I was really surprised to see that the package also contained a bag of sweets, a cat mask and lots of Halloween bubbles. The bubbles and sweets were a huge hit with Bud but he isn't very keen on masks so wouldn't wear it. I tried it on but his response was 'no Mummy' so it will be put into the dressing up box for another day.
Anyway, back to the DVDs. We were sent:-
This is a collection of 20 episodes (and 2 bonus episodes) where Tom and Jerry get up to their usual mischief, encountering all kinds of spooky creatures along the way.
Tom and Jerry were always favourites of mine as a child so I was interested to see what Bud would make of them. He found them absolutely hilarious. This DVD was great as each episode only lasts for a few minutes so we could watch two or three at a time before Bud got bored. I think this will become a firm favourite of his and he has already started to ask me to put it on (although he asks for 'the cat and mouse deeveeedeee please'). Red Rose Daddy and I have enjoyed reliving our childhood by watching this DVD too. I can see this one becoming a firm Halloween favourite in our house. Amazon have this DVD on sale for £5:99 at the moment which I think is really good value for money.
When Scooby and the gang hear of a werewolf plaguing a traveling circus, they go undercover as circus performers to get to the bottom of the mystery. Things soon go from bad to worse when the number of werewolves starts increasing, and the members of Mystery Inc. realize they might be in danger of turning into these monstrous beasts themselves!
We sat down to watch this DVD on the afternoon of Halloween, with Bud's two cousins aged 9 and 11. Bud didn't really watch this, although he did enjoy watching 'the dog'. The older children really enjoyed watching the film and loved the storyline. I must admit that I got drawn in too and we passed a peaceful mid-afternoon's viewing (especially as Bud decided that he needed to nap). It was good to see a full length version of the series we are all so familiar with, although I believe this is Scooby-Doo's 18th feature length adventure, and the cousins have taken it home with them to watch it again. I think this would probably be most suitable for children aged around 5+ and it is a PG as there are a few slightly scary moments. It is available at Amazon for £10.
We also received Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens and LEGO-Hero Factory: Savage Planet but I have the perfect mini-reviewer in place for these so will review them separately when he gives me his thoughts.