Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Singing Winning Wenlock Olympic Mascot Soft Toy Review

This summer the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will see over 15,000 athletes from over 200 nations come together to compete to win the coveted Gold Medal.

Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville are now well known figures, stars of 4 You Tube videos about following the rainbow (see here for part 1, 2, 3 and 4) and popstars with their very own song "On a Rainbow".

Wenlock, the official Olympic mascot, has friendship bands representing the five colours of the famous rings. Mandeville, the proud mascot of the Paralympic Games, has a stopwatch to help keep track of personal best times Both mascots feature black cab insignias to represent London, the home of the 2012 Games, and the colourful pair are bound to become treasured friends for many visitors to take home as souvenirs

To commemorate the momentous occasion Golden Bear had a wide choice of plush mascots to choose from, with everything from beanies, to soft key rings and even a giant 80cm plush, there's a mascot to suit every style and budget!

We were sent a singing Wenlock soft toy to review and it was a big hit in our house! Wenlock sings and dances as he sings the chorus from the 2012 Official Mascot Song - Follow the Rainbow and has soft moldable arms that you can twist into whatever position you want them in. These arms were fantastic, usually when you have a dancing toy like this you cannot move the arms, but with the Singing Wenlock you can without worrying you would break him, giving him a playable feel which my 5yr old really enjoyed. 

All of the children enjoying singing with him and making him dance and they proudly took him to school to show their friends and teachers and he was a big hit, DD2 even slept with him last night and keeps singing with him and cuddling with him! When we watched the torch come through they recognised Wenlock when he passed as someone was holding a stuffed Wenlock teddy and pointed him out to me. Even the baby has taken a shine to him and keeps pressing his foot to make him dance! Not even is he a fun toy for them to play with he is also a lovely keepsake for the children to remember the Olympics when they've moved on to the Rio de Janeiro games of 2016.

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I was sent Winning Wenlock for free on the understanding I would write an honest review of what I thought about the product. I received no payment and the review is my own honest and unbiased opinion of the product.

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