Light up the night with Continuum Games Emoji-Notes Color & Shine and Lumenico SleepyLights


Are you looking for a great gift for a ‘tween or teen? I know how hard they can be to buy for these days. Most want gift cards or cash. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t find opening an envelope of cash or a gift card as fun and exciting as opening a tangible gift.

My kids both asked for cash or gift cards. They also asked for things for their cards (new tires and new breaks). I’m pretty sure wrapping tires might be a bit difficult, and for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to wrap new breaks. Ha Ha.

I have two fun gift ideas for the ‘tween or teen in your life. They can also work for younger children. Both items are available from Continuum Games, the same company that brings you Snuggle Monsters.

Many kids these days have smartphones (some have better ones that I do). Texting and emojis are a bit part of their lives (sad to say).

Continuum has a fun product that appeals to cellphone loving kids. It’s called Emoji-Notes Color and Shine.

Emoji-Notes Color & Shine craft kits ($19.99). These kits allow you to color your nightlight and write your own messages.  When you’re ready for a change, wipe it clean and color it again.  This is a light up message board, night light and craft kit all in one.

Emoji-Notes Color & Shine are available in four different shapes – cellphone, cupcake, ice cream and doughnut.

Each Emoji-Notes Color & Shine also comes with seven special markers and cute emoji discs to add some color and emotion to the design. It also comes with a base with a white LED light that can be dimmed if needed.

To use, simply pop in whatever emoji (or emojis – you can use two at a time) you want to use. Then use the markers to write special messages or designs.

To enjoy, turn out the lights, turn on the Emoji-Notes Color & Shine and watch our design light up the room. It’s really cool. The markers give the design a really cool look in the dark. It’s hard to explain how it looks.

The base has a sleep mode and hour timer, so you can use this as a nightlight too.

I tried to take a good picture of mine, but it didn’t work. I showed how it looks without an emoji (the empty circle). You can use the included emojis or not. It’s up to you.

The text is suppose to be green, and the “Santa” red. In my photo parts of the green look white.

My apologies for the smudge marks. I didn’t realize that until I uploaded the photo. They look A LOT better in person.

A similar product by Continuum Games is their Lumenico SleepyLights ($29.99). They are made by Aloka.

SleepLights are similar in the way that they are designs on a clear, plastic background on a base with LED lights.

The cool thing about these is that you can change the color of the design simply by pressing the included remote control. You can also have the product cycle through the different colors and other modes.

I received the Unicorn to review. There are other shapes available such as a mermaid, dinosaur and butterfly.

These not only make great night lights, but they really light up the room and add color to another wise dark room.

I’m an adult and I find this really cool.

I had it on the bookcase next to my desk. I would turn it on and watch it go through all the colors. It’s also fun to change the colors.

Currently mine is packed away (I replaced it with Christmas decorations). I had meant to take a video of it cycling through the colors, but I forgot to. Sorry.

I think both products would make great gifts for the ‘tween, teen or child in your life.

I have linked to the products for your convenience. They are not affiliate links.

To learn more about Continuum Games, visit ContinuumGames.com. The brand can be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

What do you think of these products? Do you think your ‘tween or teen would like them?


*I received free products to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Help kids fall to sleep at night with Snuggle Monster Hide & Seek Bedtime


Do you have a child that has a hard time falling to sleep at night?

I’ve always been a “night owl,” even as a child. I still am today.

I’m grateful that our daughter never had an issue falling asleep or staying asleep. Our son on the other hand – ugh!

When our son was an infant he had colic. He would scream all night long from it. It’s like he never slept.

As a child, we had a hard time getting him to fall asleep and stay asleep. Even as a teen, and now young adult, he goes to bed very late and still wakes up early. I hear him up in the middle of the night a lot of the time. He seems to function fine on only a few hours sleep.

Sometimes children have a hard time falling asleep at night because they are worried about what can be lurking in the closet or under their bed. Many children are afraid of the “Boogeyman” and other monsters.

There is a fun way to make children believe that not all monsters are scary. In fact, some can be silly and snugly.

Let me introduce you to Snuggle Monster Hide & Seek Bedtime ($29.99).

Snuggle Monsters are available in three different colors – Purple, Pink or Blue.

Each Snuggle Monster comes with a beautifully illustrated storybook that can make going to bed at night a fun night time activity. In fact, children might even want to go to bed, just to have fun finding their Snuggle Monster.

When you first receive your Snuggle Monster and book, read the book to your child so that they learn more about their Snuggle Monster, as well as the other Snuggle Monsters.

