Friday, November 27, 2015

HGG2015: Little Live Pets Turtles {giveaway}

Little Live Pets have a new addition to the family - Little Live Pets Turtles. These cute little guys walk across your floor with a very realistic turtle flipper movement, and they swim in water as well. They'd be fun in the tub, or you can pick up the Turtle Tank to give them their own little home. This is the version we tried out.

(Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 Ages 5 & up)
The Little Live Pets™ Turtle Tank is your take-anywhere turtle home that allows your pet to walk around and then dive into the water for a swim! Watch them move about just like a real turtle! The Turtle Tank comes with the exclusive Starry, the Magical Turtle! It’s the Little Live Pet that loves to be wet! Includes tank and 1 turtle. Batteries not included.

The Turtles are also available in single packs, at $17.99 each. There are four different turtle friends to collect in the singles - Wave the Surfing Turtle, Digi the Gaming Turtle, Tenda the Tender Friend Turtle and Powder the Snowy Turtle. We also received the lovely, pink, Tenda in our package.

Boo, of course, wanted to do a video. Here is his take on the L'il Turtles.

I like how he was all "little kids would love these." And then quickly admitted he was pretty pleased with them as well. It might not be every tween boy's first choice, but these would indeed be great for younger school-aged kids, and girls right through the elementary grades.

Do note that these toys are batteries not included, so be sure to have 1 AAA on hand for each turtle. And don't carry the Turtle Tank by the handle when it has water in it - you will get wet! Water will splash through the openings and the lid may open from the weight. But without water, the lid will stay closed for carrying your pet to your next adventure. These little guys are a lot of fun, at a great price point!

Little Live Pets™ Turtles are available from: Toys ‘R’ Us, Walmart, Giant Tiger, Indigo, Showcase, Home Hardware, and London Drugs.

A Giveaway

I have a Little Live Pets Turtle especially for one of you! Entries are via the widget below and will be accepted until 11:59pm EST, December 10. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Best of luck!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

HGG2015: Wild Pets Spiders {giveaway}

I have a weird relationship with bugs. Out in my garden they don't tend to bother me. Some are a little gross, but I am content to have an ant or small spider crawl on me in my flower bed. In my house? Not so much. I have gotten better with spiders over the years, but I still yelp and call my husband to get rid of one if it's over about a centimeter. Boo claims to be terrified of spiders, so I wasn't too sure about reviewing this toy, but decided to go for it. And I'm glad I did!

From the makers of the adorable Little Live Pets, come the not quite so cute Wild Pets. The Wild Pets are surprisingly realistic, though quite large, spiders, and they come in a variety of distinct characters. We received Striper, along with his habitat playset to test out, and he was a lot of fun. Here's his bio:
When it comes to being wild, this guy has earned his stripes! Striper gets fired up easily but once you catch him you can tame him! Touch his back and make him your pet. Watch his eyes as he explores, goes on an adventure or attacks at your command. He's the wild pet that you can tame and turn into the coolest pet you'll ever have!
The Wild Pets have three modes - calm, to exploring, to attacking. You change the mode with a touch to their back. Striper moves like a real spider, though his glowing eyes give him away as an electronic toy. Those eyes change colour depending on which mode he is in. The body is furry, and the rubber legs tickle like a real spider is walking on you. Totally creepy and totally fun!

Boo made a video for his YouTube channel, which I'll share with you here. Check out how this guy moves!

The one issue we did have was with the packaging, which is common to so many toys these days. It was a bit of a struggle to free this guy and his habitat from the box, although I suspect I would have had it done in way less time than it took Boo! Extra bonus - batteries are included.

Wild Pets are available as a single spider, retailing in Canada at approximately $19.99, or in the Habitat Playset, at $32.99. They are recommended for ages 5 and up. You can find them at ToysRUs, and be sure to visit them over on Facebook.

A Giveaway

One lucky RMB reader will receive their own not-so-little Wild Pet Spider friend, in the single pack. Gift it, keep it, have some fun! Entries are via the widget below and will be accepted until 11:59pm EST, Dec. 10. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Best of luck!

It's a Boy! Times Four

Are these guys not adorable??

The Toronto Zoo's four white lion cubs are now 2 months old, and they just had their first health check. The vet reports all four cubs are doing great, and they are all boys. 

Four gorgeous brothers! They are still in the maternity area with their mom, Makali, so unfortunately we can't go to see them yet, but the Zoo has provided this cute video so we can get our lion cub fix. Enjoy!


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