Well it’s here, the last day of the school holidays. I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter and enjoyed the break. We certainly did and the weather was fabulous. Over the holidays L was sent a fabulous selection of the latest Smashers from Zuru. The Series 3 Smashers are all Dino themed and with plenty of eggs to smash, they were the perfect Easter toy!
L loved the last series of Smashers and the whole concept of a toy that can be smashed up, rebuilt and smashed again is always appealing. Add a dinosaur into the mix and I think we may have found L’s perfect toy.
For this third series of Smashers the ball is egg shaped, but still rebuildable, though far trickier than the eyeballs of series 2! Inside each egg you’ll find one of over 100 collectable characters. Mutant dino’s, ultra rare skulls, zombie dinos, egg dinos and very excitingly fossils that you get to excavate yourself! L was so excited to find one of these mini fossils and straight away went off to find his tools to chip away the stone and uncover his surprise.
The Smashers come in one, three and eight packs starting at only £1.99, so I love that they are pocket money price and that with the larger packs you get even better value for money and get to see a couple of the characters so can guarantee a new addition to your collection.
As well as the Dino Smasher Eggs there are a couple of extra playsets available, a Collectors Egg that will hold 50 characters and even comes with some exclusive ones that you won’t find in the normal packs.
Then there is the Smash Rex Playset, again this comes with exclusive characters but more than that it is really good fun. You can use him to smash your eggs for you, lift his tail to chomp the eggs and then press down on the egg shell on his back and he’ll smash the egg and poop out it’s contents. L obviously found this hilarious, especially with the sound effects.
Smash Rex is a lot of fun and really made the play more exciting and interactive, and now I have two chompy, smelly little dinosaurs roaming my home.
We’ve had a lot of fun playing with these and L certainly wants to grow his collection, which he can afford to do with his pocket money and the fact he would gladly spend his own money on them says a lot. He’ll happily spend my money on most anything, but when he sees money coming from his wallet, like most people he suddenly becomes a lot more fussy.
I would certainly recommend them to others, though I would say don’t spend too long trying to rebuild the eggs. It’s a thankless job and the kids are happier with the contents anyway.
Disclosure – we were gifted our Smashers in return for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and images are my own.