The book teaches children that Snuggle Monsters are super silly creatures that hide in their room during the day because the sunlight to them is like being in the dark for us. Snuggle Monsters are afraid of the sunlight, just like how some children are afraid of the dark.

Each night, before your child’s bedtime, hide their Snuggle Monster some where in their room. When it’s time for them to go to bed, let your child find their Snuggle Monster. When they find it, it’s time for them both to get to bed (your child and their Snuggle Monster friend).

This is a fun activity parents can utilize with their child to help them go to bed without any fuse.

I was sent a Snuggle Monster and book set to check out for myself. I received the blue Snuggle Monster.

The plush Snuggle Monster is super cute and very well made. I can see why children want to snuggle with them. I’m an adult and “I” want to snuggle with the Snuggle Monster.

I adore the book. The story is cute and the illustrations are darling. Not only do they depict super cute Snuggle Monsters, but the illustrations are also bright, cheery and colorful.

Here is an example of one of the pages from the book.

I think this is a super cute idea. It’s one of those “why didn’t anyone think of it sooner,” ideas. I wish this was around when my son was little.

Snuggle Monster is from Continuum Games. They are available on Amazon (this is not an affiliate link) and other retail locations.

What do you think about Snuggle Monsters? Do you think something like this would help your child/grandchild fuse less at bedtime? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Fun New Toys from Disney


I truly miss my kids being little. I had so much fun picking out toys to gift them from “Santa.” I enjoyed it more than shopping for adults.

My husband and I never really followed trends. We were not about to drive all over town, fight people for the last remaining toy, then wait on long lines to pay an over-inflated price just to own the “it” toy of the season. If it was something my kids truly wanted, we would get it for them after the holiday and give it to them as a “belated gift from mom and dad” for Christmas. Thankfully, my kids were never really cared about the “it” toys of the season either.

When it comes to buying toys, there is one brand that always puts out fun toys that kids love. They also offer so many varieties to suit kids of all ages, as well as their interests. That brand is Disney.

I love Disney. I love the Disney stores. Even as adults, my husband an I always visit the Disney store when ever we are at the mall. Sometimes we buy things for others, as well as ourselves. I’ve been known to buy a plush toy (or two) every now and then. I also like some of the figurines which I use to adorn my desk (my desk looks like a toy store).

Here are some examples of toys that are available this year from Disney. You can purchase these toys at many retail locations across the country.

Ultimate Arendelle Castle

Licensee: Hasbro
SRP: $199.99

Inspired by Disney’s new movie, Frozen 2, the Ultimate Arendelle Castle is a feature-filled fashion doll playset for young fans of the movies! Open the gorgeous gates and explore the castle’s 4 floors consisting of 7 rooms: kitchen, music room, and throne room on the first floor, a vanity room and bedrooms for Anna and Elsa dolls (not included), a library on the third floor, and a lookout tower on top. The Frozen castle is 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide and includes 14 accessories to fill it up, like a piano, throne, banquet table, vanity, sofa, and more to play out fun scenes in each room. When kids push the button on the moving balcony, they can see a colorful light show inspired by the Northern Lights! Pull out the extending carpet in front of the throne to complete the royal décor. This majestic castle makes a great a holiday gift or birthday present for kids ages 3 and up who love the magical world of Frozen!

Oh my goodness! I want this play set! I love it.

Anna’s Ice Canoe Expedition

Licensee: LEGO
SRP: $19.99
Available: Oct. 4 at LEGO.com, Amazon, Target, Walmart and Kohl’s

Take a trip along the river in the enchanted forest, far from Arendelle, in a special adventure canoe with your favorite Disney characters, Anna and Olaf! Pull up to the riverbank to feed the cute bunny, then have fun playing together on the seesaw and whizz down the ice slide into the river. But be careful not to wake up the earth giant who’s sleeping by the river!


(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: Starting at $149.99/Available: Fall 2019)

Cobbled from odds and ends in the workshop of a droidsmith, D-O is an impressionable little roller that becomes fixated upon BB-8! The ULTIMATE D-O INTERACTIVE DROID lets kids and fans display and play with a replica that has a self-balancing wheel, multiple modes of play, moving head and antennas, and features light-up LED eyes, sound effects, and premium deco inspired by STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Drive D-O around using the free downloadable app, or play in one of multiple modes, whether D-O is resting in the included docking station or rolling around on the floor! When using the ball, Ultimate D-O will play in Follow Mode and Chase Mode. This interactive droid has premium deco, so it looks great on shelves while displayed in the docking station. With the ULTIMATE D-O INTERACTIVE DROID, bring the fun and magic of the STAR WARS saga home! Includes droid, ball, USB charge cable, and removable docking station. Requires 1 3.7V 500mAh LiPO battery, included (non-replaceable). Also requires 2 1.5V AAA batteries.

