Easter time is here and chocolate eggs are flying off the
supermarket shelves along with lots of other cash in merchandise. There’s even
Easter Crackers now – and why not!? Easter is easily perceived by many as the
sequel holiday season to Christmas. The commercialism seems to pick up every
Rather than cover the typical Easter material fanfare to do with bunnies and
baby chicks, we thought that we’d cover something a little different – and
Resurrection Eggs. These are sold in boxes of 12 plastic
eggs inside a makeshift eggbox. The plastic eggs each contain a small object
reflecting on different Bible chapters from Jesus’ story. The version showcased
here is the original Family Life version. Other variants have spawned since the
debut, but this seems to be the first draft.
Dinosaur Train has been around for quite a while in the United States. Aimed at the Primary school demographic - its all about dinosaurs learning about other dinosaurs via trips on a train ran by dinosaurs *phew*. Dinosaurs riding trains? Its one of those bizarre concepts that is best accepted on its own terms and enjoyed for what it is.
The Henson/Learning Curve property has now become more established on the European side of the Globe with re-dubbed edits of the CG TV Series, so that the dinos sound more 'British'.
My daughter loves this show, and whilst out on a trip to the toy shop she immediately picked up on the new Dinosaur Train display. I could not refuse her,. She returned home happy with the acquisition of two of the smaller packs of 3 dinos bundled together.
These smaller 3-pack assortments are priced at £5 each and the statically posed figures are very well painted and good quality. These are very collectible and I am sure more will come our way. The smaller assortments are alternatively 1 dino and a train carraige, in which parts of the Dinosaur Train can be collected and joined together.
There are also bigger Dinosaur Train toys with all the light & sound trimmings, but this pocked money wave is seemingly where the pound (or currency of choice) spreads the furthest.