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Kids Globe Traffic Traffic Light
Kids Globe Traffic Traffic Light
Offered by Balloon Shop
Price: £6.20

1.0 out of 5 stars Cast aside in ten minutes...., 24 July 2017
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I was so excited about this - my three year old son is car crazy and likes nothing more than building snaking trails of traffic around the house, bumper to bumper, nose to tail... so I thought what better than some traffic lights to control? And there is the problem. No control! I deliberated for an age as to whether it was best to get something that cycled through red, amber, green automatically or to get these, which allow the user to push a button and choose when to allow a green signal. I chose these - that way the lights could remain red for as long as it took him to create 20 foot of traffic chaos before being so kind as to give the first two cars in the line the joy of a green signal. Initially he was blown away. He set the lights to red and.... after about ten seconds they turn off. Press the button again, and they're amber, again for green and again back to red. Back to the traffic building - for ten seconds and they're off again. He looked at me and said "make it stay red". I told him I couldn't. And there ended his interest in the product. Such a shame as I would have thought the lights staying on was most of the appeal? Product looks good, well packaged etc but ultimately scored a bit fat zero from the person it was intended for, so just the one star...


Stories for the car - traditional tales for pre-school children
Stories for the car - traditional tales for pre-school children
Offered by Tunes 4 Toddler Tantrums
Price: £5.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking spark..., 14 April 2017
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Traditional enough takes on some old classics but inexplicably read at 90 mph in a fairly soulless tone - a voice more suited to glib aeroplane safety announcements while staff tiredly point at emergency exits...the same voice breaks into song in each story too. My just turned three year old son asked me why. I couldn't answer.


Arshiner Multi-color Small Hit Ball Box Toys,Wooden Pound Toy For Kids,Wooden Hammering Toy
Arshiner Multi-color Small Hit Ball Box Toys,Wooden Pound Toy For Kids,Wooden Hammering Toy

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk!, 26 Mar. 2016
Wow. When I was a boy, this would have been 99p, made in Taiwan and what my father would have called (regardless of where it was actually made) "cheap Chinese cr@p". Nothing has changed with the exception of the fact that it is now genuinely made in China and inexplicably £8.99. Not even worth burning, such is the size and thinness of materials. Additionally, the gob stopper size balls have 'trip to casualty with a blue baby' written all over them. Which is a nice bonus. Save your money unless of course you want to buy some potentially harmful rubbish in which case you should save your money anyway and just buy some actual gob stoppers from Poundland. You'll get the same trip to casualty at a fraction of the price with the addition of some synthetic strawberry flavour. You could even use the money you save to get a taxi. Or to pay the scandalously expensive parking fees at your local hospital - assuming it's not been shut down.


The Crooked Man
The Crooked Man
by Philip Davison
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad story..., 1 April 2010
This review is from: The Crooked Man (Paperback)
Although somewhat implausible, and little bit too dependant on your belief that there are people out there who can 'make anything happen to anybody, anywhere', this was still quite an entertaining read, and certainly better than the one star review which has prompted me to write this. Stylistically it's appropriate to it's theme in as much as the reader never knows too much of what's going on, and is often thrown into a chapter with no idea how the plot arrived there. Providing you can suspend belief and comprehend shootings that nobody sees or hears, and crematoriums that can be accessed and used in the small hours of the night without anybody realising, it's not a bad quick read at all. That said, if you're into conspiracy/crime novels, this will disappoint as it is neither particularly clever, shocking or complex - akin to giving an ardent James Bond fan a copy of Hetty Wainthrope Investigates...sort of on the right lines but you'd have got it very wrong!


Slow Dance
Slow Dance
Price: £9.42

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treat Yourself..., 31 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Slow Dance (Audio CD)
A compelling record from start to finish, Slow Dance ought to have at least propelled JJ onto every Hackneyites cool list, if not beyond. It's a record which doesn't draw obvious comparisons to anyone else out there, while at the same time its lo fi indie, whimsical disco pop sound has a definite familiarity to it. There is a brooding melancholly behind so many of the songs - 'Canter Canter' and 'Gallop' both sound like fifties pop songs tweaked by Gary Numan, while the guitar work on 'Lonely Town' and 'Breaking The Ice' is as cool and catchy as anything laid down by the likes of Beck in recent years. The vocals have an emotive, lovelorn quality, and although lyrically slightly twee, as a package it works wonderfully, with a sound stranded somewhere in the hinterland between the rock n roll love song and new wave synth heaven. It's a good recipe - fairly straight forward with the ingredients clearly labelled - and like all good recipes, when it's all mixed together the end product is a joy to behold.


Infrared Riding Hood
Infrared Riding Hood
Price: £68.44

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually it's very good!, 8 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Infrared Riding Hood (Audio CD)
Tad were/are the heaviest of the Seattle bands, yet on many occasions were able to display a melody and harmony of noise which bellied the singer's vast form and uncompromising snarl. This, their final and much maligned second major label stab is unfairly confined to the bottom shelf. Red Eye Angel is every bit as a good as better known poppy Tad tracks such as Gouge (Inhaler) and Flame Tavern (8-Way Santa), while the likes of Bullhorn and Bludge easily compare with Tad at their heaviest. The real stand out track on here is Dementia, which in a parallel universe appears on an early Foo Fighters record, where it is given the praise it deserves. It's not a perfect record (there aren't any perfect Tad records, that's why they're not uttered in the same breath as the likes of Nirvana-Jam-Chains) but what it is up with at least anything else the band recorded. Uncompromising yes, heavy certainly, worth buying? Beyond doubt. Here's to a reunion tour, coming to a bar near you, circa 2017...
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Zoo [DVD]
Zoo [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Paulsen
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £4.99

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Yawn-o-Rama, 2 Sept. 2009
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This review is from: Zoo [DVD] (DVD)
Really beautifully filmed but God, hard to follow. It's all filmed as if you already know what's going on - I bought this following a great review and the Amazon blurb, but truth be known it's like reading the clippings, not the whole page, of an interesting news article. From what I can gather (I was nodding off) there's some sort of horse sex community ring going around Seattle and one chappy dies in the act (makes sense when you think about size scales - yup, this guy wasn't giving if you follow...). His death opens up the whole shebang to the public and...something...probably...yawn...comes of it...in the words of Morrissey - "If I were you I wouldn't bother."


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