I have never actually heard of Weebles until we were offered the chance to review the Weebledown Wobbily Farm Mill and Barn. The husband, on the other hand, has and actually had some as a child and now he gets to watch his children play with Weebles just like he did.
Removing the Farm from the box was easy and stress-free which is always a good thing when you have a toddler waiting for you to get it out to play. The children’s reactions were of excitement and Dylan who is most suited to it age wise was delighted that he was able to get the first look at it.
Included with the Weebledown Wobbily Farm Mill and Barn is one figure – Rusty The Rooster but Daddy noted for the price tag of £29.99 he wish they would have included another figure. More figures are available to buy from £4.99 onwards and do include meadows and fence panels. These are just as cute, and we are thinking of purchasing more of these for the children to play with along with the Weebledown Farm Wobbily Tractor and Farmer.
It was pretty self-explanatory what to do with the Weeble, and he didn’t even need me to show him how to use it. When at the park Dylan adores the slide so having the Weeble go down the slide was fun for him to watch. He eventually figured out that if he put the Weeble at the top of the slide and press down on the plunger, it would go weebling down and around the roundabout. There are plenty of little seats for the Weeble to perch including some hay patches and there’s a weather vane for it to spin around on.
Big brother Oli at the age of 5 was amused by it and enjoyed playing it with his brother and sister. He hasn’t paid it much attention since it arrived a couple of weeks ago but both the under 3s are still very much interested in it, and it is played with on a daily basis.
The age on the box is 18 months+ but with supervision here is Charlotte at 11 months playing with it. Nice for Dylan to have toys where Charlotte can play with it as well, but then we still have toys from when Oli was a toddler which are played with by his brother and sister. The Weebles is big enough for her little hands, and we do not have to worry about her putting it in her mouth though of course we supervise and discourage this.
I think we are now Weebles converts and it is a toy with a difference and could be a good stepping stone for little ones into the world of figures. Do let me know if you remember Weebles in the comments below and which ones you had as it is driving the man crazy trying to remember which ones he used to own.