Thursday, 21 March 2019

Zuru 5 Surprise Balls, Cotton Candy Lollipop Surprise and Tangle Toy Review And Competition

As I have written, Matilda Turned 9 last weekend and I was sent some brilliant little surprise toys from Zuru for her to enjoy. The Zuru 5 Surprise Balls are gender-specific, so you know what toys you will be getting for your child. Although some kids are happy to receive either of the gifts. The blue one contains boys toys and the pink one contains girls toys.


The 5 Surprise Balls are priced at a brilliant cost of only £5 each from all good toy shops and they are absolutely worth the money. The balls are covered in a plastic wrapping and then the ball opens up to 5 different segments, you peel each section open and it reveals a toy. The selection of toys is huge and there are loads of different ones to collect.





The blue surprise ball came with a slime segment, a felt tip pen, a green creature toy, a ninja (with a sucker on it to stick to a surface) and a toy car.


The pink surprise ball came with a felt tip pen, a doll with a removable dress, a bigger doll that looks like some cupcake hair, an octopus ring and a kitten.

I actually was impressed with these surprise balls, because when Tilly was younger she used to love just collecting random things like this. It was really random and I would have to buy a surprise chocolate egg to get a small toy like this, the chocolate would be discarded and she would play with the toy that would break after a few minutes. I think the idea of the surprise is ingenious and the toys are totally random and nothing goes together - but it's what the kids love! We did prefer the pink ball because the dolls were so cute. I love that they are pocket money toys and that they are perfect for friends birthday gifts. The anticipation of getting a surprise is exciting for the kids and Matilda loved matching her surprises up with the list that came with the 5 surprise balls. The ball is reusable and you can pop the toys back into the little segments to keep them safe, then it all connects together at the top, but we couldn't keep our surprise balls to stay together and closed.


We were also sent an Oosh Medium Cotton Candy, This is a huge lollipop shape plastic container that contains a collectable squishy cutie and some squishy foam that Matilda informs me is called 'cloud slime'. The foam is mouldable and you can mould it into something to play alongside the squishy cutie or you can mould it into something totally random. The play foam smells of grape which is appealing to the kids and it is a brilliant sensory toy for kids, especially those children that struggle with ADHD and autism. Matilda struggles with anxiety and having something like this to fiddle with is brilliant to keep her calmed down.


This was a real hit with Matilda and the squishy foam stretched a long way before it started to fall apart, it was really flexible and even if I do say so myself, it was fun to fiddle with. The lollipop container is also a storage container that keeps the squishy toy and squishy foam safe and fresh. As a parent, I prefer this type of 'slime' because it doesn't get in the carpets or beds (Matilda plays with hers on the bed, despite me telling her not to). There are a few different lollipops to collect and they contain different smelling foam and squishy's.







The last gift we were sent was a Zuru Tangle, This is a brilliant fidget toy for both adults and kids. You can twist it, turn it and move it through your fingers or take it apart and put it back together again. They come in different designs and colours. Matilda tells me that these are hugely popular with the kids in her class, especially the ones that have educational needs. They are so much better than other fidget toys like the fidget spinners because they are silent and don't disturb other children in the class. The Zuru Tangle works so well as a fidget toy because it has no start or end and it moves through the person's fingers without being disturbed or having to stop because they have run out of the toy to fidget with. Although this toy isn't suitable for smaller kids, it is a good toy for them to use to develop their fine motor skills when they take them apart and pop it together again. The Zuru Tangle is available from Amazon for £7.99





All of the above toys are available at all good toy retailers but are not suitable for children under three because of the small parts.

You can win all of these products in our competition with Zuru, just enter by rafflecopter below.

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81 comments:

  1. My kids (8 and 4) love any little toys like this

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  2. Though my favourite toy was always anything Harry Potter related, or Lego, I actually am currently in love with things like in this giveaway as I use them as fidget/ sensory things In my pockets! Perfect for those suffering mental illness! Fingers crossed x

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  3. I loved my My Little Ponies and Show Stable!

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  4. I loved my Fashion Plates (not the better known Fashion Wheel) toy. You could select different clothes and textures to design outfits.

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  5. My favourite toy as a child was a doll house that my grandfather made for me.

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  6. Playing with Barbie dolls and dolls house

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  7. I loved playing with my polly pocket sets!

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  8. Mine was a farm set, I used to take it in the garden in the summer

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  9. Hmm depends on what age I was - I was quite creative so loved my knitting nancy, and also liked making paper doll clothes and painting and colouring books, but also loved board games, my favourite was Pay Day

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  10. My favourite was my Playmobil Victorian house i got when i was 4 - i still have it and most the parts and my kids play with it. This fills my heart <3

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  11. I had a doll called baby all gone with a pot of cherries and a magic spoon and I loved that doll to death!

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  12. My favourite toy as a child was my Barbie dolls and her house. I often feel jealous of the fantasic range of toys available to our children compared to what was available when I was young!

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  13. I loved Polly pockets when I was a child, I used to collect them and loved carrying them in my pocket.

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  14. It has to be my Polly Pocket sets, I adored them x

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  15. my favourite toy was my action man with moving eyes

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  16. My favourite toys when I was growing up was My Little Pony I had a beautiful castle and spent hours playing with them

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  17. My favourite toy was a beaten up old hand-me-down metal tipper truck that I played with in the sandpit.

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  18. My favourite toy was my SPeak and spell!

