Pierre used to love the Teletubbies when he was younger, but, now at the ripe old age of seven, I wasn't sure if he'd be too old to want to review something from their fabulous new range of gifts and merchandise. Well, I think his face in the picture below answers that question ! (And if you look closely, you can see that his new front teeth are finally starting to put in an appearance - he might get them for Christmas after all !)
We received the Teletubbies GoGlow My First Torch, which is a fully-working torch but made of a soft, squishy fabric so it is toddler-safe. It is so cuddly that children can take it to bed with them, which is reassuring if they are worried about getting up in the night to go to the toilet in the dark, for example. It has a wide flat base which means that it can be stood on the bedside table when not in use. The soft material also gives it extra padding to protect it when it gets knocked on the floor too.
We did have a problem inserting the batteries because the holes for removing the screws are very small and above all, very deep set (you can see them on either side of the bulb in the yellow casing) so you will need a very small, thin screwdriver. It requires 3 x AAA batteries and we did think it was a shame that they weren't included, especially while we were hunting all over the house for a suitable screwdriver to use !
Pierre had no such worries though and he was excited to take it to bed with him. It's very easy to use with a big yellow button that serves as an on-off switch. It's not overly bright, which is a good thing for a torch designed for small children, because they invariably shine it in their own or other people's eyes.
Time for tubby bye byes - sleep tight Pierre !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £12.99
available at Argos, Amazon, ELC
Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.