Flair are well known in our house for their selection of quality toys which include Sylvanian Families, Jungle Junction, the soon to be released Tree Fu Tom toys and Emotion Pets to name but a few. Flair are extending the Emotion Pets family for 2013 and sent us a new friend from that range.
The Playfuls are a pair of cheeky, interactive monkeys going by the names of Nutty and Cocco. We received Nutty who is grey and white and both are suitable from ages 2 and up.
The Playfuls require 2AAA batteries and these aren’t included, just in case like me you’re wondering why it’s not working, the compartment for the batteries is in the Playfuls back hidden by Velcro. However, there’s not enough room to wiggle the mechanics out which makes fitting and changing batteries extremely fiddly. With batteries installed Nutty was off, making little monkey noises as Imogen tickled his tummy. Watch out though, as they will happily munch and crunch away at anything placed in front of their mouths!
Cocco and Nutty have very soft cuddly coats perfect for snuggles and thanks to their interlocking hands and feet they can cling to your arm, leg or anywhere else you fancy – Imogen quite likes Nutty close at hand at bedtime wrapped around her headboard. One of the Playful’s best features is their tails. Not only do they curl and uncurl as they chatter away but they can hang upside down by them, where they will doze off to sleep.
Although Imogen has claimed Nutty Joseph does get alook in when she’s at school and they both love him equally. Joseph mainly enjoys feeding him with his cars whereas Imogen is much more creative in her play, pretending they are swinging through trees together in the jungle.
The Playfuls are available from Amazon priced at £34.99.