As you know over the last few months Ben & Finley have been collecting Force Attax Extra Topps Trading Cards while their little sisters Chloe & Erin have been building up a collection of Shopkins Topps Trading Cards.
Over the bank holiday weekend we had a BBQ at Finley’s house so I thought it would be a good opportunity to introduce the boys to a new set of Topps Trading cards – and from the smiles on their faces and the excited noises as they opened their packs, it’s safe to say I had saved the best till last.
Ben and Finn (much like their Dads) are big Marvel fans – in fact Ben has an enormous Marvel mural on his bedroom and both boys have an array of superhero costumes between them. As they already know a lot about Marvel it meant that opening the packs of cards and sorting through them was all the more exciting for them as they found special holographic cards or their favourite characters. They were both keen to show the cards to their Dads and ask questions about characters they hadn’t come across before – with 200 cards to collect there’s plenty for them to learn!
Since starting their new Hero Attax collection, they boys have spent a morning together at their childminder who tells me they were thoroughly engaged in their cards for quite a while, organising them, comparing them, swapping them and playing a “top trumps” style game with them.
At just £1 for a packet of cards (available in Martins, McColls, One Stop, Asda, WHSmith, Tesco and Sainsburys) they make for a great treat or incentive which won’t break the bank! (The promise of more Topps trading cards certainly gets more jobs done around the house without any complaining)