*Promotional Giveaway* Win Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Calling all Paw Patrol fans…

Nick Jr.Uk have released a new PAW Patrol Pawsome Missions game where children can embark on adventures with their favourite PAW Patrol characters. In the game, children can create their own avatar as themselves as they look in the real world and get to work alongside Ryder, choosing their physical appearance and outfits. Children explore Adventure Bay by walking around, completing missions, meeting characters, collecting paw points and roleplaying a day in the life of PAW Patrol. The gamers also use the Pup Pad just like Ryder in an immersive 3D digital world, collaborating with different pups for specific quests.

Children  can develop their problem-solving skills in an exciting and playful manner while exploring Adventure Bay Nickjr.co.uk/PAWsome

Nick Jr.Uk is also airing a new PAW Patrol Festive Special on 11th December at 5pm. In the must-see festive special titled “The Pups Winter Wonder Show”, Cap’n Turbot’s performing penguins are set to star in the Adventure Bay Snow Show until Mayor Humdinger penguin-naps them! Now Tracker and the PAW Patrol must make sure the show goes on.PAW_Patrol_322_Scene_17

To celebrate this brand new PAW Patrol festive special AND recently released adventure game, Nick Jr.UK is offering one of my readers a chance to win A PAWsome Paw Patrol Sea Patroller, which has been voted as one of the 12 ‘must-have’ toys for Christmas by a range of UK newspapers.


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The Sea Patroller uses drop-down wheels to transform from ship to land vehicle, to take pups on new and exciting missions!

  • Moveable crane and attachable cage
  • Use flashing lights and sounds to keep the Adventure Beach safe, and the life ring launcher to rescue anyone in distress!
  • There’s room for all Sea Patrol Light Up Pups aboard the Sea Patroller (additional figures sold separately)
  • For compatible Sea Patrol Pups and vehicles search 160948 (Each sold separately)
  • Contents: Sea Patroller, Ryder’s Rescue ATV Vehicle, Ryder Figure, Exploration Platform, Octopus, 2 Life Rings, Anchor.
  • Batteries required: 3 x LR44

To be able to win this PAWsome prize enter the rafflecopter below

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Terms and Conditions

  • UK entries only
  • Winner will be drawn at random from Rafflecopter
  • Entrants must be 18 or over at time of entry
  • There will be one winner who will receive a PAW Patrol Sea Patroller worth £55.99
  • The winner will be contacted via email
  • Winners are required to make contact within 28 days, if a winner fails to respond a new winner will be selected
  • There is no cash alternative to the prize stated, the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions
  • Contact details will be passed on to PR
  • The giveaway will close at midnight on Monday 11th December 2017
  • Invalid or incomplete entries will be disqualified
  • Mumofthreemusketeers accepts no responsibility for the delivery of this prize
  • Prize will be delivered within 30 days following notification of win

Visit www.nickjr.co.uk to play the PAWsome game.

This is a promotional giveaway. No payment has been received

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Thomas and Friends MINIS Motorised Raceway review

Calling all Thomas and Friends little engineers… Thomas and James need help to choose which track to take down the from the mountain.
My little boy loves Thomas and Friends and loves to set up his vast amount of track in the garden and play away for hours at an end, sending trains around the track and helping them on their way. So you could imagine his excitement when he notices A Thomas and Friends toy had been delivered for him to play and test out.
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He has quite a few MINIS in his collection as he went through a stage of buying the little collectible bags, which he normally carries around in his little rucksack or put into his pockets when we are going out somewhere. Because of their size, they are ideal for children to collect and carry about with them.
He couldn’t wait to test it out and was soon begging me to open it for him.
We found the instructions easy to follow, although assembling it was a little tricky for him to do.
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He followed the step by step colourful picture instructions and found the parts with no problems.
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I then helped him to put it together, some parts had to be pushed in until they clicked and needed a bit of a firm push. To be fair they was pointed out on the instructions sheet by marking it with a little yellow star, these parts can not be taken apart once fitted together. The whole process of labeling the stickers, fixing the track together and placing the batteries in took us about 15 minutes.
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The set comes with two Mini trains; Thomas and James and as we quickly worked out that the other Minis all fit on too.
The raceway is great fun. The adventure starts when you send the trains up the steep vertical lift, which the minis climb up automatically. The bottom of the train attaches to a small little black hook on the motorised track.
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Once they reach the top, you then need to choose which track to send them back down on, using the hand switch at the top.
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The minis can go in three directions.
The first track is the waterfall, as the mini travels down it heads straight into a 360 degree loop
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The next track is a free-fall, it seems that the track is broken, but have no fear as the minis jump the gap and land safely on the bottom track.
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Use Cranky the crane to safe the minis by swiveling him around and swooping him down to catch them before they fall
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The trains have hooks and eyes on either end so they can hook together or on to Cranky
The last track seems to be heading no where, as soon as the minis arrive at the top of the lift they roll off of the edge, defying gravity and rolling upside down along the track. The track is  T-shaped which, when aligns with the bottom of the mini, keeps the mini securely on so it doesn’t fall off.
I’m not sure that my son has a favourite track to send the minis down on as they are all fast and thrilling. 20171109_195231
He certainly enjoys being the engineer and changing the choice of track each time a mini arrives at the top, but you have to be fast as they travel along them tracks as fast as lightening. It definitely is full steam ahead with these minis.
At the bottom of the raceway are two sheds where you can store two minis when not playing with it.
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The only downside to this toy is that when switched on it can be a little noisy and the track direction changer is a little stiff to turn, but that could be a good thing as then it doesn’t slip around when you don’t want it to. Also, it doesn’t pack away back into the box -it has to stay erected.
The raceway requires 3AA batteries, we used rechargeable ones and have been playing with it for just over a  week now and they have showed no signs of running out yet. The first day my son played with it for hours and has kept on playing with it daily.
The raceway is bright and colourful to attract the eye of a young child. It is sturdy and easy to move around from room to room. We found the Minis raceway to be fun and entertaining.
The raceway is suitable for ages 3+
RRP £44.99
We was sent this toy for the purpose of this review. 
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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).

