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Giant Connect 4

We love connect 4 in The Mad House and what better than a giant connect 4 that stands at 1.1 meters tall! Buy online: Garden Games £179.99 **** Initial Thoughts: We are a big gaming family here in The Mad House, so I was intrigued to see how the boys took to Giant Connect 4 […]


Air Hunterz Z Curve Launcher

Ever since Small Boy was, well, small he has been besotted with archery. He is desperate to join an archery club and do it properly but sadly is still too young. We have spent quite an amount of money over the past few years on ‘toy’ bows and arrows but none last long. They either don’t […]

Hot Wheels Wall Tracks by Mattel

Hot Wheels Wall Tracks, you must have seen the fab adverts, but while Small Boy is breathless with wonder, I am a little more sceptical. Being ‘grown up’ has its downsides. When watching the Hot Wheels Wall Track adverts I immediately think ‘I bet they don’t stay up for long’ and ‘That will ruin the paintwork!’ […]

Carddies – New Creative Toy Launched For Christmas

The Mummy Reviews Team were offered some new Carddies to try out and it was me who took up the challenge to test them out. Carddies were developed by two sisters with seven children between them on a wet caravan holiday! There are several Carddies sets which you can see on their website here and we […]

Garden Games Fairy Princess Tent

Sometimes you get a chance to review something which you would have absolutely killed for when you were a child and this was one of those opportunities. The Fairy Princess Tent is the most gorgeous little outdoor tent you will come across. Very girly, but evidently (according to my son) appealing to little lads (he […]


With Halloweeen firmly on its its way we were delighted to take delivery of some Zombie Hexbugs and some Nano’s. We love Hexbugs in this house and the kids delight in using their Lego to build little mazes and houses for them to run around. In case you don’t know what they are Hexbugs are […]

V-Tech Kidiminiz Kitten from Cuthberts Toys

We are lucky enough in St Albans to have a brilliant independent toy shop called Cuthberts Toys. It’s one of those little gems where you can find a great range of toys. I’ve bought loads of things in there including our mini-micro scooters which were far cheaper than anywhere else and have proved brilliant. So, […]

Disney Universe- Xbox 360

Traditionally kids videogames have been a bleak affair. Not in terms of design of course, they’ve always been full of primary colours and catchy tunes but in the implementation. You see, games studios decided that kids weren’t very discerning so would be happy playing any sort of rubbish. That must be why a few work […]

Pathwords from Thinkfun


Asda Play and Learn Toys

Asda have just launched a new range of toys, you can see a few images to the left. Now, I must admit that I had not considered them a toy retailer until I went along to their Christmas in July event which was fabulous. I was totally amazed at the great value toys they had […]