Archive | August, 2011

Leapster Explorer from Leap Frog

31 Aug

Sitting on the office desk today is a Leapster Explorer, calling to me “play me, play me” but I can’t I’m too busy with the awards, so it will just have to wait.

The future of gaming is captured in this one-of-a-kind handheld that brings mobile learning and educaitonal gaming to children. Aimed at kids between four and nine, Leapster Explorer allows for a truly personalised learning experience with over 35 licensed titles to choose from and an innovative video camera accessory!

Available from  – Amazon, Argos and Toys R Us at around £59.99

Call the police it’s LEGO Duplo!

29 Aug

We’ve opened a cool box in the office today…LEGO Duplo, we do love it here and wonder if it will win an award?

While we wait for the testers to let us know their thoughts, here’s a sneak preview of what’s been entered this year for Duplo…

The new Police Station is the hero piece of the new Police range, with many elements to stimulate hours of play. The set has great authentic detailing like the cell for the robber and the office with computer for the officers to file their reports. The set combines building and construction with pretend play to stimulate young imaginations.

No need to ask a policeman for help finding out more information just look at

The Police Station can be bought from Amazon, or Argos for around £49.99

Smart Trike Recliner Stroller ideal for a trot about town

27 Aug

The Smart Trike Recliner Stroller is the only trike in the world to support from six months to two years!  The Smart Trike grows from a push-along recliner to an indepedent trike.  It is also the first tricycle in the world to be fully stroller certified!


It’s innovative and durable – thei trike is built to last!  Available in smart black or a rather racy red.

The Smart Trike Recliner Stroller is around £149.00 and available from Toys R Us, Argos and Amazon.

Get some more information on

Memory – we all need one of these!

25 Aug

When I was a girl, my dad would get out the playing cards, sit on the floor with me and we would spend hours playing ‘picking pairs’  I loved it, he loved it as he had a really great memory and could win, getting me to try harder and harder to beat him each time.

Now, this floor game has a new 2011 twist, as GoGo Toys, the specialist eductional supplier has brought out a 21st century version!

The aptly named Memory game is a delight in natural wood.  Approximately 30cm square, the game has 16 peep holes and 16 ‘green lids’ with easy grib handles.  The four playing cards (double sided making 8x the fun) are inserted into the side of the base so the pictures can peep through…

Their are eight different themes that Memory can be tested on, including vehicles, mini beasts, food, and many more!

RRP £30.00

For more information call 01604 774949

A Flurry of Entries

24 Aug

We’ve had a bulging post bag this week, with another flurry of new entries to the Rainbow Toy Awards.

It’s all very exciting as we begin to send them out to testers and hope to see shining reviews and top marks on the tester forms.

Don’t forget, the awards are announced on September 30th 2011 at our online Rainbow Toy Awards ceremony right here!

Deadline approaches – Two Weeks Left!!

21 Aug

It’s nearly that time…. we’re into August when the deadline for entries closes and we begin the (not small task!) of adding up all the scores.  Loads of products have entered so far this year but there is still a little time to get your entry in.  The Awards are in their third year and this looks to be the best yet!rainbowawards

Any toy that’s been released this year and is available for sale in 2011 is acceptable for entry.  You’ll see a few categories on the entry form – educational, outdoor, vehicles, games & puzzles…. take a look and see if your product fits!

Our army of testers are waiting, plus they’ll also blog a review of your product too – offering a little extra publicity.

A great scooter review!

14 Aug

Honest Mummy Reviews takes a look at the Ozbozz entry for us.

JJ opens the package...


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