I’m very fond of these little Shnooks creatures, Big L reviewed the original Zuru Shnooks last year and since then it comes out fairly often, its fuzzy hair usually tickling Little Ls chin. Although they are appropriate for age 3 and upwards (likely due to the smaller accessories I would imagine), when you have a nearly 7-year-old and an almost 2-year-old age limits on toys tend to go out of the window, well they do in my house anyway.
This time 3 turned up which resulted in much excitement! They are almost completely flat in cardboard packaging contained in a plastic “bubble” hence the tagline “from bubble to best friend”. You tear open the cardboard so reveal the plastic bubble, remove the character from the bubble and shake the living daylights out of it – this is by far Big L’s favourite bit.
You can watch his unboxing video here – and I would urge you to, he is quite the little comedian and budding YouTuber (as are most kids these days it seems).
Once out of the bubble and shaken the Shnooks grow to 8 times the size, don’t be fooled into thinking they will take over your living room they just sort of “puff out”. The series 2 Shnooks characters and their accessories are candy scented. You can choose from Lolli – lollipop scented, Lulu – lemondrop scented, Berrie – strawberry scented, Beani (shown in the unboxing) who is jellybean scented, Mello – marshmallow scented and Bubbles who smells like bubblegum. All the toys come with a comb, headband and hair clips and/or bands. Big L is not used to playing with doll’s hair but he gives it a bit of a go. We do have to keep the smaller accessories away from Little L but he is very keen on the comb and hair band!
Shnooks retail at £7.99 and are “available from all good toy shops”.
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We were sent the Shnooks free of charge for the purposes of this review but all words etc are my own (and Big L’s).