A mum has reviewed one of this year’s must have Christmas toys – and she is absolutely brutal.
Ciara Umar bought her daughter a LOL Surprise Big Surprise toy and it’s fair to say she has bene less than impressed.
The furious mum has written a scathing review of the festive must have item, which sells for £60, and she really doesn’t hold back.
And her views have been shared almost 8,000 times since she uploaded her review to Facebook just three days ago.
Parents are falling over themselves to get their hands on the £60 gift, which is selling out as soon as it comes in stock and has led some stores to set a limit of one per customer.
As a mega version of this year’s most popular toy, the limited edition ball features 50 gifts in each one.
But mum Ciara is not impressed with it and after buying one for her daughter Elisa, she decided to share the contents in a Facebook post to let other families know of her disappointment.
In her post, with a ‘feeling annoyed’ tag, she says: “So Elisa got the Big LOL Surprise today.
“I would definitely not recommend if you don’t want to waste your money. The pic on the right is all you get just pre warning yas (bucket not included).”
Ciara’s post has gone viral, with more than 10,000 people commenting on it, many annoyed they’ve already splashed out on one of the balls and some saying it has put them off getting one.
Christine Ruddy said: “That’s disgraceful, what a disappointment…won’t be getting one now.”
Kelly Sawyer added: “I’ll tell my friend, her little girl is obsessed to have one. That’s terrible, and I thought the Hatchimal was a rip-off.”
Ciara told the Manchester Evening News : “I was mortified when I saw the contents.
“Don’t get me wrong, she was over the moon opening them and had five baths with the bath bombs, but then just went back to her iPad. The novelty wore off within 15 minutes.
“She got what was in the picture then there was five more surprises in the bath bombs.
“It’s an absolute waste of money, it’s not even a full ball either, it’s only half a ball as the back is flat.”
But not everyone feels the same and others have commented on Ciara’s post to say they’d be happy to spend the money to bring a smile to their children’s faces.
Nicola Mack said: “Oh I know they are totally not worth the money. Olivia has her heart set on this, it’s all she’s asked for, I’d have a really unhappy little girl on Christmas morning if Santa doesn’t bring this.
“It really is a lot of money for what you get, but I would pay this just to see the smile on her face.”
More than half a million of the smaller LOL toys have been sold in the UK since the ball was launched in March so, despite its name, the popularity of the super-size limited edition has been of little surprise.
The toy – which measures 32cm – features several layers of surprises, including clothes and accessories, that kids unravel to reveal a collectable doll.
The big version contains 50 gifts for children to unwrap, with some surprises hidden in bath bombs which must be dunked in water to reveal them.
They’re recommended for kids aged six to 10.
A brand spokesperson said: “LOL Surprise is currently the best selling toy in the UK and a number of other countries.
“Prices range from £5.99 for the LOL Tots to £59.99 for the Big Surprise.
“The LOL Big Surprise contains 50 exclusive surprises that can’t be found in other LOL products which individually are valued higher than the total RRP.”