Wednesday 28 October 2015

Wow Toys Play Time Friends - Review

I was given a Wow Toy in a goody bag at a recent bloggers meet up. Being a newish granny I am completely out of the loop in toys and so I hadn't heard of Wow Toys.

On the pack it states that it is suitable for 18+months, well Bear is only 13 months so I thought I would have a peak inside without him.

Firstly there is nothing on the pack to say it's a Wow Toy. Usually brands splash their name all over.

On the front of the packet it stated "one figure and activity card inside" "2 individual characters to collect!"

So imagine my delight when I opened it and there were 2 figures! They are so cute too.

Picture of packet front with Father Christmas and a Reindeer

Picture of packet back with Father Christmas and a Rudolf

Picture of packet front with Father Christmas and a Rudolf with the figurines beside it

The figurines are really lovely. Wow Toys have thought of safety especially with young children choking so have their figures with their arms out and thumbs up! How cute is that? Father Christmas even has parcels in his sack.

Father Christmas and Rudolf figurines
The figurines are about 6 cm high and adorable.

The back of Father Christmas figurine showing presents in his sack

They are made from tough plastic and I would think they would withstand lots of playing and chewing. Their toys are described as having no PVC, toxic paint or small parts and no batteries required.

The pack has an activity card. In mine was a small card, a little creased, with colouring in on one side and dot-to-dot on the other.

Picture of the card with colouring in and dot-to-dot activity

I loved this toy and will save it for Bear when he's just a little older. I think these would be excellent to help with the development of a child's imagination.

My only disappointment was I couldn't find the Playtime Friends toys on-line. Wow Toys do sell via independent toy shops and their website has a search facility to find your local shop, so maybe they would stock them.

The bigger toys and play sets are stocked by some of the major on-line stores and a list of these is also on their website.

Searching for this toy I found that they also sold advent calendars, suitable from 1+ year and each calender has 24 themed toys. What a great idea instead of chocolate! They cost just under £25 so that's about £1 per toy. If the quality is similar to the sample I was given then I think that is excellent value.

I know a very lucky Bear who may be getting one this year. The decision now is...

Should I buy the Town, Farmyard or the Wonderland advent calendar? 

*I received this as a PR sample with no obligation to review. All opinions are honest and my own.



  1. Ah, these are lovely! As you know I have the same goodie bag and I know my children will love these. I am keeping them for them for closer to Christmas. I think go for the Wonderland calendar x

    1. They are lovely little figures, Wonderland mmm I liked that one best but thinking farmland may get more use as he knows some farm animals. Think I'll wait and see if they get discounted 😉

  2. These are lovely. My youngest is three but I know she would love to play with Santa and Reindeer figures comes December. The advent calendars are great too. We often buy the kids toy ones rather than chocolate. I think Wonderland as so "Christmassy" but he may prefer the farm one x

    1. Decisions, decisions! I love the Wonderland one too but the farm one is so cute.

  3. These are so cute. I love the advent calendars too. Such a fab alternative to chocolate one's. I think I like the town one the best x

    1. They are lovely. Maybe I'll get a Christmas advent and a farm play set!

  4. These are cute little toys - my girls loved these - they like opening them like blind bags!

    1. Yeah a surprise every time! I do not know how I haven't heard of them before, they are lovely.


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