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Products & Price: Spirit Riding Free Collection by Flair PLC
Spirit Blind Box – £4.99
Spirit Deluxe Feeding Set – £59.99
Classic Sounds and Action Hacheta – £19.99
Age Range: 3 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: Spirit: Riding Free is an adventure series about a girl who moves from the city to the country, where she is a true fish out of water until she finds a kindred soul in a wild mustang. Together they will find new friends in two local girls and their horses, while learning to navigate a frontier town, setting off on daring adventures, and discovering the true meaning of freedom and friendship. Now you can bring the adventures home with our range of horse figures, dolls and playsets.
Review: Lydia is a fan of the Dreamworks Spirit: Riding Free series, so when we were offered the opportunity to review some of the toys from Flair, I jumped at the chance.
We were sent the Spirit Deluxe Feeding Set, the Classic Sounds and Action Hacheta, and two of the blind boxes. Lydia was really excited by it all and couldn’t wait to get started playing with the horses.
Georgie and Lydia chose a blind box each and loved the design – they look like little barns, which you open up to find a small collectible horse figure. These mini horses are just over 2 inches tall, and the packaging has a small plastic paddock/stable type thing incorporated into it for your horse to live in.
The girls love the surprise aspect of blind bags/boxes and these were no different. There are eight unique horse figures to collect.
The Classic Sounds and Action Hacheta set was also a big hit. You can press the button on his back to stamp his front leg, and he can be posed to rear-up on his hind legs which Lydia really enjoyed.
Included with Hacheta is a feed sack, bucket, carrot, curry comb, and barrette, so you can feed him and groom him. Hacheta makes a neighing sound effect when you press the button on his back, and another when you press his head down.
As well as the front leg that moves when you press the button, his other three legs are poseable, along with his tail. The girls both enjoyed pretending to feed Hacheta, and Lydia especially enjoyed brushing his mane before putting in the flower clip included.
The largest toy in the box we were sent was the Deluxe Feeding set, which Lydia absolutely adores. Included is a 14″ Spirit, a 11.5″ Lucky doll, a bucket, four carrots, a drinking canteen, a blanket, and a story book.
Lucky can ride Spirit, and she is very poseable with moveable arms, legs & head. Her outfit is a very good match to the animation, and she has a canteen she can wear on her shoulder to take riding.
Lucky rides Spirit bareback, so he doesn’t come with a saddle, but he has got a nice blanket to wear when she isn’t riding him. The blanket stays in place with a Velcro strap, and Lydia has no problem putting it on herself.
Spirit has a lovely long mane and tail, and although his legs aren’t poseable like the smaller Hacheta horse we were sent, you can push his whole neck down, which triggers a variety of sound effects.
The really exciting thing about this Spirit toy, however, is that you can really feed him his carrots. You get four included in the box, and when you press the button on his back his jaw moves and he makes sound effects. If you pop a carrot into his mouth while pressing down the button, it will actually disappear down his throat!
Lydia thought this was absolutely amazing – and I have to admit it is pretty impressive. Spirit has a little trapdoor style flap you can pull down under his belly, where the carrots come out. Sometimes it takes a little shake for them to fall all the way down to this point, but Lydia got the hang of it very quickly and was delighted to sit and repeatedly feed him over & over!
Spirit requires 3 AA batteries, which are included and pre-fitted in the box, and he also has an on/off switch on his underside to turn off the noise & movement.
Both girls enjoy playing with these toys, and Lydia even brought Spirit out for a walk over to the school to pick up Georgie from an after school club – much to the amusement of everyone we passed by on the way. She took one of his carrots, safely in his belly, and then proceeded to sit down in the school lobby and feed him repeatedly while we were waiting for Georgie – again, amusing all the onlookers who were waiting for their kids too.
Overall the girls have loved their new Spirit toys – and Lydia in particular was delighted with them all. They are well made with good quality plastic – they don’t have that cheap feel that some plastic toys do, and I don’t think they will break anytime soon either. I think they would make lovely gifts for any young Spirit fans, especially the large Deluxe Feeding set which would be a great “main” birthday present.
We give the Spirit Riding Free toy collection 4 stars – I think they are a tiny bit expensive, but other than that they are great toys.