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I had finished the majority of my Christmas shopping for my daughter, but I wanted some little presents to put in a stocking at the end of her bed. One afternoon in Debenhams I was drawn to a Little Miss display which I was mainly looking for myself as I can't resist the cute Little Miss range and I saw a small torch which I thought would be an ideal little present for my little girl as she is forever playing with her grandad's torch when she is at her grandparents house.
The torch comes attached to a piece of cardboard which is decorated in silhouettes of the Mr Men and Little Miss characters. At the top of the card we have a bright yellow Mr Man shape with the logo inside, and at the opposite side there is a picture of the torch with the projection pictured also. At the bottom of the card we are told the name of the character inside the torch, the character I am reviewing today is Little Miss Sunshine. The torch itself is approximately 10cm long, and it is prodominantly black with a yellow head in which the bulb is encased. In the centre of the torch is a bright yellow button with which you use the torch, and there is a small silver chain at the base for if you wish to hang it on your keys.
The Little Miss Sunshine torch isn't a standard torch in that it is not really one to be used for seeing in the dark as such. When pressing the button you will see a yellow light emit from the head, but it isn't a very bright light. The idea of this torch is that you aim it at a flat surface (for example a plain wall) and you will see an image of your Mr Men or Little Miss. In this case it is a cute picture of Little Miss Sunshine against a yellow background. The head of the torch can be twisted to alter the focus of the picture but we have never had cause to use this feature as it has always been a clear view. If you back the torch away from the surface the image will get larger until it finally goes out of focus.
My little girl absolutely loves this little torch, even though it isn't used as a torch! She loves to see the image appear on the wall, or even my face has become a popular option for her to use it on now!! As I say, with this torch there is no strong light emitted but it is great fun for a child to see the image on different surfaces. My daughter likes to move the image along the wall and pretend it is dancing or jumping. I am a little surprised at what a hit this torch has been as I thought she would much prefer a real torch, but she does use it as a torch sometimes when she is searching for something in her toy box.
There are several different characters in the range of torches - Mr Bump, Mr Tickle, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Chatterbox. When purchasing the torch from Debenhams, it was priced at £5.00, now I am unsure as to whether they are still on sale there as I haven't been since but you will find the torch available on Amazon for £6.99.
Thank you for reading my review :)