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Brightminds Survival Kit

Submitted by on August 5, 2010 – 4:17 pmNo Comment

This toy just didn’t live up to anything that it promised and, in my opinion, is far more likely to disappoint than to delight.

Buy online from Brightminds

Price £2.99 was £4.99

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Initial thoughts: This fold-away survival kit looked fun and we thought it would be a fantastic addition to our nature walks.

We liked: It’s inexpensive and a nice imaginative toy for younger children.

We weren’t keen:
I’m sorry to say this, but everything! This toy just didn’t live up to anything that it promised.

Firstly, although the whistle was supposed to pop out, it only popped out a bit and was too small to actually get your lips around.  After some time trying we finally managed it only to find out the whistle didn’t whistle.  The light only worked for the first few minutes and the compass pointed south(ish) most of the time no matter where you were or what you did.

The binoculars were very disappointing too: it was like looking through two clear plastic discs, nothing got bigger.  We turned them around thinking we had looked through the wrong end but nope: nada zip zilch.

Overall: Needless to say we’re not impressed with this bit of kit but luckily for me I have a 3 yr old with a pretty vivid imagination so it wasn’t a complete loss. I wouldn’t recommend it and think it’s far more likely to disappoint than to delight.

[By Lindy – Squidgyboo]

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