Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SmartLab Toys review

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
This post is part of my 2014 Holiday guide! Over the next few weeks I will be posting amazing companies, recipes, deals and so much more to help make your holiday easier, fun and exciting. If you wish to learn more or see all the other great holiday content please click the photo above to be taken to my Holiday Guide home page.

SmartLab Toys review


Just so everyone knows its taking everything I have right now not to throw my hands in the air do an evil laugh and scream IT'S ALIVE!!
I am pretty excited about the next two items in my holiday gift guide, but first I must make a bad mommy confession.  I am a little weird.  Creepy stuff is around my house year round.  I don't see a black candelabra as Halloween decor I see it as a fun accent for my dresser.  I don't view black as a color to be avoided if it were up to me every inch of my house would be black, red and white.  
To heck with movies like the Notebook and Titanic, I prefer Resident Evil, Underworld and Dracula.  In my house my hubby is the one watching Total Divas as I'm watching Game Of Thrones for the 100th time.  This mama refuses to be what is thought to be normal :)
I'm weird and I love it.  Zombies, vampires and shapeshifters ect isn't creepy to me its fascinating :)

And my love of this has been passed onto my kiddos.
When SmartLab sent me the list of items I could possibly review I was all but bouncing in my seat when I see The Inhuman Squishy Zombie.  I knew beyond a doubt that Brandon Jr was going to love it and that Quinn would also adore it!
  
The Inhuman Squishy Zombie 

The dead are walking, and it’s up to you to solve the mystery and stop the zombie epidemic. Follow the clues by reading the short graphic novel and examining the squishy zombie model in a race against time and contagion. Look for bite marks, examine rotting flesh, and probe squishy organs to identify the origins of the zombie’s infection. The graphic novel written by educator David Hunter makes exploring the scientific method and the science behind diseases a lesson in zombie-based fun. 


 Components: 
 12-inch zombie model and base
 4 Squishy organs 
movable arms with 
removable squishy flesh 
Detachable limbs 
24-page graphic novel Instruction Sheet
 Purchase Link

All I have to say is fun, fun and fun!!  My kiddos thought it was so cool that the flesh was removable and that they could feel the squishy organs and take them out.  The best part though was the mystery and trying to figure out what caused the out break.  The way the zombie looked added to the fun!  I can't say he looked life like, because well zombies aren't real...... BUT if they were I can definitely say I think they would look like this guy!  And don't worry about the kids figuring out the mystery and then becoming bored with the toy.  My kids had hours of fun pretend to infect their other toys!  This zombie though his parts are removable is pretty durable.  I literally watched him jump up over the back of my love-seat to attack a poor unsuspecting stuffed bear.  He then proceeded to run back my hallway (In Quinn's hand) screaming BRAINS I WANT BRAINS.  Was dropped, stepped on, slammed against a wall and still managed to go on :).  At which point and time he attempted to eat my cat, but I had to step in and save her.  Poor Jekyll all she wanted to do was play with her scratching post lol

The Inhuman Squishy Zombie is lots of fun and as I said my kids loved playing with him.
Now onto the next item I was able to review and the reason I wanted to scream IT'S ALIVE at the beginning of this post.

It's Alive! Slime Lab














Measure, mix, and concoct icky-sticky goo like a real mad scientist with this one-of-a-kind laboratory kit. The motorized Slime-O-Nator makes your slimy concoctions appear to grow, dance, and mutate. Use the slime poker to stretch and bend your slime. Like all SmartLab toys, this goo-fy kit features projects that teach the science behind the fun. The 16-page lab book includes 20 slippery activities that use common household ingredients.

 Components: 
 Slime-O-Nator
 
Graduated cylinder
 Slime poker

 
Goop Scoop measuring spoon
 Mixing bowl 
Dropper 
16-page book 

Everyone knows my kiddos had fun making slime creations.  I mean what kid wouldn't love to make their own slime and then get to mess around with it.  One of the things I liked was the fact they learned as they were playing.  There was a lot of science and facts involved in this hands on playing.  They were able to play as learning about chemical reactions, polymers, diffusion, gas expansion and so much more.  Brandon Jr absorbed it all and kept asking more questions and wanted to know more.  Quinn who is only 3 just wanted to play with the Slime, but I can see how this can start him on the path to develop a love of science. 

Both toys were not only fun, but taught them things.  Even the zombie.  Until my son played with the zombie he didn't know what half our organs were called.  Now he does and he wants to learn more.   He wants to know how our heart works and how does our brain store memory.  What started off as a fun game of zombies turned into his sudden fascination with science!  

Any little one is sure to appreciate either one of these under the tree come this holiday season.  And I'm sure any parent will like the learning and sudden interest in science that both toys provoke :)

These are only 2 of the amazing toys offered!  To learn and see more please click my link below:
SmartLab Toys

13 comments:

  1. The Slime Lab is so cool! My daughter would love that!

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  2. The Slime Lab sounds like something my son would enjoy. I personally would, haha! :)

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  3. These sound like great toys to get your kids interested in science! I am not into zombies but if will help kids learn about the human body--go for it all you parents out there!

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  4. How hilarious is that zombie! Squishy organs lol! I love The Walking Dead though I don't like slasher type movies. And that slime lab looks like a great gift for kids!

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  5. The zombie is not my cup of tea---but that lab is something I know my kids would spend hours playing!

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  6. I've never heard of these toys before, I know some kids who'd love these!

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  7. those look like a ton of tun! i'll have to check them out especially for christmas

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  8. The slime lab looks like fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Oh my Heavens, those both look like tons of fun. For my boys of course, not for me. And outside too ;)

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  10. These toys are funny and interesting. Slime Lab looks very different as it could give a good interest in science for toddlers. Kids would love this for sure. Truly a best gift for this holiday :)

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  11. Okay I am not much into zombies but I would have to check this zombie out. lol My nephews would be so into it. The Slime Lab would also peak their interest. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is interesting to me as a healer. We are always listening for "messages" from the body about what needs to be healed. The organs affected, symptoms, and so forth give us clues. Might be fun to apply that here.

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  13. This looks like a really good way to try out new toys. Slime and messy stuff is always fun!

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