We were sent this toy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
STEM toys and blind bag collectable toys have been seriously on trend for the last year or 2 and their popularity certainly doesn’t seem to be waning. The Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor is a toy aimed at children aged 5+ which combines these two trends in a really cool and engaging way.
Moose absolutely loves simple experiments and anytime he is asked if he wants to choose a toy he will usually opt for a blind bag so I was interested to see whether the Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor would hold his interest.
What’s in the box?
This 12-piece set includes:
- 1 Reactor Pod with mystery Beaker Creature
- 1 Limited-edition colour-change Beaker Creature
- 5-Piece Whirling Wave Reactor
- 2 Classification cards
- 2 Mini-posters with amazing science facts
- 1 Experiment guide
How does it work?
It’s actually quite a simple concept. Basically a bath bomb with a toy inside is placed inside a plastic pod and whirled around after water is added to the chamber to extract a surprise creature.
So simple in fact that Moose set the whole thing up all by himself.
Moose loved turning the handle to swirl the water around in order to excavate his creature. He was excited to find out which character he would reveal!
Extracting the character is just the first of the 5 experiment ideas on the instruction sheet included in this set. We will definitely give a couple of the others a try! You will need additional items for the other experiments but they are things you will have in your kitchen cupboards so no other major outlay is required.
After your creature has been revealed there is a character sheet so that you can identify him or her.
What did we think?
I thought that for the price point the Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor represents good value for money. Moose really enjoyed the extraction of his creature. He also played with it all (on the draining board to save mess) for ages afterwards. I like that there are other experiment ideas but I think it’s a shame that only 1 “pod” is included. It would have been nice to have 2 in the pack to be able to try a second time but you can buy additional pods.
We have teamed up with Learning Resources to offer 1 lucky reader the chance to win their very own Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor worth £16.
Terms and conditions:
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Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person. The winner’s details will be sent to Playtime PR for Learning Resources, in order that they can arrange delivery. Please allow 28 days for delivery.
This giveaway is for UK residents only.