Thursday, 8 November 2018

Bananas Review and Christmas Present Giveaway Age 4+ (Sent by Bandai)

I always like to find interesting stockingfillers and the Bananas we've been sent by Bandai are certainly that! Brightly-coloured and scented, and filled with all kinds of goodies including characters, stickers and a display vine, our girls would have loved these squishy collectibles when they were younger. My boys maybe aren't quite so keen...

The Banana is mainly it's own packaging. It's quite big at almost 13cm long and inside are a host of little treats that make this the perfect stockingfiller. Available as a single Banana or packs of 3.

The Bananas have different contents with 24 ‘surprise’ Crushie friends to collect, including Rare and Ultra Rare Crushies. The Bananas attach together, another feature which makes them a great collectible.

You literally 'peel it' to open it - don't worry though, it can 're-peel' closed too. As you unpeel, you release the smell of bananas. It's sweet like banana milkshake and not overly strong. The opening parts are rubbery and soft and the back of the Banana is hard plastic. Inside are 3 little bags containing your surprises.

Each Banana contains a Crushie, 2 mini squeezable friends, gemstone stickers for decorating your Crushie or Banana, collector sheet with character sticker and a hanging vine in 2 parts.

The mini squeezable friends are incredibly tiny and we couldn't really work out the little apple fella at first, but they are very sweet. Tiny toys are perfect for small world play and developing young finger strength and control.

The little vine is a nice touch. Again especially designed for the collectible aspect, your Crushie sits on it (he has a hole in his bottom) and the vines are specially shaped to hang up or even hang on to each other.

When you've finished playing, you can store everything inside the Banana, or use that space for treasure. Each Banana has a keyring loop on it, so you can fasten it to your bag or your clothes, or even use it as a giant keyring. The rubber seals closes really quite securely.

This is a carefully thought out toy which actually has a lot of clever design and added value. They are a great stockingfiller for children (probably mainly girls) around age 4-10, who enjoy blind bags, small worlds or collectibles, or who just collect keyrings!

Bananas are made by Bandai, suitable for children aged 4+ and available to buy now priced £3.99rrp each or £9.99rrp for a bunch of 3. From all good toy and game shops, including Smyths, Entertainer and Toymaster.

Bandai have also offered a set of 3 Bananas as a Christmas Present for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. No entries are mandatory, but each extra task performed earns and extra entry into the random draw. Your personal information will ONLY be used to administrate this giveaway.

You can find a link to help with Gleam forms and see my other Christmas Present Giveaways here. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight Sunday 9th December for Christmas delivery.

Bananas From Bandai Christmas Present Giveaway Age 4+

We were sent our Bananas from Bandai for review. 


  1. Mark Ruffalo! I'm guessing he wouldn't want to be inside a banana though so I'm going to say lots of lovely treats for the whole family.

  2. mmmmmmm..... better play safe and say David Beckham - maybe one of his cars too

  3. These look brilliant and would make fab stocking fillers for my girls.

  4. A six foot long pony to get me from a to b!

  5. I would like to find a foot long Jam Roly Poly

  6. full of foodie treats to indulge in over xmas x

  7. Airline tickets to Australia

  8. ots and lots of chocolate nom nom

  9. Some gift vouchers or jewellery i think

  10. Tickets for a holiday for the family - somewhere warm!

  11. NAtasha Pretorius13 November 2018 at 10:49

    wine & chocolate!

  12. Tickets for a family vacation to Disneyland! We went in May and I would love to go back soon x

  13. I would like to find fudge inside


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