Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Box of Shocks Review and Competition

What a great set to get ready for April Fool's day.  Youngest especially loved playing the trickster!  We had a carpenter in the house and even he had to have a demonstration or two.  The poor man could not get on with fitting our floor in peace; it was shock after shock for him.  He had the good grace to look thrilled by the performance, which made my little one beam from ear to ear!


Even though it’s a set designed for 8+, younger children will have a surprising enthusiasm for the contents of the box.  There was a good selection of thirteen tricks all for £19.99.  The instructions are easy enough to follow.

Youngest was fond of the snake can, he does not tire of putting it back in the can and offering the next unsuspecting person a crisp!!!


The Spider Box was another he quite enjoyed; he liked saying magic words after placing something inside and watching a person’s surprise when out comes a spider…


Daddy showed some concern when I said let him show you the pen trick, he looked panic stricken about pen on his new shirt!  I was like just see what happens...


He was most relieved when the mark disappeared back into the pen on elastic!

Hubbie then did the pen through the hand trick and grimaced like he was in genuine pain...


Young children love being the center of attention (and possibly the daddies too!) and this set lets them really perform for the audience.  I am just glad I had an idea what to expect, as I think I would have had a few more grey hairs otherwise (with spiders jumping out and snakes firing at me!).

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147 comments:

  1. I don't have any children, but my nephews do x

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  2. Yes they definately do!

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  3. oh yes my little girl is always trying to creep up on us :)

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  4. Most definitely and also their Daddy thank goodness

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  5. My young son is a real joker so would love this !

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  6. All the time and they are really funny

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  7. My kids adore practical jokes - would love this (although even if they managed to surprise me the first time I would have to be "surprised" by the same thing another 20 or so times!

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  8. Not yet, but I'm sure it will come!

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  9. Yes, she likes to hide behind doors and jump out.

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  10. yep...maily the one where i say dont do something and they tell me they have then i start moaning and they say...ha only joking

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  11. Georgia McAllister13 March 2013 at 21:29

    Yes they love it.

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  12. My son does, to me and his little sister, he gets up to all sorts, very mischievous

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  13. oh god yes my son gets me everytime

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  14. My son loves to lie if that counts. He loves telling stories as an excuse to do something he's not allowed. For example school forbids chewing gum but he told me and the teachers that he found a pack of gum and was planning to hand it in but his hands slipped and the gum flew into the air and as he looked up, one landed straight into his mouth. He then said he doesn't like to waste food.

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  15. mine insists on us pretending to go to sleep while she tickles our feet!

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  16. Yes when i babysit they play tricks and generally play me up lol

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  17. yes and it gets worse as they get older. My youngest are still fairly innocent in their pranks, but my preteen is a demon trickster. So far she has managed to convince me she got her nose pierced, and that she dyed her hair brunette!

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  18. Oh yes - card tricks, the dog poo trick (don't really like that one!) and plenty of others!

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  19. Of course! Never miss an opportunity to put the frighteners up me or make me look ever so slightly (or a lot!) daft!

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  20. My grandson loves to 'hide' and jump out on me

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  21. All the time!

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  22. cool! my two boys would love tormenting me and LadyLlama with this :D

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  23. Hilda Hazel Wright14 March 2013 at 11:34

    Yes but I enjoy playing tricks on him more Mwahahaha (evil laugh) ;-)

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  24. Yes and they usually get the reponce they want! ;)

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  25. My 3 young grandchildren do all the time

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  26. Not at the moment thankfully!!!

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  27. Oh yes, they love too!

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  28. My niece and nephew are worse than my children,I have to put up with a lot when i visit them :)

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  29. my nephew would love this because he loves playing pranks on people

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  30. Constantly it drives me mad at times , hiding behind doors prtending to be dead are the new ones at the moment

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  31. Yes my son love making me jump

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  32. my kids love hiding from me then jumping out and shouting 'boo' !

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  33. Yes my nephew maxx loves playing tricks.

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  34. They think a whoppee cushion is hilarious

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  35. My son does especially!

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  36. One cheeky chap a few doors away does

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  37. My three love playing tricks - they always gang up on me!

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  38. yes, my daughter loves playing tricks but none is as cunning as Daddy's

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  39. Of course! Nothing is funnier than tricking mummy...apparently

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  40. yes they do and even if you can see it coming you have to pretend to be surprised

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  41. the kids like playing tricks on their daddy as easily fooled

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  42. christine mutter20 March 2013 at 12:14

    Yes, my little girl loves jumping out at me

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  43. Grace now at 4, has her moments of winding me and the family up with her little tricks.

