HairDooz Newz: Time for a new Doo, or two!

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Jul 022019

All stylish girls know there is no better feeling than a brand new hairdo. Super sleek or cute and curly, pretty plaits or cheeky buns, brightly coloured or perfectly platinum, the HairDooz salon has been busy creating a bunch of adorable new looks and they’re ready to show them off:

Wave 2, the second release of HairDooz (Ages 5+), has washed up 12 fresh new HairDooz collectibles. Each of the new Dooz is patiently waiting in her own pink bottle for someone to spin that rotating door, pull away her coloured hairdressing apron and be revealed in all her glory. With their gorgeous little faces and sweet poses they already won my girls over with Wave 1 so this new series has brought a lot of excitement to our household.

If you fell in love with HairDooz when the first wave hit, you will know that there are six different HairDooz girl groups: Pixie Pink, Sparkle Orange, Crystal Aqua, Lilly Green, Skye Blue and Candy Purple and each group has its own colour and chair. With the help of the included collectors guide HairDooz fans can collect or swap to complete their little girl groups one Doo at a time.

You’d think with four daughters, we’d have a good chance of unwrapping one of the rare and highly coveted colour change HairDooz but so far no luck. Wave 2’s leading lady is Twin Braidydoo who can change the colour of her beautiful braids with a dip in a nice warm basin. Now that’s a speedy makeover! However to the envy of her three sisters miss 10 did score the magical Unicorn PonyDoo, isn’t she delightful?

Not only can you store your HairDoo in her pink bottle, you can also use the included suction cap to transform her salon chair into a hanging window seat. This means you can take your salon squad along in the car or stick them onto your mirror, they make rather cute passengers on long drives.

You can find HairDooz right now at your local Target, Myer, Big W, Kmart, Coles and Woolworths store as well as leading toy retailers across Australia. There’s even a fabulous HairDooz Cutie Case featuring 4 Hairdooz (including 2 exclusive glitter Hairdooz!), 4 accessories to add some extra dazzle to your doo and a sparkly, glittery beauty cutie case. It looks absolutely marvellous and miss 8 immediately added one to her birthday wishlist for August. The HairDooz Cutie Case is available at Kmart and Big W.

What are you waiting for, go and find the Doo for you!

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Welcome to the Squad: Best Furry Friends – Series 2

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Jan 042019

Just when the kids had gotten comfortable at the new school things are about to be shaken up, with brand new classes waiting for them next year. A new teacher and new students to meet, many new names to learn and (hopefully) new friends to make, it’s a little scary but I am trying to get them excited about what’s ahead. Best Furry Friends Besties Zoe, Cassandra and Angelina are about to make new friends this year too, check out these fresh faces:

2019 is off to an exciting start with Best Furry Friends Series 2 hitting the shelves. BFF Besties Kristin, Stephanie and Phoebe are the new kids on the block and the latest girls to join the furry friend fraternity, bring on the next #BFFSquadGoals adventure!

As we recently adopted two baby bunnies (Annie and Benjamin) there was an instant connection with our new BFF Bestie (Ages 5+) Kristin and her BFF Cuddles the Glitter Bunny. Kristin has long blonde hair (great for playing hairdresser), shoes that come off and you can pose her head, arms and legs for pretend play. Her pet Cuddles has a sparkly tuft of fur, big fluttery eyes and a teeny pink nose and she loves being carried in Kristin’s Pink Gift Bag. Of course Kristin also brings along her rolling pet carrier, which is where we found Scruffy the Furry Guinea Pig.

Each BFF Bestie comes with an exclusive BFF and fashion bag, a hair accessory and a rolling pet carrier with a hidden BFF inside.

If you thought the BFF’s in Series 1 were adorable you are in for a real treat with the new Best Furry Friends BFF’s (Ages 5+) Series 2. How can you not fall in love with Gummy the Koala or Gus the Galah and covet the Pepperoni Pizza Bag or Pineapple Donut Bag? We are still hoping to find Florida the Flamingo, nor have we found the Strawberry Cupcake Bag just yet but we’ll keep trying.

There are over 50 BFF’s and bags to collect in series 2, some common, some rare and even three very special limited editions: Sasha the Rose Gold Husky, Deedee the Gold Sparkle Jelly Dragon and Samantha the Furry Persian Cat. With so many possible combinations there is a perfect BFF + bag match for everyone. And remember you can always swap and trade your doubles with your collector besties!

