If your kid is around the same age as mine, they’re likely obsessed with surprise toys also known as blind bag items. You know, the toys that you have to open to reveal what you’ve actually purchased. It’s addictive and kids go crazy for it. But if I’m honest, most of these toys are a trap. I’m sorry, but I didn’t like Hatchimals and I tried everything to avoid buying them. But my daughter loved them for a while. Well, she loved opening them. Playing with them was a different story. Then it was L.O.L Surprise Dolls, and I’m ashamed to say how into them I got and how much we spent on them. But moving along.
On a trip to Target (plays harp) my husband let our daughter chose a toy and all of a sudden a huge egg with a unicorn horn ends up in the cart. Of course, I’m thinking here we go again with over-the-top packaging only to reveal a disappointing toy that will now only exist to remind me of the money I’ve wasted. I kept trying to put the darn thing back and convince my daughter to get something else.
But we ended up with a Rainbocorn. Yep, you heard right, well…read right. A Rainbocorn is a stuffed animal with a heart-shaped sequin belly that reveals an image when you slide the sequins up or down. Each Rainbocorn is a unicorn-animal hybrid. Each comes with various accessories and surprises.
Here’s what we got:
Meet Chico, a llama-unicorn. He loves music, hence the guitar revealed on his belly (this is removable BTW). He came with a mini Rainbocorn that fits on top of a pencil/pen, a bracelet, “unicorn poop” (which is just some kind of play-doh like thing), and stickers. Oh, and did I mention that Chico is scented?
Okay, so Chico grew on me. My daughter was extremely excited. I mean…sequins?! Unicorn poop?! How could she not be excited, right? We purchased our Rainbocorn for $24.99 which makes this a bit of a splurge for us compared to her other favorites like Barbie, L.O.L Surprise Dolls, and all things Slime.
Sophia became extremely attached to Chico, although she couldn’t remember his name for the life of her. She LOVES stuffed animals, which I had hoped to avoid since they take up so much space and are harder to clean, but she loves what she loves. The only issues I have are the price (which means I’ll try to avoid the aisle they are in because I mean, I can’t buy them all the time) and they are not machine washable. Sophia wants to take Chico every where with us. Knowing that I can’t wash it and that they are not replaceable (some are limited edition and you never know which you’ll get) makes me kind of worried. But overall, I really love this as a once-in-a-while or special occasion splurge. It’s fun, interactive, and keeps her busy.