Getting bowled over at Num Noms Series 4 Launch Party

Just over a week ago the boys were invited along to celebrate the launch of series 4 Num Noms at All Stars Lanes in Shoreditch.

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Although Num Noms are predominantly branded towards girls, my son loves to play with them. He sees beyond the female orientated branding and really enjoys playing with the Little collectible characters. He doesn’t see it as being just for girls. So, when we received the party invite, I had a very happy little boy who could not wait to meet the new Num Noms in series 4.

Nums are little squishy characters that smell like their namesake and Noms are lip balms and stamps.

Series 4 bring a new menu of cute characters and delicious smells. Not only are there a new mix of sweet scented adorable characters but there are also scented nail polish and flavoured, glitter lip gloss

We arrived at All Star Lanes and was given a time slot for our game of bowling. We was taken up stairs to a sectioned off area where there was lots of different activities for everyone to try.

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As soon as we entered the room, the boys quickly noticed the sweet cart, the aroma was already wafting through the door (just like the sweet smell of Num Noms).

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The room was kitted out with helium balloons and Num Noms channel being played on the big screen. As we walked around we found that there was a little play area full of num noms, a nail art area where you could make up your own nail varnish, a craft area, face painting and biscuit decorating. Once the boys had filled up a bag of a mixture of yummy sweets they sat down at the craft area where they got to designing their own little character by colouring in the sheets and adding stickers.

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We had about an hour until it was their time to bowl so they sat down on the cushioned mat and played with the Num Noms on the floor. They had fun piling them up on top of each other and seeing how many of them they got to until the tower of Nums fell to the floor

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They even placed them all in a line. Series 4 Nums are totally yummy! They are all inspired from baked goods: Cookies, Creme filled, fancy cakes and milk shakes

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There was a few tables set up for nail varnish making. Series 4 bring the new Nail Polish Maker, which includes everything you need to make your own scented polish. Along with the Cafe playset, there are polish base, colours and glitter. My boys didn’t show much interest in playing with this set but they did pinch a ready-made polish nom and gave me my very own little manicure20170917_120534

The varnish goes on very well but it does come off just as easy too.

The biscuit decorating table was very popular, so as soon as there was a space the boys made themselves comfortable at the table and waited patiently to be shown by the expert on how to decorate their Num shaped biscuit.

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Following the instruction and taking on what he had been taught by the biscuiteer, the youngest produced a very impressive iced biscuit. He was firstly shown how to pipe the icing into lines and dots, learning how to control the piping bag. Once he was confident in trying himself, he chose the colours that he wanted and got started.

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The biscuit was then put to one side to set and ready to collect later on.

After all the playing, it was time for the food. I must say, that it was very tasty. We was served up a selection of mini burgers, rice balls, mini hot-dogs, fresh fruit and chocolate brownies

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The boys were actually a little shocked when they bit into what they thought was a chicken burger, to find that it was in fact grilled cheese! The food really did play a little game with the taste buds. My favourite had to be the little rice balls, they were so creamy and flavoursome.

It was soon the boys turn to hit the alley and knock down the pins, in a game of bowling. They really enjoyed getting a little competitive against each other. Each attempting to get a strike every time they rolled the ball down the alley.

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We finished the day off with some face painting/tattoos.

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How good are they? We did notice that some of the other attendees had gone for some glitter tattoos, my boys chose little Nums with a little glitter added on for that extra sparkle.

After 2 and a half hours of fun-filled activities and filling their faces with some delicious food it was time to leave.

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Thank you Num Noms for a lovely day, we really enjoyed ourselves.

Look out for the new Num Noms series 4 in the shops.

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Num Noms event at All Star Lanes, Shoreditch, London.
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We was invited along to the event for the purpose of this post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Num Noms Series 4 Has Arrived!

One of the most anticipated new-series launches has arrived in the UK… Num Noms Series 4 !
The wacky collectibles are set to bring new themes and flavours in the shape of cookies, cakes, candies and pies – delicious!
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What are Num Noms?
Num Noms are cute little collectible squishy characters that are themed around yummy food, not only do they look the food but they also smell like them too. The Nums are the soft and squishy outer shell and the Noms are hard inner shell that come as Lip gloss, erasers or stamps. Stack them together to create wild and wacky combinations. And if you are brave you can then recreate the combo in the kitchen for real and dish up a surprising fun piece of food.
My son loves to collect them and has quite a little collection going on now. He prefers to have the stamp or eraser noms over the lip gloss noms but that is just because he says that they are bit girly for him ( but between you and me, he still plays with them) He plays his own little game with them and makes up stories with them. He creates a Num Nom village where he scatters the little characters about and they all have their own jobs, like Num Nom news reporters who tells the Num Nom news.
He was very excited to receive the latest series in the collectible craze.
Not only are there new flavoured Num Noms but there is also the official Num Nom magazine that is packed with fun things to do, posters, stories and games.