BFF’s are available in single mystery packs (1 fashion bag/1 BFF House/1 BFF) and in assorted Deluxe 6-packs (1 fashion bag/1 pet carrier/6 BFF’s), so you can grow your BFF collection at your own pace.

Lucky for our miss Hattie (age 3) you are never too little to become a BFF Bestie, these adorable Mini Plush in a Bag (Ages 0+) make the perfect furry friends and you can take them with you wherever you go in their own little carry bag. Who will become your BFF: Is it Sasha the Husky, Dash the Ginger Tabby Cat or maybe Stardust the Glitter Pegacorn?

You can find the BBF range at all major toy stores and toy departments across Australia.

To find out more about Best Furry Friends, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit

Cabbage Patch Kids turns 35

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Oct 252018

One of the things my girls love most about staying at Opa and Oma is playing with mummy’s old toys. Care Bears, Dufti’s, Pin y Pon, the Klorofil tree, Polly Pocket… they’re a little worn and dusty and sometimes missing an arm or leg but it’s the special memories that count. Ever since the kids found out that the very first Cabbage Patch Kids doll was born in the same year as mummy they have been big fans of this 80’s toy trend and we’ve even adopted a few ‘younger’ dolls of our own in the past few years:

While my 35th birthday went by quietly this year the Cabbage Patch Kids family is celebrating in style and throwing a proper party with a festive range of Cabbage Patch Kids 35th Birthday ‘Lots of Licks’ Kids (RRP $79, ages 3+). The new Cabbage Patch Kids are available in a variety of ethnicities, hair colours and eye colours and these cuddly babies are available for adoption right now.

Once you’ve chosen your kid (or maybe I should say: once he/she has chosen you as their new mum or dad!) you will discover your baby’s unique name on their Birth Certificate and you can fill out the adoption papers to make it all official. Our newest family member is called Lenore, such a pretty name for a gorgeous girl! Miss Sybbie is totally smitten with the long red hair and she even has pink and white sneakers.

But there is more… if you look closely you’ll see that each ‘Lots of Licks’ Kid comes with a yummy party treat. Shaped like a heart these tasty lollipops are not only a hit with the Cabbage Patch Kids, the new pets in the Cabbage Patch love them too. Check out the Adoptimals:

Soft, cute and huggable the Cabbage Patch Kids ‘Lots of Licks’ Adoptimals (RRP 39, ages 3+) are totally pawsome. These friendly kittens and puppies love licking their ice-cream, just hold a treat in front of their little mouths to see their pink tongues in action, and they will steal a lick from their owners lollipop too whenever they can. I know I said no more pets, but maybe we can make room for that adorable tabby kitty?

Cabbage Patch Kids 35th Birthday ‘Lots of Licks’ Kids and Adoptimals are available from Big W, Myer and Target store across Australia and online.

To find out more about Cabbage Patch Kids and to locate a stockist near you visit

Baby Secrets

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Jul 112018

Initially I was going to call this post ‘the big gender reveal party’ but I feared that might get some people very excited thinking we were expanding our family so I changed it. In saying that, the girls have been having the best time with their own mini-version of a gender reveal party and they absolutely love the anticipation of uncovering pink or blue…

With six children our family is already larger than average, but that number is nothing compared to Baby Secrets… There are one hundred of these adorable babies to collect! Our four girls are rapidly expanding their brood with lots of sweet, funny and quirky little boys and girls joining the family.

Baby Secrets (ages 4+) is a new collectible toy range featuring small toy babies in pink miniature bath tubs. Each little baby enters the world with a crisp white nappy on, step two is to discover baby’s gender by dipping the baby into the bath water. In a matter of seconds the white nappy turns pink or blue, allowing the proud adoptive parent to name the new arrival and fill out his/her birth certificate (included). Welcome to the family Penelope Pineapple and Coco Cat!

Strawberry baby or snowman baby, donut baby or dolphin baby, basketball baby or birthday baby, there are so many different characters to collect and one even more rare than the other (but all equally cute!). The excitement of a ‘blind bag’ is hard to resist so you might find yourself bringing home a new baby from your next supermarket visit too.

Can’t get enough of the Baby Secrets fun? There are also several larger Baby Secrets Playsets available that allow keen baby-mamas and wanna-be dads to get even more parenting practice with a pram, bassinet, car, swing, rocking horse and more. Of course each play set comes with some new babies and a dip-and-discover bath tub too. Are you ready to reveal your babies’ secret?

