The lovely people at Golden Bear toys have been back in touch with us again. They saw how much Bella loved her in the Night Garden teddies (check out the review we did here) and wanted to make sure that Ben wasn’t left out. They asked whether we’d like to review a DC Super Friends Power Punch Batman and of course, we said yes (we received the product for the purpose of the review*)
Once again, we made a little video (as we wanted to show the excitement of unboxing it and hearing it make noise for the first time). Plus they say a picture speaks a thousand words then a video must speak a hell of a lot more (al also because Daddy Poppins wanted to have some fun with batman sound effects). So without further ado, here it is…..
A lot of superhero toys are made for older kids with hard plastic edges so when I first saw this product I though 'brilliant, less bangs and bumps' (for both Ben and me). Ben has been taking it to bed with him too, something you definitely can’t do with a normal action figure. This toy is recommended for ages 10 months and up. I say ‘and up’ because I’d hate to put an upper limit on it, I love it and I’m 37!!
What’s not to love:
- Makes cool ‘Pow, Chunk, Whoosh’ type sounds when you punch with it
- It has posable arms (to make it easier to sneak up an punch Daddy Poppins)
- Its eyes light up (this was a big hit with Ben)
- It says loads of phrases (We’ve come along way since the pull string 1 phrase toy of my youth)
- It has a mask cape and utility belt
- It feels really durable
- Its cuddly, not sharp like other superhero toys (So it doesn’t hurt when you get sucker punched. It happens to all parents)
- It wouldn’t break the bank at £24.99
Ben loves it and if I was an actual kid, not just a big kid, I’d love it too. It could be a great present for your little superhero.
It gets Daddy Poppins seal of approval.
When I get approached by a company to review a product my first questions are usually:
1. Is it something we need?
2. Does it fit with my brand? (yes, I think Daddy Poppins is a brand, don't worry this makes me laugh as well)
3. Is it something I can honestly review?
4. Can I make the review interesting?
So when the people at Brush Baby contacted me to see if I'd review their dental products I thought I can definitely answer yes to the first 3.
Kids these days seem to have their heads stuck in their tablets and screens (and while I think technology for the most part is great for society) it seems to me to be generally a solitary pursuit (there's no face to face social interaction or comradery involved).
I long for the times of; going outside to kick a ball around, tag, stuck in the mud, tip the can oh and of course family board games! (even the Christmas Day ones when it can become a bit dicey)
So where is Fenor? and why should you visit it's playground?
Well, Fenor is situated in County Waterford, about 5 minutes drive from Dunhill and 10 minutes drive from Tramore. (its about 15 minutes from my front door). Theres a handy map below
We were asked to #review a monthly creativity box from the lovely people at Trunkaroo.
Now I don't know about you but I loved getting stuff in the post as a child; What is it? Who's sending something to me? It's a big box!! What could be inside? (Nowadays it's generally bills so I'm not quite as thrilled). My little man seems to have inherited the same 'excited about the post' gene.
A lot of superhero toys are made for older kids with hard plastic edges so when I first saw this product I though brilliant, less bangs and bumps. Ben has been taking it to be with him something you definitely can’t do with a normal action figure. This toy is recommended for ages 10 months and up. I say ‘and up’ because I’d hate to put an upper limit on it, I love it and I’m 37!!
So, I was recently asked to review these toys and because at 16 months old my little lady has taken a sudden interest in the program I said yes straight away. (*Disclaimer, I was given these toys free for the purpose of the review)
So what is cool about these toys? Lets start with Bella’s favourite… Igglepiggle In the Night Garden Baby Soft Toy or ‘PIG’ or ‘PIGGLE’ as she manages to call him.
This week my 6 and a 1/2 year old reviews his 2nd game... the Deadly Tower of Monsters. Is it a good option for your child? Find out in his latest review. Its free to Playataion Plus subscribers this month
Ben, my 6 and a 1/2 year old reviews this months other free PlayStation plus game. Transformers Devastation. Find out more.
Let it not be said that we aren't a little different here at DaddyPoppins.com. The 1st review we are going to make is of ......Resident Evil for the PlayStation 4...... Don't worry I'll be asking Ben his thoughts on more child friendly games in the near future