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My grandchildren have these puppies and they love them!
I bought them from The Entertainer toy shop last Christmas for just £6 for the pack!
The pack you get 10 little furry puppies. They are quite small so not really appropriate for very young children as they may put them in their mouths and choke.
There are 10 puppies in total in a variety of colours. They vary slightly such as one with a ball in it's mouth, one with a collar on, another with a barrel and so forth. Each one is different.
My grandchildren have a few Puppy In My Pocket items one of which is actually over 15 years old and used to be my daughters! It's amazing how these toys are stil around and stil enjoyed playing with! These puppies get played with a lot and can be used along with their other Puppy In My pocket items.
My grandchildren love giving these little puppies names and making up stories with them using their imaginations which is lovely to watch.
They are quite small so easy to lose, I think we are down to 7 now and seem to have lost the other 3 for good! They are fuzzy to touch which is nice and cute but does mean that they are not that easy to clean should they get dirty.
I think for just £6 they are fantastic value fo rmoney. They are played with regularly. I think my granddaughter who is 4 likes these the most, they seem to be just up her street.
Last Christmas I filled my kids advent calendar with Puppy In My Pockets instead of chocolates and sweets, and luckily I came across this Rainbow Puppy 10 pack in The Entertainer for about £8 so that was 10 places filled quite easily! I arranged them so that at the end of the advent period my daughters would have 5 Rainbow Puppies each, along with some other dogs from the Puppy In My Pocket range.
These ones are particularly special, because as the name suggests they are all different colours, and I also believe they were a limited edition because they no longer feature on the official Puppy In My Pocket website, although you can still buy this pack online from Amazon. Each dog has a layer of soft fur, and in the pack you get 2 blue, 2 yellow, 2 red, 1 green, 1 ginger, and 2 purplish coloured puppies. I have absolutely no idea what types of dog they are, but they are all different. Each one also comes with a name, but again I cannot remember what their names are, the only one I can remember is the ginger coloured dog, and he is called Ginger - not sure why this name stuck in my head! My daughters have since renamed them all anyway with names such as 'Spike', 'Sunny' and 'Bob'.
The dogs are all more or less the same size, it depends what type of dog it is, some seem to stand tall while others seem a bit stumpy, and a couple are slender while others are chunky, so you really do get a good variety. The average size is about 2-3cm in height and length, so pretty small. A few of the dogs are just completely plain whilst others have little extras. One of the red dogs for instance is sat on a sledge and has a tiny snowball between his front paws - I'm guessing this one is meant to be a husky. A yellow dog has a bone in his mouth; I presume this is a Labrador. A blue dog has a little duck in his mouth, which by the way fell out on the first day my daughter received it, but Daddy managed to superglue it back in and it has stayed put. Ginger has a collar and a little hedgehog by his feet, not sure of the relevance of this, any ideas? Another yellow dog has a barrel around his neck, and one of the purple ones has a collar with a star on it.
I think the most exciting thing for my daughters about these dogs was the bright colours. Most dogs in the Puppy In My Pocket range are varying shades of brown, or black, but these are obviously not those dull colours and that just adds to the enjoyment. Obviously they are not life like because who has ever seen a bright green or purple dog?
I found that my daughters much preferred the ones which weren't totally plain, as the little extras just added a bit more enjoyment to the dogs and gave them a bit more character. But that's not to say they don't play with the entire set, they really do, they seemed to think that because they were Rainbow Puppies they all had to stay in a group when playing. Well they did until one by one they started going missing, it is no more a collection of 10, more like a collection of 6, but I'm quite sure the others will turn up at some point, although they have been missing for a while now! I really will have to dive to the bottom of the toy boxes and see what I can find.
I'm really pleased with my purchase, and although some have gone missing, my daughters still play with the remaining dogs most days, along with their other Puppy In My Pockets, and they always go in the bath with them as well. We've had them for 4 months now and although they are starting to have a bit of wear and tear on them, such as the fur wearing thin in places, they still look great and my kids are still getting loads of enjoyment from them. They are great toys for imaginative play, either on their own or with the various play sets that are available with the Puppy In My Pocket range and I highly recommend them to children from age 2 onwards (my daughters are 2 and 4).
Currently available on Amazon for £5.
***Novelty Easter Idea*** Why not buy some plastic eggs, and put these Rainbow Pups inside instead of chocolates! Then hide them around the house as a special Easter Egg Hunt. Hmm....I think I might have to do something similar, especially since my youngest has lost most of hers!