I’m not sure if I’m out of touch with ‘whats cool’ or if toys are just getting more unimaginative these days. We were recently sent some Num Noms Sparkle Smoothies and Mystery Packs and whilst my three loved trying to get into them to see what they had, I was left a little, well, deflated. Read on to see what I mean…
Num Noms Sparkle Smoothies
Ok, so lets start with the Sparkle Smoothies.
The packaging is shaped like a cup you might get a smoothie or iced coffee in at your local coffee shop. It’s sealed with that clear perforated plastic and it’s impossible to know which one you are getting because inside the cup is more packaging.
Once inside there is a small paper leaflet, showing you all of the different ones that you can collect.
The NumNoms Sparkle Smoothie is a small, scented, sparkly lip gloss. The lid is shaped like a topping and straw and the silicon topping actually comes off so that you can swap them around and mix and match. inside the lid is the lipgloss wand applicator.
Up until now, none of my children had ever had any sort of makeup, so applying the lip gloss was a novelty they repeated over and over and really seemed to enjoy.
But apart from the thrill of wearing ‘makeup’, I don’t really get it.
They are cute, I’ll admit that and they do smell great but I’m not sure why you’d want so many?
At around £5 each, they make a cure little stocking filler or gift for a child’s birthday party – and the kids really do seem to love them – but I’m not sure I’d buy any more of them. Perhaps I’m in the minority.
Num Noms Mystery Packs
Now, these ones I really don’t understand.
Again, they come it what feels like an excessive amount of packaging for such a tiny little ‘toy’.
Meant to look like a giant sweet, they consist of an outer wrapper with a label and ties, with a small plastic lidded cup and then another sheet showing you the different ones you can collect.
What you get once you get inside the packaging is a small scented NumNom with a hole in and a piece of hair that you put in, brush and style.
These can be mixed and matched with others in the range and also double up as a pencil topper.
Now don’t get me wrong, the kids played with these for a while and swapped out the hair so again, they’d make great stocking fillers or novelty gifts but at £4 a time, I probably wouldn’t bother. I’d spend the extra £1 and get the lip gloss one because I feel like that gives you more for your money.
Am I wrong about these? If I’m in the minority I’d love to hear some opposing views. Leave me a comment below, I’m really interested