Available exclusively at Target and Target.com.



(HASBRO/Age: Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $299.99/Available: Fall 2019)

Fans can imagine the biggest battles in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER with the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES SUPREME LEADER KYLO REN FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER. The real metal hilt features design and deco based on KYLO REN’S iconic Lightsaber featured in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, and STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. 80 LED lights and movie-inspired sound effects make this the most realistic FORCE FX LIGHTSABER yet. Slide and press buttons on the hilt to activate progressive ignition, battle clash effect, molten glow effect, and unstable plasma effect. Proudly display this Lightsaber on the included stand, with or without the removable blades, and show off the included collectible coin. Includes lightsaber, stand, and coin. Requires 3 1.5V AA batteries, not included.

Available at most major retailers.

I was sent some other fun Disney toys to check out. Both are available this holiday season.

Minnie Mouse and Fifi Pet Bath Play Set

MSRP: $24.95
Available: Now
Licensee: shopDisney | Disney Store
Retailer: shopDisney.com

Even Fifi enjoys bath day with Minnie’s pet bath play set. A real, working sprayer and faucet makes the most of this tub time opportunity. Watch what happens when Fifi changes color in warm water!

This is a super adorable play set. First and foremost, Fifi is the cutest! I love her happy smile and adorable eyelashes.

This play set comes with everything you need to bathe Fifi and make her look pretty – tub, two hair clips, brush, shampoo bottle, sponge, and towel. And of course Fifi!

The shampoo bottle is make believe. There is no shampoo inside.

To use this set, simply add some water, and using the working faucet and sprayer, bathe Fifi.

The cool thing is that Fifi changes color with warm water.

After her bath, towel dry Fifi, brush her ear fur and add some pretty hair clips. Now Fifi looks really pretty.

This set has a lot of detail to it. I love the “H” and “C” tub knobs to represent Hot and Cold. I also like how colorful it is and the sparkly hair clips.

I would recommend placing a towel under this toy as I’m sure young children might be a bit messy with it (older children would probably be OK).

Children can even take Fifi in the bath with them and give her a bath there as well.

This would be a fun toy to teach little ones how to properly bathe themselves by practicing bathing FiFi.

Too cute!

Look for the Fifi Bath Set at ShopDisney.com.

Another fun toy I was sent was a Disney Princess Fashion toy.

Disney Princess Fashion Dolls
MSRP: $9.99
Available: Now
Licensee: Hasbro

The Princess fashion dolls are ready for shimmering adventures with your little princess! Wearing her classic outfit with a new twist, Royal Shimmer dazzles in a signature-colored gowns with glitter print details. Your little dreamer will love playing out magical moments from Disney’s movies, as well as imagining her own fairy tale.

The Princess Fashion Dolls are available for every Princess (at least all I can think of).

I was sent Cinderella. She’s one of my favorite Princesses.

This is a beautiful doll. She has such a pretty face.

What I really like about this doll is how sparkly she is. She sparkles all over – from the bottom of her dress to her tiara on top of her head.

You have to see this doll in person to see just about sparkly she is – but not in a bad way (sometimes sparking can be “overkill,” but not with this doll).

The “bodice” (is that what it’s called?) is made with reall interesting “gems” (for lack of a better description. The photo does not do it justice.

You can also make out the subtle sparkles in the rest of her dress (skirt). Hopefully you can see them in the photo (below).

Look for the Disney Princess Fashion Dolls at Target.

These are just some of the wonderful toys from Disney.

Disney toys can be found at many retail locations across the country (some are listed above with the toys).

What do you think about these toys? Are there any that your child/grandchild might like?



*I received free products to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Gift some fun with Fat Brain Toys


What is on your child’s holiday wish list this year? Chances are, your child (or grandchild) is interested in some video games or an iPad/tablet so they can play online games or games through apps. Sadly, that is how our world is these days. It’s all about technology.

I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s. The idea of being able to play a game against someone on the other side of the world, or watch a movie while sitting as a passenger in a car, was the thing of dreams back then. Back in the day, getting a Sony Walkman for Christmas was a big deal.

Because I grew up in a time before most technology, I played games the “old fashioned” way, such as board games, and games you played with people in the same room as you.

