Last weekend we were invited to hunt for Dragons in London by the lovely people at Hasbro and TV historian Suzannah Lipscomb. Not only was the tour a lot of fun but Monkey also got to get up close and personal with the must have toy of the Christmas season the – Furreal Friends Torch, My Blazin Dragon.

Meeting just down from London Bridge Suzannah explained that we were to hunt for Dragons all over the Square Mile. Monkey was instantly excited by the treasure hunt and started pointing them out straight away. Susannah was a brilliant guide giving us a really interesting bespoke tour of the city which was just under 6km long. Locations included Golden Hinde, London Bridge, Monument to the Great Fire, Saint Dunstan in the East, Site of Scaffold, Tower Hill, Leadenhall Market, St Andrew Undershaft, Saint Michael’s Alley, Change Alley, The Royal Exchange, Guildhall Yard, St Mary-le-Bow, St Paul’s Cathedral, Cock Lane, Giltspur Street, St Bartholomew, Smithfield Market before finishing at St Bartholomew the Great End.

I did wonder if Monkey would loose interest but he was engaged throughout. Interestingly I actually work very closely to where the tour took place and had never looked at the street names or bollards to note the coat of arms which is actually flanked by dragons. Let alone look up and see the Dragons guarding London Bridge, although it was a little difficult to explain why those who had committed treason in times gone by, had their heads put on metal spikes to Monkey! That will definitely make me chuckle next time I walk across the bridge on a drab and dreary Monday morning.

We noted over one hundred and fifty dragons on our walk, including Monkey who is actually a dragon baby and Torch, My Blazin Dragon. During the tour Monkey also got the chance to appear on the radio which he thought was brilliant. I did wonder if he would say the wrong thing though, you have to be very brave to let a four year old on the radio!

The weather was very kind to us which also meant that Monkey got to play with Torch while we were walking around. Its a reasonable weight for a toy so I ended up carrying it for a while and I must admit that I was quite fond of the little dragon too. Its fur is super soft and its tail and ears very tactile. Requiring batteries it has over fifty sound and motion combinations. Monkey discovered pretty early on that it likes to burp which was a constant source of amusement.

  

We finished the tour and headed inside for some refreshments. Monkey and Kipper then had a chance to try out Torch’s fire coloured mist! Kipper was instantly interested although it is recommended for ages four and up, but that didn’t stop him batting at it. He loved it when it moved its head around and open and closed its eyes.

Monkey held the treat to Torch’s mouth, it looks a bit like a marshmallow and it changes colour as it blows mist. There is also a red light in its mouth – Monkey along with all the other children on the tour thought it was brilliant. It was quite funny watching them all at various stages of watching the treat change colour with the ooo’s and arrr’s that go along with it. The mist is created by placing distilled water into the back of the dragon’s head via the included water vial. There is also a charm on his front which you can press to interact with Torch.

Things we love:

  • Its unique I have not come across anything else like it
  • It opens up all sorts of imaginary play as to where Torch lives, how he is only just learning to be a dragon and what he gets up to every day
  • Its front legs move which means its very huggable
  • Torch is a lot bigger than I expected him to be. You definitely feel like you are getting something substantial for your money
  • I like the fact that the toy encourages Monkey to take care of it by the responses it elects. Since he is still adapting to having a baby brother anything that brings out his paternal nature gets a big tick from me. For example if you pet his nose you get a positive response aka being gentle and nice….

Hasbro very kindly gave us a Torch to take home with us, Monkey has played with it every day. Unlike many other toys that get disagreed after the initial interest has worn off, Torch gets a large amount of attention from both boys. Thankfully Kipper isn’t crawling yet because I think if he was Monkey would have a fight on his hands…  Its a great toy and I have been very impressed with it and the entertainment it has provided.