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  44. Yes but I like playing tricks on him too!

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  45. They most certainly do

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  46. mainly trying out jokes I seem to remember

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  47. Ohhhh yes, anything from planting hair from my hair brush in their hands to run in and scare me with saying its a spider or hiding in the wardrobe

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  48. Yes - my son is a monkey for doing that!

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  49. yes my daughter does with a bit of support from her mum!

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  50. yeah but i can see it comin g a mile off

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  51. Yes alongside my partner..they like partners in crime!! Lol

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  52. Yes, and they're getting scarily good at it

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  53. My son's just learnt to do it - he offers to give me a kiss but turns away at the last second!

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  54. Yes, especially as they know how genuinely terrified of spiders I am!

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  55. Not really at that stage yet, but I am sure it will come

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  56. my son would love this

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  57. My little boy is SUCH a cheeky monkey! Yes!!

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  58. My daughter loves a visit to the joke shop & has amassed quite a collection of spiders, snakes, false teeth & even fake vomit & poo .... These seem to evoke the best reactions, so naturally are her faves!

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  59. yes especially my son

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  60. yep, though its my own fault for teaching them the tricks in the first place!!

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  61. Yes. The favourite one at the minute is hiding and then jumping out at the worst possible time. I'm a nervous wreck.

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  62. kayleigh louise cheeseman22 March 2013 at 20:35

    my 6 year old daughter does!

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  63. don't all kids?! Taught by their dad, the biggest kid of the lot!

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  64. cheryl hadfield22 March 2013 at 20:39

    of course, especially on their dad!

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  65. Yes they love tricking me, April the 1st is always the worst.

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  66. Kerry Kilmister22 March 2013 at 23:11

    my 8 year old son loves making me jump or squeal

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  67. Not often, but they do to their Dad (and he plays tricks on them too!)

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  68. Definitely, like hiding when their Dad comes in s if they aren't here :)

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  69. Beky Austerberry23 March 2013 at 08:46

    Yes they do, in fact the whole family likes to trick everyone! There can be a lot of laughs in our house!

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  70. oh yes they do lol...whats even better is my grandchildren love to play them too!!!

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  71. Yes, and hiding and jumping out on me.

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  72. not as often as they once did but still have to look out!

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  73. I THINK THE QUESTION SHOULD BE. WHEN DO THEY NOT PLAY TRICKS ON YOU?

    THATS ALL THEY DO. FOLLOWING AND TWEETED ON TWITTER

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  74. I have 4 boys and they are forever playing tricks on me. They've learnt well from my hubby lol

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  75. Love it the best one was sewing up the sleeves on there pj's so funny

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  76. Yes, they most definitely do!

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  77. Melody does, the eldest is past having fun and the youngest is too young!!

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  78. Yes they do , they would love this prize

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  79. Yes, my godchildren love to hide and try to scare me by jumping out.

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  80. we all love to play tricks on each other lol :O)

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  81. yes my oldest loves nothing more than that

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  82. My 7 year old son is such a wee prankster and is always tricking me and his sisters...he would be in his element with a set like this :) x

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  83. they love playing tricks on me, dont all kids?! :)

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  84. yes very much so !! but my other half is just as bad ;-)

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  85. Boy do they, though the teenagers are getting a bit to near the knuckle for comfort

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  86. Daisy loves to hide under the table and jump out shouting 'I tricked you!'

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  87. Michelle Weston24 March 2013 at 11:43

    My Son like to yes - luckily my Daughter is a little young yet!

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  88. He does love to jump out and scare us and other little tricks

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  89. yep they love it, the fake pooo still gets me everytime!!!

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  90. Rachael Donovan24 March 2013 at 13:47

    yes my 2 boys latest is leaving little plastic spiders inside the toilet roll so when you pull it they shoot out at you :-)

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  91. All the time, they gang up on us as well!!!!!!!!!!

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  92. Yes! My son is like Bart Simpson lol

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  93. yes my daughter is always playing tricks on us

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  94. yes all the time so does my partner!

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  95. yes all the time, my dad teaches them and they play tricks on me x

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  96. Yes although I'm not sure mummy is as pleased as they are lol x

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  97. Hannah Whitling24 March 2013 at 20:13

    Yes, I think most kids do wwhen they get old enough, and some never stop!!

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  98. Yes very much

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  99. all the time!

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  100. Yes, very often!

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