Monday, 6 February 2017

Meet the Glimmies- the Magic Light Up Star Fairies

I am really excited to tell you about something very special called Glimmies by Flair. Glimmies are little star fairies which have been sent by the moon to take care of “Glimmieswood” forest animals. They are so adorably cute and just ooze magic the way in which they magically light up in the dark, creating a beautiful magical light, just like a firefly. You and your kids are sure to fall in love with them, we definitely have.

More about the Glimmies

There are twenty three Glimmies in total, all 6 cm high with beautiful glowing light. Each one represents a forest animal with its own distinctive colour and facial expression.  Glimmies always shine bright at night and hide in the light but held cupped in the hand they will also reveal their beautiful glowing and enchanting light. Watch the video clip below to see them light up.

The Glimmies: Foxanne, Hazelyn, Celeste, Rakella, Nova, Dormilla, Batlinda, Lumix, Dotterella, Spinosita, Flayla, Cornélie, Alya, Cerulea, Astrea, Almendra, Lavoonia, Siestina, Fernicia, Rubina, Pluma, Aurea (Aurea is limited edition and is available with the Glimtern).

Shhhh but here's the 'Science Bit'...

Big Kids (like me) might be interested in finding out just how Glimmies work. The magical reaction is created by using something called a photometric light sensor on the head that responds to the lack of light in the surrounding environment. To demonstrate in light, just switch on the Glimmie and then cover the sensor or wave your hand over it and hey presto, it lights up!

Our Verdict

To say we love Glimmies is an undestatement, they are massive hits here with all the kids. The way in which you can magically make them light up by with the wave or your hand and keep them shining bright by cupping them in your palms is very special. I have to say these little toys have become very special night time companions for the twins who take them to bed with them at night. They bring them comfort and I think they could really help any little kids who may be afraid of the dark or even reluctant sleepers. 

Where to Buy

There are 23 different Glimmies available to collect with 16 available across single and triple packs and 7 exclusive to playsets. Glimmies can be found in all the usual toy retailers including Smyths Toys, starting at £3.99 for the single blister packs. 

*Disclaimer: I was sent two Glimmies figures for review. All views and opinions are my own and unbiased. 


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