Things you need to know:

  • Although I have mentioned Kipper interacting with Torch in this post this toy is not suitable for children under the age of three because of small parts
  • You need four size ‘C’ batteries
  • Furreal Friends Torch, My Blazin Dragon is available at all good retailers including, Smyths,   Argos and Toys R Us and has a RRP of £89.99 although at the time of writing this there are several offers available check out the Hasbro website for up to date stockist and price information.

Hasbro have very kindly agreed to give my readers the opportunity to win one, please enter via the Gleam application below and note the T&Cs.

Furreal Friends Torch, My Blazin Dragon RRP £89.99

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive a Furreal Friends Torch, My Blazin Dragon.
  • The competition will close on 11th January at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address so that the prize can be sent out.

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This is a collaborative post, we were invited on the walking tour and given a Furreal Friends Torch, My Blazin Dragon for the purpose of this review,  all opinions are my own.

 

234 Comments

  1. Rachael ashmore Reply

    My son would love this. He is dragon obsessed at the minute. Thank you for the chance. ????????????

  2. Great prize would love to win this for my son but I’ve also been looking at it secretly. It’s so adorable

  3. Sue McCarthy Reply

    Who says dragons are scary?! So cute, reminds me of Spyro (except he’s purple)

  4. MANDY DOHERTY Reply

    My grandsons would love to own such a cute dragon, thanks for the giveaway

  5. Martina Pichova Reply

    This would be so cool to win…. Thank you for running the competition.

  6. Joanne Phillips Reply

    What an awesome dragon! My son would completely love this! Great giveaway – thanks

  7. Pauline jaconelli Reply

    This is so cool and unique. I’m entering for my son as I know he’d be fascinated by it

  8. Lauren Purdy Reply

    Love these dragons, I’d have bought my LO one for xmas if they weren’t so expensive!! She already has enough :p xx

  9. amy bondoc Reply

    this looks really cool! ive five young nephews who are ALL dino mad so would love it!

  10. We love dragons and dinosaurs in our house! My niece would love this!

  11. Laura Jeffs Reply

    My daughter Poppy would absolutely adore this! Fingers crossed

  12. Anthony Harrington Reply

    how wonderful! would love to win for my little Grandson

  13. amelia avossa Reply

    This looks wonderful! my 3 would have a blast playing with this! I think i would to though to be honest! lol
    Please pop us all in the lucky hat! Thanks for the super chance!!

  14. Jennifer Haden Reply

    This is so very sweet! And thank you so so so much for this chance! 🙂 x

  15. Louise McArthur Reply

    Nevermind my daughter, I would love playing with this lol

  16. Rebecca Nisbet Reply

    what an awesome giveaway!! this would make a child very happy!

  17. this looks really great my kids would have loads of fun with him

  18. Dawn Brodribb Reply

    what an awesome prize! I love the number of dragons you counted on your walk!

  19. Cheryl Kemp Reply

    Amazing giveaway!! Thankyou for the opportunity and Merry Christmas. ????????????????

  20. Deborah Mackenzie Reply

    Oh wow he is super cute. love that he toasts marshmallows!

  21. Angie McDonald Reply

    My niece would love this! She loves anything cuddly and anything mystical!

  22. Rebecca Cusick Reply

    Ooh fab my little boy loves dragons! Thanks for the chance to win x

  23. Kellie Steed Reply

    My son would love this, he has just turned 3 and is so compassionate, I think he would love something to take care of. The fact that it’s a dragon helps too, as anything remotely along the lines of dinosaur/monster/dragon is a winner in our house! Would love to win, thanks for the great opportunity.

  24. jessica woods Reply

    My son’s birthday February he would love this ????????????????

  25. sarah kirby Reply

    Great giveaway – fab prize – thanks for the opportunity to win x

  26. Deborah Clarke Reply

    What a wonderful product. Such a great idea . Its just adorable

  27. debbie smith Reply

    what a fab toy ! my boys would love it fantastic giveaway thankyou x

  28. Christina Palmer Reply

    Fantastic giveaway thank you for posting. My Grandson would love this

  29. Rebekah Jones Reply

    I saw this on “Ellen” … totally fell in love with it then ..sold out over Christmas .. I have hope to purchase one in the New Year …( if I dont win this one 😛 )

  30. Niki Wardle Reply

    Great review, I had seen this but not really considered it as I didn’t know it did as much. My youngest daughter would adore this!

