25 October 2016

Can We Fix It? Yes We Can! With The Bob The Builder Toy Range From Smoby


Boys and their tools eh! It's like something in their brain, it just clicks and whenever they see a screwdriver they just have to try and unscrew anything and everything in sight. And this is true for my brood. No matter what it is. If it's got a screw in it, it can be fixed. 

Because everything is broken according to boys...

And it's not just the handy screwdriver. Anything can be banged if you have a hammer to hand. Anything can be cut if there's a saw nearby. They just love fixing things, and making a noise of course. 


So when they get the chance to receive and review a whole host of tool-age and gear, you just know that they're going to be in their element. Especially if it's based around one of their favourite ever cartoon characters.

The Bob The Builder range from Smoby is sure to be a best seller this year for Christmas and to show you just how fab it truly is, here is a run down of everything we received and what's on offer. From the huge workbench, the tools and even the dress up set, there is so much to choose from. 

The Bob the Builder First Work Bench is the stand-out toy that I'm sure all kids will love to use. Children can work like Bob the Builder using all of his tools. This work bench includes over 30 tools and accessories, including a saw, hammer, spanner and screwdriver, as well as many screws, bolts and construction pieces that can all be connected together. 


The work bench fits together really easily and took me around 10 minutes to put together. The instructions are easy to read and show it all, every step of the way. I like how it has little pots to hold the screws and nails, these pots screw onto the work bench using the toy screws provided. 

All the tools are designed exactly like the ones Bob uses on the TV show so children can associate with the show as they play along at home. And that was definitely true when C came to play with it. 'Come on Bob! We need to fix the treehouse' he shouted across the garden as he ran, spanner in hand towards their playhouse. 

Using the spanner to 'fix' the door handles and fixing new screws, C wanted to make sure that it was sturdy enough and so he needed to check every last screw, and tighten them all up. It's wonderful to see C using his imagination as he pretends to be working with Bob, and also the help using them is giving his dexterity. Using the screwdriver properly and being able to twist it, and the spanner, with small movements of his hands. 


The Bob the Builder Chainsaw is styled just like the power tools from the hit children’s TV show. Smoby have created the  the chainsaw to feature motorised child-safe blades that rotate around the edge of the saw when you turn it on just like the real thing. 

It also makes the realistic chainsaw noise when turned on and you can also press the trigger and you get an additional sawing noise as well. C absolutely loves this as it looks and sounds exactly as it should do. It's just the right size for his hands and means that he can go all out with imaginary play as he pretends to kill all of his family fixes everything in sight. 



Like the chainsaw, the Bob the Builder Jigsaw works like a real one (just without the real blade of course!). This electric jigsaw has an inbuilt electric motor that moves the child-safe plastic saw blade up and down. It has a little red light that comes on when you press down, just like a real jigsaw.

And it makes the real sawing sounds too. A light sound when the button is pressed, but if pressed and then held down, it sounds just like it's cutting wood. I love that they have though of everything when making these toys, such as the sound changing as it makes it feel so much more realistic. 

With these power-tool types, the chainsaw and jigsaw, I was impressed that they came with the batteries already included and fitted so were ready to play with. And even better that they were so easy to get out of the boxes. The worst part of Christmas day it trying to fight with what feels like thousands of boxes of toys that are so stuck down like they are welded shut!


When it comes to dressing up, the kids can;t get enough and so the Bob the Builder Dress Up Set is something that has been used loads. I mean, who doesn't want to dress up in a checked shirt, work vest and hard hat and pretend to be a cartoon character!

The set also includes smartphone and spanner which adds to the tool collection. The helmet was too small for C's head but he didn't let that small detail trying to stop him wearing it, and he styled it out like a pro.



Bob the Builder's Tool Bag is small clear-fronted rucksack which holds another lot of tools to play with. The set includes a Mechanical Drill that spins when you push the trigger, a saw, hammer and spanner. The back pack has little compartments for all the included tools so they can be held in place and room for all a couple other tools to be added for if Bob is having to travel to his next big project.

