Reviewed by Rachael Osborne
Having not heard of Zelfs, how I don’t know as both my girls knew all about them, I did a little research before Catsby arrived. The official Zelf website had the following quote “When the twilight moon is in the sky, the Zelfs appear in a secret garden called Zardenia. Love your Zelf and they’ll share their special powers.” I must admit I found this very intriguing! Both my girls (5 years and 7 years) were very excited waiting for Catsby to arrive. The packaging is very appealing, especially to little, and big girls (if I’m honest)! Catsby reminded me of the trolls you could get when I was young, so I felt a tug of nostalgia!
Catsby is good quality and despite being pulled about and played with lots it’s still in perfect condition, even the hair. Which I must admit I expected to be matted by now! Catsby is painted in bright colours and is incredibly cute. It has moveable limbs so can be sat down at a tea party or stood up! It comes with a hair brush and bands to create different hair styles. The girls have really enjoyed doing this and the hair has stayed brushable and manageable with no hair loss. The one thing I did find slightly annoying, is that the hair bands are clear, and only slightly coloured which meant we kept losing them on the carpet! Having said that they didn’t get tangled in the hair which was something I was worried about. I can see this being a favourite with my girls, and it keeps taking it in turns to have ‘sleepovers’ in their rooms! The packaging was study so that the toy wouldn’t get damaged but was also easy to open, a very good thing when you have two excited girls yelling at you to hurry up! The packaging was eye-catching and brightly coloured.
I would definitely recommend this toy as I feel it’s very versatile and worth the £5.99. My daughters have shown that it can be used with anything provided you have an imagination. So far Catsby has been to visit Fairy Land, Princess Castle and the world of the Dinosaurs! I would give this 4/5 due the hair bands.
Suitable for age 5 years +
Available to buy from Character Online here.