Product Type: Tomy baby toys
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Tomy Hide 'n' Squeak Eggs
Member Name: katyj10
Tomy Hide 'n' Squeak Eggs
Advantages: No batteries
Disadvantages: Chasing the parts from under the sofa
This is a review of Tomy's Hide 'n' Squeak eggs which were given to my daughter as a gift at Christmas. The eggs were released by Tomy in 2004 and seem to be a popular gift for children.
What are they?
A plastic egg carton hold six eggs. Each egg has a shell which 'breaks' into two to reveal the egg inside which also comes out (with its bottom attached). They are all different colours with different faces. You can press down on the egg for a small squeak but it's not like a dog toy squeak or anything, more like a noise that just sounds like a little oil is required. It is supposed to squeak though. The eggs all have matching faces you can use to team up the right egg with the right shell. Another feature of this toy is on the bottom of the eggs there is a different shape which fits the egg into the carton so your child can match up a triangle, cross, square etc. At this stage (one year old) we have to do this bit together.
My daughter looked at these in awe when we first unpackaged them. It was probably the first time she didn't lunge for the box they were packaged in! But then they do come in their own box, the carton. The carton closes with a clasp which she struggles to open at the moment but it won't be long before she susses it, I'm sure.
As a parent...
I thought, oh no, another toy with too many parts to lose! The eggs are around the size of a normal hen's egg and so you can imagine the top of the shell going under the sofa etc. It would spoil this toy if you do lose any parts on it.
As you'd expect from Tomy this is a well made smooth and lovely toy to play with. The colours are bright and engaging and there is also an element of challenge to the play.
The toy is suitable for 12+ months which I think is about right. At this age they are really inquisitive and starting to play properly with their toys. They are virtually indestructible as well which means they should last a while.
Aside from the parts going missing, I do actually quite rate this toy. I can see it lasting a good amount of time and at the moment things that go in and out of boxes are a top hit with my daughter.
As this was a gift I had no idea of their price but looking on Amazon, they retail for £7.59 at the time of writing this review. I think that's a fair price for the eggs in consideration of what they actually do.
Great toy, ideal for a gift, looks nice and packs away tidily when not in play. Would not be surprised if the novelty wears off soon with the eggs but in the meantime it's nice to have a toy that doesn't require batteries or sing annoying songs repeatedly!!
Summary: Cute little gift
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