This time I’m going to cover a brand of young children’s toys Called WOW!
Personally I love these toys myself but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here shall we?
WOW! toys are a brand that specializes in small children’s toys of all sorts of settings.
The toys come in areas such as Ambulances, restaurants, sports and leisure jobs.
Each toy comes with its own little “figure” that can be used to interact with the other
items in the set.
I’m going to be covering everything I think the parents should know about these toys
and highlighting their pro’s for the child.
Presentation - Every toy is in a cardboard box with a clear plastic window that allows you to see inside the toy and all its extra parts. Great as you know exactly what you’re going to get!
Doesn’t it drive you mad when you buy a toy and get a mammoth sizes box only to find close to a kilo of polystyrene packing and you end up with a 6″ toy? Well that’s why these are so good as you can tell the exact size and make up of what you get.
Contents - E.G. Rosie’s Royal Ride – In this set you get a horse, a carriage and 2 adorable figures (a prince and a princess). The horse clips neatly into the carriage with 2 sturdy protruding “spikes” (they’re actually very small and totally not sharp!) The carriage itself is a decent size and has a little sticker showing some rather spiffing tea and scones, a WOW! sticker on the back and some lovely printed roses on the side. The best part about it has to be the wheels that make a very clever little “Clickety-click” sound that, if you push the toy at the right speed, sounds uncannily similar to the gallop of a horse! Ingenious! The figures are all the exact same size (near enough due to hair, hats and other things) and all stay in the same position. Arms out and a smile on their face. This makes it very easy to “chop and change” the little people in your child’s play time. If they fancy making a farmer
the prince charming in the Royal Ride carriage then that’s OK because they all sit nicely in the seats made for the vehicles.
Each toy comes with a little “flyer” that shows other toys available in the collection
and a also a colouring page for your child to occupy themselves with whilst you unpack the toy.
But that’s no it, oh no no no! The icing on the cake is that every toy comes with a cardboard scene that can be stood up on it’s own to provide a backdrop for your little one to add some imagery to their imagination!
Packing - I’m really sorry WOW! but this is your downfall here… These toys are harder to get to than Fort Knox!
Each toy is sat on a cardboard box (perfectly presented) and secured with a metal wire that has a plastic covering over it to avoid being too dangerous. The Figures are tied up to the vehicle, the vehicle is tied up to the box and everything is well held by these wires.
The best way to get to the toy itself is to cut them with some scissors (well that’s the fastest way to do it) but they can be easily untied if you have the patience.
I feel nothing is wasted in how the toys are packed which is a pro point for the environment!
Just be careful when removing the toy as you can, as mentioned previously, use the cardboard back to make the scenery for a play time adventure.
Pro’s for the Child - These toys come in such a wide variety that Boys and Girls can play with them with unbiased prejudice. There are respectable occupations such as Doctors, Police, and Chef’s with also some more fun based toys such as a Water sports set, a cupcake shop and a farmer set!
No matter what your child wants to play, there will always be that option available to buy and create their own adventures about a Chef who needs to go to the farm for ingredients and has to cross a great ocean to get there… Maybe I’m a little too involved with these toys!
Anyway The toys are recommended from around 18-36 months meaning that the pieces aren’t that small to be a major hazard and they’re not going to get lost in small spaces that the little mischief makers always manage to find around your home!
The toys don’t require batteries and have surprising amounts of detail and thought gone into creating them.
These are 100% on the Christmas list IF Santa says they’ve been good little angels…