This week, I attended the Argos Christmas Top Toys and Flying Fairy by Flutterbye was one of the most wanted toys. I was so excited that my children and I have the chance to review this beautiful pink fairy.
This is Ms C ripping off the box. This toy is suitable for 6+ and requires 6 x AA batteries. Both of my children are younger than the recommended age but I have been supervising them while they play with it. The fairy needs to be charged before it is used. This is very simple by plugging in the cord from charging base into the fairy. Make sure you switch on the base and that the fairy is switched off. When the light turns orange, it means it is fully charged.
The fairy is lightweight and beautifully made. Her wings are made from soft plastic (no sharp corner) which is quite similar to a mini fan.
Press the button to launch the fairy. You can either launch it off the base or whilst holding it from your outstretched hand. The fairy will hover above your outstretched hand too. The lift it generates does create a lot of downward wind. It took us a while to get use to the loud fan and the fairy itself. They are so much of fun! My children will all be laughing and trying to catch the fairy. If you approach her below her feet, she will fly away.
The most scary part of the flying is when it hits furniture or the wall. The fairy will hit it and immediately drop down. This does not put off my children from playing in fact they have so much of fun trying to hover over my head. After many crash landings, the fairy is still going strong so it seems pretty durable.
Note that this toy is for indoor use and is recommended to play where there is not much obstruction/obstacles. We played with the fairy near her dolls and the wings did get caught up in the doll’s hair. So I had to spend some time to unravelling the hair.
Here’s a video I made of how the fairy works.
Overall, this is a fun toy and brings so much laughter to the house. This is definitely one of the most fun toys we ever had. I rate this 4 stars out of 5. This is a very unique and fun fairy! Thanks to Spin Master Toys!
It is available to buy now with SRP £34.99. For more information, visit http://www.flutterbye.com/
Disclosure: We were given this toy to do an honest review.