I work with children (currently 4th – 6th graders, or 9-12 years old). In our program, kids are not allowed to use their phones. They truly despise that rule, but that is how it is. We want the kids to play REAL games, and stay off social media and YouTube while in our care.

I’m always on the look out for fun games for my “work kids” to show them that they CAN have fun without having their noses buried in their phones.

I was sent to review a while back some terrific games from the brand Fat Brain Toys. Fat Brain Toys specializes in games that are not only fun, but educational too.

I know what you might be thinking – no kid wants an educational game. They will if it’s a Fat Brain Toys game. Kids can have a blast, all while learning in a “sneaky” sort of way. Believe it or not, learning CAN be fun.

Here are the games I was sent to review.

Due to the nature of my job, I was not able to take pictures of my “work kids” playing the games, for obvious reasons. Whenever possible I have included photos, but I have blocked out the children’s identities.

Pencil Nose

Out of all of the Fat Brain Toys I was sent to review, Pencil Nose has been played with the most.

The object of this game is to win seven points before the other team does.

Pencil Nose encourages family bonding, cooperative play, coordination, creativity, quick thinking, communication skills.

To play Pencil Nose, each player takes turns wearing a special pair of “glasses” with a nose piece where you insert one of the included markers.

The player wearing the glasses picks one of the cards and inserts it into the slot on the board. They have to then try and draw a picture of what is on the card, using only their NOSE and a special, clear board/screen.

I blocked out children’s identities for obvious reasons.

From my experience playing this game, it is not easy to draw with your nose. It might sound easy, but it’s not. That being said, this is NOT a hard game to play. In fact, trying to draw with your nose, and goofing up with random lines and squiggles, adds to the fun.

My “work kids” are sometimes seen making up their own version and rules for this game, which is great. That shows that they are utilizing team work and imagination. I’m all for that.

This brief video gives your more information about this game.


Pencil Nose includes the following items;

  • Erasable drawing board
  • 2 pairs of pencil nose glasses (green, orange)
  • Erasable marker
  • Eraser
  • 90 object cards with 6 objects each
  • Sand timer

I think this is a great game for people of all ages (maybe not under 5 years old). This would be a fun, party game for grown up parties. Even more so after people have been drinking a bit. Ha Ha.

I have also seen my work kids simply trying to draw whatever they want using their nose, the included marker and the drawing board.

Ribbon Ninja

This has been a great game to have in our program, especially on days we can’t go outside, or up into the gym. It’s a physical game, which helps the kids get some activity in, all while having a lot of fun.

Ribbon Ninja comes with 12 wristbands and 18 ribbons in six different colors.

Each player attaches the wristbands to their wrists. They then put two ribbons on one wrist, and one on the other.

The object of the game is to quickly snatch the ribbons off the other players.

If all ribbons are taken from one hand, you need to put your hand behind your back and continue playing. My work kids don’t follow that rule, but that is OK.

The last person standing with at least one ribbon remaining on their wrist wins.

The below video gives you more insight into this fun game.


This is a fast pace game that involved quick thinking, coordination, strategy, and of course active play. It can be played both indoors and outside.

Everything you need comes in a small box, making it ideal for traveling to grandma’s house for the holiday, or a camping vacation.

This is a fun game that even adults can play. It’s fun for all ages.


Coggy is a game that you can play by yourself. It’s a combination game, puzzle and game teaser.

To use Coggy, you need to select a card from the deck. Then you need to twist and turn Coggy to match the pattern of the card that you selected.

This sounds like an easy game, and sometimes it can be. It all depends on the card you choose. Some are easier than others.


I like this game because it’s a great game for a child (or adult) to play when they want to be by them self, or if they have no one else to play with them.

In my job, there are times that the kids are are different locations (gym, outside, computer lab, cafeteria). Sometimes the kids don’t all want to play the same game, or are busy doing something else (homework, arts and crafts…). With Coggy, I know that kids who want to engage in a game have something fun to play with.

This is a fun game to take with you when you travel. It’s small enough to fit in a tote bag, luggage, or backpack.

Coggy encourages visual-spatial skills, critical thinking, and logic.

There are four levels of difficulty – easy, medium, hard, and extra hard. So far, I’m doing OK with the medium level cards. I took a look at the extra hard, and they do seem like a challenge.


This game is still a bit of a challenge. Myself, my co-workers, and of course my “work kids” have tried to figure it out. Sometimes kids know more than adults. We all find this game a bit confusing. It looks fun from the video, and it sounds fun, but it’s a wee bit hard to figure out how to play it.

