I ran across this old blog post from the very first free toys we were ever sent for a toy review- a box of Surprizamals eggs. I do sometimes do regular reviews, but more often than not, I work the review into a personal story about us testing out the product. It started with this post and continues to be my preferred reviewing technique.
What is a Surprizamal?
A Surprizamal is a round ball (or egg) stuffed with a soft toy. The surprise is not knowing which one is inside! They have several different series you can collect, all featuring different cuddly little animals. They retail for $4.99 and are recommended for age 3+. The age group for these is a little older than my son (*when I originally did this post), but I knew he’d totally be into the surprise egg part thanks to his obsession with Ryan’s Toy Review on YouTube.
So this is how the toy review went:
Day 1, The Surprizamal Reveal
He saw the red egg and immediately lost it yelling “Surprise egg! Surprise egg!” Found a Fenley Fox inside. He liked it so much he slept with it. We also did a little YouTube video, where he finds a unicorn:
Day 2, Let’s Share the Fun
Next I decided to take one to the playground to see what the other kids thought. We got a cute little Lola Lady Bug (ultra rare!), which one of the other kids promptly ran off with to bury in the sand. Before I knew it all the pieces were everywhere. Tags, egg halves, Lola… I did manage to get our lady bug back before we went home but her egg was nowhere to be found.
Day 3, Opening the Rest
On Day 3 he got a unicorn. He also decided he doesn’t like the tags, which really are long and cumbersome so I had to remove them.
Day 4, Surprizamals Everywhere
Egg halves are scattered around the house along with three foxes, a lady bug and a unicorn. The little animals are so soft that every time I step on one I think I’ve stepped on a cat paw or tail. Keelan mostly likes to put them back in the egg and then open it again. I actually think his favorite thing is the egg container.
The Final Verdict:
The description says “hours of fun” but that’s kind of stretching it. But really, is anything hours of fun to a toddler? It’s more like, repeated fun with the bonus of an egg to play with and refill! I don’t think he quite gets the collecting aspect, but I can guarantee you if we see these at the checkout line he’s going to be begging for one. You can find them at WalMart, Amazon and on the Surprizamals website.