JOURNALIST: SHAMIRA, QLD
Disney Doorables squish'alots are so adorable. One Doorable castle could have within it hiding 4 to 6 Disney characters. These charming Doorable castles captivate you with their teal and purple colours and cute windows. When you open the front door and twist the roof, it reveals revolving rooms with hidden doors of squishalots treasures in alfoil packages. It would be good if the packaging was made from recycled material such as brown bags. The squishalots are not too squishy, in fact you can bounce them like a small ball. Behind the door you’ll find a collectable list which categorises the sqishalots into three classifications: common, rare, and ultra rare. There are 50 squish'alots to collect in total.
SPOT IT PRINCESS
JOURNALIST: MATILDA, WA
The Disney Princess Spot It game was super easy to learn! It is for ages 4 and above and you can play it with 2-8 people. Because it uses pictures instead of words, I could easily play this with my younger brother and not spend the whole time reading it to him, so it was great!
Because it comes in a small tin, you can take it anywhere – I think camping will be great or even long road trips because it can fit in my bag. Even though it says Princess, it definitely isn’t just for girls, there are lots of different characters on the playing cards. It was a fun take on the ‘snap’ card game.
JOURNALIST: LEILA, QLD
Kanoodle Pyramid is an outstanding product that will keep you entertained for hours. It includes a game board, 9 game pieces, and 200 different puzzles with the choice of them being 3D or 2D. I think this was a very smart way to keep people entertained for longer. The recommended ages are 7 - 107 years old. This product isn’t just entertaining, it is also educational because it helps develop your brain by teaching you problem solving, critical thinking, logic and reasoning. This makes this product a perfect activity for free time, when you're bored and many other opportunities. I rate this product a 10 out of 10! I’m looking forward to challenging my friends to some of these puzzles.
STAR WARS MICRO GALAXY SQUADRON
JOURNALIST: LEO, NSW
The Star Wars Millennium Falcon is amazing. I love it because it can be used as a toy or a statue. If you are going to use it as a toy it's good because it lights up and when you fly it around it makes noise automatically as it's motion activated. You can make cool shooting noises by pressing a few buttons. It also has amazing detail. When I opened the box it looked like the real thing. If you want to use it for a statue, it has its own stand so you can display it anywhere and you can explore all the details. You could even use it as a night light with the light on the back. WOW. I would use it as a toy for sure. My Dad would love this in his office as he is a Star Wars fan and I caught him looking at it the other day. I think the age for this toy should be from 5 to 99 :)
TREASURE X DINO GOLD
JOURNALIST: RONAN, WA
This 2 in 1 is an amazing toy, I really enjoyed putting it together and playing with it.
There was more pieces in the egg than I thought would be, but they are numbered so you can follow the instructions easily. Young children may need some help putting it together but they will be able to easily change from the dinosaur to the vehicle and back again.
The sounds are great and if you have more then one it’s fun to fight them together with the sound effects. 10/10 from me
VTECH SWITCH&GO DINOS EGGS
JOURNALIST: TRAVIS, WA
This 2 in 1 is an amazing toy, I really enjoyed putting it together and playing with it. There was more pieces in the egg than I thought would be, but they are numbered so you can follow the instructions easily. Young children may need some help putting it together but they will be able to easily change from the dinosaur to the vehicle and back again. The sounds are great and if you have more then one it’s fun to fight them together with the sound effects. 10/10 from me
VTECH L.O.L. SUNSHINE MAKEOVER
JOURNALIST: SKYE, NSW
I was bursting with excitement to open my LOL doll. The cute doll comes with wearable accessories such as a headband, shoes and a water bottle, as well as clothes that you can switch from doll to doll. These dolls are extremely entertaining and are perfect for ages 5 - 11 years. This toy will keep you engaged for hours with heaps of new surprises such as changing colour when it's put in the sun and special water features. The doll comes in an eco-friendly cardboard ball with all the different accessories wrapped in colourful paper. I strongly recommend this for your kids next birthday gift.
KANOODLE HEAD TO HEAD
JOURNALIST: LEXIE, NSW
Do you like puzzles, races and fun? Well, I have got the game for you. The Kanoodle head to head puzzle for two is such an exciting game to play. The game has 80 patterned cards that you must try and recreate before your opponent does. To play, slide a card into the board, then race to complete the pattern first. Press the button to launch your opponent’s pieces into the air and destroy their pattern. The first person to win five times, wins the whole game. It was sooo much fun I give it a 10/10. This game is suitable for ages 7+ and great to play against adults, whose brains are not as fast as kids.