Last week we were invited to bring our family of toy testers to a Top-Secret location for some Toy Testing of the brand new Tickety Toc Toys. Tickety Toc, the popular children’s TV show on Channel 5 and Milkshake features Tommy and Tallulah Tockerty and their friends and is a favorite of “Peter Pan”, my now 5 year old.
The fun started in our household the night before the event – when we told the kids the next morning they’d get to test out the new Tickety Toc toys before anyone else, at a Top Secret location. I thought they’d never get to sleep they were buzzing with excitement. They woke us bright and early to get going.
We arrived at the Top Secret location, Hamley’s. Greeted at the door and escorted in we were each given VIP badges and sent to the 5th floor for milkshakes with the Milkshake crew Kemi and Olivia.
The boys loved seeing some of their favorite Milkshake personalities in real life. Sipping on a milkshake at the same time made it even sweeter!
After the singing and dancing and hello from a life-size Tommy and Tallulah the kids were invited to come and test drive the brand new Tickety Toc Toys. The new lineup includes: Clockhouse Playset, Musical Pufferty Train, Talking Tommy & Tallulah and soft toys of Tommy and Tallulah.
The Clockhouse Playset is much sturdier than it first appears. My boys, 5 and 7 were both able to play with it, sharing the train and tracks and interacting with the Clockhouse. It comes complete with train track and push along Pufferty train to take the Tommy & Tallulah figures back for Chime Time. It retails for just under £30. If your kids are fans of Tickety Toc and older like my boys – this would seem to be the most best pick.
While the boys loved the Clockhouse playset, the baby loved the Tallulah doll. The dolls could work for many age groups, but for babies, the dolls are well made and very tactile with bright colors to draw the eyes, and soft fabrics to touch.
While my children did briefly play with the Pufferty Train, it seemed sturdy fun, but more suited to toddlers.
In addition to playing with the new toys, the children were also given the opportunity to engage in Tommy and Talulah crafts and story time. They loved the story time, and the Tickety Toc books were a surprising favorite, on par with the new toys.
We weren’t the only ones lucky enough to be invited. Other attendees included my friend Rachel from Confessions of a Stay at Home Mum, you can read her experience of the event and toys on her post Tickety Toc Toy Launch. Emmy’s Mummy (and Harry’s too) also joined in the fun and shared her experience on her blog post Tickety Toc Toy Launch. In addition to bloggers and their families, there were also quite a few celebrity parents with their children, including Denise Van Outen, Laila Rouass and Luissa Zissman.
The event ended with cupcakes and lovely gift bag for the boys – and one mad dash down the red carpet with the kids as we tried to leave this star studded event. Whilst Denise Van Outen and family were escorted out the side door, we braved the front through this crowd – which felt like a true VIP experience. Not quite paparazzi but almost!
The kids loved being VIP toy testers and enjoyed the new collection of Tickety Toc toys.
The new collection of toys are suitable for 18months+ and the range includes talking soft toys of Tommy and Tallulah (RRP £14.99 each), a musical Pufferty Train (RRP £22.99), a Clockhouse Playset (RRP £29.99) and small Tommy and Tallulah plus toys (RRP £6.99 each).
The new collection of toys, is currently available at Argos, The Entertainer, Smyths, Amazon & all good toy shops.
For more information about Tommy and Tallulah and Tickety Toc – please visit the Tickety Toc website