Thursday, 15 December 2016

Kidscast app + Vtech Flipsies Sandy's House and Yacht giveaway (c/d 24 December 2016)

If you happened to be on Twitter yesterday afternoon, between 1 and 3pm, you might have seen a lot of tweets with a hashtag #kidscast. So, what was all the excitement about? Twitter Frenzy coincided with a forthcoming launch of a new activity website and app for kids called Kidscast.



Kidscast is an entertainment platform for children from 3 to 12. It will be jam-packed with shows, games, activities, unboxing videos and more.
As a parent, I welcome a new platform which will be a safe, fun environment. It is accredited by UK, CCIS and also CoppaKidSafe.
This app will be available on Apple iOS and Android for a very sensible fee of £3.99 per month. If you think about it, many single apps for kids cost more.
I like the idea that Kidscast will work both on and offline, meaning that no data will be used. It also means that you can easily use it during a car trip or on a flight which will make the journey go faster.

Which shows will be available to start with?

Little Monsters is a British animated children's TV show which ran from 1998-99 on BBC1. This children's animated series follows little monsters in their amusing and fascinating adventures.

Microscopic Milton: Children's animated shorts featuring a tiny character who loves in a clock in Mrs Witherspoon's house. Only his friend Douglas, a shaggy dog, knows that he is there. A lovely and charming series that children will fall in love with.

Image credits: Kidscast


Om Nom Stories: Featuring the energetic character Om Nom on the latest adventures, the cute little green monster from Cut thr Rope.

Image credits: Kidscast
Cockleshell Bay: Charming British animated series about two children, Robin and Rosie, who have moved with their family to the seaside town of the title in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Beautiful series that is a pleasure to watch and share with the family.

Image credits: Kidscast


Alias the Jester: The show follows the adventures of a time traveller by the name of Alias and his dog-like companion Boswell. Alias the Jester - A "time traveller bold" as said in the title track. After crashing in the Middle Ages he gets a job as a jester for King Arthur. He also fights crime as the Red Knight, who the wizard Meredith believes he summoned. Boswell - Alias' dog-like alien companion, apparently possessing a fairly high intellect as he is able to understand Alias and take orders. Very entertaining series that kids will love.

Image credits: Kidscast
Creepy Crawlies was a stop motion animation series following the characters on their latest adventures.

Image credits: Kidscast
Victor & Hugo: The misadventures of two bumbling burglar brothers, tall and  and thin leader Victor, who's vain and selfish, and short and chubby Hugo, who's silly and fun-loving. Plenty of fun to be had watching the entertaining series.

Image credits: Kidscast
Sooty is a loveable and innocent British born children's television series. These retro episodes pull on the heart strings of parents across the UK and provide the opportunity to share those special memories with their children too. With Sooty, Sweep and Sue around there is always fun to be had!

Image credits: Kidscast
Rainbow ran on ITV for 20 years, mostly at lunchtimes. It became one of the highest rating children shows of all times and one of the most popular. After over 1500 shows, Rainbow came to an end in 1992, but the show remains a massive success with people of all ages. Originally it was intended to develop language and number skills for pre-school children and feature the iconic characters Bungle, George and Zippy.

The Wind in the Willows is a TV series that was originally broadcast between 1984 and 1987, based on characters from Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. Follow Mr Toad and friends on their magical and charming adventures.

Image credits: Kidscast

As you can see, there is quite an assortment of vintage children's TV on offer. I'm very curious to know how my younger son would appreciate a different style of videos. I bet he will love the unboxing videos too (one of his hobbies is to watch unboxing videos on Youtube).

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To celebrate the launch of Kidscast, lovely people behind the new project have offered a giveaway prize for my blog readers. One lucky blog reader will win a Vtech Flipsies Sandy's House and Yacht (£34.99).

Image credits: VTech


Toy description:
"Sandy dreams of becoming a marine biologist. Flipsies Sandy's House and Yacht is a 2-in-1 playset that transforms from a beautiful house where she can spend time with her friends to a flashy yacht that she can use to explore the ocean life. Press the charm on Sandy's necklace to see it light up and to experience her friendly personality. Place Sandy on the eight Magic Point locations on her playset or other Magic Point locations on Flipsies playsets (each sold separately), and she'll respond with playful phrases unique to her own personality. Collect Sandy's friends (each sold separately), and they can switch clothes, wigs and accessories for more fun styles.When Sandy and one of her friends are on the Magic Point locations at the dining table, they will chat with each other."

T&Cs:
To be in with a chance of winning this prize, please enter, using the Rafflecopter form

The prize will be organised and fulfilled by Evolution PR, and will arrive within 28 days of receiving the winner's details. No alternative prize will be offered.
Chez Maximka (blog) accepts no responsibility for the sending of the prize.
Please note that the colour of the prize might slightly vary from the image.

Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet daily to increase your chances).
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only.
Once the Rafflecopter picks the winners, I will check if the winners have done what was requested. I will contact the winners, if they do not reply within 28 days, the prize will be allocated to another person.
Please don't forget to leave a comment, as it is the only mandatory step, I will make sure the winner selected by Rafflecopter has complied with T&Cs

The giveaway ends on 24 December 2016 (midnight).

Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

72 comments:

  1. The following were equal: Thundercats, BraveStar & TMNT.

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  2. Rosie & Jim and Tots TV! I was a 90s baby.

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  3. I used to love watching Care Bears, but was a little frightened of no heart!

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  4. Care bears! still watch it with my 6 year old now :)

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  5. Raggydolls <3 thankyou for the chance

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  6. I loved Jamie and the magic torch.

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  7. Bagpuss. Merry Christmas πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…

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  8. So many to choose from but I would have to choose Trapdoor. So many happy memories.

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  9. So many too - Hong Kong Phooey, the Bananasplits, You & Me, Pipkins, Bagpuss...oh the list is endless. Merry Xmas. x

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  10. I loved power rangers! My son watches it now and it certainly brings back some fond memories! x

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  11. I loved Rosie & Jim when I was younger! I wish it was still on now!

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  12. I loved Playschool, Scooby Doo and The Flumps

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  13. Dinosaurs.. but loved the golden oldies like I dreamed of Jeanie and Bewitched

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  14. I used to love watching care bears

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  15. No one remembers it, but it was a show set in a sewer called Round the Bend. It had sketches in it and my favourite was Roger Mentis, the apprentice dentist.

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  16. I used to love my little pony as a kid. I'm so glad it's back now. As my girls love it now.

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  17. My favourite was Burt & The Racoons

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  18. I used to love Top Cat, wow, going back a bit now :) .x

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