My boys tend to have a running list of toys they want based off commercials or things that they see in the store: my youngest two have been creating their birthday lists for about a month now, even though their birthdays aren’t until May.
I smile and nod and say things like “Maybe for Easter” or “Maybe for your birthday” or “If you have a good report card.” And I don’t always pay too much attention to what the toys are that they want: I’ll recognize the name, but I’m not always sure what they do.
But, when I saw an email about reviewing Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters, I instantly remembered those as being something all three of my boys had asked for. I thought oooh, I can be a cool mom and give them a toy they wanted. Without really knowing what they were.
We were sent a Bobble Bots Moshi Monster Moshling, which comes with a secret code that that unlocks something new in the online virtual world of www.moshimonsters.com. You can check this out for free, even before you have a Moshling.
We were also sent a Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters store and a Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Starter set. Both came with a Moshling and more secret codes. Here’s what ours looked like when my boys put it all together:
What’s cool about these Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters sets is that they can all be joined together to create your own Monstro City. It’s like a 3-D dollhouse… for boys. Okay, and girls would like it, too. But, since I only have boys, I tend to notice toys that encourage creative and non-violent play for boys. Mine would think I was a little crazy if I brought them home some pink dollhouse, but they love the start of their Monstro City.
Also, thanks to the “high-tech vibration technology” in the Moshlings, you flip a switch and they make their way all around the city. Because of the brick borders that come with the sets, the Moshlings stay on the cobblestone building tiles. You can see a quick demo here:
Bottom line: what do we think about Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters?
My boys are enchanted by them and want new sets to build a bigger Monstro City. And I like it well enough to endulge them. Actually, the Easter Bunny may just bring them each a different playset and cut down on the candy found in their baskets. They have broken one of the Moshlings because they were a little rough with it. The suggested age for these is 3 and up, though I guess I needed to watch how gentle my 3 year-old was being.
Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Giveaway
One of you will win a Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters starter set, which comes with one Moshling, one cobblestone building tile, four brick borders, three grass pieces, one small bush, one mushroom, one rock, and secret codes that unlock new content at www.moshimonsters.com.
This giveaway is sponsored by Innovation First Labs, though the opinions are my own.