I don’t normally actively seek out the makers of particular toys, but my son loves all of his Paw Patrol toys so much that I had to know who was behind them. Turns out the same company makes many of our other favorite toys. Spin Master makes toys like the Zoomer Dino and Kitty, Kinetic Sand, and Hedbanz the game…. to name a few. We were given the chance to play with a few other toys from Spin Master and share our opinions with you!
Little Charmers: I only have a son and nephews that are young, so I don’t get to spend a lot of time in the girls’ toy aisle. This was my first time meeting the Little Charmers… and I was charmed! They are just too cute! The little molded rubber characters are just the right size to travel along for playing anywhere. They have a limited range of movement and don’t stand well on their own, but they can be posed easily by little fingers. Their tiny companions are wonderful too. It’s probably no surprise that the dragon, Flare, is my personal favorite.
DigiPenguins: These are super-cute little birds. I love the portable size and the fun variety that they are available in. It’s really fun that the penguins can interact with each by singing together. You can also use them with the DigiBirds toys as well. The way they sing is very sweet, but the whistle is a bit too highly pitched and could get annoying if played with too much. These are the kind of toys I would buy for my nieces because they didn’t live with me. 😀 That being said… I still find it a lot of fun and I want to get more just to hear them sing together. This would be one of those toys that are great for multiple kids in a family. Each kid can get a unique toy, but all their toys can work together too. Listen to her sing on my Instagram page.
Bunchems: I received these at about the same time as the internet was blowing up about them getting stuck in hair. Frankly, as a girl who grew up with perpetually long hair, anything can get stuck in your hair if you try hard enough… we just need to learn to be careful with things that have obvious grabby arms. 😛 Xander and I found these very addictive to play with. It’s reminded me of doing crafts with pom poms when I was a child. The bug-themed kit we received was perfectly suited to the rubbery texture of these. A great stocking stuffer idea!
Chubby Puppies: I saved our personal favorite for last. The video I shared to social media has been viewed more than any other video I’ve ever posted. I have grown adults asking where they can get some for themselves. Something about these little hopping puppies just makes you want to keep playing with them. They’re so silly and so cute and I want to collect them all… for Xander, of course. Our puppy did best “hopping” on hard surfaces, but did pretty well on carpet too. You can adjust the rotation of his feet to get either a hop or a wobble. The hop and wobble are more distinctive on hard surfaces. I personally prefer the hop. These also serve double-duty as a cat toy. See him in action on my Instagram page.
Overall, I was very impressed with the quality and uniqueness of Spin Master toys. Everything is definitely made to outlast kids. They have made them interactive and many encourage you to play with others (and their toys) too. If you’re still looking for the right gift for the kids in your life, anything from Spin Master is sure to please!
Pros: Well made. Unique. Interactive. Encourage play with others.
Cons: Musical pitch may be a bit too high for some.
I received this product free or discounted in the hopes that I would share my opinions. As someone who relies on honest reviews to make purchases, I work hard to provide other consumers with a thorough, truthful, and unbiased opinion of my personal experiences.
Spin Master was founded in 1994 by two childhood friends, Ronnen Harary and Anton Rabie, soon after graduation from The University of Western Ontario. Ben Varadi, a classmate of Anton’s from The University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of business, joined the Company subsequently in 1994. The nascent entrepreneurs’ first product was the Earth Buddy, a nylon stocking-covered head of sawdust topped with grass seeds which grew to emulate hair, funded with their own $10,000 investment. With Anton selling the item on the street and to specialty retailers, the operation quickly expanded to a small facility in downtown Toronto. This initial success served as the springboard for Spin Master’s entry into the toy business.
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