The Desert tray is the ultimate Num Noms collection all in one box! Mix n match Nums & Noms to create delicious flavour and scent combos! It’s a surprise which mystery Num is hidden behind the question mark.

Lunch Box Includes:

10 scented Nums; including the mystery one

2 flavoured Glittered Lip Gloss Noms

Collectors Menu

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The Desert Tray smells delicious, just like a cake shop. My favourites have got to be the Mocha Frappe and Mint Shake as they actually smell like their namesake. There are all sorts of new characters from B-day Surprise, Autumn Spice to Candy

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Have I mentioned how yummy they smell? They really do smell sweet.

Sometimes it’s hard to get the real aroma from individual Nums when they have come from a big box as I think that they pick up the scent of the other Nums.

The Cookies and Milk Num Noms Series 4.1 starter pack is the perfect little set to get started with collecting these adorable, squishy character.

What’s in the box?

3 character themed Num Noms

1 scented glitter lip gloss Nom

Tongs and Cookie Jar

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Included in this pack is Rainbow Crumb, Sprinkle Berry, Nilla Whip Nums and Razz Cookie lip gloss Nom

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I can just imagine a rainbow cookie with a berry topping and a squirt of vanilla cream.

There are 120 Num Noms in series 4 to collect to create sweet flavoured recipes with

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Place them in the cookie pot and stack them up

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The glitter lip gloss is only small but it goes a long way. It glides on the lips smoothly and leaves the lips feeling a little sticky but makes them shine.

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The new Num Nom magazine is packed with lots to do for the children

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It comes with a few little freebies too; a toy camera, a rubber key ring, party invites and a magnetic picture frame.

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Nums in series 4 are:

Cookies – wafer, chip, fortune

Creamery – cafe drinks, smoothie, milkshakes, fro-yo

Fancy Cakes- Teacakes, Bundt

Creme Filled- Macarons, Sandwich

Baked Goods – Pies, Donuts

Pasta Nums

In each group there is a special edition Num to collect

We have packed the magazine as well as some Num Noms to take away with us on our holidays as I am sure they will keep the children entertained on the journey.

As the Nums are squishy and light they are great for taking away with you. They fit into little pockets and take up no space in a case.

Series 4 is available now to buy in shops.

We was sent a selection of Series 4 for the purpose of this review. Picture and words are my own.

 

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Num Noms Series 3 Lunch Box Review

Num noms are cute, scented little collectible squishy figures that when mixed together create a flavour fusion. Stack them up to create your very own wacky flavour combination.

I have never come across such a toy that smells so divine, they make me hungry just looking at them let alone the delicious aroma that comes from the cute little characters.

As soon as you open up the packaging the first thing that gets you is the smell, oh my they smell delicious. It’s like walking into a sweet shop or ice cream parlour, they smell so sweet and yummy.

We was sent a Series 3 Lunchbox to review

20170509_165959There are 85+ Num Noms to collect in series 3. The Nums are cute little squishy characters and the Noms are either scented stamps or eraser. Stack the Nums on top of the Noms and create over 1500 sweet combinations.

What’s in the box?

  • 9 scented nums: 3 Donuts, 3 Candy, 3 Fruit & veggies
  • 1 mystery Num
  • 2 Scented eraser and stamp
  • Collectors menu
  • The box can be reused as a storage case

Watch our unboxing video to see what treats we got in our lunch box

apologies for the last bit of the filming the camera gave up on me

My boy can play for ages with these Num Noms, he especially likes to stack them up really high until they fall down.20170509_205451

He also likes the thrill of opening them up and seeing what he has got to tick them off on the collectors menu

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Everything about this toy is really cute, even the handle on the lunch box is quirky in the shape of a spoon

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There are two different style lunch boxes to collect one has the donuts Nums in and the other has marshmallows. The box is priced at £16.99 in Smyths Toy store

Keep an eye out for our next post on Num Noms foodie crazy creation. What will we be cooking up in the kitchen using NumNoms as an inspiration.

We was supplied with a Num Noms lunchbox for the purpose of this review

 

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Moshling Series 9 Countdown No.6 Tessa

 

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INTRODUCING TESSA

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Name and Species: Tessa the Shooting Star

Personality: Radiant, enchanting, dreamy.

Mini Bio: Some say they tumbled fell from space, others believe they just pinged into existence. One thing’s certain, Shooting Stars are very special because they can whoosh around faster than the speed of light, often arriving before they left! It’s just a shame they can only communicate by twinkling and making swishy harp noises.

