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Rupert Annual 1963 Facsimile Edition
Rupert Annual 1963 Facsimile Edition
by Alfred Bestall
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully present, great annual, 1 Feb. 2009
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This arrived in it's own presentation box with limited edition certificate. The actual annual is well printed with good quality paper and bright images.
Full of classic Rupert tales, it is wonderful this has been reprinted to such high standards. Definitely going to be buying other reprints in this series as I am very impressed. Perhaps the current Rupert Annual design and print team could take a look and find inspiration from this rather than trying to re-invent a classic..


Le Toy Van London Car Set
Le Toy Van London Car Set
Price: £15.00

33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK - not great, 1 Feb. 2009
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Le Toy Van London Car Set (Toy)
I had high hopes for this toy. I was looking for well made wooden vehicles with a variety of classic and recognisable vehicles for a younger child.
The print quality of the paint on wood was not brilliant. The colours were dull and even patchy in places - almost as if it needed a sealing undercoat as the pain had sunk in too much.
The vehicles are a nice size for smaller hands - but the wheels do tend to stick and do not roll freely on many surfaces. Rubbish on carpet or soft vinyl.
He has played with them and does like them - just not as bright and colourful or as "mobile" as I had hoped.


Hungry Hen
Hungry Hen
by Richard Waring
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming tale, 1 Feb. 2009
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lots of fun, great ending, perfect for any toddler. Bought for my little nephew (who has a couple of chickens in his garden) and it is his favourite bedtime story at the moment.
Lovely images and one that is both fun for toddlers and enjoyable as an adult


Doctor Who Dalek LED Mobile Phone Spinnerz
Doctor Who Dalek LED Mobile Phone Spinnerz

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute!, 1 Feb. 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This is a small mobile phone charm with a little plastic dalek within a clear plastic dome. When it picks up an incoming call the dalek spins round inside and flashes. Simple and yet it really works. Been asked many many time where I got it and people seem to love it.
(Not great for IPhone users though - nowhere to attach it!)


Kinsman Deluxe Music Stand & Bag, Chrome
Kinsman Deluxe Music Stand & Bag, Chrome
Price: £16.74

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great budget stand, 1 Feb. 2009
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Compact, lightweight yet fairly sturdy, nice little storage bag. All in all, fantastic quality for a budget buy music stand. Easy and quick to assemble and very portable.
Only one word of warning: as a lightweight stand, this is not really suitable for outdoor use if there is a breeze. It will fly over fairly easily. However, you can get around this is with a little ballast over the bottom legs!


Insta-Snow Powder SN0-100
Insta-Snow Powder SN0-100
Offered by Euro Play Products
Price: £1.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!, 1 Feb. 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Insta-Snow Powder SN0-100 (Toy)
Brilliant stuff, really does exactly what it says it will do. The quantity one test tube produces is astonishing - a lot of fake snow for your money. The fact it is so simple to make (hydrate with water) is a bonus and you do not need to hydrate all of it at one go. We have plenty for next year too. Worth the money.

We used this to create snowy boot santa footsteps up out path and into the kitchen ready for Christmas morning. My husband made some on Christmas Eve and popped it into the freezer, then printed foot prints and hoof prints (stencil template) just before our children got up. Worth the effort - it feels and looks just like snow. A lot of fun. You just have to make sure that they touch but don't eat it.. I swept it up fairly quickly!


Pony Ultimate Sticker Book (Ultimate Stickers)
Pony Ultimate Sticker Book (Ultimate Stickers)
by Dorling Kindersley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DK sticker book for pony mad kids, 1 Feb. 2009
Finally! A pony sticker set that is NOT pink/purple/hand drawn with fluffy hearts all over them. This is a photo-sticker book full of lovely bright clear images of everything imaginable to do with ponies and pony riding.
Also, great to see one that is not particularly aimed at girls - boys ride too!!
Well made, factual and fun, all round a good buy and will occupy a child for several hours or more.


Ravensburger Tulip Cottage
Ravensburger Tulip Cottage
Offered by LINEN IDEAS
Price: £11.68

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely well built jigsaw, 1 Feb. 2009
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Bought for Christmas, this jigsaw is as pretty as the picture suggests. The pieces are well made and not too flimsy and the print quality is great - nice clear picture. The advantage of this particular picture is that there is plenty going on all over the picture with lots of different bright colours. Even the brickwork on the cottages are not uniform and vary in shades, all helping to put the jigsaw together.
This still takes a reasonable amount of time to complete, but if, like me, you would rather not spend a month sorting out endless identical pieces of blue sky with no option but to try each piece, you would do well do consider this one!
Note - the border shown on the box (cream with text and cherry blossom) does appear on the actual jigsaw, not just as box decoration.


Sylvanian Families - Chocolate Rabbit Family
Sylvanian Families - Chocolate Rabbit Family
Offered by Mytoyfactory
Price: £18.60

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Sylvanian set, 1 Feb. 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Bought for a family friend, this is an adorable little Sylvanian family. Matching the usual very high standard of build quality and attention to detail found in almost all of the Sylvanian Families, this will delight any child.
The clothing is removable (as normal) and note that the set does not come with any extra accessories - just the 4 bunnies with clothing (no shoes).


Crayola Creations - Creations Illumination Station
Crayola Creations - Creations Illumination Station

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy, 1 Feb. 2009
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Bought as a Christmas present for our 7 yr old, this was a much anticipated gift. We were a little worried it would not live up to her inflated expectations (after several months of wishing for it, she had pinned a lot of hopes on this). We did not need to worry. It has been used constantly since for all sorts of different craft projects. The lightbox aspect is very effective in aiding tracing of images and has a big enough light area to do quite large images without having to move it around. The projector element is also a lot of fun. The station comes with a little drawer built into the side to keep the projector discs tidy and the discs have many different little images to view - usual stuff: flowers, hearts, animals etc. My daughter has really enjoyed copying the projected images onto her artwork.

If I were to criticise it at all I would say that putting the discs into the projector is fiddly and could have been better designed for a child to insert them. Equally, it is a pain carefully lining up all the discs to put away for storage. It is also a very bulky bit of kit. If you are considering this be aware that you are going to need to store it somewhere - it is big! Fortunately, the overhead projector part folds down (to turn into a light box) which helps a little, but no getting around the fact it is larger than many craft kits/accessories.


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