Meet Emma, our Junior Toy Analyst
Age: 11 years old
Favourite colour: Rose Gold
Favourite food: Hot chips and chocolate
Favourite toy: Anything LOL
Emma is a 11-year old intrepid traveler who loves having adventures with her family and making up fun games to play with her friends. Her favourite toys are LOL’s and she loves giving forever homes to the FurReal Friends range. She enjoys using her imagination to play with miniature toys and has a big heart for animals of the real and toy variety.
FurReal Friends – Ricky, Trick Lovin Pup
If you thought an animatronic dog couldn’t provide hours of fun, think again!
The FurReal Friends – Ricky, Trick Lovin Pup was a massive hit with Emma who was as excited to meet Ricky as she would any gorgeous little pup.
Emma and her mum quickly powered him up and spent the day getting to know Ricky, a toy that proved to be an absolute delight from the outset. Ricky has big blue eyes and soft fur which appealed to Emma before he even came to life and once he started moving and making cute puppy noises, she quickly adopted him as her #1 pet.
With features that allow Ricky to shake hands, lick your face, eat and poop dog biscuits, Ricky is about as close as you can come to a real life puppy (but with less maintenance).
Emma loved interacting with Ricky and he had her giggling with what he could do and how interactive he could be. Emma’s mum didn’t see her for most of the weekend as she learnt tricks with Ricky and played with him as if he was a real pup.
What does the family think?
Emma and her mum loved Ricky and would recommend this toy to any child who is an animal lover or family who is looking at getting a real life pup. With enough features to keep the kids entertained, the family can enjoy this toy that makes it feel like you have a puppy in your home but without the mess and smell.
Emma’s ranking: 5 stars
Zuru – Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama
Boppi the Llama is a high energy ball of furry fun and Emma fell instantly in love with this booty shaking little toy. With her bright colours, soft fur and happy face, Emma lit up straight away at how cute Boppi is and couldn’t control her joy when Boppi starting shaking her booty to the music.
A toy that filled her home with infectious laughter, Emma found Boppi hilarious and loved watching her dance along the floor. With 3 songs and a dance to go with each, Boppi grooved her way into Emma’s heart.
What does the family think?
Emma fell in love with Boppi and your kids will too. A big hit in their household, Emma’s mum feels like this would be the perfect gift for ages 4+ and would easily keep little imaginations entertained for hours with her unique dance moves.
Emma’s ranking: 4.5 stars
So if you have an animal loving child, they’ll find hours of fun playing with these gorgeous toys that will give your family all the joy of a real pet without any of the mess or responsibility. Available now in The Warehouse’s Big Toy Month sale, be sure to check out FurReal Ricky The Trick Lovin’ Pup and Zuru Pets Alive Boppi The Booty Shakin’ Llama.
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