Habitat: Tamara Tesla says Shooting Stars are formed in slack holes beyond the Way-Outta-Sphere but most of them live in and around the Twinkly Dink Mines.

Likes: Moon dust and goopernovas.

Dislikes: Space junk and being mistaken for Twistmas decorations.

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What the boys think: Jak wishes that he was a shooting star just like Tessa, so that he could win races without even any effort lol Joseph thinks she is sweet and would definitely not place her on top of the christmas tree, but instead he would have her as his night light.

Rank: 164

Rarity: Uncommon

Countdown so far:

Series 9 is looking like a very interesting series full of funny and funky characters! Stay tuned every day until 14th February when all of the moshlings series 9 characters will be revealed, with a special little surprise at the end.

We have been provided with the series 9 characters for the purpose of this countdown

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Moshling Series 9 Countdown No.7 Chirpy

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INTRODUCING CHIRPY

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Name and Species: Chirpy the Chipper Chaffinch

Personality: Optimistic, jaunty, cute.

Mini Bio: Knock knock! Who’s there? No, it’s not a Perky Pecker, it’s a Chipper Chaffinch. But that’s an easy mistake because these impossibly cute Moshlings are always pecking away at trees, tip-tapping messages to each other in Mosh Code. ‘Peckity… Peck… Thud.’ (Which, roughly translated, means ‘I love you too.’ Awww!)

Habitat: In brightly painted bird boxes, high up in the trees of Wobbly Woods.

Rank: 163

Rarity: Rare

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What the boys think: Peckity….Peck….Thud These moshlings are just too cute, they have the most gorgeous big blue eyes, that could melt any ones heart. The boys would like a chirpy for a pet.

 

Countdown so far:

Series 9 is looking like a very interesting series full of funny and funky characters! Stay tuned every day until 14th February when all of the moshlings series 9 characters will be revealed, with a special little surprise at the end.

We have been provided with the series 9 characters for the purpose of this countdown

Likes: Flying south and knocking on wood.

Dislikes: Jet engines and eleven secret herbs and spices.

 

 

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Moshling Series 9 Countdown No.10 Swizzle

We are just over half way through the new series 9 Moshling countdown, and what a collection it is! We have had some bubbly characters so far, the boys have loved being part of the countdown and have quickly added the new characters daily to their forever growing collection of moshis.

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INTRODUCING SWIZZLE

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Name and Species: Swizzle the Swaggering Swine

Personality: Affected, preposterous, boastful.

Mini Bio: Maybe it’s their terrible eyesight but Swaggering Swines simply can’t walk in a straight line. They usually swagger along the street in a preposterous fashion, before stopping to ‘tag’ walls with graffiti using their rubbery, ink-soaked snouts. And don’t be fooled by the blingy necklaces – they’re just great big pineapple rings!

Habitat: Head to Ker-Ching Canyon and you’re sure to see a few of these trotter-tapping characters snorting along to the latest tunes.

Likes: Pineapple rings and loud snorting.

Dislikes: Flashy Foxes and lampposts.

 

Rank: 150

Rarity: Rare

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What the boys think: Swizzle has definitely got the swagger look with those glasses and gold looking necklace (even though it’s only a pineapple ring) Swizzle is Mr Cool!

 

Countdown so far:

Series 9 is looking like a very interesting series full of funny and funky characters! Stay tuned every day until 14th February when all of the moshlings series 9 characters will be revealed, with a special little surprise at the end.

We have been provided with the series 9 characters for the purpose of this countdown

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Moshling Series 9 Countdown No.15 Wuzzle

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NO. 16

INTRODUCING WUZZLE

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Name and Species: Wuzzle the Wandering Wumple

Personality: Sage, profound, nomadic.

Mini Bio: These wise little Moshlings have been roaming the world of Moshi, imparting wisdom while searching for somewhere to settle, ever since they fled their mystery homeland following the Great Custard Flood of 99999.5. Most Wandering Wumples carry a magical heart-shaped charm that glows whenever a fellow Wumple is nearby.

Habitat: Here, there and everywhere.

Likes: Hokey quotes and nude meditation.

Dislikes: Bustle and fast food.

Rank: 153

Rarity: Rare

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What the boys think: Jak says that Wuzzle reminds him of a Japanese cartoon character and thinks he is quite cool. Wuzzle is Jak’s favourite so far.

Countdown so far:

NO.17 Willow

No.16 Cleetus

No.15 Wuzzle

Stay tuned to find out what the other characters from series 9 are, I will be revealing a new one every day up untill 14 February

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