When we were asked to review a Crate Creatures Surprise, I had a quick google and was immediately reminded of two 1980s toys… “Boggling” – remember those? They were a kind or rubbery puppet which came in a reusable crate like the ones Crate Creatures have. The 2nd toy was “My Pet Monster”, which was a huge Monster teddy with break away chains.
Anyway, that’s enough reminiscing – back to Crate Creatures… There are 4 to collect… Sizzle, Blizz, Snorthog and Pudge (who we got).
They have an RRP of £39.99 and are suitable for children aged 4 and over. They come with batteries included, and each one has it’s own unique feature – Pudge’s is that his eyes change colour and rotate.
Rather than spending ages explaining each feature, we made this video so you can see Pudge in action…
They have an RRP of £39.99 and are suitable for children aged 4 and over. They come with batteries included, and as you can see, Pudge is lots of fun. My daughter has taken a real shine to him and has asked for Blizz for Christmas. My son is 7 and has Autism. HE loves Pudge too – especially shaking him and pulling his tongue. I haven’t managed to get a photo of them playing together yet but will definitely share one when I do.
Breaking Pudge out was much more fun than unboxing a typical toy. I love the fact the packaging is part of the toy, and waste is minimal. You use the included crow bar to unlock the padlock and then open the crate (shown above). Once the lid is open, Pudge pops up, thanks to the spring loaded base. This is a really fun feature and made us jump the first time we opened the box.
Once you’ve removed the plastic wrapping off Pudge, open his back and switch him from demo mode into on mode…
Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to play! Shake him to hear him laugh, pull his tongue to get him angry, push Pudge over and he will go to sleep. Press his horn and his eyes rotate, and push his tummy to record your own messages. We have had lots of fun with Pudge and I can see him being a firm favourite for a good while yet.
Pudge’s eyes look cute when they are unlit, but they are pretty scary when lit – especially in a dark room! I’d definitely recommend not keeping him in your child’s bedroom…!!
Pudge comes with his very own slice of Pizza – his favourite food! Put it into his mouth and listen to him hungrily inhale it!
With an RRP of £39.99 I thought Pudge was over priced until we received him. He’s great fun for kids (and big kids), and has loads of entertainment value. I would definitely recommend him.