“ Manufacturer: Mind Candy / Type: Novelty Toy „
For the past year or so my eldest daughter has joined in on the latest craze. Moshi Monsters. When she first mentioned them to me I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about, but when she started to explain, I realised just how important they were to her and realised I needed to take notice as no doubt I would be buying lots of them! When we first started buying them for her, it was coming up to her birthday so I asked mums of school friends to buy Moshi Monsters for her then upcoming party. Her favourite that she received was the limited edition gold collection tin. No doubt her like for it had something to do with the gold and the fact that it was limited edition - I forgot how important these kind of things are at a young age!
So, what are Moshi Monsters?! Well, they started out as a kind of online community for children with virtual monsters, but as with most things, it has materialised into merchandise which you can buy. There are lots of things you can buy from the range including magazines, soft toys, computer games and trading cards. The trading cards and the little figures seem to be the important ones though and the ones that my daughter is interested in. Since we have had this limited edition box for well over a year now, there has been another limited edition release (not so limited I guess!). They are usually priced at around £10 per box, but for some reason this gold collection tin is selling on Amazon for around £50. I'm not sure if the price is wrong, because I certainly wouldn't pay that, but I will make sure my daughter hangs on to it, just in case the price is right!
In this particular tin you can expect to receive 8 golden Moshlings (Gold Snookums, Gold Iggy, Gold Angel, Gold McNutty, Gold Gurgle, Gold Fumble, Gold DJ Quack, Gold Stanley), a golden trading card and a flyer of who's who. The tin is also a nice little storage tin for other Moshlings and is a good way of keeping them all together. My daughter only has around 15 Moshlings but there are over 100 available. That's a lot of pocket money!
Quality wise, Moshlings are what you would expect from modern toys. Made from plastic, they are durable, but aren't ever going to be the best made toys for something so mass produced. They do wipe clean well, I have found out the hard way! My daughter spilt a glass of fresh orange juice in her tin and all over the Moshlings!
Widely available, and seemingly the latest craze, any child from around 5 - 9 will no doubt know about Moshi Monsters and the gold collectors tin will be a hit. A perfect stocking filler.
My mother-in-law bought these for my daughter last Christmas. She was 3 and a half at the time and neither she, us or my mother-in-law actually had any idea who or what Moshi Monsters were! We'd heard of them, but I didn't know if they originated from TV, books, comics or what. On Boxing Day my 9 year old nephew enlightened me to the fact that it is an online game where you adopt and care for your own virtual pet monster, play games and chat with your online friends! Since then I have realised it is obviously an online game that has turned into a playground craze with an abundance of merchandise to go with it.
Needless to say the online side of it was not something I wanted to introduce my 3 year old to! Nor did we need to. The same thing attracted her to these toys as I'm sure must have attracted my mother-in-law to them. They come in a shiny tin and are very cute! At 3 years old she didn't care who or what they were!
In the tin you get 8 plastic gold Moshi Monsters, apparently they are Fifi, Honey, Jeepers, Mini Ben, Oddie, Rocky, Lady Meowford & Shishi. My nephew was very excited about some of these so I presume some of them are rare. You also get a collectors leaflet which explains a bit about the characters in the tin, this was of no iterest to my daughter and I imagine it ended up in the bin pretty quickly!
10 months later these little gold creatures are still quite popular at our house. She still has no idea who they are (other than they are Moshi's - in fact she called them mosher's for a long time!). They have probably not been a whole set of 8 for quite some time (the tin is used for crayons now as it was always empty, the moshi's packed away in a bag/living with her toy fairies/lined up on our mantlepiece/etc.) but they have remained popular. Although, thinking about it she never actually does anything with them! They just exist! She doesn't even use them in imaginative play, but there is obviously something about them that she likes. If I could find one now I would check it for chipped paint, etc but typically I cannot! But I know I have never looked at them at thought "look at the state of that!" so they must still be in pretty good condition, and the tin is certainly still going strong!
All in all this has been a great toy, even for a non Moshi fan! However, I would be in no rush to add to the collection, and kind of hope that by the time she's old enough the craze will have passed!
