We love Paddington Bear in our house. Growing up I adored his clumsy and inquisitive nature and as a parent I find his childlike behaviours and view of the world endearing. I was apprehensive when the film came out back in 2014 because I was worried that my view of Paddington would be ruined, but the film was wonderful and a perfect representation of the much loved bear. I’m eagerly awaiting the second Paddington Bear movie and in the run up to the release, we’ve been sent a Dancing Paddington to test out.
Dancing Paddington is such a cute little toy, his features are very rounded, his fur very soft and he is very cuddly. This Paddington has had a bit of a makeover and in the box Paddington’s blue dufflecoat has been replaced with a rather fetching Hawaiian shirt. However, when the shirt is reversible and on the other side is his blue duffle coat. Dancing Paddington also has his iconic red hat, after all Paddington wouldn’t be Paddington without his hat. The hat can be removed, but I didn’t want the boys to lose it so I haven’t cut the wires connecting it to Paddington’s head.
We love toys that get us a bit active and dancing Paddington does just that. Dancing Paddington is free standing and when you push the button in his right paw music plays as he does a little jiggle. We had a great time dancing with Paddington around the living room.
There is also a button in Paddington’s left paw, that plays 5 phrases when pushed. We have some Paddington Bear books a friend gave to us and the boys always giggle at Paddington’s misfortunes when it comes to his marmalade sandwiches, so Bear finds it very funny when the phrase about marmalade sandwiches plays
Monkey loved when Paddington spoke and kept pushing the buttons to hear the phrases over and over again. The voice is very calm and soothing, which is really great for younger children.
One of the things I love about Dancing Paddington as a parent it that the music and phrases aren’t too loud. Nothing quite makes me jump that random voices and music coming from the toybox as I’m heading up to bed, so I’m very happy that Dancing Bear can also be turned off by flipping the switch on the bottom of his feet.
We love Dancing Paddington and have had so much fun with him. The music is so upbeat and hapy, we have had a great time dancing with him. We are very much looking forward to the new Paddington Bear movie now and eagerly await watching more of Paddington’s adventures.
Dancing Paddington is for ages 3+, retails at £34.99 and is available from Argos. However I do have one Dancing Paddington to give away to one of my readers. To enter follow the Rafflecopter link below.
– This competition will open on 21/08/2017 at 14:30
– This competition will close on 04/09/2017 at 11:59
– All entries must be made via Rafflecopter
– UK entrants only
– Entrants must be 18+
– One winner will be selected at random
– The winner will receive one Dancing Paddington
– No cash alternative offered
– The prize will be sent directly from Rainbow Designs Ltd
– The Winner will be announced on social media outlets, not the blog
– The winners will have 28 days to respond to their winner’s email
– All decisions made by Our Fairytale Adventure in regards to this competition are final
Note: We were sent Dancing Paddington in return for an honest review.