Well the lovely marketing lady from Vivid offered to send Lara the Cloudbabies figures, and they duly arrived a couple of days later. This is Lara's delighted reaction to the arrival of her new best friends:
These little figures are slightly soft plastic and really nicely made. They are perfect toddler hand size and have been played with in all sorts of situations, been put in the dolls house beds, carried in her 'handbag' and pocket, climbed, danced and jumped on the trampoline, everything.
They have hardly left Lara's hands since they arrived, and she absolutely adores them. They go to bed every night, being tucked carefully in before Lara gets in to bed, and as you read this they are exploring the delights of Lancashire and the Lakes with us.
We also have a talking Baba Pink, whose tummy you press to hear phrases, and who is also much-loved and earmarked for holiday travel. I must admit I was a little disappointed with the talking babas, and the 'cuddly' ones, because they all have plastic heads.
I think it would have been nice if they had been made all soft, like the Waybuloo toys, including the talking ones, but that's just my take on them - Lara loves them all the same, and is currently also coveting a talking Baba Blue (he's her favourite).
The little figures Lara has can of course be played with on their own, and in many ways, as Lara is doing, but you can also buy a Cloudbabies house, which I showed Lara playing with yesterday.
The house has three parts which can be played with stacked up (they have an open side), or separately. The house play set comes with some furniture, a Bobo figure, and a SkyDonk flying from the roof. Again, great play value and very well made. Here's a video from Vivid to show you more: