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.
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.
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.
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.
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