Glimmies are a set of cute little star fairies who Lara and Holly have been delighted to welcome into our house; they are magical woodland fairies who light up at night to look after the woodland creatures, and my two girls!
Lara and Holly are both really into collectibles at present. Every spare surface in their bedroom and playroom features little collections of characters and the Glimmies from Flair have just been given pride of place on the little bookshelf that attaches to Lara's bunkbed. There are 23 Glimmies to collect including some premium characters that come with their own playsets; you can buy them as single fairies or as a pack of three and each character comes with it's own story about the animals they protect and their personality traits. As is customary with these sorts of things, you get a little booklet with your Glimmie which helps you identify who's who and encourages you to collect the whole set.
Each Glimmie fairy is about 6cm tall; quite a lot taller than many of Lara's collectibles and so these really feel more like play set characters than simple ornaments. The really really magical thing that sets Glimmies apart from other collectibles is that they light up like little fireflies when the lights go out (this helps them to keep watch over the animals at night!). Both Lara and Holly are mesmerised by this magical transformation.
Glimmies are battery operated and have a little switch on the back so that you can switch off the light if you need to but my girls seem happy to leave them on more or less all day - they like to watch to see when they decide to switch their little lights on for the night. Lara has quite liked keeping them by her bed as a comforting glow at night once all of the lights in the house are turned off.
If the girls are passing by their room I've seem them cup their Glimmies in their hands just to see the little sparkle of light. You can even place them in a pocket to shut out their light and watch them glow.
I can't see Lara and Holly actively playing imaginary games with their Glimmies but I can see them wanting to extend their collection - I think the brightly coloured characters would look quite fun lined up across a shelf or window ledge - and at £3.99 for a single pack I think they are within pocket-money budget.