Thursday, January 19, 2023

Magnetic Mix or Match - Dinosaurs 2, By Popular Playthings - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Magnetic dinosaurs toy 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  2 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Dinosaurs lover + those that can't wait to create some crazy monsters! 

“Mummy, can you take a picture of me with these Crazy dinosaurs? 1, 2, 3, ROAR!”. Well, what can I say? Kids know what they love most the best. Popular Playthings is non-ordinary, sets itself apart with whimsical ideas, and always amazes me when I’m least expecting it. Yes, most of its toys might seem a bit too “plastic” at first glance, but once we start exploring them a bit deeper, they make me SMILE. Today, I’m going to talk about these Magnetic Mix or Match - Dinosaurs 2 that my three-year-old is in love with! 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) 15 Magnetic Pieces - The set comes with 15 separable chunky magnetic pieces; when properly match and assemble with logic and common sense, you get four adorable-looking dinosaurs; Ankylosaurus, Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl and Spinosaurus. At my house, we get “silly-saurus”, “crazy-saurus”, “funny-saurus”, and “nonsense-saurus”. The kids are constantly competing to build the most illogical and hilarious-looking creatures. Playing with this toy means non-stop laughters and shouts of “Look at this! Look at this!”. Sometimes, we have multicoloured monster with two heads, sometimes it’s an upside-down jaw, sometimes it’s a strange pair of wings combined with long-neck of Mr Brontosaurus, sometimes the four feet are facing each other in anatomically-impossible way. The combinations are so silly, it’s actually pretty amusing. 

(2) Chunky & Easy To Build - We have been fans of Mix or Match Vehicles sets from Popular Playthings (which use similar concept to allow kids to create the craziest of vehicles), but I find this dinosaurs range even better and much easier to manage by younger kids. They are chunky, REALLY easy to be pulled apart and inter-changed, and the hidden magnetic locking system works well. The pieces look durable and I love how much fun they bring to the kids! 

(3) Matching Puzzle - Of course, the kids can also attach the pieces in “proper order” in accordance with the sharp, bright colours. This is a 3D puzzle, matching game, and good toy for colours identification. Once completed, these dinosaurs can be incorporated into our imaginative Jurassic world creation. You gotta love the versatility! 

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