As per the Fat Brain Toys website.

Do you have the insight to morph the most and win?

Your goal is to find the longest string of changes. Start with the ball on one peg over one disc. Then, find another disc that’s different by only one attribute – Color, pattern, or center circle size.

Start with a GREEN disc with STRIPES and a LARGE center circle. Move to an ORANGE disc with STRIPES and a LARGE center circle – or a GREEN disc with DOTS and a LARGE center circle – or a GREEN disc with STRIPES and a SMALL center circle…

Now – Can you find another? And another? And another?? – Whoever connects and collects the most discs wins the game!

Put your pattern recognition skills to the ultimate test with the unique and challenging game of Morphy.

Maybe the video (below) will give you a better understanding of this game.


I feel bad that we received the game to review, and we really haven’t played it yet. As you can see from the other games, we’ve played them and fully enjoyed them (they are a lot of fun). Sadly, this game hasn’t been played, so I can’t really give you an honest review.

When we do finally figure it out, I will update this post and share my thoughts about this game.

The Ultimate Classic Family Game Collection

Along with the Pencil Nose game, this game set gets played with a lot too. After all, it contains a board and pieces to play a variety of games including;

  • Chess
  • Checkers
  • Backgammon
  • Mancala
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Pachisi
  • Solitaire
  • Passout


This game set have double sided boards and all of the games pieces and accessories fit nicely inside too. This allows you to have a lot of games in a small space.

I have seen similar games to this one for A LOT of money. This game set from Fat Brain Toys is only $29.95 (plus shipping). For the amount of games you get, and the fact that they all come in a beautiful wood box (the boards are  made out of wood too), this is worth every penny.

I have yet to figure out chess, but I’ve enjoyed playing checkers and mancala on this board set. My “work kids” use it a lot for chess.

I appreciate that everything fits together so nicely. It makes clean up a lot easier.

These are just a few of the fun and educational toys from Fat Brain Toys.

To see what else the brand has to offer, visit FatBrainToys.com. You can search by age, collections, best sellers and more. I do like the option of searching by age. It helps me to see age appropriate games for my “work kids.”

Fat Brain Toys are also on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.


*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Are you looking for a stocking stuffer? Check out Pluffle.


Are you done shopping for the holiday? Are your presents wrapped and ready to adorn the bottom of the tree on Christmas morning (or ready to give out on Hanukkah)?

We’re all done shopping for the holiday. Everything is wrapped, except on gift. Since my kids are older, we can put the wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree long before Christmas morning. In fact, putting the wrapped presents under the tree helps to keep the kittens from hanging out under the tree and eating/breaking the lights and ornaments. One of our kittens, Loca, already chewed through the wire for some of the lights on our pre-lit tree. The bottom part of our tree is not lit up. Next year we’ll have to add extra lights to the bottom to correct that.

Admittedly, I don’t have any stocking stuffers for my family yet. It’s traditional for me to give them an apple, orange and some candy in their stockings. That is what I always found in my stocking when I was growing up. I also always received a new box of crayons (the big 64-count box) and a coloring book, along with some small toys. My kids received the same when they were little. Now that they are older I need to put some gifts in their stockings like bath bombs, lotion, perfume/cologne and the like.

If you are looking for some stocking stuffer ideas, or you are looking to pick up a few more small gifts, I have a suggestion for you – Pluffle!

What is the world is Pluffle?

Pluffle is a non-toxic, fluffy playfoam-like substance that is fun to play with, cool to touch, and mesmerizing to watch.

Check out this brief video. It’s not the best video for showing off Pluffle, but at least you can get a brief glimpse of how it moves in your hand.


I was sent some Pluffle to review. I received a tube of green Pluffle, and a tube of pink Pluffle. You can mix different colors of Pluffle together, but I opted to keep them separate.

It’s hard to explain what Pluffle actually is. It’s like little bits of something (seriously… it’s hard to explain) that you can squeeze together and watch is come undone and return to it’s original shape. It kind of resembles paper shreds, but it’s not paper. It’s a foam-like substance.

You can also watch the Pluffle “pour” out from your hands. You can move it around, pile it on top of it’s self, and do just about anything you can think of. No matter what you do, Pluffle will always return to it’s original shape.

Pluffle also never dries.

You can place the Pluffle back into the tube when you are finished playing with it. Just be sure that the end cap is on tight. You wouldn’t want any of it to spill out. It’s not that it would be ruined. You would just need to sweep it up.

Pluffle feels really good in your hands. It has a soft, fluffy texture.

