We don’t watch a lot of traditional TV at home, but generally use streaming services like Netflix. And that means my daughter sees very few TV commercials. But every once in a while we put on YTV or the Family Channel and I swear she loves the ads as much as the shows. A couple of months ago she started talking about the Smooshins. I had no idea what she was talking about. She’s mentioned them a few times since, even wanting me to put them on her Christmas list. I made a note to look into them. But when our “toy box” from MGA Entertainment arrived for us to review guess what was in it? That’s right – Smooshins! Molly was SO excited and I was happy to finally see what all the fuss was about. As soon as I saw the package I could see why this was something that attracted my daughter. They are just so darn adorable. And Molly cannot resist cute. You should see her stuffy collection…
Pop, Mix, Squeeze, Grow, Surprise, Customize!
This, in a nut shell is Smooshins.
This is the Surprise Maker Kit. The kit comes with:
- The surprise maker
- 2 surprise character molds
- 2 colour pouches
- 1 practice colour pouch
- 2 surprise faces
- 2 surprise bellies
- 2 surprise headpieces
- 2 character stands to display your Smooshins
- A squeeze tool
Here’s how it works. You place the surprise mold into the surprise maker and close it.
Set a timer for 1 minute and 30 seconds. This is important! That’s how much time you have to do the next step! If you take longer the stuff in the pouch is going to start doing it’s magic and you don’t want it doing that until it’s in the mold.
Now you’re going to pop your colour pouch. Just put that sucker on the table or floor and give it a good smack with your fist to release the colour. As soon as you’ve popped turn that timer on! And then mix the heck out of it. You want to mix the inner coloured stuff with the clear stuff. The directions that come with the kit gives you some good tips on how to do this quickly.
Once your colour is all mixed up you are going to squeeze it into the mold. This time set your timer for 30 seconds and start squeezing.
Now you’re going to just walk away. I know it’s hard. My daughter was dying to open the surprise maker up and see what’s inside. But not just yet. You have to wait four long hours (it’s long when you’re 7). After four hours you can remove the mold from the surprise maker.
You can open the thin plastic from the mold but don’t open that mold yet! Now you can get an idea of what your character is going to look like. Now you’re going to walk away again and let your Smooshin grow so more. So off to bed and we will see you tomorrow!
Finally, it’s time to open the mold! You just use the tool provided to open the mold and then carefully use your fingers to remove the Smooshin.
There it is!
Now you can go ahead and open the surprise accessoriesthat will really bring your Smooshin to life.
How cute is this?
There are so many different molds and accessories to mix and match you can create some pretty cool characters. There are – 18 varieties each of bellies, faces, and headpieces and 6 character molds.
You can also purchase refill colour pouches in six colour options (each comes with accessories) and you can also pick up more surprise character molds.
Disclaimer: We received a sampling of these toys in order to facilitate the review. All opinions expressed are 100% our own.