~ Moshi Monsters Golden Collection Moshling Tin Series 2 ~
Personally I don't get the Moshi Monsters hype, but I do know someone who does - My 8 year old son. To say he likes them is an understatement. My 5 year old likes Moshi Monsters but he is at the age where he is happy with a few Moshlings and that's it, however my 8 year old (nearly 9) is mental about them. He has got a rather large collection of Moshi Monsters items and I have just bought a load more for his upcoming birthday later this month.
In his collection he has this Series 2 Golden Collection Tin. He has numerous moshlings in a variety of bright colours but he really wanted the golden moshlings.
This set comprises of a golden coloured tin, inside of which you will find eight golden moshlings, these are -
Fifi, Honey, Jeepers Mini Ben, Oddie, Rocky, Lady Meowford & Shishi.
You can also get these in the normal coloured varieties however they are more rare in the gold form.
They are basically little plastic lumps, formed into characters, they are not scary to look at, in fact Oddie is shaped like a doughnut as he is a foodie! I know too much *sob sob*! Mini Ben is a miniature version of Big Ben (the clock)!
I paid in the region of £10 for this set which is a fair price for the toy but still a rip off! They remind me of the sort of stuff that would come out the balls in a 20p machine! However they are the in thing at the moment just like Pogz were 'in' when I was a child!
Moshi Monsters can be bought in packs of five in lots of places like Asda, Tesco, Argos etc. and the pack will show four of the five figures and the remaining fifth one will be hidden so it's a surprise and in my sons last pack he found a Golden Scrumpy so there are other ways to get the golden moshlings, you don't have to buy the tin, however it is pot luck as to who your surprise moshling will be.
My son has had doubles of the figures and has taken them to school to swap which I do think is a great way of building the sets up. He and his friends often have a little swapping session as playtime and they all only take in their doubles so there's no chance of them loosing/swapping a moshling they actually liked.
Until Moshi Monsters became popular my son was quite shy in school and didn't have many friends, I don't know where he gets if from! But because of his interest in Moshi Monsters he now has lots of friends as they are all into the same thing, so I do have to thank them for bringing him out of his shell, and I think this is the reason that I do spend more on Moshi Monsters than I would like.
These are a great thing for any Moshi fan and make a great gift, the tin also provides a handy safe place for them too.
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Both of my children have loved the "moshi monsters" since it first came to our attentian via an E-learning safety session run at their school (they try to encourage regulated websites such as this one and Club Penguin, trying to keep the older one's away from Facebook as long as they can!), with it starting with the website, then progressing to the toys and merchandise within the range, though only for the collectors cards and online freebies.
Many a Saturday morning i can be found lurking in the toy aisle in Asda, literally squeezing the collectors packs of moshlings to try and get an ultra rare moshling (better online freebies one one of those!) rather than two glumps (round shaped characters which i think i am correct in thinking they are minions of the baddie Doctor Strangeglove!).
I noticed that they also had a collectors tin, this is a set of moshlings (some ultrarare), but all gold, and held within a tin big enough to also hold my childrens collection (which is now immense!), so got them a tin each last Christmas.
Inside each tin there are -
Fifi, Honey, Jeepers Mini Ben, Oddie, Rocky, Lady Meowford & Shishi, which i would like to say means something to me, with Lady Meowford being the only name i recognise!
Everyone is coloured gold, and the tin comes with a collectors card, which when you have a few can be used in a similar way either trading cards or to play games with like top trumps.
There is also an online code, which when entered into your online moshi account (free to have the room and personalised monster, but membership to play a lot of the online games), which can give you things for your room like a poster, furniture, even moshlings (baby pet monsters that you keep in your own moshling zoo, though you can only have a certain amount if you are non-paid member, but limitless if you have membership), upto "roxs" which is the currency used in the Moshi world.
I have to say i wasn't all that impressed with these figures, normally (and even though they are quite cheap, which is why my kids can afford them with their pocket money), they are brightly coloured, and sometimes are limited editions, so contain glitter in the plastic itself, making them look actually quite impressive, but sprayed gold they really do look cheap and nasty.
Also (and this is partly my fault as i didn't read the tin before buying them), i was hoping that they would come as they do in the collectors packets, and not be the same figures in each tin, that really is half of the excitement for my kids, never quite knowing what characters they are going to recieve, then spending the next few hours teasing the other when they have found an ultra rare one!