The whole range is amazing and will be something that the boys love for time to come. I am especially appreciative of the realistic nature of the toys. The sounds that are lifelike, the movements of the power-tools, even the ruler on the work bench and the fact that the screws can fasten all the compartments together. 

And so, I am pleased that I have been given a Bob the Builder Tool Bag (RRP: £12.99) to give away to one lucky reader. For your chance to win this prize, just in time for Christmas, enter via the Rafflecopter form below. 

Ends midnight 20th November 2016

Please remember to check our full T&C's here. This giveaway is open to the UK only and any entries left that do not follow the required entries will be disqualified. After any mandatory entries, others will open up to give you extra entries. You do not have to enter by all methods but these will give you extra entries into the competition if you do. 

And please, if you are commenting on the blog as 'anonymous' can you please write your name in the comment otherwise I cannot count your entry.

125 comments:

  1. My daughter would love this she loves trying to fix things and loves bob the builder.

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  2. Looks fun and great for fixing things

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  3. love the tool bag my nephew would love it

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  4. I love it makes children use their imagination.

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  5. This looks so much fun :-) great for my niece and nephew x

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    1. i agree suitable for both girls and boys

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  6. my son would like this fingers crossed x

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  7. It will stop my youngest trying to knick grandads tools lol x

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  8. My son would love to make lots of things with grandad

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  9. My grandson would love this, looks like great fun.

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  10. my great-nephew loves bob the builder

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  11. Love the tool bag, would love one for my grand son

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  12. my grandson loves everything about bob xx

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  13. My son is 2.5 and looks up to his uncle Jim, who is a contractor. He loves watching Bob the Builder and even went to bed with a set of plastic pliers last night. He would love this tool set. :)

    Angela Rhodes Ingles

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  14. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  15. my eldest loves the adventures bob gets up too. defiantly a favorite in our house

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  16. my grandson would love this
    from samantha price

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  17. I love the tool bag. I know my son would have such fun playing with it and being like Daddy.

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  18. My son likes the drill and copying his dad

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  19. Bob can fix everything! thats why my Grandson loves him

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  20. MY boys dad is a builder and always making things :D they love getting involved xx

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  21. great for kids to play pretend

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  22. My son loves to sing the Bob the builder theme song

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  23. I used to love Bob the Builder when I was little! I always wished I was Wendy! My nephew would love this - he'd pretend to do DIY like his grandad!

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  24. All my kids have loved Bob, from my eldest at 20 years now (gulp!!) to my third child at 2!

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  25. My son loves all the diggers & machinery in Bob the Builder!

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  26. My boys love Bob the builder and scoop! Scoop is the favourite in our house though!

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  27. My boy is always going into the tool box! So this would be fab!

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  28. My little boy loves Bob, especially scoop and muck. He lives to build things Like Bob.

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  29. We love watching Bob the Builder DVD's.

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  30. This bench set looks fab blake would love this.

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  31. We love Bob the builder this looks fab.

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  32. Bob the builder still as popular after all these years!

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  33. Finley loves Bob the Builder and he likes to spend time with grandad when he is doing DIY. He would love his own tools so he could help.

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  34. My grandsons would love this tool bag, then they could be just like their uncle David

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  35. My grandson love helping to fix things so he would love this

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  36. daisy loves bob,her grandad

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  37. this kids show has been on for years! my daughter loves watching it!

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  38. We love the way Bob can build anything - and we love singing the song !

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  39. My little man loves tools, building and construction he would adore this set!

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  40. My niece loves getting stuck in with her tools and playing crafts. She'd play with the set for hours.

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  41. Love that tool bag. My son would enjoy it

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  42. my nephew would love this. he's always trying to fix things

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  43. My kids love pretending to fix things with their tools!

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  44. Grandchildren love anything to do with Bob, we have a few DVDs they enjoy

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  45. I personally love pilchard...so cheeky

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  46. My little boy tries to fix things like bob x

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  47. I love Bob the Builder and how quickly he gets the job done. I wish we could get jobs done in our home that quickly!

