I was a little unsure about the new Zoobles range when we received one free of charge to review. To me it seemed like a small plastic toy that did not do a great deal. However, to seven-year-old IJ it was a small family pet to be looked after and lavished with care and attention.
She has grown very fond of her new Zooble, which has surprised me. I thought she would be disappointed that it doesn’t jump up and down and make noises. Basically it sits curled up in a ball in its little ‘Happitat”, and then springs to life when placed on top of it. Pat its head and its ears flap and it eyes blink.
I thought it seemed a little small, but the benefit of that is that IJ can carry it around in her pocket. Prices start at £5.99, which seems reasonable. If she wanted one for her birthday I wouldn’t mind buying another one. She has had a great deal of fun with this one.
So the product has surprised me. It does seem a rather simple toy but with a child’s imagination it becomes a great deal more.
The Zoobles website is worth a visit. It definitely adds an extra dimension to the product, although your child may suddenly ask you to buy them the whole range. Trust me on that one!
The range from Spin Master toys launches on January 17th.