Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Amazing Zhus & Roominate Review

On Wednesday I was lucky to attend a blogger event at The Melbourne Convention Centre where the Melbourne Toy Fair was being held.  Australian toy distributor Modern Brands were launching two new toys and as bloggers we got to experience them both.  These were 'The Amazing Zhus', an extension of the popular Zhu Zhu Pets, and 'Roominate', a customisable building system that allows children to create structures, from doll houses to carousels to helicopters!
The Amazing Zhus are fully interactive toys that perform magic tricks and gravity-defying stunts and come with a range of magician related accessories.  Two types of pets will be available in Australia, including The Amazing Zhus Magician Pets and The Amazing Zhus Stunt Pets.  The magician pets are available in two different characters, The Great Zhu and Madame Zhu.
The Stunt Mice come with acrobatic accessories and there are four different characters to collect, Abra, Dynamo, Kardini and Piccadilly. 
Designed so that even very young children can perform the magic tricks, you can see more at The Amazing Zhus.
Roominate is a new toy impressing parents and the toy industry in the US and is set to encourage more Australian girls to enjoy science, technology, engineering and maths. 
The pieces connect together easily and children can create a whole range of structures, it's completely up to their imagination.  The inclusion of motors and lights means that they are also introduced to working with wire and circuits, creating hours of educational play.
The range was conceived while co-founders Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen were studying their Master of Engineering degree at Stanford University in the US, an inspirational story in itself for any young girl.  It was a pleasure to meet Alice and see her demonstrate the range, while interacting with our children!  Modern Brands believes that Roominate has the right mix of technology, creativity and open-ended play ability to ensure that it will be hugely successful.  Seeing my boys playing with it I am certain it will be a big hit with both girls and boys. 
For further information visit Roominate.

I have included a short video of the event for you to discover more.  Enjoy!



  1. Magic trick toys.... um yes please. I think a would've been more excited than the kiddos. (;

    1. They lost their s*#t when they got in the room!!

  2. Such a wonderful post dear! Hope you have a great Friday!

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