Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Teksta Micro Pet Puppy and Adventure Park review

We have been sent a new Teksta Mirco-Pet and Adventure Park, This is a part of their NEW MICRO (miniature) range. We received the Puppy.





There are 4 characters to collect, a Puppy, a Kitty, a Racoon and a Dinosaur. 

Each Micro Pet does the following:
  • Interactive features
  • Realistic animal sounds
  • Expressive light up eyes
  • Artificial intelligence and touch sensitive
  • Runs forwards and backwards
  • Compatibility: Interacts with you and other Teksta Pets! (Each sold separately)
  • Contents: A Teksta Micro-Pet
  • Batteries Required: (included)

Also included is track, the Teksta Micro-Pets Adventure Park.  This is a click and play track.
Puppy gets his own Adventure Park to play with, this can easily be turned in to a hamsters wheel for Puppy to play with, however their are so many different combinations to snap together.

If you have 2 or more Adventure Park characters, they can all be snapped into place and you can a giant Adventure play park, with all the pets playing together.

Liam loves animals, he is mad on dogs all shapes and sizes.  His little face lit-up when he first saw Teksta Puppy.  He has names him Zoom Zoom.  Great name as he really does whiz around. 



Zoom Zoom, was easy to taken out of the packaging.  He has the cute factor all about him.  Tiny little toys that can hand held, with big wow wow robotic eyes.  Simple to switch on, an on and off switch on the back of his head.  Touch him anywhere, Clap or speak and Puppy starts to bark and walk, both backwards and forwards.

Push down on the button on his head, he will only move forward.  Push it down again and he will move backwards and forwards again.

Well, I didn't get a look in, however I was asked to put the Adventure Park together.  Liam was not sure what to do and was too busy playing with Zoom Zoom.

When we first opened the pack, James hearing all of the noise and being nosy, he decided to join in with us.  He is creative and wanted to put the Adventure Park together.  He is 9, at times he needed help to pull the pieces apart.  

Liam liked Teksta Puppy, as Puppy can walk everywhere, as long as it was a flat smooth surface.  Small enough to hold, without being bulky and can be put in his coat pocket.  



The Adventure Park is a great way to get Teksta Puppy to interact.  He can get stuck if the Adventure Park is not put together properly.  The Adventure park can be connected together in a way for this Puppy to play with his ball. 

RRP: These set are only £19.99 Adventure Park and Micro Pet or £9.99 for a Micro Pet, they can be purchased from Smythstoys.com Suitable for 6+.
 


They are expertly well made, making it so simple for young children to connect with.  A great way to introduce them to the Teksta Family of robotic toys.






If you have get them let us know what you think.  These are great value for money, can be played with for hours.  They are affordable to collect the range too.
We are family who love tech toys, I found this great fun for the kids, it has them thinking and playing together.  
James mentions younger children would prefer micro puppy range, however I have found him playing with him on a regular bases.  

 Disclaimer: Character sent me a Teksta Micro Pet and Adventure Park for an honest review. 

  
   

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Banish those January Blues! It's Film Time

I can not believe its the 1 February.  January has felt like it lasted forever. I have really suffered the January blues.  Working long hours, over the all the fun festive periods.  I have missed my family, my friends.  Not having time to relax and the long nights have been doom and gloom.

The best way to escape is to play an awesome film, in the comfort in my home, kick back and flick the channels. However I much prefer a great movie to take me on a journey.


Fetch have so many fantastic movies.  Here is a mixture of thrilling fantasy films.
Both old and new, for all generations.

In the Heart of the Sea



MAD MAX Fury Road 




The Wizard of OZ




The Legend of Tarzan




Pan




Intersellar 


All these fantastic movies can be found on Amazon
po.st/GreatEscapes

I hope February bring you so much more joy - My favourite has been Intersellar.  The mission, the glory and such an amazing story.

Ravensburger Best of British - The Supermarket. 1000 piece adult puzzle. The review

RAVENSBURGER  - The Home to Puzzles!

I enjoy taking time for myself, however not having much time on my hands, it is hard to do things that I don't have to rushed thou.

A puzzle is a great way to get the cogs working, concentrating, without the pressure of worrying about deadlines.   With puzzles I love a challenge, working out what needs to go where. Coming and going as I please, cracking a pattern and solving areas is always fun

To bend my brain, I was sent a Ravensburger Best of British - The Supermarket.
1000 piece adult puzzle.



I looked at the box and thought, wow this is an excellent puzzle.  There is so much happening, in the scene.  People, words, speech bubbles everywhere, signs, posters, packets of foods, cartoons, fruit. Its such an entertaining scene, full of life. I would say this is a professional puzzlers dream.

It is one of the hardest puzzles I have done, actually still doing.  There is so much detail, so many colours and different areas.  I have found it is really hard to break the scenes down.


I did the normal thing, completed the edge and added as much to the edges as possible, I tried to get all the speech bubbles done.  I started this 2 weeks ago but there is so much happening.

Its a puzzle that needs a few hours here and there to be dedicated to it.  Being 1000 piece I would recommend having a large area that you can leave the puzzle when you are not putting it together.

I only have one large family table, this get uses every day for different things.

As this mega puzzle has been taking centre stage in my living room and conquering my table.
I had also been sent the best Puzzle buddy.



I was also given a foldable portable board, which is incredibly handy.  The board can easily fit both 500 and 1000 piece puzzles.  This has been so useful, I have been moving my puzzle all over my living room.  The board opens up,  you will only have to position 4 clips on each side of the board, this will make it secure.











Overall I have had so much fun and very happy to of tested out the foldable portable board, it is so useful.  Making it easy to transport my puzzle without spoiling my it.
Even everyone at home can use easily move the board, without destroying my hard work.

This is still a work in progress, very enjoyable!


This excellent puzzle can be found on the Ravensburger Website:
Ravensburger.com Currently at RPP: £11.99 Amazon - Best British Supermarket-1000pc

Also the their particle foldable puzzle board:
Ravensburger.com Puzzle-handy


If you want to bend your brain this is the puzzle for you.

Disclaimer: I was sent this puzzle for an honest review!