Since Monkey got his Micro Scooter for his birthday last year, his confidence has soared. He just loves his wheels. When I visited Toy Fair in January I came across Handlebar Heroes and decided it was time to Pimp Monkey’s Ride! There are a whole host of characters to choose from on the Handlebar Heroes website – Unicorns, Jousters and Ponies. A range of Dragons are coming soon too. As we love visiting the annual Jousting event at Blenheim Palace I picked Lancetrot – a lovely Jouster in White.
Each pack comes with easy to follow instructions and all the fixings you will need to create your Handlebar Hero.
It really is easy to put the kit together, but there are also full instruction videos available here for the whole range. Most connections are popper fasteners so that you can easily remove Handlebar Heroes and put on different scooters etc. The eyes however, use snap fasteners so they stay secure once fixed, great if you have younger children around.
It took me a matter of minutes to assemble the Handlebar Heroes kit and fix Monkey’s new steed to his scooter. Then I was off to surprise him at Nursery School!
Monkey came running out – Horsey! Horsery! Mummy I love him. To be fair, I think all of the kids fell in love with Monkey’s new friend.
By the time we got home Lancetrot had been re-named. He is now called Harry and he has a purpose-built stables under the stairs.
I’ve been really impressed with the quality from Handlebar Heroes, they are made from sturdy EVA foam. Harry has been subjected to the lovely weather, he’s waterproof. He’s fallen with his accident prone owner and got a muddy nose. I’ve been able to wipe him down and restore him to his former glory. He is much loved, and gets a good run out in all weathers, every day.
For £9.95 I really think these are a bargain. We’ll be ordering a dragon as soon as they are released. They fit just as easily on bikes! This could be the first Police Dragon.
As well as the standard Handlebar Heroes, there are a range of Mini Heroes which can also be fixed to scooters, bikes and bags – these are priced at £3.50 and are constructed in the same way as their larger cousins.
I am so pleased I discovered Handlebar Heroes during the Toy Fair, we really do recommend them.
disclaimer: we were sent the items mentioned for the purpose of an honest review.