Price wise when i purchased them they were £9.97 a tin, though have now come down in price due to there being two new series of Moshlings having been released since then (these are from series 2, though still highly collectable!).
My daughter has in the last year gone to secondary school, and now finds these sort of childish toys beneath her, so has given her extensive collection to her younger brother (Connor is seven) but due to these gold moshlings now has two of a few, which defeats the point!
Personally i would stick to the sealed packets where you are going to get a surprise everytime!
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Moshi monsters seem to have came in all of a sudden and my daughter, all her friends and my little cousin seem to be totally obsessed with these little characters which I had never heard of. Usually when my daughter takes a liking to something it tends to be from a film or a cartoon however I've never seen this on TV so I have no idea how she heard of these particular characters. Where ever she found out about them has started a craze that seems to spread from children ages 6 up to 11.
I later found out that Moshi monsters is an online game which my daughter had been playing down her nanas house and slowly became rather addicted to it. On this game children can chose a pet and look after it as well as interact it with others. This game is apparently so popular that there is a wide array of characters, games, cards, stickers and collectables available to purchase.
On a recent sleepover my daughters friend had brought her limited edition moshlings with her and my daughter was gutted that she didn't have some as they were apparently so cool. On a recent trip to Smyth's toy store there they were on the shelf priced at £9.99 looking rather attractive in a gold metal tin. We bought them and I couldn't believe it when I got home and opened them.
The tin consists of 8 characters:
All of the characters are tiny inside and placed in a plastic compartment that fills the tin. They look rather fetching as they are all gold in colour but when the compartment is taken out the tin is very bare. My daughter absolutely loves these figures but I think for the money they seem very highly priced as there seem to be nothing to them. So far they have been used in my daughter's small houses and they have been used a lot. From a mothers point of view they are overpriced with not much to them since they are too small but from a 6 year old girls point they are the best things since sliced bread.
Moshlings need very little introduction to most 6-12 year olds at the moment - they are the craze of the moment. For the uninitiated very briefly moshlings are part of the Moshi monster phenomenon; it's an online gaming and social platform for kids. In the game moshlings, or small monsters can be collected and in the real world they are purchasable too in a range of sizes and formats, this being one of them.
Any moshling fan will recognise the 8 moshlings that come in the tin, namely Oddie, Mini-Ben, Shi-Shi, Rocky, Honey, Fifi, Rocky and Jeepers. They are exactly the same as their non-golden pals - a couple of centimetres big and made of plastic. What's nice is that in the tin you know exactly which moshlings you are getting, mainly when my kids buy these in blister packs or grab bags there's a bit of uncertainty, not so here. Some of the moshlings are "ultra rare" - in both the games and in buyability in solid form. My daughter was pleased to get Jeepers who has eluded her in other forms. We already had a mini-Ben in non golden form - the figures are identical in every way apart from being covered in gold, slightly metallic looking paint. It's quite nice that some features of the moshlings are picked out in colour, this makes them still appeal to children whilst being that little bit different.
My 6 year old was delighted to receive this tin - inside there is a collector card which was explains the characters of the moshlings and was of brief interest to her - she is a huge fan so knew their names and features already. There weren't any codes with the set to unlock items in the game that I could find, which is slightly disappointing for my child, or anything else other than a black blister container and the moshlings themselves. Inexplicably my daughter can spend hours playing with these and her non-golden moshlings, combining them with lego, playmobil and blutack. These moshlings are no better or worse than those available in other forms and can be quite expensive - the amazon price seems to fluctuate between £7.50-£10.00 or more, I grabbed them at the lower price, which made them fairly good value on the scale of Moshi. The tin has come in quite handy to store her other Moshlings, and she was pleased when she got them and has played with them quite a lot and no doubt will continue to do until the Moshi craze comes to an end - has been both my kids' favourite thing for over six months now and no end in sight so far.
What you see is what you get with this product - small plastic figures and a tin - for a Moshi fan this probably won't disappoint, my daughter loves hers.
Moshi Monsters have become the craze in primary schools it seems, with my sister forever playing with all the toys she's collected from this brand. The latest to her collection is the Moshi Monsters Gold Tin - Series 2, which contains loads of tiny little figurines in the shape of the monsters. These tins can be bought from most places, ours was from Asda for around £7 but they must be available on both Amazon and in shops like Toys R Us.
