You may have seen on my social media that it was Isabelle’s 3rd birthday last week. We did all the usuals – party, cake, and lots of presents (you can read about it soon on my blog). A week prior, I was asked to review the Puppy Dog Pals toy collection so thought it would be a perfect addition to the day. But what came, honestly, deserved more than being added to an already huge pile of presents. So instead I kept them back for a day or two so that Isabelle would really appreciate and look at them without the chaos that a birthday party brings. It was worth it to see her delighted face when she opened the box! Here’s what she thought of the Puppy Dog Pals range.
We were sent a Pet and Talk Plush pal (RRP £9.99), a Surprise Action Figure (RRP £14.99) and a Light Up Pal on a mission Figure and Accessory set (RRP £9.99) to try, which come in fab interactive packaging which immediately initiated Isabelle’s “toy spidey sense”.
For those that don’t know, Puppy Dog Pals is a tv show available on Disney Junior. It is about two pug puppies (pugs for the win with us having a pug called Pimbo) called Bingo and Rolly and their cat friend Hissy. They all escape and have hi-jinx when their owner is out of the house.
The toys are perfect replicas of the characters, with accompanying sound effects on the Plush Pal and Surprise Action Figure (both Rolly from the show) sounding just like the Pug himself.
Isabelle was immediately drawn to the Surprise Action Figure we were sent, ripping open the packaging and putting him straight on the floor to watch him walk around. He is stable on the ground and carpet and walks steadily without toppling over – as so many of the walking toys do. He is noisy (aren’t all kids toys?) but does have an on/off switch. The sound effects aren’t too long so they don’t keep blaring out for long periods and don’t grate when you hear them again and again.
The Pet and Talk Plush Pal is a softer toy which you can squeeze to hear sound effects, he is more suited to a bedtime toy or one to take out and about. The sounds effects, once again, aren’t annoying and short and sweet.
Finally, the Light Up Pal on a mission Figure and Accessory set. This little set would be ideal as a present, and is small and cute enough to carry around if needed. The Hissy character we got comes with glider and glasses attachments and lights up when you press her chest. This is great when the little ones want to play with other toys and incorporate other figurines, in a dollhouse for example. Isabelle had Hissy flying around with a “Princess Meghan” on her back (basically a figurine in a white dress). I’m sure HRH would be thrilled to think she was being transported by cats using gliders.
Overall these toys went down VERY well with us in the Mumsy household. Isabelle keeps trying to feed Rolly ice-cream and takes him to the naughty step – which isn’t strictly in the spirit of punishment.
You can get the whole range of toys from all good toy stores and Amazon (you can click these links to go straight to the range: The Entertainer and Smyth’s Toy Superstore). If you fancy getting involved with the launch, there is an exciting Twitter Party to celebrate the launch on 15th August at 1pm – be there or be square!*I have been gifted these products in exchange for an honest review, the thoughts here are all my own.