  31. Nicki simpson Reply

    I don’t know who would love that more….. me or my 4 year old ????

  32. Victoria Prince Reply

    How cute is this! Absolutely fantastic, I’d have LOVED one as a child 🙂 The “dragon trail” looks brilliant and great fun, we had great fun hunting Shaun in Bristol!

  33. Jo Carroll Reply

    Fab blog piece. What did Monkey end up saying on the radio..not sure I’d be brave enough to put my little fella on? …did you manage to get a copy of the recording for posterity? x

  34. sharon stanley Reply

    What a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

  35. Wow zees that’s a lot of dragons to find on a walk. What a pretty cool outing! I’ve never heard of this before but I love dragons so maybe something my son could have one day! #bloggerclubuk

  36. Ah, he’s so cute! Absolutely love the idea, I love searching for things, must’ve been so much fun for the littles. Fab giveaway! #bloggerclubuk

  37. Mess & Merlot Reply

    This is awesome- I LOVE the idea of getting children interested in the architecture and history of London. Like you I just wak around completely oblivious to it most of the time! Lovely comp will make sure I enter as Flump would suit a pet dragon! 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

  38. Becki Parsons Reply

    Oh my days that is so cute!!!

    Also, I love the idea of Dragon spotting in London – X is OBSESSED with London since we visited last year, so we’re planning another trip for his birthday in Feb. We shall definitely have to keep an eye out for them! #bloggerclubuk

  39. The tour sounds fab. It’s funny how you can walk past something all the time and never really see it! Love the dragon toy, so cute 🙂
    Debbie

  40. bella smyth Reply

    This would be perfect for my daughter she would love it.thank you for the chance.

  41. I had no idea there were so many dragons in London! My Gray would love to do something like this. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, I think this toy would go down a treat at our house! x #bloggerclubuk

  42. Kimberley Ryan Reply

    This is just so gorgeous, my daughter would love it as much as I do

  43. Emma Anderson Reply

    This looks fantastic, I think my two children would love to have a pet dragon!

  44. Anthea Holloway Reply

    I loved reading your story about your super London tour. It is a lovely prize too.

  45. sherri hough Reply

    aawwww this is so cute! fantastic competition please count me in xxx

  46. Jayne Townson Reply

    What a lovely toy, that dragon is so cute. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  47. Sarah Archibald Reply

    Ah I very nearly bought this for my daughters Christmas, I wish I had!

  48. Carol Cliffe Reply

    What a gorgeous toy – it seems like it works on so many different levels to entertain children. Sounds like you had a fabulous day out dragon hunting in London too – who would have known so many dragons are hiding among us! #BloggerClubUK

  49. Cal at Family Makes Reply

    What a gorgeous toy – it seems like it works on so many different levels to entertain children. Sounds like you had a fabulous day out dragon hunting in London too – who would have known so many dragons are hiding among us! #BloggerClubUK

  50. sandy ralph Reply

    aw its adorable I think I would have fun with this as much as the kids or my grandson would lol

  51. Vicky Hawkins Reply

    This looks amazing, my kids would love it. Good luck everyone

  52. Jacqueline Chapman Reply

    This is fab! It would be perfect for my grandsons Birthday next month.

  53. Beverley Evans Reply

    I know my Grandchildren would love this. I was very impressed when I read your blog post. Well done Hasbro.

  54. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) Reply

    What a great prize – my niece and nephew would love it!

  55. Hannah Bee Griffin Reply

    My daughter asked for this for Christmas but it was one thing I couldn’t make my budget stretch to this year. I know that she would adore to have this wonderful prize

  56. Oooo great giveaway! We love our Torch. He was the perfect toy to bring around searching for dragons. How cool that Monkey got to go on the radio! What a fun day out. #BloggerClubUK

  57. Kathleen Bywaters Reply

    Looks like an incredible toy I know a little person who would absolutely love it!

