Mike in NZ

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (205 of 219)
Location: New Zealand



Top Reviewer Ranking: 40,647 - Total Helpful Votes: 205 of 219
GARDENA Turbotrimmer AccuCut 450 Li by Gardena
3.0 out of 5 stars Pros and cons, 7 Nov 2013
This is a sturdy product which can swivel its head making it suitable for both general "strimming" and also for doing lawn edges. A wheeled guide helps, particularly with the latter. It uses a Lithium-ion battery which is a big plus over the older types. It has a powerful motor.

However, there is a big drawback with models that use cutting blades in that you may find that you get through several blades in a short time if you are edging near concrete or anything hard. Once the tip of the blade has gone it is useless meaning that around two thirds of the blade then is thrown away. The cheapest I have found blades so far is around GBP6 for 20 so it can add up and make using it… Read more
London Red Double Decker Bus Tin Plate Model by Nordstrom
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
These are really poor and how they could be described as for the "collector" I don't know. Loosely based on the Routemaster they look little like the real thing with a bonnet and front end that is all wrong. Even the destination transfers (decals) are all out of proportion. Possibly OK as a child's toy they are a very poor representation of a Routemaster. The colouring is also "odd" with a kind of pseudo antique paint finish that just makes it look like its dirty.

Any collector who likes tinplate models and wants a routemaster can look for one of the modern Mettoy range which are proper scale models though likely to cost more you can sometimes get them for a not dissimilar price.
Nativity Press-out Model (Usborne Press-out Models&hellip by Iain Ashman
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is a press-out model where the components of a Nativity scene are perforated parts of the pages and can be pressed out and glued together to form the model.

The main strength of this one is the high quality of the print with smooth surfaced paper and almost glossy print in vivid colours including metallic gold colours that could almost be mistaken for coloured tinfoil. It is this paper and print quality that makes this item what it is and distinguishes it from plainer alternatives.

Younger children may need some adult or older sibling help but personally I think that is no bad thing as it is more fun doing something like this together with another person… Read more