“ Publisher: Ladybird Books „
Let me start this review with a confession. I am not, nor is any of my family a fan of Moshi Monsters. Sorry but I had to get that out. I am however, an avid comper with an eye for unusual postcards to help make my postcard entries stand out a little from the crowd. I hate using the free cinema postcards as I am convinced everyone else is doing this so prefer to find my own from various sources.
I bought these cards from TK Maxx and really only noticed them because they were in a reduced section with the enticing reduced red sticker on the price label! They were reduced due to a couple of the postcards being loose in the book but that didn't matter to me as I intended to use them so was not saving them as a collector's item or anything.
Inside the book are 30 postcards which measure 12 x17 cm around average for a postcard and more importantly the right size for a normal stamp before the large letter (more expensive) size comes into the mix. The postcards also have nicely rounded edges. Each postcard has a nice thick feel to the card and the picture side is extremely glossy and brightly coloured. I can see why children love these! The blank side of the postcard (the side you write on) is nice and bright white smooth finish with a caption to describe the picture on the front which is helpful to a Moshi innocent like me. The address side is slightly smaller than the writing space which is fine by me and it is lined with four lines for the address which is usually adequate. The part where you stick the stamp also features a different Moshi creature on each postcard.
The theme of the booklet is 'Greetings from Monstro City' and it features fangtastic scenes from Monstro City with all the favourite Moshi Monsters, MOshlings, cool pop acts and even dr strangeglove and his terrible glumps (more on that later!).
The RRP for these postcards is £6.99 which is the price you can pay if you buy them from Amazon. I feel I got a bargain at £2 from TK Maxx!
These are amongst the best quality postcards I have ever used. Some of the pictures are weird and wonderful and they are all quite childish but that's OK as I will use them to try and win prizes for my children. I love the bright colours and they will make a nice eye catching card to sit and wait to be drawn hopefully. The Dr Strangeglove character is like an invisible man (wearing a top hat and coat with just a moustache showing, he is obviously the 'baddie' in the Moshi catalogue (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!).
There is a lot of humour in the postcard collection and one of my favourites is Lady Goo Goo (dressed like a baby) and on the rear of the card it advises Lady Goo Goo: don't poke her face! I think this card is brilliant!
These cards are great quality and ones I shall enjoy using. Any fans of Moshi will love a set of these cards to brighten up their bedroom or send to friends who are also fans of the Moshi. Keep your fingers crossed for me that these cards are lucky and I manage to win some prizes for the kids with them! x