*Advert/Gifted products* There are some new Scruffs on the block! If you read my blog you will probably remember that we have reviewed Scruff a Luvs a couple of times and they are a much loved cuddly toy in our household, well you can now say hello to the Scruff surprise vet rescue, these brand new collectables are just SO sweet! Continuing on the theme of rescuing homeless scruffs that need adopting into their new homes the vet rescue range is just so sweet. We were sent the Vet rescue ambulance, the families groom set and the surprise pet rescue pet.
These items are absolutely perfect for my five year old, she is obsessed with anything cute and animal related and actually is extremely caring and nurturing so as soon as they arrived I knew they would be hit. They look so appealing and any budding vet or animal lover is bound to like them.
The ambulance is a lovely size and nice and robust (RRP £19.99), not only is a great little push along but comes with some nice little accessories including 1 x scruff character, a hospital bed, a vet accessory and collectors card.
The families groom set is brilliant (RRP £9.99)! For a small item it certainly is a great little play set. Included inside is 1 case/bed, 2 x parents and 1 or 2 babies, a vet accessory and collector card. I loved that it opens up into a little play set and then can be packed away with the accessories stored inside, it is well thought out and it adds another dimension to an already cute little play toy.
We also received two of the vet rescue pets assortment, these little cases actually open up and click into a pet bed! Very clever little touch. These little packs contain 1 x suitcase/bed, 1 x surprise pet, 1 x accessory and a collector card.
Not only are these little play sets well thought out and appealing to young children the scruff pets included need to be 'healed', this can include spots, tears, broken hearts and fleas, rub or warm these gently away to heal the little creatures. It is a nice little added touch and enables the child to nurture and feel good about making their little pets feel better.
Elarna has taken the role of nurturing vet very seriously indeed and has made sure that her little pets have been well taken care of and are tucked into bed and all healed. I love watching her play with these type of tyes, I see her imagination taking over and her caring side really come out. These are a wonderful toy to buy if you want to encourage a child to start to take a little resposibility for little creatures and look after them.
What did we like about scruff surprise?
- Really nice and unique range to the already popular scruff a luvs.
- Good retail price for what you receive, the ambulance is such a great toy and I really feel that alot of thought has been put in to the other items. The little accessories are great and there is lots to discover.
- There are several pets to discover, each with different ailments. I love that you have to 'heal' them to make them feel better, it is such a cute addition and adds another dimension to these little toys.
- Encourages role play, imagination and nurturing, vital life skills learnt through play
- Lots of different varities to collect so you can create a lovely collection!
Anything we weren't so keen on?
- For me, the creatures are a little odd looking but after a while I grew to like them! Elarna thought they were super cute though so that is all that matters.
- Some of the accessories are quite small, something to be aware with if you have younger children around.
Overall these were an absolute hit in our house. What I particulary liked is that you can make the little suitcases into beds and then make them back into suitcases again for ease of storage, the same with the grooming set, you can pop the little accessories safely in the cube and store ready to play with next time. The ambulance is a push along and the added accessories really add to the playability. We both adrored the pastel colour scheme of them all and these have been our favourite yet of the scruffs range without a doubt. A big hit in our house!
Widely available with varying retail prices, you can purchase from Smyths as well as the exisiting range. We can't wait to see what comes next from the Scruff a Luv range! Here are a couple more pictures of Elarna enjoying healing and care for her scruff pets.
* Please note we were kindly sent the items free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review, all thoughts are my own.