We work with lots of companies through the year - and this has led to some lovely relationships with PR's - and one of the people I most enjoy hearing from is Sarah, who works late, emails at weekends, and works with some of the fantastic toy companies we've done reviews for in the last year.
Knowing what big fans my boys are of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - and of the new Half Shell Heroes range, which is aimed more at their age range than some of the other toys, Sarah got in touch to say we were being sent something special - and soon a parcel arrived for each boy. Inside was a special tree decoration and a card sent straight from the Half Shell Heroes themselves (shhh don't spoil it) and these brilliant toys tucked inside a tree decoration.
The boys have yet to discover that they could get the turtles out of the baubles - but I've had a good play and they are going to be VERY excited when they realise they can take them out and have adventures with them.
Slightly cuter and smaller than the other turtles toys we've got (and we've got a lot - not just the ones we've reviewed on here!) the Half-Shell Heroes range are suited to younger fans and match with the newer cartoon series that runs on an almost constant loop in between Minecraft videos found on YouTube!
The baubles also fit perfectly into the theme of our Christmas tree...by 'theme' I just mean a kind of "more is more" approach, as you can see - with lots of things that the kids LOVE to spot tucked among more traditional decorations!
Blogging brings me lots of things - but it's the relationships I've built with people that make it most worthwhile. On my tree you will also see some amazing Hama bead decorations - made by the fabulous Tammy from Me and the Tiny Three and sent as gifts for us - and they are a HUGE hit!