bloggers who are joining in. There will be loads of prizes up for grabs and it’s just going to be a lot of fun. Make sure to use #MickeyandMinnieToys to take part.
Whilst I’m talking parties you can also check out the UKMums.tv takeover from the 7th August, there’ll be more information on the Twitter party and another chance to win as well.
Now onto the toys!! To say L was excited is an understatement. Each and every toy has been played with. I’m going to talk about them one at a time but before I forget you’ll find the Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Minnie Happy Helpers toy’s at all good toy shops and they are available now. You can find more information about the ranges at www.flairplc.co.uk
Mickey Roadster Racers Tool Belt – £24.99
This chunky plastic tool belt is a lot more flexible than it first appears and is clearly comfortable to wear as L has been running around in it for hours on end.
Easy to put on with a simple push to secure it and several size options, just like a real belt. It has a couple of loops for tools as well as a little wallet type box for screws and such forth.
It has a talking Mickey ‘belt buckle’ for want of a better term, which is a lot of fun. The batteries are included which is handy.
The belt comes with loads of accessories, a spanner, oil can, electric (child powered) screwdriver with socket attachment, air pressure gauge, funnel and a few screws.
L was straight into the role play. Fixing things about the house. Pumping up the tyres on his Henry Hoover ride on toy and generally just loving being a ‘worker man’ a worker man who as it happened was far too busy working to help do anything else for the rest of the day.
I love this and think it is great value for money. I don’t have a bad word for it.
Minnie’s Happy Helpers Bag Play set – £24.99
I was worried L wasn’t going to like this. It is very clearly aimed at girls, with a lot of pink and sparkle, which despite my best efforts L sometimes finds off putting.
I was in for a surprise though.
The set comes with a handbag, passport holder, mobile phone and bracelet. On top of that there are some paper accessories, a passport, boarding pass and stickers. As well as a bag charm that can be worn on the bracelet and the charm on the front of the bag can be removed to go on the bracelet as well.
The mobile phone lights up, rings and has Minnie saying a few phrases too. It comes with batteries and L has been calling all sorts of people. From his best friend Daddy (the little suck up) to the vets as James the cat has been poorly.
He’s taken his bag all over the place with him. He picks it up every time he’s off to the loo, guess he picked that up from me! It’s also gone to bed with him and made a very nice accessory for his granddad yesterday.
The handle on the bag is adjustable which I think is a nice touch and it’s a nice chunky, easy to use design with such a pretty sparkly bow.
The only tiny issue I have with this is the passport holder is a little tough for hands to open and the slots inside are just the right size for the accessories, which makes them a little awkward to get in and out.
Mickey Roadster Racers Pit Crew Tool Box – £14.99
The perfect accompaniment to the Roadster Racers Tool Belt, the Pit Crew Tool Box has even more tools, screws and storage.
The tool box is really quite authentic looking, with race stickers and has an easy to use carry handle that can be folded down.
In the tool box you get loads of screws, nuts and bolts, a mallet, screwdriver and faux metal plates (I don’t know how else to describe them) that can be screwed together or onto the box.
As a parent I love this as it offers storage. L loves it as it gives him more tools and looks quite grown up.
The only downside to this set was how flipping had it was to get out of the packaging. It was like being in the crystal maze. Seriously guys. Don’t try to get that one unpacked with an impatient child putting the pressure on.
Minnie’s Happy Helpers Bowtique Cash Register – £17.99
L loves playing shop keeper so the cash register has been an instant hit.
He could work everything immediately and was busy selling me all of my own belongings for extortionate sums before I’d even got every thing unpacked.
It’s got a little handheld scanner. Number buttons to add up the shopping (note, they do not actually total anything up) and a few other little buttons that will prompt the till to make shop sounds or say some fun Minnie phrases.
It also comes with some plastic coins and paper notes and a credit card that swipes through the card reader and beeps.
L really is so happy with this, out of everything he got I would say it his favourite. I love that it comes with money, though you may want to add some to it, we were sent some extra play money which I was grateful for.
Again this comes with batteries, as does everything else in the range. This is such a relief as a parent and I think a real credit to the brand.
I think £17.99 is a very fair price for this toy and as L gets older it will the perfect way for us to practise some simple addition and subtraction games.
For me I was a little disappointed the off button on the till, does not in fact turn it off and that with how everything was packaged the fake bank notes had been taped in such a way a tiny bit off the corners tore. Such tiny issues they are barely worth mentioning.
Minnie’s Happy Helpers Shopping Basket – £14.99
Well this is pretty much as you would expect. A supermarket shopping basket featuring a picture of Minnie and Daisy filled with groceries. Really filled!
- Plastic loaf of bread, croissant, 2 x strawberry, apple, fruit pie and cake. All of which velcro together so they can be cut up with the included knife.
- Plastic cupcake, tin of fruit, carton of juice and fruit canister that opens.
- Card cereal box and shopping list.
Amazing value. Another hit with both myself and L.
There’s a chance I could also be missing things as he has been playing with everything and I haven’t rummaged under the sofa to check for missing toys in a while.
Mickey Roadster Racers Musical Microphone – £6.99
OK so L loves, loves, loves this. Me less so.
To be fair he is so cute with it, dancing around and singing. He gets a bit rock star and the air guitar skills or his epic robot dance come out to play.
It sings the Mickey and the Roadster Racers song and lights up, flashing blue and red.
It is simple fun, great value for money and has the major plus point of the button that starts the song also stops it, so you don’t have to wait for it to play through.
L adores it. He even took it to nursery to show his friends.
But as an adult, it is loud, repetitive and really could do with a volume button or an off switch. I may be feeling a bit against it as L was at the side of my bed at 5.30am yesterday morning with a loud, bright microphone in my face though.
So that’s it, our review of the amazing toys we were sent. I love that everything comes with batteries and includes accessories to allow instant gameplay and give extra value to the products.
It’s all very well made and in my opinion very well priced.
I really hope I get to see some of you at the Twitter party!
Disclosure – we were gifted our toys in return for an honest review and I have been compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.