As an adult, I find playing with Pluffle very soothing and relaxing. It’s like a stress ball – only better.

Pluffle is a great medium for tactile and sensory learning.

My work kids went crazy for Pluffle. I only brought in the one tube (I wanted to keep one for myself – I have fun playing with it). They could not get enough of it. They have a lot of fun with it. They are also a bit messy with it, and some of it I had to sweep up from the floor. When using this with several children, you might want to give them a tray to work on top of so that the Pluffle doesn’t end up on the floor.

Pluffle is fun and engaging, and I think it would make a great stocking stuffer. The tube would even fit perfectly in a stocking too.

Pluffle is available in different colors, and is available on the Educational Insights website.

To learn more about this and other fun products from Educational Insights, visit EducationalInsights.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

What do you think about Pluffle? Does it sound like something your child/grandchild might like to play with?


*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Check out PLAYMOBIL: The Movie Del’s Food Truck



PLAYMOBIL: The Movie, is coming to theaters across the country TODAY (December 6, 2019).

I have not had the opportunity to see the movie yet. Between all the holiday goings on, it’s hard to find time to go to the movies. If I don’t get the chance to see it before it’s no longer in theaters, I’ll keep an eye out for it when it’s released on digital.

Here is what I know about the movie, based on the film’s synopsis I’ve found online.

Playmobil The Movie follows the adventures of siblings Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) and Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy). When the former unexpectedly disappears into the animated universe of Playmobil, Marla must go on a quest to bring him home. During her adventures she teams up with some unlikely new friends, including smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot and an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor). Adam Lambert voices the character of villain Emperor Maximus.

I’ve always loved Playmobil sets. I had a few sets when I was younger (back in the “Stone Age,” ha ha). I personally feel like the sets have improved so much over the year. They have always been awesome, but now they are even better.

I have been fortunate to review some really fun sets over the years. You can check them out by searching for Playmobil in the search bar on my site.

Most recently I reviewed a fun Christmas set and Advent Calendar. Prior to that I review a few plays sets based on the show Spirit.

I was fortunate to be sent a fun play set based on the new film. It’s called the PLAYMOBIL: The Movie Del’s Food Truck

Coming to Marla’s rescue, she soon convinces Del to help her find her brother, Charlie. Using the food truck, Del whips up some spicy burritos to catch a villain. Just a pinch of sleeping serum should do the trick. Defeating multiple villains, Del and Marla work together, racing through the PLAYMOBIL Worlds to try to locate Charlie. Set includes Del, Marla, menu board, table, burritos, magical hay, and other accessories.

This set took about an hour to put together. It might have took less time, but trying to put something like this together with two kittens trying desperately to make all the pieces THEIR toys, it made putting the truck together a little tricky.

There are a lot of accessories with this set that don’t need to be assembled, except for a few stickers here and there.

There is A LOT of detail to this food truck. I have not seen the movie, yet, but I can only assume the phone on the dashboard and the shower in the back, all have to do with the movie.

You can see the shower in the above photo. My apologies for the bad interior photos. I don’t know if it was my phone or lighting, but they didn’t turn out that good.

Here is the interior of the food truck as seen from above.

Below are a few other interior photos.

I’ve seen food trucks before. In fact, I reviewed a PLAYMOBIL ice cream truck many years ago. They always come with plenty of accessories and great detail inside the truck. This is the first time I’ve seen a shower in a truck.

Making this play set even more fun is the addition of the play food. The burritos are so funny! But in a good way, of course. At first I thought they were newspapers (not having seen the film as of yet). It wasn’t until I looked at them closer that I realized they were burritos.

The burgers are really cute too.

They are plenty of food pieces and tools (including a tool box) to provide your child with hours of interactive fun.

Here are just some of the accessories. Not everything you receive in this set it pictured here.

I think Del is cute with his flip flops. His flip flops are removable too.

You can remove the top part of the front of the truck to place Del and Marla (or other PLAYMOBIL people) in the front seat. There is also a corded phone they can make phone calls with. I guess they don’t own smartphones. Ha Ha.

Overall I think this is a fun play set. PLAYMOBIL put a lot of detail into these pieces, the same as other play sets they offer.

Even if your child has not yet seen the film, I think he/she would still have a lot of fun playing with this set.

You can learn more about this set on the PLAYMOBIL website, PLAYMOBIL.us (notice that it’s .us and not .com).

This set is available at many retail locations across the country. I see that it’s available at Walmart, Target and Amazon, to name a few.


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.