Dear Mummy, we love anything collectable so couldn’t believe our luck at being sent the hot new collectable toy for 2018 from Learning Resources called Playfoam Pals. This is the only collectable that comes with a best-selling toy – Playfoam– AND an adorable animal character.
Playfoam Pals features 12 collectible pods that open up to reveal a unique animal character encased in Playfoam! The super-squishy, sculpting material is child friendly, won’t dry out and doesn’t stick to clothes or carpet; perfect for indoor creative play!
I loved opening the Playfoam Pals pods and hidden within each pod, you will find a wild animal friend! Each pack includes 2 pods for £6.99, each containing a pack of Playfoam and a pop-apart Pal. You can also pop your new pal apart and swap its head and body with pieces from other Playfoam Pals collectables to create mixed-up combo critters of your own! As the heads and bodies can be mixed and matched for endless character combinations. The fun doesn’t stop after the surprise – you can keep playing again and again building new worlds and habitats for your Pals with mess-free, non-toxic Playfoam that never dries out! These are ideal for pretend play which develops social and communication skills, encourages creativity and imagination, and enable kids to sculpt Playfoam repeatedly which develops fine motor skills.
There are 12 Playfoam Pals to collect along with a super RARE GOLDEN endangered animal critter (and guess what we found one on our video above!) I had fun playing with the squishy, squashy pods of Playfoam and used the pods to sculpt nests, beds, perches, and other play props. They are perfect for ages 5-10 years.
These are like blind bags, so you will never know what you’re getting from the pods. So if you do get a duplicate at least you can play with the Playfoam and create a noah ark of animals! I had fun mixing two different colours together and we received the blue and the yellow to review, however if you mix different hues together there will be some colour transfer so be careful playing on surfaces, it does wipe off with a bit of elbow grease. Remember to keep it away from open flame.
The toys are absolutely adorable and easy to carry around and I love playing with them and creating little action stories (watch our video to see). The Playfoam never dries out so we can play with it over and over too.
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were kindly sent these Playfoam Pals to review from Learning Resources, all squeals of delight on the video are our own.
31 thoughts on “Playfoam Pals Review”
Awww…the video was so cute. I loved it. Thank you Bella for doing up this review post. The Playfoam pals look interesting and the price is quite reasonable. It will make a lovely gift for children.
Anything squishy is so much fun to play with and the characters are darling.
That sounds great, she looks so excited with her parcel, how cute! They look really fun.
How cute and fun do they look like to play with, there is nothing like something soft and squishy either when it comes to sensory ideas.
That’s good that they don’t dry up, they look like fun x
I have not actually heard of playfoam before. But as the weather has been shocking recently, and I have a 2 year old, I will be looking out for it!! 🙂
I’d never seen these before! They look like so much fun, anything squishy that doesn’t make a mess is the perfect combo! #fabfridaypost
I’ve not seen these before, but they look like a lot of fun for children! My daughter would love them 🙂
Awwh she looks so happy. We love anything squishy in our house to plan with.
We love play foam especially as its not messy. I’ve not seen these collectable ones before so will check them out as I think Blake will love them.
My children love this kind of thing, they love squishy things and these look really cute too!
My kids would love Playfoam Pals. Looks very cute.
The Playfoam Pals are really cute. I used to love collectables as a kid, the excitement of trying to find all the different options available
I’ve never seen these before either and Caitlin would have loved these when she was younger. Luckily the days of Shopkins and collectibles are in the distant past from the point of view of my purse!
Lucas would love these! Will investigate getting some for him x
Nice, I know my nephew would definitely love this for sure. Bella seems to enjoyed herself playing with the toys
Not seen these before but they look fun and cute!
How cute are these – Sebby will adore them *adds to birthday list*
These look cute and lots of fun to play with. I love that you can play over and over with too and it doesn’t dry out. How cool you found a rare one!
This is a new one, I’ve not seen these before. I think these are something that will miss our house although they do look interesting. Always something new to collect isn’t there.
I have never seen them before, but they’re lovely! Love the idea of squishy, sensory toys. And the nice thing is that they are so affordable! x
These look fun. I can imagine those little beady bits getting everywhere though!
Nice to read about a collectable toy with a bit more substance. These look like they have real play value!
How cute! Sounds like a fun play and so good there are different textures to explore with these
Oh these look like fun! My kids love anything like this and, with slime featuring heavily in our lives right now, then adding in some foam would be a fab! My kids would adore them!
These look fun to play with, I will lookoutfor then in the tony shops gormt nephew and niece.
Fun video. I can imagine it would be heaps of fun to play with. Thanks for linking up with us #FabFridayPost
This looks super cool and something my nieces would love! #DreamTeam
My youngest has been talking about these. I think she’s seen them on YouTube. They are very cute and look like a lot of fun x
These look like great fun and I loved your review Bella! It’s great that they have interchangeable bodies so that you can create your own characters. X
Thanks for sharing with #TheGreatToyReveal
I’ve not seen these before. They look like great fun for little ones and the pals look cute too.