Friday, 9 October 2009

IN REVIEW-Tolo Safari Friends Lion

Thanks to the lovely Helen at Aspen PR, Chrissy and Edward have been sent a Tolo Safari Friends Lion to test out.

Well, Chrissy was most impressed with the lion, animals being one of her new favourite things to learn about. She immediately pinched it and took complete ownership over her younger brother.

The lion is chunky brightly coloured plastic, and looks very sturdy, as if it will endure even the hardest of knocks in playtime. The head, legs and tail all move with a twisting sound, so the child can see a cause and effect link between the movement. Its very cute and smiley looking, I was very impressed with the aesthetics and think it would definitely jump out at you on a shelf in the toy section.

Chrissy literally played with this making growling sounds for an hour, and then promptly refused to go to bed without it. High praise indeed!

When Edward finally got a turn today, he immediately stuck it in his mouth for a good chew. The lion took it well and emerged unscathed. After sucking on it for a good ten minutes, he then held it for another ten minutes, making the head turn, which he found highly amusing. The lion is chunky enough for little one year old hands to hold with no trouble at all, and the moveable bits are not so tight as to be a problem either.

All in all, this is something I would definitely buy as a set with the other safari range, as its good value for money. There's not many toys that can cross over with both of my toddlers and not bore one or the other. Chrissy has decided he's her new favourite (over longterm position holder Upsy Daisy no less), and with the smiley face on the lion I can see why.

Well done Tolo, ten out of ten.


  1. :D I'm being set one of these to review too.. (My first review!) . Going to let my godsons age 1 & 2 review it for me. Then my 6mth can have a good dribble over it :)

  2. Its well worth the wait, my two are still arguing over it. Good luck with your first review!


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