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International Egg Day – Happy fry-day

egg globe
egg globe

Today is World Egg Day, it’s no yolk and should have you very egg-cited. Celebrating the benefits of the goodness that the spherical food can bring the International Egg Commission have events occurring across the globe. From press conferences in Hungary to a float of 2,000 eggs in Ghana, egg giveaways in Indonesia and sporting icons on the radio in Ireland. As we’ve run out of egg based puns we’re left to celebrate the only way we know how, by scrambling our cash together and shelling out on some egg based play stuff, we’re appear spoilt for choice:

koo koo
koo koo

Koo Koo Egg Drops!

Squeeze a Koo Koo pet? And an egg drop collectable is what you’ll get. After making a  quirky zigamazoo sound they drop an egg drop on the ground. Squeeze again and get another egg drop – keep squeezing and there’ll be a third. Four Koo Koo characters – Owl, Parrot, Parakeet and Martin(?) and 15 different surprise characters to collect in the eggs. £20 at The Entertainer

Good eggs
Tomy Hide and Squeak

Tomy Hide and Squeak

Crack open the shells to reveal six special chicks inside, ideal for toddlers to learn about shapes as they sort the shells into the correct carton spot. There are six different face/shell combos and, press down gently on their heads to hear them chirp – no batteries are needed. £7.99 at Amazon

eggs, or are they?
eggs, or are they?

Pretend eggs

Half-a-dozen egg-a-like pretend eggs ideal for the occasional *pick one up and pretend to drop it for much hilarity from others in the room* – Or not. £6.40 at GLTC

Squawk
Squawk

Squawk

Packed inside this rubber chicken is undoubtedly the most irritating chicken sound we have ever encountered. Press the chicken and listen for the funny Squawk If the hen house opens the chicken lays an egg, makes a sound like its being strangled and you crack the egg. Collect the token if it shows a chick, lose if it shows you the yolk – most chicks collected wins. £11.50 at Amazon

Egged On
Egged On

Egged On

Described as the high tension game for all the family, possibly a tagline created by some one of a delicate nature. Fill some of the plastic eggs with water, stick them back in the carton, spin the spinner. Crack an egg on your own head, splat it on another players head, get wet you’re out.  Increase peril by swapping in a real egg (or two). £10 at The Entertainer

Hatchimals
Hatchibabies this time

Hatchimals Hatchibabies

Perhaps you’ve been holidaying in Outer Mongolia, if so, Hatchimals are big news again this year. This time Hatchibabies hatch a boy or girl with some huggin’, tappin’ and snugglin’ when, tap, snuggle and pat your HatchiBaby’s egg. When they hear you, they’ll respond with cute sounds and eventually make their own way out. £49.99 at Smyths

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About Peter Jenkinson

Peter Jenkinson
Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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