  58. Denise Walker Reply

    A magical dragon!! Who wouldn’t love that as a pet ????

  59. Veronica Lopez-Smith Reply

    My son would absolutely love this! He is going through a dragon craze phase : )

  60. Gill Mitchell Reply

    This is so lovely, my daughter would absolutely adore it.

  61. Sam parkes Reply

    My daughter has asked for this for her birthday as she said it breathes real fire. Fantastic review and photos.

  62. Ian Murray Reply

    I would love to win this to give this as a gift to someone who has just found out she is having a boy. 🙂

  63. Alison MacDonald Reply

    That looks fabulous my grandson would love it 🙂 xx

  64. Lucy Carter Reply

    This looks amazing, my daughter loves dragons so this would be a great gift for her

  65. Theresa Alison Reply

    I rarely get to see my little niece Izabella as she lives 140 miles away but when I do get to see her I always take a present for her and my nephew. I would love to win this for her as she is my special little niece xx

  66. Lauren Tourle Reply

    My daughter wanted one of these for Christmas but unfortunately we couldn’t afford one. amazing prize 🙂

  67. Carly Belsey Reply

    Ah how cute, would be perfect for my daughter, she loves dragons

  68. Beryl drake Reply

    This is great the children love dragons and all mythical and magical creatures

  69. this looks a lovely toy – I have to admit I have never noticed dragons in London before on our next visit we will have to look out for them

  70. Caroline Shepherd Reply

    Looks like you had a fab day out! I’m sure my daughters would be over the moon if we were lucky enough to win Torch.

  71. Charlotte White Reply

    WOW what a fantastic prize!! He would be very loved in my household, as my boys adore anything dinosaur / dragon related! Would love to be your very lucky winner 🙂 Fingers, toes and everything else crossed xx

  72. Lucie Aiston Reply

    Fantastic Giveaway!!! My son would have a blast with this!!

  73. Lydia Houghton Reply

    My daughter would adore this. She is carzy about dragons and mythical beasts! x

  74. Maria Jane Knight Reply

    Please count me in! My 6 year old Ronan would love this firey fellow!!!

  75. Dawn Samples Reply

    My son would love one of these, I was thinking of getting him one for Christmas but I had already bought him lots of presents x

  76. Shannon Mostert Reply

    How fabulous, we love dragons and would love to win one of these for my boys. Thank u for a lovely giveaway.

  77. Yvonne Wilkinson Reply

    My grandson is obsessed with dragons since he thinks he saw a ‘real one’ at nursery!

  78. Linda Curtis Reply

    this does look amazing and i know all my grandchildren would love this

  79. DENISE WILDEN Reply

    Amazing prize so love the cute dragon thanks for the chance to win

  80. Laura Kevlin Reply

    Super cute – he reminds me a little bit of the big white Luck Dragon in the NeverEnding Story 🙂

  81. Clare Tate Reply

    this would be perfect for my son he loves dragons and interactive toys, looks loads of fun

  82. Hayley Todd Reply

    Our daughter loves dragons! She would really love this fabulous dragon!

  83. tammy Westrup Reply

    I am sure that my son and daughter would both love this!

  84. Clare Hubbard Reply

    My little dude would love this, we are going through a dragon phase!

  85. We have 2 kiddies celebrating their March Birthdays and been racking my brain what to get for a little girl who turns 3 and her soon to be 6 year old brother. I think this would be very loved x

  86. Wendy Tyler Reply

    My girls are massive fureal fans. They would love this little dragon!

  87. Lisa Mcalley Reply

    Oh my lass would love this, as a special treat for being so so brave since March through very ill health.

  88. Belinda Matthews Reply

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway my son would love this dragon

  89. Leanne Bell Reply

    My girls would love to play with this. Thanks for the giveaway x

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