Thursday, 13 August 2015

Pebli Town Review and Giveaway

We were sent Pebli Town a new pre-school toy from Toys Alive to review.  It was very easy to get started; you just download the free Pebli Town app onto your tablet, it connects to Apple and Android via Bluetooth.  Simply prop up the shop, church, school and park into their spots, make sure you have 2 AA batteries for the board and then follow the on screen self-explanatory instructions.  Thoughtfully included in the pack is a tablet stand for ease of use, ours already has little legs so was not needed in our house but it is handy for those that do not have this option.

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My boys enjoyed seeing the characters “magically” appear on the screen once placed on the clever hotspots.  My youngest is at the top end of the suggested age range at 6, but he still had a pleasant time playing with the figures and going through all the activities.  The videos had characters like Pink Panther and Mr Bean so at his age they are still appealing.



The games also sparked their interest; they offered adequate challenge for the 6 year old (even his 8 year old brother wanted to see what all the fuss was about and have a go!).  I liked how the game progresses in difficulty, in Cloud Buster you have to use a springboard to reach items in the clouds.  You have thunderstorms, wind, rain and birds to navigate round as the game advances, so plenty to keep the game fresh and fascinating.

The pieces are a good size for 3+ year olds; the characters are chunky and well designed for the age group.  Everything seemed sturdy too, always important with younger children who can be heavy handed at times.  Story creator helps children use their imagination to develop their own adventures; I really like how the novelty of the Pebli people helps little ones to concentrate.

So much content has been crammed onto Pebli, I was extremely impressed.  It’s a safe way for children to watch videos; with 200 in total there is plenty to see.  I like how the videos are tailored to the interests of the characters (like cooking or art).  Sadly too many children have unsupervised access to the likes of YouTube so I would prefer something like this were the chosen content is pre-approved and safe for the user.  I remember once watching a video on YouTube with the boys about Mario the next minute Mario weed on Peaches the girl he is meant to rescue, so you see having this kind of extra security built in is essential really.

The Pebli Town starter pack retails at £59.99, which is a fair price for a sophisticated bit of kit for the 3+ children out there.  If they have older siblings who have games that already work in a similar way (like Skylanders or Disney Infinity) it’s nice to have something for the younger audience, that still encourages them to play with the characters and not focus just on the screen.  Please do check you have a compatible device before ordering as it only works with select devices.

Here is a video from Mookie Toys showing a demonstration of the set.



If you would like to enter the giveaway for one of these wonderful starter packs please fill out the form below by the 11th of September.

Pebli Town Starter Pack (£59.99) Giveaway

149 comments:

  1. I think my little girls would find the cloud buster fascinating! With all the storms and weird weather they are always looking up at the clouds!

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  2. the cloud buster sounds good

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  3. The cloud buster , would be so much fun x

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  4. story creater sounds good!

    Ashleigh

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  5. I think my Grandson would love the huge variety of videos

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  6. My girls would love the Story Creator the most x

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  7. The story creator sounds really good.

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  8. that they get to use the tablet as well as toys

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  9. Mine will love the fact it is a toy with a screen

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  10. The videos sound great, my daughter keeps asking for YouTube on her tablet but I won't allow it

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  11. The brightness of the colours make it look super attractive so I reckon the little one will love it for that!

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  12. I think that my kids would love playing this, I think they would love creating their own stories

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  13. my little grandson would like the create mode and story mode best

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  14. My granddaughters would love the story creator

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  15. Samantha Wheeler14 August 2015 at 09:58

    The tiny people!

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  16. That they are able to play with the playset and create storys!

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  17. Being able to Create his own stories x

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  18. My children would like the story creator

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  19. my boys would love the story creator!

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  20. i think he'll love the story creator

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  21. I think he will like the characters.

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  22. The fact that the characters come to life on the screen - they will think that is magic x

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  23. I think they will love the creativity it evokes

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  24. I think my boys would love the story creator the most. Sounds great x

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  25. My son would love the Story Mode :-)

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  26. The story creator sound great x

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  27. I think my girls would like the story creator, they love making things up.

