Glimmies Rainbow Friends Collectable Toy (REVIEW)

The girls have wanted their own Glimmies toys for a long time now so when we received an email asking us if we would like to review the Glimmies Rainbow Friends Toy, of course I said yes.  If the Glimmies toys haven’t hit your radar yet they are little magical fairy creatures that have been sent by the moon to look after the animals that live in Glimmieswood.  Take a quick peek at the Glimmies amazon page and check them out.

There are 12 Glimmies Rainbow Friends toys to collect  and each one is unique.  These Glimmies toys have cute features and their own individual characters.  The most exciting part of this toy though is the magical glow.  When you cup your Glimmie toy in your hand it glows a little like a firefly.

Glimmies Toy Glowing

Also, when you put your Glimmies toys next to other Glimmies the glow changes colour.  Glimmies are very much the sort of toy your little one will want to take to bed with them and hide under the duvet with creating all sorts of magical stories in their own imagination.

Our Glimmies toys arrived with a few accessories.  We received a Glimmies Glimhouse where our Glimmies can sleep and glow at night.  It also connects to other Glimhouses so you can make a glowing display of your Glimmies toys.

Glimmies House

We also received the Glimmies Rainbow Friends Glimwheel.  You can pop 3 Glimmies toys into the Glimwheel and it will rotate with your glowing Glimmies inserted.  There is a day and night mode which helps you to control when it rotates.

The girls were certainly happy with their Glimmies toys and accessories when they arrived and the little dolls became very popular very quickly.  There was also the usual sibling debate over who was going to have which doll and accessory.

The Glimmies toys certainly impressed the girls when it came to glowing in the hand and when they were put into the Glimwheel.  There were a few things that did disappoint though.  The Glimwheel doesn’t come with batteries, so we had to source some before the toy would work.  One of the Glimmies toys ran out of glow very quickly and I’m not sure if that is because of something we did or that the battery was quite flat before it arrived.

Glimwheel Review

The Glimmies Glimwheel could do with playing a little tune when it rotates as it didn’t really capture the girls imagination to be honest.  It also makes quite a noticeable noise when it’s rotating at night and it would have been nice to have some sound options to counteract this.

Overall the girls did enjoy the Glimmies toys they received, but I probably wouldn’t buy them anymore to add to their collection given our experience after this review.

We were provided with the Glimmies toys and the Glimwheel from Flair PLC for the purposes of this review but all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

Glimmies collectable toy review - we have tried out the Glimwheel and Glimmies toys but did they live up to our expectations?


Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. Margaret Gallagher
    October 2, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    They look so cute!
    Will have to wait and see if these are on any of the Christmas lists

  2. Sidrah Ahmed
    October 3, 2017 / 12:21 am

    Amazing I have never heard of these and i love how they glow

  3. Leila Benhamida
    October 6, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Love them. So many great toys nowadays. My daughter will really much enjoy them.

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    October 9, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Couldn’t resist!!!
    I’ve bought my neice her first Christmas present
    Too good to resist!

  5. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 5, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    They are very pretty, Megan has asked for them for Christmas but reading the disappointing section of your review I don’t think I’ll bother, she has asked for lots of different items so she won’t notice anyway xxx

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