Cycling Paddington Review and Giveaway

It’s been a while since we have reviewed any toys here on Twinderelmo, so when Rainbow Designs offered to send us a Cycling Paddington plush to review, I had some very excited little monkeys.

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My Mom was a huge Paddington Bear fan and I remember fondly her huge toy one who used to sit on her chair in her bedroom. We often used to read Paddington stories together and my own children loved the film that was released in 2014. It was a much watched film on our holiday that year in Dorset and Charlie was excited when he saw the trailer for Paddington 2 which is due out later this year.

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Paddington is 35cm high and requires 2 x AA batteries. When we got our out of the box, I turned him on and he started playing the music but did not pedal. I wondered if we hadn’t activated something but after a while we realised, he simply needed new batteries as he wasn’t working. As soon as we switched over the batteries, he was off playing his catchy little tune and cycling all over. He pedals in all directions so will keep changing. He works best on a flat surface and needs a bit of space to be able to cycle to his hearts content.

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My only critism is that he only plays one song, I personally would like a few different ones as it can get a bit repetitive but that is my view – and not one shared by my girls. I love that he hasn’t been changed and still waers his famous red hat and blue coat which makes him instantly recognisable.

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Cycling Paddington has an RRP of £29.99 and is suitable for ages 3 years and over. He is on sale now at Argos. You can’t help but fall in love with this iconic bear.

I am excited to be able to give one lucky Twinderelmo reader the chance to win a Cycling Paddington for themselves. All you need to do is complete the RaffleCopter below. Open to UK residents aged 18+ only. Prizes will be sent directly from Rainbow Designs. Ends midnight 20/8/17. Winner will be selected at random via RaffleCopter and their details displayed on the widget. No correspondence will be entered into. Good luck.
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Disclosure: we were sent a Cycling Paddington (photographed above) for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and images are my own

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  1. 24th July 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Oh he is so cute! Reminds me of being a little kid again a long time ago 🙂

  2. sarah m
    25th July 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Mine was my furby! It was like my baby!

    25th July 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Tingling trudie -she had her own personal phone -very chic for the 70s

  4. 25th July 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I loved my Etch-A-Sketch, i thought it was the height of technology!

  5. Heather Hibbert
    26th July 2017 / 12:10 am

    My silver cross pram, it came with all the accessories like parasol and changing bag and raincover, my mum said it had cost more than my actual pram from being a baby myself!

  6. Jodie A Green
    26th July 2017 / 7:51 pm

    my was my original furby and my lights bright 😀

  7. Jackie Dawson
    27th July 2017 / 10:32 am

    Mine was my cabbage patch doll

  8. iain maciver
    27th July 2017 / 11:07 am

    action man with tank, jeep etc

  9. Annabel Greaves
    27th July 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I loved my Sindy doll

  10. Sue McCarthy
    27th July 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Sindy dolls

  11. Donna
    27th July 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Fearless Fred my teddy bear, he even came to me wedding

  12. EJ Dunn
    28th July 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Hungry Hippos!

  13. Jo Carroll
    28th July 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I think it was Zippy & George puppets from ‘Rainbow’ …and I still have them. x

  14. Kirsty Ward
    28th July 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I had a Giant Doll, ( nearly as big as me) Called Jennifer! I loved that doll!

  15. fiona waterworth
    28th July 2017 / 9:30 pm

    a ragdoll

  16. Lisa Wilkinson
    29th July 2017 / 7:06 pm

    A La Carte Kitchen

  17. Tammy Artherton
    29th July 2017 / 8:30 pm


  18. 30th July 2017 / 2:37 pm

    My bike or rollerskates I was really active

  19. Sidrah Ahmed
    31st July 2017 / 3:42 am

    I used to have a pull around telephone which i used to drag around everywhere

  20. Stevie
    1st August 2017 / 6:14 pm

    I used to have a toy stuffed horse named Neddy.

  21. Solange
    2nd August 2017 / 1:26 am

    My Baby Talk doll.

  22. Victoria Thurgood
    2nd August 2017 / 12:10 pm

    my rabbit called Roger

  23. Hali Kinson
    3rd August 2017 / 12:00 pm favourite toy used to be my furby

  24. Rachel
    3rd August 2017 / 2:16 pm

    A talking doll. I believe her name was Chatty Cathy. She had dark brown hair, and when you pulled a string which was on her back :- She spoke. I was just fascinated that she could speak, and loved when she asked if we could go for a walk to the park.

  25. Clare Hubbard
    5th August 2017 / 3:11 pm

    My tiny tears

  26. Stacey Gahan
    6th August 2017 / 9:23 pm

    My favourite toy was my ladybird pram

    7th August 2017 / 1:07 pm

    For me it has to be Polly Pockets used to spend hours playing with them.