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  28. Claire Elizabeth Noke15 August 2015 at 21:43

    the story creator, my little ones have awesome imaginations !! :)

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  29. Claire Elizabeth Noke15 August 2015 at 21:44

    the story creator, my little ones have awesome imaginations !! :)

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  30. Big imagination so the story creator. Fab giveaway thanks for the chance

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  31. The story creator, my boys would love it x

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  32. The Story Creator looks like it would be right up their street xx

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  33. It sounds like an absorbing activity - create mode sounds specially good

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  34. We saw this in a toy shop, she loved the little people. I think it sounds like loads of fun

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  35. I think it would be story creator x

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  36. My daughter would love the story creator

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  37. My children would love the fact they could play together and let their imagination flow the story creator looks awesome too x

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  38. I think the story creator would be great for the vivid imaginations of my lot!

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  39. the interactive games look fab for my son x

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  40. The story creator mode sounds brilliant

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  41. My son would love the story creator.

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  42. Being able use their imagination while playing with the different characters and watching what happens on the tablet

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  43. My little girls would love the story creator

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  44. How its so fun but learning too.x

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  45. Grandson would like all of it but I will go for videos first choice, he likes Mr Bean as well

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  46. it has to be the story creator

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  47. the story reader definitely really lovely giveaway

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  48. To be able to combine technology with real toys

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  49. The story creater sounds fun and everyone young and old can get involved

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  50. I think my son would love the story creator best

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  51. My son would like the cloud buster

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  52. My son would like the cloud buster

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  53. The cloud buster. she would love this x

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  54. my daughter has a great imagination, i think this would really encourage it.

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  55. The story creator looks fab I think my wee girl ailsa would like this most of all

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  56. The Story Creator looks like fun. x

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  57. The story creator mode

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  58. My children would like the create mode as they could choose their favourite characters, record their own voice, add special effects and direct stories. great for their imaginations

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  59. My daughter would love the story creator as she has such a fantastic imagination and is always role-playing with her toys

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  60. Just the way everything interacts with one another :D

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  61. Think my daughter would love seeing the figures come to life on the screen x

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  62. I think it would most likely be story creator

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  63. The story creator looks appealing

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  64. I think my daughter would like the story mode and playing with the figures

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  65. the cloud buster sound great

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  66. I think my boys would find the Cloud Buster fascinating

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  67. I think she'll like the characters to play with as well, she is very 'heavy handed' so something chunky and sturdy would be perfect for her

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  68. I think my children would love to play with this because it incorporates their 2 favourite things! the iPad and toys

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  69. the whole idea as it is 3d :)

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  70. the whole idea as it is 3d :)

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  71. I think they would like the different characters

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  72. As they love stories I'm sure the story creator would amuse them

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  73. I think my daughter would like the story creator

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  74. Think my daughte would like the story creator although she always suprises me with what she likes so would love to see what she does like ! :)

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  75. I think it would be the story creator for my little one.

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  76. I think that my little granddaughter would love the Story Creator.

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  77. My daughter will like the game mode.

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  78. The story creator looks interesting

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  79. The story creator looks good

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  80. It is great just to have the interaction with a toy in this way and all the different choices will keep them amused. I like the sound of the story creator in particular

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  81. The story creator!

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  82. mine would love the story creator

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  83. my little ones would love the create mode x

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  84. The cloud buster and story creator

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  85. I love interactive toys such a great way to learn

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  86. I think my daughter would most enjoy the stories!

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  87. caleb loves watching videos on youtube and omg about the mario thing!! so he'd definitely like watching the vids!

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  88. I think my little boy would love the story creator the most. He loves stories and he loves creating!

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  89. I think my son would like the cloud buster - it sounds fun!

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  90. My daughter Amber would love the Story Creator.

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  91. the videos woud be their first love.

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  92. The story creator she has such a wonderful imagination

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  93. My son would love how interactive it is.

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  94. I think the story creator is great for an imaginative child, like mine is!

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  95. The story creator is great, I love that they can create their own story and that they can use the figures to do so. Really interactive and great for their imaginations!

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  96. I think my grandchildren would like the Story Creator. They enjoy that sort of activity.

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  97. I think the story create will be a winner in our house

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