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Win Mister Maker goodies

Owners of the popular Mister Maker, Let’s Make It! app (which we have previously reviewed here) will be delighted with the launch of a brand new add-on pack this winter. Based on the hit CBeebies TV show, young players can now enjoy even more Mister Maker fun with a brand new collection of craft materials and images, based on an ‘Around the World’ theme.

Now available on iOS for only £0.79p, this ‘Around the World’ add-on pack to the ‘Mister Maker – Let’s Make It! App’, gives Mini Makers a chance to expand their creative talents with a whole host of new art materials and activities starting with themes across the UK and Australia. These extra materials include iconic UK imagery such as red buses, black cabs, raindrops and chips! While kangaroos, boomerangs and cork hats will give fans a chance to get creative ‘down under’!

Mister Maker logo

Join Mister Maker on his ‘Around the World’ adventure and enjoy these bonus materials:

– 100 new patterns, papers, things to glue, funny faces, bits & pieces and stickers in the much-loved ‘Doodle Drawers’ activity

– Families can also show off their art skills by taking part in 20 brand new ‘Minute Make’ challenges, choosing and completing tasks from two additional themes, London and Ayres Rock.

My children were already huge fans of the Mister Maker app so they’ve been enjoying the new add on pack. There are so many options for play that they never get bored so I think the Around the World pack is great value at only £0.79p. It’s easy to see the new additions and a great talking point. My children have learned lots of new words thanks to the cute Australian animal stickers!

An In-App Purchase facility has been added to enable the purchase of this additional content to enhance the original app. This add-on pack is available for a one-time purchase basis only, there are no subscriptions or reoccurring charges, and it is only available to buy with parental consent.


To celebrate the launch of the Around the World add-on I have been given a bundle of Mister Maker products to giveaway. For your chance to win a Mister Maker costume (for age 3-5), a Mister Maker DVD Watch & Make Vol. 5 and a Mini Makes kit please answer the question and leave a blog comment.

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Hexbug Havoc app

Over the weekend I introduced Big Brother to Hexbug Havoc which is a free-to-play gaming app. It allows fans to experience and interact with their favourite micro robotic creatures in a whole new, daring way – perfect as a way to keep the little ones entertained.

He loves Hexbugs so I thought it would be interesting to see what he thought of them on the small screen. You choose your own nano V2 before exploring your way through endless horizontal tracks and vertical tubes filled with collectibles, power-ups, obstacles, and… enemy Hexbugs! Players need to travel fast and far to unlock new track pieces, complete missions, and confront electrifying surprises around each and every turn. You can navigate by swiping left and right, pick up points and try to avoid the obstacles in your way.

In addition to traversing the auto-generated race track, the fast-paced gaming experience includes a number of fun features, such as intuitive swipe and tap, jump controls, rewarding battle missions, and a wide-range of different tracks. This meant it was pretty easy for my 4 year old to master. He loves games where he can collect points and use them to buy things so he enjoyed playing it and I’ve spotted him playing it a couple of times so far.

Hexbug Havoc players can access the app through Game Center, challenge their friends, and post their scores to Facebook and Twitter. Hexbug Havoc can be played on any of the following devices: iPhone (4 or later), iPad (2 or later), iPad Mini, and iPod Touch (4 or later). It’s free to download.

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Transformers Prime Darkest Hour DVD

The other day I told you about My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: The Return of Harmony which Little Sis and I watched. Her older brother was also sent a DVD to review, the new Transformers Prime Darkest Hour which is out to own on DVD and digitally from tomorrow (the 19th January).

Transformers Prime logo

My 4 year old loves the Transformers. We’ve only ever watched it on tv so he was quite excited to receive a DVD to watch when he wanted.

In this final volume, the Autobots and Decepticons, are locked in a stand-off at the Omega Lock. The Decepticons have the humans’ captive, and Optimus Prime, prepared to do anything to save their allies, hands the famed Omega Keys over to the enemy. When the Decepticons insert the keys into the Omega Lock a new ‘Age of Decepticons’ dawns… however, when the Autobots realize that the Omega Beam will terraform earth and destroy all native life, they have to take desperate action…

Transformers Darkest HourThis is the 4th volume of Series 2 and packed with adventures over 7 episodes. At just over 2 hours this DVD provides a lot of entertainment and my children both enjoyed watching it.

Don’t forget the final volume of TRANSFORMERS Prime Season 2; Darkest Hour, storms on to DVD and digital download on 19th January 2015!


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