Zoingo Boingo – Review

Zoingo Boingo is a great fun toy for children age 8+, RRP £24.99 and available now from Flair.

We were sent Zoingo Boingo to give it a try, and find out if we could have some outdoor fun with this great alternative to a regular pogo stick. The first thing we needed to do after unpacking our Zoingo Boingo was to set it up. You are supplied with the ball and handle unit as one piece. There is a plastic foot plate, and also a inflation pin included in the box. Taped Inside the box there is a cardboard template as an inflation guide and this will help you to inflate the ball to the correct diameter.

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You will need a good quality foot pump (not supplied) to inflate the Zoingo Boingo, as it is made from tough plastic. Before you inflate make sure that you have the footplate correctly sitting over the top of the ring on the bouncy ball. You don’t want the footplate to come of while bouncing. Once inflated you are ready to give bouncing a try. The Zoingo Boingo does come with a warning that the elastic between the handle and ball could ping back like elastic but we didn’t have any problems with this.

The boy found the first few times on the Zoingo Boingo were all about getting his balance. I think it has been about a week of practicing getting on and off before he was confident enough to have a go outside. The boy has been waiting for the warmer weather to get outside and give the Zoingo Boingo a proper test. It needs plenty of space and thankfully bounces well on all our garden surfaces. As you can see from the video below, the boy is now pretty confident in getting anywhere he wants to go, and even tried some tricks.

The boy has thoroughly enjoyed bouncing on the Zoingo Boingo, and we think it makes the perfect outside fun activity for kids like the boy who love to bounce. I think that given the chance the boy would be bouncing all day!

Disclaimer we were sent Zoingo Boingo to review, the words remain ours and have not been altered.

StikBot – Review

StikBot is a great new fun toy from Brainstorm, and have gone down well in the Dragon house, as these endearing little characters can get up to lots of mischief. The boy had fun with these little plastic figures. They have very pose able bodies, and come in a variety of colours. But the fun doesn’t stop there as you can download an app (available free) on iOS and Android to make your very own #StikBot movies.

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The app was easy to download, and was simple to get started by making a short video of our little StikBot friends. You would need a tripod or have to hold your tablet or phone very still in order to get a nice smooth film. The app allows you to personalise your short films with green screen techniques, adding graphic’s, music and even recording voices. Each StikBot has a rubber sucker on his hands and feet so he can be posed in many different situations. The StikBot also has elasticated joints making him very pose able, they don’t feel flimsy either so he stays where you put him. The boy had lots of fun playing and posing the StikBots, and with lots of giggles as the StikBots have been doing some fun dance moves means he thinks they are great.

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We found that our StikBots worked best on a very shiny surface, like glass or highly polished wood and the plastic lid of a toy box worked best as a dance stage. StikBots start from £9.99 and with the addition of a tripod in the StikBots studio I can see these little characters becoming a must have toy. The boy is now getting to grips with the animation software, and I think will soon be sharing with his friends. You can join in the fun by sharing your creations with the hashtag #StikBots on the social media channels. Why not have a look at the website to see what the StikBots have been getting up to.

 

Disclaimer we were sent this product for an honest review the words remain our own and have not been altered.