The tin they come in is really sturdy and coloured in gold with the Moshi Monsters logo and moshi monster Oddie on the front. I think it's quite handy for a Moshi Moshlings fan as it does have quite a lot of space aside from the 8 monsters and my sister uses it to store some of her other un-gold moshlings. She takes it to school and it has been able to survive in a school bag for quite a while without becoming destroyed, so it is a good tin to have as a storage option.
The moshlings that come in the tin are not colourful like the ones on the website, but instead they are all covered in gold to probably show that they are the ultra rare moshlings in the game. For the whole tin, you will get 8 moshlings and all of them are individual with their own looks and you never get the same moshling twice in the tin. Whatever tin you get, the moshlings will all be the same, so you don't have to buy loads of tins to get specific ones.
The moshlings in the tins are:
-Fifi - a poodle
-Rocky - a rock monster based on Stonehenge
-Jeepers - a tiger
-Sookiyaki - a ninja cat
-Honey- a cute looking rabbit
-Oddie - a dougnut
-Mini Ben - a monster version of Big Ben
-ShiShi - a panda
Aside from the hard copies of the moshlings themselves, there is also a collectors file, which shows the pictures of the moshlings along with their names. I don't think this is really what kids are interested in the tin itself, as while my sister has kept it, I've never seen her looking at it.
Overall, this is a good tin for a Moshi Monsters fan and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a gift for birthdays or Christmas.
Over the past few months my 5 year old has been really in to the latest craze 'Moshi Monsters'. So for her birthday I brought her a Moshi Monsters Limited Edition Gold Collection 2 Tin...
==What are Moshi Monsters?==
Moshi Monsters started as an online game where children adopted and cared for their own virtual monsters. Moshi Monsters has now progressed in to something much bigger and there are all sorts of Moshi Monster merchandise available including magazines,books, video games, toys, trading cards and even a music album! The most popular Moshi collectibles tend to be Moshlings which are small plastic monster figures. They generally come in packs of 2 (usually costing around £2.00 pound) and you do not know which figures you get until you open the pack. Moshlings are now in to their third series making a total of around 70 different Moshling figures!
The collection of golden Moshi Monsters come in an attractive looking gold (metal) tin. Each Moshi Monster/Moshling has their own place inside the tin. There are 8 Moshlings in total (along with a leaflet of who's who)...
- Mini Ben (a small version of big ben, except with a moustache!)
- Oddie (a donut with eyes and legs!)
- Rocky (a goofy looking guy made of stone)
- Honey (a cute looking rabbit)
- Shi Shi (a cute looking panda)
- Fifi (a fluffy poodle with a pink heart on one side of her head)
- Jeepers (a tiger looking creature)
- Sooki-Yaki (a pink faced ninja-like cat).
I assumed the Moshi Monsters would be made of metal and sprayed gold, however they are plastic and are coloured gold (which kind of disappointed me I have to say).
The collection is a Gold Collection 2, not to be mistaken for series 2 (there is a retired Gold Collection 1) - all of the Moshlings in the Gold Collection are from series 1.
The Moshlings look exactly as they normally do, except gold! A few of the Moshlings are normally 'ultra rare' (Mini Ben, Oddie, Shi Shi) so this will definitely appeal to all Moshi fans. Plus all of the gold Moshlings are exclusive to the set and cannot be found anywhere else. They are suitable for children 4+, no younger as the Moshlings are quite small (each about an inch tall).
I brought my daughter a number of big and expensive presents for her birthday, however the one she seemed to like the most was.. you guessed it, the golden Moshi Monsters! She was overjoyed when she opened them. She thinks they are real gold ("like treasure") and keeps them all neatly in the tin. She very much enjoys showing them off to people and displaying them in the tin. When they are not being shown off, she uses them to play with her other regular Moshlings.
I brought the Moshi Monsters Gold Collection 2 Tin from The Entertainer for £9.99, which is quite expensive for 8 little plastic figures. However to my daughter they are priceless! They are available at many retailers (Tesco, Toys R Us, Amazon etc) but be quick as they are 'limited edition'...