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Sunday, 22 August 2021

Micro Toy Box Miniature Collectibles #Review

 Micro Toy Box Miniature Collectibles


There are big things in store for mini toys this year! Micro Toy Box Collectables let your kids unbox highly detailed, quality miniatures of all the best loved classic and contemporary toys and games. They bring back some great childhood memories for us adults and some new ones for the children. My boy loved peeling and revealing these collectable replicas. 


There's different sized packs available to buy. You can choose 5, 10, 15 or 20 miniature toys per pack, plus stickers. 
All your favourite toys and games have been made mini. Just unwrap and reveal the surprise mini toys that come in every pack. What surprises will you unbox?


There are 50 miniature micros toys from: Rubiks, Barbie, Nerf, Hot Wheels, My Little Pony, Hasbro games e.g. Monopoly, and more! There’s even a handy collectors leaflet to check off your surprise reveals. Have fun building your collection and swapping with your friends.

Ryan loves the miniature Hot Wheels cars and the little Transformers Robots. Some of the classic toys have given us great conversations about the toys Mummy used to play with when she was little. Like the little plastic telephone with the face on it and the Glowworm, which I loved. It's like a trip down memory lane looking at some of these old classic toys.


The smallest pack available is the 5 pack which costs £6.99 and the biggest pack is the 20 pack which costs £19.99 but there are other sized packs available in between those. They're all now Available now from Smyths Toys Superstores! We visited our local store last week to find our 20 pack, as Ryan wanted to have a look through them all and choose his own. I love the idea that most of the toys are on show so that you can pick which ones you want. We do love the surprise ones but it's good that they're not all surprises so you can avoid getting too many duplicates. We do have a few of the same toys but they're in different colours so they don't actually look like they're all the same which is a very clever idea.


They're not suitable for children under 3 years as the parts are very small. Ryan is 11 now and loves this kind of thing. The Micro Toy Box Collectibles have a lot going for them. My boy loves the hidden surprise elements, the unboxing of packets elements and of course the total cute factors. He loves them so much that he now wants to collect them all so he best get saving his pocket money or at least I know what to buy him for Christmas this year. 


Can you spot any of your favourite toys?

Disclosure: We received our Micro Toy Box Collectibles in return for an Honest Review.

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Back To School with Trutex Schoolwear #Review

 Back To School with Trutex Schoolwear 


The Back to School madness is just a month away so I'm trying to be more organised this year and get everything we need early. I'm hoping to avoid the disappointment we were faced with last year when all the sizes we needed, were out of stock everywhere and It was way too stressful. It's going to be a  big year for us this year with my youngest now off to big school so we've got a lot to prepare for and a lot of new uniform to buy. It's going to be quite costly for us but it's more about quality, durability and fit, than cost for me as I want uniform that lasts. 

Over the past few months, we,ve been testing out some Trutex School Uniform. We're lucky enough to have one of their stores on our local High Street which is ever so handy for us but they are also online too, so don't worry if there's not a store close to you. You can get all the same great choice online, delivered to your door like we did with our school uniform order.

Ryan will be starting Year 7 in September so it's a whole new uniform for him this time. He's going to need new trousers, shirts and a blazer. All of which we got from Trutex. Even though Ryan is 11 years old now, he's a bit smaller for his age so we often struggle to get the right sizes for him. We buy adjustable trousers so we can pull them in at the waist and smaller sizes in everything else. Ryan's blazer is a bit big for him but that's just a mum thing. We all buy a bigger sized blazer for our Year 7 starters saying "they'll grow into it". Don't we? 


The Sturdy Fit Trouser With Internal Adjuster provide a generous fit with a shorter leg. They feature a flat front style with side and back pockets which always come in handy for boys. They're available in black, grey, charcoal and prices start from £15.95 a pair. 

The Boys Blazer features a traditional three pocket design. It's properly tailored, with a superior internal construction. This blazer won’t lose its shape, even after repeated washes in your washing machine as it is machine washable. It's recycled outer blazer fabric is stain resistant and this blazer has an Internal zip pocket for added security too which is cool. It's available in 7 colours and a whole range of different sizes, and costs £29.95. It's a plain blazer with no school badge on it so that you can sow you're own school badge onto it.

The Short Sleeve, Slim Fit Non-Iron Shirts (Twin Pack) are low maintenance with no ironing required after washing, helping to take the stress out of keeping uniforms clean. They button up to the neck with strong seams and have an added chest pocket on them too. They're available in 3 colours, black, white and blue and cost £11.95 for the twin pack.

I love the quality of the Trutex uniform, everything is nice and thick, and made to last. Adjustable trousers are a must for us so these are perfect and extra pockets are always welcomed too. My boy is a proper rough and tumble kind of boy so I know he needs a tough uniform to get him through the school year. I'm pleased to say, I think Trutex should do that. 

Lily is going into Year 10 at her school this September so she doesn't need quite as much new uniform as Ryan, as most of hers is still quite new and still fits luckily. We tend to just top up her school uniform with the bits that she does need. This year it's mainly new trousers, skirts  and shoes for her, and tights, she always needs new tights. 


The Senior Stitch Down Pleat Skirt has a permanent pleat with a stain resistant finish so it not only looks good, but it’s easy to wash and iron, saving you time too It comes in a huge range of sizes and an internal waist adjuster, back zip and button fastening so you’re sure to find a comfortable fit. It's available in black, navy and harrow grey and costs £14.95 to buy.

The Short Sleeve, Slim Fit Non Iron Blouses (Twin pack) help take the stress out of laundry, making it easier to keep children looking smart. They have elasticated collars on the junior sizes helping to provide younger children with the confidence to dress themselves and strong seam construction to make them last longer. The Elasticated collar is available on sizes 22" - 26". The low maintenance Non iron finish is best achieved using a hang to dry for maximum non iron effectiveness although minimal ironing may be prefered. They are available to buy in 2 colours, white and blue and prices start from £11.95 for the twin pack which is great.

Lily's is really fussy about her school uniform (Teens) but she loves the Trutex skirt and shirts. They're comfortable and look great on, so if she's happy, than I am more than happy. That's one less battle every morning to get her dressed and ready for school in time each morning. 


Overall, I'm really happy with the Trutex school uniform. It's made of good quality materials, is easily washed and dried and wears really well. It's adjustable and comfortable and looks great. Both my two are looking forward to wearing their new school uniforms in September.


You can check out all the Trutex School Uniform online at
Trutex

Disclosure: We received our Trutex Uniform for Free in Return for an Honest Review.