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  19. I love my little pony toys it’s funny as my daughter now loves the same toys

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  20. Wow another great competition with fab prizes. keep them coming :)

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  21. These look and sound like a fabulous selection of toys :-)

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  22. mine was not really a toy, l loved (and still do) books, you could always find me reading

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  23. I wasn't really a toy child. I had a my little pony and had lego and barbies but preferred my books!

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  24. my fave was my barbies and cindy dolls i Also love polly pockets xx

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  25. Has to be lego , me and my sister played with it for hours

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  26. Chloe Billington26 March 2019 at 19:43

    I love Lego, always have and still do now haha 😂 I cant wait for my little one to love Lego so I can play with it again 😂 my niece and nephew would love these little toys 🧸

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  27. Mine was My Little Pony, I had a huge collection

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  28. My favourite toy was a hula hoop

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  29. My favourite was always lego, and i'm so happy my little girl has duplo now so i have an excuse to play :)

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  30. Mine was my Etch-A-Sketch, I thought it was the height of technology at the time!

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  31. I loved my Sindy's (didn't have a Barbie for ages) and I remember my cousins (a bit older than me) used to have a huge cupboard just full of Sindys' and I used to play with them when we visited. One year, just before Christmas, we went to visit, take presents etc, and I went to the cupboard, to be told "they had gone away for Christmas". Didn't twig until Christmas Day when there was a huge black bin liner under the tree with my name on it and they were in it.

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  32. my fave toy was a punch and judy puppet set!

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  33. I was a massive dinosaur fan as a kid and it was all I ever asked for, figures, plushies, books about them. My son also loves them, but not in the same league as I did lol

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  34. I loved my barbies - i had a huge collection of clothes for them

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  35. I loved my toy cars, funny as I never did learn to drive!

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  36. Michelle Ferguson27 March 2019 at 21:33

    I loved my playmobil as a kid, love seeing my nephews playing with it now

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  37. My favourite toys were always my dolls, they often ended up bandaged while being my patients lol

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  38. My favourite toy as a child was my Barbies

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  39. LEGO without a doubt, i had so much!

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  40. I was a big fan of Lego, still love building it with my two boys now

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  41. I used to love all of my barbie dolls x

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  42. My favourite toy was my barbies and Barbie house, I loved messing with their hair.

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  43. I loved my etch a sketch as a child and my tamogotchi

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  44. It was all about my Sindy dolls in our house

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  45. my favourite toys were my barbies when i was younger

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  46. i used to love polly pockets i wouldnt go anywhere without one when i was little

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  47. My favourite toy was some roller skates - I feel like I spent a large part of my childhood on wheels! I was always getting in trouble for coming into the kitchen in skates to grab a quick drink and marking the kitchen floor.

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  48. I have always loved lego and especially making houses!

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  49. I used to love playing with dinosaurs and Lego ...still do!!

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  50. I would spend hours playing with my lego as a child...just as much now playing with my sons' lego too!

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  51. My favourite toy was anything Playmobil, and my daughter loves it too

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  52. I had a beautiful looby lou doll with brown hair, blue dress and stripey legs and I adored her

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  53. Claire Bannerman13 April 2019 at 19:40

    My niece would love these. I think they are great

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  54. I had lots of My Little Ponies and a castle for them.

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  55. Mine was my Sunday house, it was bigger than me

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  56. My favourite toy as a child had to be my baby born doll

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  57. Was a doll called TINGLING TRUDEE - - She had a little RED phone too - still have her too

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  58. Ah, it's so hard to choose just one! I loved my Polly Pockets and My Little Ponies! Can't forget about Lego either!

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  59. I loved lego. I also liked board games and jigsaw puzzles

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  60. My favourite toy as a child was the He-Man slime pit, which let you gunge the toy figures :) Thanks for running this comp

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  61. I loved the doctors play set as a child!

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  62. My favourite toy as a child was literally anything my older brother had! He had cool action men and cars, planes, helicopters etc. I had dolls which I have always hated.

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  63. My favourite toy was literally anything that may older brother had. He had cool stuff like action man, cars, star wars figures and spacecraft. I had dolls. Which I hated.

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  64. I had a squeaky monkey, similar to Gordon the Gopher! It's arms went round my neck and then my hand went in the body to make it move and the mouth squeak. I loved it!

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  65. My compendium of games set, I used to play with my nan

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  66. A game called Totopoly. I loved running my own horse races as an 7-year old bookie. Thanks for the competition

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  67. Scoobys.. I loved sitting and making keyring and bracelets with them

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  68. Transformers were my favourite toy in my youth .

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  69. I had a little red pedal car, in the end I was just to big to get in it, it was a sad day when I had to give it away

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  70. I was always into arty stuff as a child so i loved the spirograpgh.

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  71. I loved dolls when i was little, baby dolls and barbie dolls

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  72. My favourite toys as a child were the My Little Pony range.

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  73. My favourite was Lego, Barbie came in as close second, but with 2 brothers I never had anyone to play Barbie with.

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  74. My favourite toy was a turquoise ball of fluff I called Fluffy - it had 2 eyes and took a C battery- if you shouted at it or threw it it’s eyes would flash and it would beep

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  75. Mine was a talking doll who had actual hair and eyelashes, she smelled of vanilla. Wish I still had her x

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  76. I used to love the Rubiks Cube and Lego bricks. Thanks for the competition.

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  77. when I was little I loved Polly Pockets and Care Bears x

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  78. My Jack loves anything that comes in egg form

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  79. My favourite toy were cobra action figures

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  80. It was probably my paper dressing up dolls.

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