Thursday, 23 October 2014

Miioon Swoopercape


Halloween, Miioon Personalised Swoopercape, Children super hero costume

Abby went to her school's Halloween Spooky Disco last night and we were glad that she went as a Superhero Cat (Clay went as Batman!), which is different than the ghouls (this year some parents went all out with their children's makeup lol, we were frightened away by quite a few!), witches, pirates and princesses (Abby went as a peacock princess last year, so I have no problem with pretty dress up on Halloween. In fact, they eased my eyes a bit from the frightening makeups lol). Initially she was going as a normal cat, then her Miioon Swoopercape swooped in just in time to transform her into a superhero!

Halloween, Miioon Personalised Swoopercape, Children super hero costume

Halloween, Miioon Personalised Swoopercape, Children super hero costume

We have loved Abby's Ruckjack from Miioon so much (featured in last year's Christmas Gifts Guide) that we bought Clay one as well (you can spot them in most of the kids' outdoor pictures!). We are very happy with Miioon's quality, so when they offered us a Swoopercape to review, we accepted it, knowing that it would be great for the kids to roleplay with. I'm really glad that it has arrived before Halloween too!

Miioon's Swoopercape (one size) can be bought as a pre-designed version (£19.99 each), which comes in a specific pattern and colour for each alphabet, or you can customise it to your liking (£19.95 each). They come with matching mask and sonic wristbands, all can be strapped with Velcro, and both wristbands and Swoopercape are made with 100% Polyester shiny and really smooth fabric. The light weight fabric makes the Swoopercape fly in the wind just like a Superhero's cape should be.


Select product
Left: Select Emblem shape   Right: Select Emblem Colour
Left: Select Alphabet   Right: Save design
Customisation is very easy as it's designed to allow children to go through the designing steps themselves. Once saved, parents can go to the treasure chest and place the order for them.


2 years old Abby
We are very happy with the quality, and Abby-cat looked really good in it! There won't be anymore pillowcase-capes I guess, unless they start fighting over the Swoopercape!

Toy Story 12” Action Armour Buzz Lightyear


Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear Toy, Christmas Gifts Idea

It seems not long ago when the first Disney Toy Story came out, but it's already a classic and a lot of their products has become collector's item. Even so, Mattel doesn't stop improving them, making sure that the toys are up to the new generation's expectation of fun!

We were sent the latest version of Buzz Lightyear - Action Armour Buzz Lightyear, which looks just like the actual Buzz Lightyear from the show! I told Abby that he'll come to life just like he did on TV (#naughtymum).


Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear Toy, Christmas Gifts Idea

The new Disney Toy Story 12" Action Armour Buzz Lightyear (Suitable for 3 years+, RRP £49.99) comes with 3 AAA batteries, has 5 buttons and a lever. Each button features a different combination of light and sound in the 3 different modes - Space Ranger, Flight and Battle. There are over 30+ sounds and phrases. The lever folds the wings down, and the round button on his chest releases it. Press it again and it will release the Mega Blasters (see images below).

Buzz Lightyear's legs and waist are poseable, and the arms fully poseable. His shield can be raised, which activates a different set of phrases in different modes. There is an On/ Off button at the back, on the right under the flight pack, and a button on the left of the flight pack (next to his left armpit) that releases the flight pack when pressed, in which the battery pack is hidden.


Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear Toy, Christmas Gifts Idea

Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear Toy, Christmas Gifts Idea

Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear Toy, Christmas Gifts Idea

Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear Toy, Christmas Gifts Idea

Clay has been wow-ing a lot when I was taking pictures. As a blogger kid he has learned to wait until pictures are taken before he gets to play hehe. He has seen Toy Story before, making it much more special, especially when Buzz Lightyear looks identical to the one on TV!

He did struggle a little bit to keep Buzz Lightyear in place when he tried to press a button. The legs are fairly flexible so holding the body under the arm is the best way to hold onto Buzz Lightyear, making button pressing much easier. Clay loves him in his Flight mode most, as he can pretend flying Buzz everywhere! This is definitely more fun than an aeroplane!

Although Disney Toy Story isn't a new show, it's still one of the most popular, classic Disney show, and there is a huge fan base out there including the current little ones. I'm sure the new Action Armour Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Figure will make a lot of children happy this Christmas!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

MEGA Box of OMG #7


children subscription box, free subscription box, MEGA Box of OMG 7

When this box arrived, Abby quickly took it off me while I was wondering where it came from. I'm seriously getting forgetful! Apparently Box of OMG and Box of Awesome did a 100 boxes giveaway and we were one of the lucky ones who've won a MEGA Box of OMG #7!


children subscription box, free subscription box, MEGA Box of OMG 7

children subscription box, free subscription box, MEGA Box of OMG 7

When Abby, Clay and me opened the box together, we all went WOW! We've reviewed MEGA Box of OMG and MEGA Box of Awesome before (December 2013 and April 2014), but this Mega box of OMG was like a super MEGA box!

It came with:

Skulduggery Pleasant book by Derek Landy
a Moshi Monster plush
My Little Pony Pop Pinky Pie Starter Kit
Hama beads
2 packs of Disney Wikkeez
2 packs of One Direction collectible stickers
2 packs of Disney Princess Palace Pets collectible stickers
Haribo Sweets
Petra's Planet Sweets
Do not Disturb door sign (I don't know where Abby put it!)
Box of OMG Sticker


Seriously, there are subscription boxes out there where you'd have to pay £10 plus shipping and you'll get about the same amount of products, but this box is actually free even if I didn't win (or £4.99 if you have opted for a guaranteed Mega box of OMG)!

After receiving this box, I wanted to subscribe to box of OMG to guarantee Abby a Mega box of OMG every 2 months, but they've stopped accepting new subscriptions until further notice, which is a real shame. Judging from the recent products included in their free boxes, and a "hexclusive Ever After High box of OMG", you can tell that Box of OMG and Box of Awesome are getting popular amongst companies who'd like a quick and more cost efficient way to market their products, so I expect to see a lot more of these great goodies included in their future boxes.

If you haven't signed up for a completely free Box of OMG and/ or Box of Awesome (boxes are allocated randomly every 2 months to people who has signed up), I definitely recommend you to do so. To understand a bit more about how these free boxes work, read my December 2013 Mega Box of OMG and Mega Box of Awesome review.

I'm hoping that we can secure the Mega Box of OMG and Awesome around December time as they will make great extra Christmas presents for the kids!

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