If you’ve been reading Toybuzz for a while you may remember me mentioning how much I love Pintoy toy’s even without actually owning any. Well all that changed last week when i was sent the lovely Pintoy Family by the John Crane blog to review.
There are 4 members of the doll family, a Mum, Dad, Girl and Boy. Apologies for only having mum and dad in the picture but Jacob has become quite attached to boy and girl and have taken them away with him to his grans for the weekend.
Despite having two boys, they have both surprised me by how much they have played with these lovely dolls. Although Thomas wont call them dolls he calls them the mummy and daddy action figures. They are actually some of the best action figures he’s got, they bend easily, stand independently, and don’t have several plastic pieces just begging to be snapped off like most other toys.
The Legs and arms are made of rope with wire underneath I think, with stable little wooden feet and hands reminiscent of old fashioned clothes pegs . Which makes them really easy to bend, and stand in loads of different positions. It’s also great that Thomas and Jacob can make them stand and sit by themselves, as they sometimes get frustrated when they can’t get their toys to stand up properly.
It’s also nice to see some dolls have a realistic wardrobe for once. There’s no mini skirts and crop tops here, all the dolls are dressed in normal everyday trousers, skirts and t-shirts.
There are some many great products from John Crane that I haven’t got the time to mention them all, but I will mention a few products that compliment the Doll Family really well. The Woodlands family dolls house is probably my favourite of the houses from John Crane, It’s just so roomy and easy for little hands to get right into whilst playing. The amazing dolls house furniture available like the bunks beds (which can also be two singles if you wish) Washing machine, Even ironing board make this house really come to life.
Going back to the very funny John Crane Blog, writer of the blog the lovely Jenny Wooden mum is currently running a photo competition ‘Where in the world is Jenny Woodenmum’. Well inspired by recent blog photos of Jenny and family thoughtfully looking at a globe wondering where to go next, me and my boys decided to send Jenny off to Egypt. OK so we were missing some sand, but did manage to find Jenny a camel and a pyramid. Jenny was even lucky enough to discover the secret of the Sphinx and find some Hidden treasure inside.
Wonder what Jenny and family will do with there newly aquired millions? Tune into the blog next time for the next exciting instalment!