So I thought Olivia should take a look at these, as an experienced fan of collectables such as Shopkins and so on. We are looking at a mix of packs, just to give you an idea of what you can get out there.
The Website says this about Star Monsters.....
Triangular stars fall from the sky, this is the origin of Star Monsters. Quirky and funny characters, unlike anything that you have ever seen. Each and every one is here to play! Discover them all! Star Monsters guarantee fun!
Lets take a look in the packs....
Starting with the Star Monsters Bag pack. This has an RRP of £2.50 so is pocket money friendly.
The models are very bright and characterful. Olivia said the pink one is angry as she was the last out of the pack.
The bag pack is a good buy, as it gives you a nice storage pack for your Star Monsters as well as the monsters themselves.
Lastly we look at the Capsule pack. This has an RRP of £2 keeping the whole range at pocket money level
There is information on the base of the Star Monsters too if you look......
We played a version of lining them up and flicking them so they slide to knock over the other sides Star Monsters. As your collection goes you can do "families" against each other, such as water versus air, and so on, or just mix and match as you want. With Each Star Monster having a different shape, knocking them over can be tricky sometimes, but that's the challenge of the game. There are plenty of other games to play, and that of course does not just include the general imagination of the young!
I caught Olivia talking to them doing voices and acting things out with them on the table
I asked Olivia what she thought of them, she said " I Love Star Monsters, I cant stop thinking about them" She likes the colours and designs of them, and the games to play as well. She thinks everyone will enjoy them. She loves the capsules that stack as she puts them on her bedroom shelf, and now plans to expand to collect all the Star Monsters. Quite an objective. I asked her what if she got doubles as you often can in these blind bag collectables. She stopped and thought for a bit, then said, that's ok as I can still use them in the games to play with them.
In my role as Dad, what do I think? well I like the fact they wont break easily, and are big enough and solid enough to avoid the vacuum cleaner. I like anything that engages her imagination, seeing her play with them making up stories, and doing drawings of them is a great thing. The fact they unlike most other collectables have a series of games they can be used for as well is an excellent thing I approve of, and am happy to get involved in them, even though she has and can play them by herself.
Star Monsters are available from a number of national retailers, so go grab some for your little ones, there's a whole load of fun to be had for them.