Friday, 1 April 2016

TOMY The Good Dinosaur Review & Competition

The boys were pleased when two of their favourite dinosaurs descended on us.  They very much enjoyed The Good Dinosaur film so naturally were eager to meet the related merchandise.  Be warned if you have not watched the film yet you might need tissues, although my two coped well with the content because even though there is the loss of a key character you see how much stronger Arlo becomes and that leaves a positive message at the end.

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My boys had grown rather fond of Arlo from the film so having him to review was a definite highlight!  Spot is quite a character too, a curious and daring cave-boy, very brave for his small size.  Arlo and him make a very unlikely pair but its lovely seeing their friendship develop and grow.  Each complimenting the other with their very different personalities, Arlo is as nervous as Spot is fearless.  Alongside Arlo (which also came with Spot) we were sent Galloping Butch.

Galloping Butch is ideal as he roars, bites and gallops so adds lots more to a play session, the boys remembered him as one of the good guys from the film so they used him to defend their imaginary herd!  We could have done with a few of the naughty Velociraptors to battle with but whatever characters they did not have they just improvised with random figures from their playroom.  Although I have a feeling once they realise just how comprehensive The Good Dinosaur range from TOMY is they might want lots more different figures to immerse themselves in a bigger pre-historic adventure!  We could do with Thunderclap just to put him in his place!

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on

The boys have enjoyed lots of imaginative play recreating scenes from the film and making up their own storylines.  The level of detailing of the figures is excellent.  I think its worth building up a collection of them, my two had lots of fun with just these three characters but if we had more I think the duration of play would have lasted even longer and more of us could have joined in.

To celebrate the DVD release of The Good Dinosaur I am giving one winner the ultimate prehistoric prize. The Lucky winner will receive Galloping Butch, the Action Arlo and Spot and a cuddly Arlo!  To enter please kindly fill out the form below by the 22nd of April.

Win Galloping Butch, the Action Arlo and Spot and a cuddly Arlo

133 comments:

  1. Another lovely review and giveaway thank you Karen x

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  2. lovely prize i think my boys would love to play together x

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  3. My son is two now and his imagination is growing by the day. This would be a great addition to his dinosaur collection.

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  4. I loved the look of this film when it was released at the cinema! These toys look really fun and I know they would be used in so many imaginative scenarios!

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  5. Such lovely giveaways! My boys would love these 👍

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  6. My son loves the film, although he finds it a bit sad. Great prizes.

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  7. What a lovely prize!! We really want to see this!

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  8. Thanks for a great giveaway, I know somebody who'd love these!

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  9. Fab giveaway thank you for the chance some great giveaways

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  10. Another prize one of my grandchildren would love.

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  11. Another fantastic giveaway :-) Would love this for my little boy, we're going to Cineworld 'Movies for juniors' to watch The good Dinosaur as its only £1.58 each this week, which is a bargain and we love Dinosaurs! <3

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  12. Brill giveaway guys xx

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  13. Thanks very much for offering this great prize. The good dinosaur is that our family are yet to watch. Good luck all :)

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  14. We loved the movie! The kids would love these :)

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  15. My grandson would love this prize :)

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  16. This prize looks BRILLIANT!

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  17. My three boys love this film because they think Spot looks like the youngest one, so it makes them all laugh.x

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  18. These toys look fab, have yet to see the movie though :-)

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  19. My two little boys would love these

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  20. Elizabeth Hinds4 April 2016 at 21:26

    Fantastic! My youngest daughter loves dinosaurs and she would have a field day with these!

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  21. We loved the Good Dinosaur at the cimena, that is how my 4 yr old says the cinema, lol!

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  22. These look really well made and good fun, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  23. thanks for the lovely giveaway ! fingers crossed ive four nephews this would keep quiet !

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  24. I would love to win these for my son, he loves dinosaurs

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  25. Loved this film, took our 2 year old and even now he keeps shouting RUN LIKE ARLO!! :)

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  26. Fantastic giveaway, fingers crossed

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  27. I was just having a laugh at the carefully positioned 'keep Britain tidy' box carefully positioned behind Arlo's rear end in one of your photos ;)

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  28. Amazing prize, my boys would love this!

