Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Launch | Posted on 11-01-2016
Tags: cbeebies, Little Dude, new toys, teletubbies
Teletubbies made a joyous return to CBeebies last year, and this year marks the launch of the new range of toys. As you know I was sent a box just before Christmas, and today I can finally tell you all about it and what’s inside.
First out the box was Tinky-Winky – without doubt Little Dude’s favourite. He gets very animated when Tinky-Winky appears on the screen with lots of enthusiastic pointing and shouting. We were lucky enough to receive a super cute 8 inch replica which features a variety of sounds and phrases when pressed. Whilst this is in no way Little Dude’s favourite toy he does get carried around every so often and there was a definite sense of recognition and excitement when we handed him over for the first time. I love the soft touch faces on these – makes them a great companion.
Next came a slightly smaller 6 inch Laa-Laa. Super soft and cuddly these are suitable from birth and would make an ideal first toy for any young baby. Again this is another great replica and ideal for bed time, as there’s no danger of it making noises and waking baby up! Little Dude isn’t a massive fan of soft toys unless its a character he recognises so he again does play with this but much preferred the other items in the box.
We received Dipsy wearing the trademark black and white hat, Po riding his orange scooter, and Noo-Noo as small figures. The two Teletubbies stand at around 3 inches in height whilst Noo-Noo is probably only a couple of inches high. Suitable from 18 months they are perfectly sized for little hands. Little Man has always been a fan of plastic and wooden figures above soft toys. Something he can grab onto. These are ideal. His imagination is clearly just developing, and he’s often found playing with these figures and others like it. He mixes them in with his Happyland figures, he adds them to his Tonka Fire Station, he uses them with the Peter Rabbit figures, There’s recognition and the beginnings of small world play being acted out with them and its great to watch.
There’s a huge range of other Teletubbies toys out there too, from a Jumping Po and Lullaby Laa-Laa, to a Superdome Playset and remote control Drive & Steer Noo-Noo. You can take a look at them here at Character Online.