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  48. We love him because he can fix anything!

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  49. We love Bob as he helps us lear and have lots of fun

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  50. My nephew loves Bob the Builder (he thinks it's his Grandad).

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  51. My nephew would love this - He loves Bob the Builder!

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  52. My Nephew would look so cute as Bob.

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  53. just like his daddy, Bob can fix it

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  54. I want it myself. I will take it to work with me on the Tube, lol.

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  55. The song! Love it ........ bob the builder,
    can we fix it?
    bob the bulider
    Yes we can!

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  56. I love it that Bob can fix everything and anything! (@PeanutHog)

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  57. My granddaughter enjoys the song, even though all she can say at the moment is "Buh" rather than Bob

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  58. love the song and i sing it with my nephews

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  59. My Grandson loves Bob the Builder and would love the tools for role play

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  60. Perfect for role play instead of stealing grandads

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  61. Love watching the revamped bob the builder with my sons

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  62. My twin boys love bob the builder as did my daughter, I do like to new look to the show

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  63. My Twin Identical Grandsons adore Bob the Builder and I think it helps them getting to know the tools of the trade at such an early age.

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  64. My little boy would love this! His always trying to fix things

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  65. My daughter loves singing the theme tune!

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  66. We love Bob because he can fix anything

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  67. My son always wants to be the fixer in our house,he'd love this

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  68. my daughter loves watching him fix things

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  69. My wee boy just loves the new Bob the Builder. hes seen him at butlins and thinks hes fab. showed him this and he wants it lol wee boys just love playing with tools and helping mum or dad fix things

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  70. We love the song, we sing it all the time.

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  71. The tool bag is brilliant. He could be just like daddy.

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  72. I have alays loved Bob the builder and love the fact Wendy shows girls that they can become tradeys too.

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  73. my nephew would love this hes a big fan of repairing stuff thats not broken lol

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  74. Great prize for a friends child as his dad work away on major building projects

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  75. Were wondering if Bob can "fix it" for us to win this competition. Yes he can! We love bob!

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  76. difficult to pin point any one thing they like about bob the builder

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  77. My son could try to help with the DIY like his mummy and daddy with this :)

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  78. My nephews would love playing with the tools and pretending to fix stuff.

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  79. My little boy loves bob the builder

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  80. Love that Bob can fix anything and encourages children to have a go

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  81. My son loves Scoop and the fact that everything works out in the end :)

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  82. my little boy loves fixing things just like Bob x

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  83. I love the fact that Bob The Builder and his team can fix anything :)

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  84. My little boy loves the theme tune lol

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  85. Never mind the kids...I love the bob the builder song 😂😂

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  86. my son would loves this esp the tool set as he is always building with all his toy tools

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  87. My friends new son would love this

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  88. I love that it stays popular through the next age group that comes along. It never ages!

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  89. Looks great fun and perfect for fixing things

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  90. my little boy would adore walking around playing with this on his back x

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  91. My friends little boy likes hime because he can copy his dad

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  92. looks like a great set. the boys are always saying they are off to work - they'd love this

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  93. My 2 love Bob the Builder - and think its funny our next door neighbour is called Bob too!

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  94. My nephew loves Bob the builder- Great prize!

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  95. I love that he will always help and involve others

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  96. My son would love this - he loves bob the builder

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  97. This would be great for my young Grandson, he loves pretending to be Bob x

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  98. my son loves to help his dad to fix things so cute xx

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  99. My 2 would love this - my 3 year old daughter loves role playing & my 1 year old son loves taking things apart & putting them back together again!

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  100. great for kids to play pretend

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  101. every time my son sees building sites he shouts mum bob the builder

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  102. My son used to love Bob the builder and now my grandson does, would love to win this for him x

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  103. My son would love to make a ladder - @leabana1

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  104. my youngest son would love this

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  105. My nephew loves him, and would adore this prize. Good luck everyone!

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  106. My Nephew is almost 3 and really into role play at the moment. I'm entering for him x

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