Kids' collectible crazes come and go but Tsum Tsums seem to be here to stay ! Both Juliette and Pierre are still just as excited as ever to go to the toy shop, clutching their carefully saved pocket money, and rummage through the racks to try and find the elusive characters that they've been hoping to find.
They also think the miniature Tsum Tsum Squishies are very cute and were delighted to discover that series two had a lovely fuzzy coating when they were released earlier in the year.
They ain't seen nothing yet though ! Series 3 Tsum Tsum Squishies are now available and they have a fabulous shimmery metallic finish. There are 25 to collect, with 18 new characters, including The Mad Hatter and The Jungle Book's Baloo - I often have trouble working out who they are supposed to represent but Juliette and Pierre always recognise them straight away !
If you're thinking that these would be ideal stocking fillers, as well as the two and four-packs (£2.99 and £4.99 respectively), there's also a Special Edition Christmas Tin, which includes 6 of your favourite Tsum Tsums in their best festive dress
Nestling inside, you'll find the crème de la crème of the festive Disney characters - Mickey and Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Chip and Dale. This is sure to delight Disney and/or Tsum Tsums fans of any age and with an RRP of £9.99, it would make an original gift for a Secret Santa too.
The best things don't always come in small packages though ! Rather than downsizing, you might prefer to go for one of the large Tsum Tsum Plushes instead. Juliette has had her eye on the big soft toys for ages, but I always tell her they're out of her pocket money price range, so she was over the moon to get her hands on her favourite Tsum Tsums character, Minnie Mouse.
As well as being cute to look at and super snuggly to lay on as a pillow, Minnie has hidden talents ! Her cheeks light up so that she looks like she is blushing ! This makes her a great alternative to a night light if your child needs a reassuring glow at bedtime. I was very impressed to see that the batteries (2 x LR41) are included too - hallelujah ! They are available in two sizes (9.5cm and 30cm) and 12 characters : Mickey, Minnie, Olaf, Elsa, Donald, Daisy, Chip, Dale, Stitch, Alice, Marie, and Eeyore
Last but not least, we received a smaller Light and Sound Plush Elsa which has the same glowing cheeks as the larger model, but also squeaks !
Whichever size and whichever character you go for, they will all make perfect stocking fillers and Christmas gifts for Disney fans old and young. They are available in all good toy shops, but I recommend heading over to The Entertainer as your first port of call because they seem to be having a clear out in the Tsum Tsum department and there are bargains to be had !
Disclosure : We received the products in order to write an honest review.