We were sent two of these sets; I must confess I had never heard of Cartoon Stripz before. They are however quite good fun and would make a sweet stocking filler (the smaller set, unless you have epic stockings of course!) for any Moshi Monsters fan.
Moving the Moshi Monsters along the paper scene, my boys could create lots of adventures with them. Each set had a few characters and standard household items (like a sofa, drum kit and ummm a rocket!) for them to interact with, although technically you could never get them to sit on a chair for real, as they are all flat bits of plastic. But you can take them to the fridge and pretend to prepare them a snack or imagine having a disco turning on the music loud on the hifi system!
The main thing is they are easy to set up, aimed at children 4+ who can even at that age put the pieces in their bases for them to stand. So you could leave them happily playing but it can be quite enjoyable to join in the exploits too! The pieces are quite strong, the scene not so much, I couldn’t get it to slot in so well but with the power of Selotape it worked amicably! This mummy shall not be defeated…
There has not been a better time to start collecting these sets either, as you can at the moment enter a competition to win some fantastic prizes:
What your kids can win!
November Prize: an amazing Apple iPod Nano
December Prize: a super-cool Sony Digital Camera
January Prize: a monsterrific Moshi Monsters 7-inch Capacitive Touch LCD Tablet
February Prize: a huge voucher to spend at Toys ‘R’ Us, worth £75
March Prize: a brilliant Nintendo 3DS Console
Head over to their website for more information and start unleashing your child’s creativity! I am hoping mine feel particularly imaginative in March, as that would be a dream prize…