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  29. My son loved the film so these would be a great addition to his collection

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  30. Lovely prize, my kids would love it

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  31. Great prize.. and I love your bookcase! :)

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  32. I have bought several dinosaurs for cousins children in the age range of 4 to 6 and they are always so appreciative. These look cute and would love it for my daughter who is five.

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  33. Grandson would love this, he's just started asking for dino toys

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  34. Lovely giveaway

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  35. These Look great!! :D Thanks for the chance x

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  36. Love these, they're so cute, would love them for my Grandkids x

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  37. Disney & Dinosaurs, what a perfect combination ! lovely prize.

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  38. such a fab giveaway, my boys would love this

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  39. Wow great prize. My sons love that film x

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  40. Kids have always been fascinated by dinosaurs. I was, and my kids are. I'm sure theirs will be too.

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  41. Pam Francis Gregory9 April 2016 at 20:59

    Great Giveaway - Thanks

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  42. thanks for the giveaway, would be enjoyed by the kids

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  43. Would be perfect for my grandson, help keep him busy when his new brother arrives in a few weeks time x

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  44. Awesome prize! perfect for the kids and I to spend time together xx

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  45. Love your blog and competitions

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  46. Is it safe to admit that I love dinosaurs? If I got lucky and won, it would be difficult to give them to the children.

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  47. Fantastic giveaway, my son and I watched The Good Dinosaur recently and loved it.

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  48. great giveaway, i know Archie would love this

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  49. Both my sons are dinosaur mad, they love this film! fab prizes!

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  50. I know a dinosaur mad little person who would love them!

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  51. Margaret Clarkson
    Thank you for running such a great giveaway

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  52. Great prize.

    Rachel Craig

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  53. A lovely review and giveaway thank you

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  54. My girls would love 'em, thanks very much! xxx

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  55. Lovely prizes who doesn't love Disney and dinosaurs?

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  56. This is fantastic !! ..xx Thank you so much for running this wonderful competition xx

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  57. Victoria Cunniff12 April 2016 at 14:28

    We've not watched it yet but my little girl knows the characters already, I've no idea how - thank you for the giveaway

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  58. Loving the competition and a great review x

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  59. Great birthday gifts for my nephews. They love dinosaurs. Fingers crossed.

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  60. Wonderful prize. Thanks for hosting. My daughter loves disonosaurs

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  61. Claire Elizabeth Noke16 April 2016 at 18:49

    Lovely review ... and another amazing competition! You really are spoiling us! :) x

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  62. thank you once again for doing another cute giveaway

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  63. My twin boys would just adore these, great giveaway, thank you

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  64. More great prizes from a fab blog! Thank you :)

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  65. (melissa crowe) thankyou for the chance , my boys would love

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  66. A lovely giveaway, thanks for the review

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  67. what a lovely giveaway fingers crossed!

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  68. Brilliant prize, thank you so much for the chance. They look fun.

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  69. Would love to win!

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  70. What a fun prize for the boys in the family :)

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  71. These are brilliant looking toys, thank you for running the giveaway :)

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  72. lovely giveaway, my children loved the film, we watched it 3 times in a row and they still wanted more!

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  73. Great giveaway - would make a lovely present x

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  74. Great prize with a useful review

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  75. This giveaway looks great - my son would love it, thank you

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  76. My boys loved the film, great giveaway thank u

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  77. What a dinosadorable prize, my grandson would roar with excitement to win :-)

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  78. lovely review and giveaway :)

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  79. fabulous giveaway ,love dinosaurs big thumbs up

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  80. We love this film in our house, great giveaway!

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  81. Amazing treat for my 3 nephews they love it

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  82. Fantastic prize giveaway for my neighbours 15 great grandchildren

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  83. What a fab competition, my little girl adores dinosaurs!

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  84. Fantastic prize; my great niece is crazy about Arlo, she even named her kitten Arlo!

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  85. Thank you for the chance, my nearly 4 year old son loves dinosaurs but were yet to see the good dinosaur.

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  86. Our middle child is bonkers about dinosaurs, he wears his Good Dinosaur t-shirt with pride and loves the movie, he'd love this prize x

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  87. I loved this film and cried buckets when the dad died and at the end when he went with a new family, thank you for such a great giveaway

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  88. fantastic giveaway, thanks for the chance x

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