Today I have a fun little review for you, plus a poll at the end where you can vote on what you want the next installment of Costume Palooza to feature! 🙂 I’ll also be sharing at the end an update on all of the Doll Dimensions social media….we’re on Twitter now!! 😀
I was really excited when Moose Toys announced their newest line, Twozies. I LOVE Shopkins, (a LOT 😉 ) and another blind bag style toy by the same awesome people who make Shopkins sounded fantastic. Also, I love babies AND baby animals. Sooooo…a perfect match, right?! 😀
The story with Twozies is that you can collect matching pairs of baby and baby animal figurines (although you’re not guaranteed to get a match in one blind box), packaged in little shadow boxes that can be linked together.
Here is one of the Twozies blind boxes that I got…,similarly to Shopkins, however, you can also buy boxed sets where you know what you’re getting. I’ve seen a few of these in stores, and they all look really, really cute!
Also similarly to Shopkins, I LOVE the packaging. The front has an adorable picture of a tiger-themed pair! 😀
According to the package, you get a baby, a pet, a shadow box, a pattern card, and a collector’s guide.
After removing the plastic and popping out the front paperboard piece, you can see that the sides are decorated with more ADORABLE Twozies art! I especially love the giraffe-themed baby on the top. 🙂
Here is how the box looks disassembled…you can see here that the Twozies themselves come in little yellow plastic bags, a la Shopkins. 🙂
Here are the contents of the box with all of the packaging removed…the pink edging and the chevron backdrop are super cute!
We’ll start by taking a closer look at the shadow box itself. On the back of the box, there is a Twozies emblem and a little hole that (as we’ll see soon 🙂 ), you could attach to a wall hook. Tucked into the back are several pieces of paper.
In all, you get a collector’s guide, a display suggestion sheet, and the chevron backdrop, which (adorably!) can be exchanged with other backdrops. In theory, you could even make your own backdrops with scrapbook paper! 😀
The shadow boxes are made to link together and hook onto the wall, and I LOVE this idea! I would have adored the concept of hooking together my own display when I was younger, too (you know, when I was the same age as the intended audience 😉 ).
Here is what the collecter’s guide looks like all folded up…similarly to Shopkins, there are different levels of collectibility, as well as different finishes on the figures themselves, such as neon and metallic.
The various categories have really cute names, like Too Wild!, Too Cool!, and (my favorite! 🙂 ) Too Sweet!. 😛
Mable and Milli are SO adorable!!! 😀
Similar to Shopkins, where there are Limited Edition Shopkins, the Twozies have a category called Too Precious!, where the characters have a metallic finish. Rupert is covered by a glare here, but he’s elephant themed and super cuteeee! 🙂
Interestingly, the little backdrop says in the corner “Too Noisy”, with a number 3. I’m not sure if this is a coincidence, but I did end up getting a baby from the Too Noisy! category.
Now, onto the Twozies! 😀 I could see some little eyes peeking out at me, and I was having a really hard time not ripping them open right away! 🙂
First up……drumroll……..is the baby! 😀
D’awwww!!!! She’s bumblebee themed, and really delightful! Her head turns, too, which adds to her appeal a lot (at least for me). 🙂
(Edit: big thanks to BlackKitty for noticing that Hunny is a girl, due to the pink lettering by her name! 🙂
Her name is Hunny!
And the accompanying baby animal is………a penguin!!! GAHHH!
In case you’re wondering why the freak-out, penguins have been my favorite animal since I was a baby. Actually, I still have a stuffed penguin that I got when I was about 3 years old after visiting Sea World and learning how to properly pet a penguin (by using two fingers and rubbing down the middle of their back). 🙂 In case you’re wondering, his name is Penguin. Yes, I was a very imaginative child. XD
Also, there are the Penguins of Madagascar. Who are amazing in every possible way. Oh, and there’s Pablo from the Backyardigans….just don’t even get me started on the Backyardigans, or this post will double in size. 😉
Thankfully, the folks at Moose are much more imaginative then I was as a child, and this penguin’s name is Bobbles!
Everyone say it with me now…………..
Even though they aren’t a matching pair, they’re still super engaging and adorable together.
Bobble is really darling posed with Abbey!
And Hunny is super sweet with the Grace doll, too! Honestly, I adore this doll’s double jointed elbows…they make posing SO much easier.
Combined with Hunny’s posable head, you’ve got a perfect photo duo. 😛
I’m successfully fulfilling my penguin obsession with a doll of myself….is that a good thing? 😉 (Note to self: post picture of me with my stuffed animal Penguin later. 😉 )
Warning: you may not be able to handle the amount of adorableness in this next photo. Just brace yourself. 😉
I rescued this Disney Animator Collection Ariel from Goodwil the other day for only $.99…and she and Bobbles are just. so. cute. together. 🙂
I also wanted to try taking a photo of my new Twozies in their shadow box, and I met with great success! The little peg that helps the baby stand up works wonderfully.
I hope you enjoyed this look at the new Twozies from Moose Toys! 😀 Let me know in the comments if you’re planning on buying some of these darling pairs, and if you share in my penguin obsession! 😉
Next, I have two quick things…first, Doll Dimensions now has a Twitter! Be sure to follow us there, since I post a lot of quick anecdotes and doll related jokes that don’t end up on the blog. 😉
Also, I dropped a big sneak peek excerpt the other day on the DD Facebook page from A Doll Dimensions Christmas (which is what we’ll be calling our Christmas series)! 😀 Be sure to check that out, too!
Finally, I have a quick poll for you! I’m trying to figure out what the next Costume Palooza post should feature, and I could use your input. Choose wisely!!! 😉
I hope you enjoyed this mash-up post, and have a fantastic weekend! 😀