Baby Secrets dolls have adjustable arms and legs, so you can properly sit them down on the swing or send them for a drive in their car. Made from a solid material they are really tough and durable and they’re a perfect compact size for little pockets (and of course Christmas stockings!). I’ve popped a few new babies in our holiday backpacks for our upcoming trip, such an easy way to keep my girls busy on the plane.

You can find the Baby Secrets range at all major toy stores and toy departments across Australia.

To find out more about Baby Secrets, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit

Best Furry Friends

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Jun 222018

Anyone who knows me will know that I hate change. I am such creature of habit and I like it when things stay the same. This week has been a tough one for all of us as our children left their familiar school, their favourite teachers and their class mates and moved to a new school where we have to start all over again. It has been a sad goodbye to all their closest friends, but thankfully these little BFFs are small enough to come along:

An adorable bunch of Best Furry Friends (ages 5+) has just walked into Australian stores and they are quickly stealing hearts all over the country. From Rose the Pug to ‘Purple Jelly’ Zara the Sloth to ‘Metallic Pink’ Pippa the Pegasus, from a pretty pink frilly bag to a blue clamshell bag to a sweet donut bag, my girls just love the excitement of opening a blind bag. There are more than 60 different BFFs and bags to collect and one even more rare than the other.

You can build your BFF collection one creature at a time and store each in their very own BFF house, carrier or a pretty locket. They are a perfect size for small hands, pant pockets or school backpacks, so you will always have a little BFF on standby when you need a friend. BFFs make a great companion for little trips, doctor visits or (as we can testify) your first day at a new school.

Wherever besties Angelina, Cassandra and Zoe go their furry little friends go too, carried around in a stylish  bag or comfortably travelling in a special rolling pet carrier. Are you a sporty Cassandra, a serious Zoe or maybe an artist like Angelina? Each Besties Doll has a unique personality, she comes with a cool accessory, a fashion bag, a pet carrier and two BFFs. If you’re lucky you could even find the highly sought after limited edition Blossom Panda…. We’re still searching for her!

Of course miss Hattie didn’t want to miss out on all the fun, and thankfully there is a Best Furry Friend for the youngest family member too. Stardust the Pegacorn (ages 3+) is super soft, super cuddly and super sized and she loves coming along on all your adventures in a big carry bag. This Pat & Chat pal enjoys a good hug and if you pat her on the head she’ll reward you with 15 different chatty lines. Hattie takes Stardust everywhere and don’t you dare ask her to share her cuddly companion with someone else…

Who said you can only have one BFF? When it comes to Best Furry Friends you can have as many as you like, the more the merrier!

You can find the BBF range at all major toy stores and toy departments across Australia.

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Dec 122015


Christmas Countdown – Day 12

Full carparks, crowded shops, long queues at the register, grumpy shop assistants and a lengthy shopping list that must be ticked off… December is not a very good month for shopping at all, unless of course you are talking about Shopkins:

From the moment Shopkins World opened its doors last year it has been a massive hit with little collectors all over the world. Did you know more than 100 million Shopkins have been sold worldwide? The miniature shopping items are totally adorable and the playsets packed with fun so it’s no surprise that this collectable trend is still going strong.

Scoops Ice-Cream Truck

If you have a young Shopkins fan or two at home you will be pleased to know that there are plenty of new additions to the Shopkins catalogue this Christmas: a scrumptious looking Scoops Ice-Cream Truck (RRP $29.99), the stylish Fashion Boutique (RRP $44.99), loads of new Shopkins collectibles and, the new arrival that is flying off the shelves across the country, a lovely group of shopping girls called Shoppies.

Whether you stock up on popcorn with Popette, hit the bakery with Jessicake or fill your trolley with delicious sweets with Bubbleisha, your shopping experience is bound to be more fun with a Shoppies Doll (RRP $16.99). These colourful girls are the perfect size for your Shopkins play sets, have soft hair to style to your liking, arms and legs that can be positioned and accessories to suit the look. They even come with a little stand so they can properly stand up to make the pretend play extra real.

Juliet Shoppies

Our girls have been eyeing off the Shoppies dolls since they first spotted them in the toy catalogues, but they have proven to be so popular they are hard to get. If you see one you better grab it straight away because I have no doubt they will sell out before Christmas! Shoppies make a great stocking filler and come with two exclusive Shopkins to add to your collection.

To find out more about Shopkins by Moose Toys, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit

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