A few weeks ago Smyths Toys asked us if we would like to check out their new toy Snot. I knew my kids always love getting surprises in the post but….Snot? Well it didn’t sound like the most attractive thing to me but my kids are four and six and therefore more inclined to be interested in anything that sounds a little bit gross. Fast forward to this week and Snot arrived in the post. Smyths Toys describe him as the toy no one wanted but what would my kids think?
Smyths Toys Snot Review
Snot is a toy who’s been on a bit of an adventure before he made it to our house. If you haven’t seen the video yet then you can watch it below – Snot is one brave little toy! Smyths Toys are also donating all the profit from Snot to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in the UK and Temple Street Foundation Charity in Ireland with the minimum donation to each of these charities being £50,000 and €50,000 respectively – making him an especially awesome little dude.
But what did my kids think of him? Would Snot be the toy no one wanted round our house too – destined to a life at the bottom of the toy box?
Nope. Actually they loved him. Day one saw Snot become the toy the kids would fight over cuddling (because of course they both had to squeeze him at exactly the same time) but since then when I thought maybe their interest would calm down I think their love for him has grown, in particular my son who took him to Show and Tell at school (explaining to the other kids about blogging and Snot) and who has become a companion who has stayed with him and a new favourite in our house.
Smyths Toys Snot might be marketed as the toy that wasn’t wanted but he’s been super popular at our house and as a way to raise money for two brilliant charities he’s a little bit of a superstar. For kids that giggle at slightly rude words he’s the perfect gift and a great choice to put on to Christmas wish lists.