There seems to be a big increase in surprise toys recently, Mini like many children her age is a big fan. She loves the excitement of opening packets to discover what is inside. She was therefore very excited to be given the opportunity to review a collection of toys from the Moji Pops Series 1 range. Mini had seen the TV advert already and had asked me that morning if she could have some.
Moji Pops are a brand new range of emotion based collectible toys. There are 90 mini figures to collect that each come with a flip-able face featuring different emotions. Moji Pops encourage role play with the figures and different accompanying scenes by exploring the range of emotions. Each figure displays two different emotions on the flip-able faces including happy, sad, cool and in love. Moji Pops faces can also be swapped with other figures for a greater range of faces for each character. The figures are grouped into themes to collect such as pets, home, nature, food. There are also 6 ultra rare glitter pops to collect.
The Moji Pop Range
We were sent the following items from the Moji Pops Series 1 range to review:
I Like playsets RRP £12 each. There are four different sets to collect; I like Ice Cream, I like pets, I like party and I like movies. Each set includes two Moji Pops, scenery and accessories
Blister Glitter Surprise RRP £10. This includes 6 Moji Pops and two surprise ultra rare glitter Moji Pops
Story playsets RRP £2.50. There are 12 different playsets to collect, each include 2 Moji Pops and a mini stage area to act out a story.
Moji Pops Blind Bags RRP 90p. Each bag contains one figure.
Mini loved opening all of the little packets to see which of the figures she had. Inside each packet is also a leaflet to identify the name of each figure in the series. Mini was pleased that she didn’t receive any duplicate figures, which was lucky considering she received quite a few. However if children did receive duplicates it would be fun to swap them with their friends. Mini was also very happy to have found 5 of the ultra rare glitter figures, she said that these were her favourite ones. She had a great time setting up the scenes and set about creating stories for her figures.
I asked Mini what she thought of the figures, she told me that they were “epic” and “lots of fun to play with”. Since receiving the toys Mini has played with them lots and has also set up a few of them in a display in her bedroom. Although the play sets come with a few accessories, I like that there aren’t too many small bits that can often come with toys that get lost. Mini picked a small box that she had already got to keep all of her toys in together.
I like that the Moji Pops help teach children about a range of emotions through play. I also think they could help children who may struggle talking about their emotions, particularly with their parents. Children would be able to use the figures to act out a scene to help parents understand how they are feeling or if they are worried about something.
At only 90p for the blind bags, I think that Moji Pops make a great pocket money treat and wouldn’t break the bank.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Moji Pops for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are entirely my own (with help from Mini)