© Licensed to simonjacobs.com. 17.09.17 London, UK. Num Noms event at All Star Lanes, Shoreditch, London. FREE PRESS, EDITORIAL AND PR USAGE. Photo credit: Simon Jacobs
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Num Noms event at All Star Lanes, Shoreditch, London.
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Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

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.

© Licensed to simonjacobs.com. 17.09.17 London, UK. Num Noms event at All Star Lanes, Shoreditch, London. FREE PRESS, EDITORIAL AND PR USAGE. Photo credit: Simon Jacobs
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Num Noms event at All Star Lanes, Shoreditch, London.
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Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

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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Moshling Series 9 Countdown No.1 Hunt For Furnando

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Do you love Moshlings? Get ready for the chance of a lifetime!

The day is finally here! Launch Day!

Every day for the past 17 days, we have revealed  a brand new character from the new moshling series 9, which today will be available in the shops.

Today is the last day of the countdown

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NO.1

INTRODUCING FURNANDO THE MYSTIC MOGGIE

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Bio: Gaze into a Mystic Moggy’s eyes and you might start woofing or oinking because these mysterious Moshlings are talented sorcerers. They can even levitate when they meow, cough up magic furballs and make pilchards vanish (‘cos they sneak them under their top hats). Gee whiskers!
Rank
115
Rarity
Ultra Rare
In fact Furnando is that rare that they have hidden him in the moshlings blind bags, the lucky people that find him may become a moshling themselves!
Find Furnando for a chance to enter our goopendous prize draw. Our ludicrously lucky winner will work with the Moshi artists to create a Moshling version of themself!

Your Moshling will be cast as a unique collectable figurine, complete with its own special display case and giant-sized collector card!

I know, right? It’s the most clawsome competition prize EVER

www.huntforfurnando.com

HAPPY FURNANDO HUNTING!

Series 9 Countdown:

We have been given this information to share with our followers as part of the moshi monster ambassador programme

 

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Moshling Series 9 Countdown No.2 Quincy

One more day to go and all 17 of the moshlings from series 9 would have been revealed, every single one that we have shared on the blog over the past two weeks will be available in stores from February 14th.

 

 

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INTRODUCING QUINCY

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Name and Species: Quincy the Fraidy FuzzyFace

Personality: Anxious, jumpy, callow.

Mini Bio: Fraidy FuzzyFaces are always being frazzled by lightning, squished by falling pianos and attacked by swarms of sillipedes. Or so they say! It’s hard to be sure because these jittery Moshlings rarely leave the house. And when they do they insist on wearing protective gloves, rubber boots and hardhats. Look out, danger ahead!

Habitat: Fraidy FuzzyFaces live on Eek Street but you might see a few dashing along Ooh La Lane with their hands on their heads.

Likes: Staying in and reading The Daily Fail.

Dislikes: Going out and toffee apples

Rank: 152

Rarity: Rare

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What the boys think: Quincy looks like he is a worker from a building site or a mine, because he is wearing gloves and a hard hat. It sounds like he doesn’t have much luck with venturing outdoors, Joseph would like to look after them and keep them safe. Jak says that Quincy looks like he is in a prance, as he has big pupils, it’s probably where he keeps getting frazzled by lightning.

 

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.3 Mumbo

I can’t believe we have nearly come to the end of the Moshling series 9 countdown, we have all enjoyed revealing the new characters. The boys have loved adding them to their already big collection of moshlings, they have in particular liked reading the mini bios on them.

Today’s Moshling is the maddest of them all!
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NO.3

INTRODUCING MUMBO

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Name and Species: Mumbo the Punky Monkey

Personality: Anarchic, boisterous, nuts.

Mini Bio: Never mind the beeswax, Punky Monkeys use custard to keep their crazy hairdos upright. But that’s no surprise because these unruly Moshlings will do almost anything to stand out from the crowd, from scribbling naughty words on walls and swinging through the trees yelling tuneless protest songs to burping up banana skins.

Habitat: You might see a Punky Monkey pogo-ing along Main Street, but these rebellious rockers originally come from Nyaargh Nyaargh Nook.

Likes: Safety pins and churned butter.

Dislikes: Hippies and the system.

What the boys think: He is really cool! They love his mohican and the fact that he has his ears pierced, a real punk!

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Rank: 156

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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