When I was a kid (I seem to be saying this a lot these days!) I was a huge fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they were the in thing and extremely popular and anyone who is about my age – I’m 30 (coughs loudly) in case you didn’t know should remember the heroes in a half shell pretty well and if you don’t can i just ask where on earth you were as they were the bees knees I can tell you. Anyhow fast forward about 20 years and they are back and proving to be just as popular as they were before. My three love them especially James. I was expecting some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys and he was over the moon when he opened the package up.
James loves to dress up, this is something new to us as both Callum and Nathan have never wanted to and hate it when they have dress up days at school or have to go to fancy dress parties. One of the toys we were sent was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Combat Shell. You don’t need an outfit to play with this toy but it does look great if you have an outfit to wear it with. Although James doesn’t have an outfit (he has asked for one for his birthday in 3 weeks) he does have a turtles onesie and as you can see from the pictures below he really got into the part of being a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. One of the other toys we were sent was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bo Staff. The Bo Staff is Donatello’s weapon of choice when it comes to defeating the bad guys. As you can see James really was getting into character when he had both his shell and weapon together. The shell has special slots on it so that any of the Turtles weapons (in our case the Bo Staff) can be carried and stored safely on the Shell. Once in place the Bo Staff is held securely and wont fall out.
The Turtles Shell is made from a light but tough plastic, it will withstand a bit of rough play – which with my boys is never a bad thing. It has adjustable shoulder straps and a Velcro waist band so it can fit different sized children. The Bo Staff is made from soft foam, allowing for lots of safe ninja fun – lets face it its only fun until someone gets hurt – in our house that someone is usually Callum. Both of these toys are suitable for children aged 4 years plus and have an RRP of £19.99. They can be purchased from all good toy retailers.
My favourite toy that we were sent was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Practice Pal. Each Pal is priced around £34 and suitable for children aged 4 years and over. James is a big fan of this toy too as he can play reasonably rough with it. You literally have to punch or hit him to make him talk but he is made out of strong materials compared to most other soft interactive toys. Each practice pal says 10 different phrases. We were sent Donatello and his sayings include “I’m Invincible”, “Nice Shot”, “Turtle Power” and “OOOF”.
For any turtles fan these are must have toys. I would highly recommend them. They have provided James with hours of fun so far and I am pretty certain they will have many more hours of play to come especially when he sees what he is getting for his birthday. He has asked for some of the other soft foam weapons so he can pretend to be other turtles characters too.
*I did not receive a financial payment for writing this review. However, I was sent these products for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this piece are my own*