  28. Danielle Pooley
    8th August 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I had a big fluffy white dog that was on a plastic stick

  29. 9th August 2017 / 4:16 pm

    A monkey called Kiki

  30. Rich Tyler
    10th August 2017 / 11:36 am

    My slinky

  31. Toni Pearson
    13th August 2017 / 4:26 pm

    my Major Morgan music toy

  32. Rebecca mercer
    14th August 2017 / 11:25 am

    I loved my polly pockets

  33. caroline kelly
    14th August 2017 / 8:48 pm

    my big yellow teapot

  34. 15th August 2017 / 7:35 pm

    My doll called Fair Rosie

  35. lynn neal
    16th August 2017 / 3:46 pm

    It was my cuddly monkey from woolworths called Jacko

  36. 18th August 2017 / 6:20 am

    It was my Lion-O action figure (He was a character from Thundercats)

  37. rebecca smith
    18th August 2017 / 6:32 am

    my storytelling mother goose and i still have her over 30 years later xx

  38. 18th August 2017 / 1:18 pm

    my little ponies

  39. Sarah Wilson
    18th August 2017 / 8:43 pm

    The My Little Pony Dream Castle – I still have it!

  40. Katy Malkin
    18th August 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Loved my koala teddy and the Sindy dolls!

  41. 19th August 2017 / 10:30 am

    My Tiny Tears Doll was my favourite

  42. 19th August 2017 / 10:51 am

    Girls World! I loved putting on her make up & doing her hair!

  43. Daniel Pietryka
    19th August 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Lovely . Brings back so many happy childhood memories

  44. Hayley Todd
    19th August 2017 / 1:21 pm

    When I was a little girl I absolutely adored Weebles! I had a Weebles playground and school set which I wouldn’t stop playing with! In fact, I think it’s in my mum’s attic still!

  45. olivia280177
    19th August 2017 / 1:21 pm

    My Cindys and their clothes, cars and horses!!

  46. Kim M
    19th August 2017 / 3:09 pm

    My Etch a Sketch – showing my age!

  47. Victoria B
    19th August 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Astro Wars

  48. Jenny Rogers
    19th August 2017 / 5:44 pm

    I loved my clockwork dancing Cinderella.

  49. 19th August 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I loved my Carebear – wouldn’t sleep without it!

  50. 19th August 2017 / 8:10 pm

    My little yellow teapot

  51. Stuart Dunlop
    19th August 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Sooty, and I still have him…

  52. amanda greensmith
    19th August 2017 / 8:47 pm

    penny puppy walker

  53. alice lightning
    19th August 2017 / 10:07 pm

    my doll that I use to dress up and take for walks in a little pram,i still have her now

  54. Jade Rogers
    19th August 2017 / 11:25 pm

    I had a Superted and Paddington that came everywhere with me!

  55. Anna Brown
    19th August 2017 / 11:30 pm


  56. Paula Cheadle
    19th August 2017 / 11:50 pm

    Rupert the bear, I still have him

  57. Chloe Brill
    20th August 2017 / 5:45 am

    Polly pocket

  58. Fiona Johnstone
    20th August 2017 / 9:42 am

    Tiny tears

  59. Carly Belsey
    20th August 2017 / 9:49 am

    I used to have a big ET who I took everywhere, actually I think I still have him in the loft!

  60. 20th August 2017 / 10:25 am

    I was a huge My Little Pony fan and I had a huge castle. Wish I still had it 🙂

  61. 20th August 2017 / 10:38 am

    OOH that’s hard, I had a dolls house (got a more “grown-up” one now), and a huge collection of Sindy’s (not Barbies) which were my cousins’ until they came to me via Santa one year lol. Oh and a dog that my Grandma had made me from scraps of material which she brought home from work (they were allowed to in those days). Also have to menton ROTADRAW – couldn’t remember what it was called until someone on FB told me – used to love that. Just been on holiday and we found a ROTADRAW at a car boot sale and they just wanted £1 for it. When we opened it up instead of having only 6 discs, we had 9. 🙂

  62. Pamela Gossage
    20th August 2017 / 11:15 am

    I loved Lego best

  63. Eve Ogden
    20th August 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Mine was my tiny tears

  64. Tammy neal
    20th August 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Cabbage patch doll x

    20th August 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Love my Brio train set!!!

  66. Amanda Jayne Davis
    20th August 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Screwball Scramble

  67. 20th August 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I loved my dolls and would spend hours doing their hair x

  68. Angie McDonald
    20th August 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I loved my Furby!

  69. Natalie Crossan
    20th August 2017 / 8:33 pm

    My Burt & Ernie toys from Sesame Street x

  70. Lia Burns
    20th August 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I had a doll that did cartwheels, she was called casey cartwheel I took her everywhere x

  71. 20th August 2017 / 10:05 pm

    My Polly pockets.

  72. jackie beckett
    20th August 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I had a three wheel bike that had a bin on the back that my toys went in all my dollies used to come for a ride