Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Clipo Hippo, by Hasbro

Nature/ Type:             Building Toy 

Rating:                       ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:    18 month-old

Who would love this:  Mini building lovers who love colours and a moving toys

Clipo Hippo from Hasbro (Playskool) is a toy with a long history, and as far as I’m aware, it has been around in the market since more than ten years back. 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) Cute! it’s colourful, bright, versatile, and kids love it. Both my 20 month-old and four year-old get excited playing with this cute purple hippo. You can stack the Clipo blocks on the hippo’s back, attach the pieces to its wheels, store the blocks in hippo’s tummy through its back, open the hippo’s mouth and “spill” the blocks out, or push the hippo on the floor with its rolling wheels. I love that they are many ways to play with this little toy. 

(2) Compatible with Other Clipo Blocks: the hippo is compatible with other Clipo blocks from Playskool. Originally came with just 20 Clipo parts in this set, there is a potential to add more of these peg-covered blocks to the set and elevate the play experience with numerous possibilities. 

(3) Great for Small Kids: The Clipo pieces are chunky and easy to be held by little hands. 

Personally, I find it not that easy to connect the Clipo blocks together; most of the time, I need to turn and move a Clipo piece around to find the right “position” in order to interlock the notches together. Strangely, the kids don’t seem to mind too much about it. My 20 month-old claps whenever she is able to attach a block on top of another Clipo, and is genuinely enjoying this toy. On this basis, I think this hippo set is a win. 

Enjoy the video from some clipo fun! 


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