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MY VERY FIRST PEPPA PIG

She’s finally here, my very first Peppa pig toy!  She’s just a minifigure, but I’m so excited to add her to our Toy Tunes Reviews collection.  I know there are a lot of Peppa Pig fans out there, so I want to create some very special play fun with her.  Be on the lookout!

Peppa made her first appearance in a Hello Kitty surprise lunchbox.

Now, I’m waiting for my first shipment of Kinder egg capsules to arrive.  I have so many fun ideas to jazz them up to create colorful and exciting surprise egg videos.  Kinder surprise toys are so unpredictable.  Silly little trinkets!

Years ago we lived overseas as a military family.  We have fond memories of being introduced to the magic that is the Kinder egg.  Just as folks would collect coins from various commanders, they would collect and display Kinder egg toys on their desks.

Now, the order that I’m waiting for is the unopened toy capsules only.  The chocolate has been removed.  I have some supplies to make home-made chocolate surprise eggs, but I don’t know how many I’ll be attempting to make.

My first egg attempt is still hanging out in the freezer.  Maybe, just maybe, I’ll  wrap it up and put in in a video.  It’s not as pretty as a real Kinder egg.  For now, I’ll just continue to bask in the glory of my very first Peppa Pig!

Unboxing Surprises is Better with a Manicure

Part of the set-up for our toy reviews is to prepare the hosts hands – make sure they’re clean (especially the case for our little one), finger nails are trimmed, and unique to me – a freshly colored manicure.  We recently shot video for a series of toy reviews and unboxing fun with my nails au naturel.

We had also dyed Easter eggs beforehand, so you’ll notice some pink staining on my fingers.  As I watched the finished videos, I couldn’t stand seeing my hands looking so not put-together.  Now, I’m a no make-up kind of gal, and I don’t wear the nail polish all the time.  However, after seeing the difference that pop of color makes on screen, I’ll be sure to decorate as much as possible.  I just ordered some Disney Frozen water-slide decals from eBay.  I’ve never used a water-slide before.  Any tips and tricks?

Even on this video, featuring tons of color with Rainbow Dash My Little Pony, my hands could have used some decoration.

Perhaps I should stop focusing on the trivial matters here.  Really, we just want to grow our YouTube channel.  So far it’s been a fun family project, and we hope to keep it going.  Take a look at our videos, and please subscribe to our channel to keep and touch, as our goal is to post a new video each day.  Let us know what types of toy videos your kids enjoy.  Thanks!

How’d We Do? Our First Play-doh Surprise Egg Compilation.

So far, we’ve kept this toy review adventure somewhat of a secret. We haven’t gone on to our private Facebook pages asking for likes, and we’ve kept the work to ourselves. However, after modeling the set of Play-doh eggs featured in our first compilation video, I, aka mom, texted a picture of the creations to my sister. Even though we’re having fun building our channel with fun toy videos, I was desperate to get some validation of my work. I was particularly fond of my Hello Kitty egg. She concurred that is was cute.

Once the eggs were put together, we constructed a mini studio set filled with Play-doh cans and other toys. Our little one stacked the cans and found some of the decorations. We tried a new camera angle to match the compelling first-person view other egg openers use. It worked well, but I have to watch out on some of the reaching movements. The wide-angle lens gave the appearance that my arms were 4 feet long at times.

We’re continuing to learn which surprises are the most liked. We included some big names, such as: Disney Cars, Disney Frozen, Spiderman, Lego, Mickey Mouse, and then we filled in with other cute stuff.

Our little one loves to be able to shout out characters’ names when he watches surprise videos, but he’s also interested in seeing little animals and other toys. What are some of your kids’ favorite egg surprises? We started with a 13 egg video. Do you prefer the 100+ egg video? Surprise egg video fans, we’d love to hear from you!

The Big Chocolate Bunny Surprise

The Big Chocolate Bunny Surprise was a crazy, fun family effort.  We set out to experiment with creating our own Easter – Spring – themed treat, something even bigger than the surprise egg phenomenon.

Finding a jumbo, hollow chocolate bunny proved to be an all-day effort. Our local Walgreens and Wal-mart only carried the 18 oz variety.  Thankfully, CVS had one 32 oz Palmer Big Binks in stock!  We estimated that 7 blind bags of trinkets would fit inside.  Back to Walgreens for the best selection of mystery items.   Walgreens was heavy on the boy blind bags:  Minecraft minifigures, Star Wars Fighter Pods Micro Heroes, Lego Minifigures.  We found a few items that would appeal to girls:  Despicable Me Minion Surprise, My Little Pony minifigure, and a Lego Friends set that ultimately didn’t fit inside the bunny.

To create the masterpiece, we laid out the bunny on  a cutting board.  We heated a heavy-duty steel chef knife over a stove-top flame.  Starting from the ears, we slid the knife down along the side-seams from the bunny’s factory assembly.  We went about half-way down the top part of the bunny before the knife had cooled.  We wiped the knife clean and heated it over the flame again.  Then we completed slicing the bunny to the bowtie and separated the two halves of his head.  We repeated this procedure for the bottom half of the bunny.  We carefully wiped away some melted chocolate from inside the bunny, making sure not to wipe the seams.  We quickly placed the blind bags inside the hollow bunny and replaced the bottom half.  The chocolate adhered very well.  We stood up the bunny and replaced his head.  Whew!  It worked.  The bunny was back in one piece.  (We had a few shards fall off the back side, but nothing major.)  We did our best to buff off fingerprints with a paper towel.  Try not to touch the bunny’s face.

Next we held our breath as we moved the bunny into the video studio for his Youtube premier:

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The kids had a blast watching the chocolate bunny get dismantled and the revealing of the toys.  They had been “waiting their whole lives” for a Minecraft minifigure.  Fights have ensued over the Creeper.  One kid thought the bunny was cute.  One kid thought he looked creepy, but he also called dibs on eating the eyes.  The chocolate is not the tastiest, but there was something fun about eating a few bites after all the effort.  We’re not sure how well our crafting efforts fit into today’s Pinterest landscape, but this was a really fun project and a surprise that your kids are sure to love.