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Congratulations to:
Kirsty De Roach
We are blown away by how popular Scooby Doo has become – we were showing our son You-tube clips of this and other old classics like Tom and Jerry a few years ago and now we can buy DVD’s and all sorts. I love that it is wacky and a bit over the top for the kids – not as sanitised as everything these days – it’s scary. We would love tickets to the Perth show

I love that we can share a little of our childhood with our little ones – Scooby Doo is a family favourite once again! My little ones love Scooby – they love to imitate him ALL.THE.TIME – and I have to admit – it hasn’t grown old…yet! Melbourne show would be fantastic!
Thanks for all your help with holiday ideas!

This is a review post.

Today’s activity is the last for the 21 Challenge!  And it was such a fun one for the kids.  Warner Brothers Consumer Products made a generous donation to my fundraising for the challenge and they sent a gift pack of toys for my kids to review and they have a great giveaway for readers of the blog too.

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The kids adore Scooby Doo, so there was absolute delight from the 4 and 7 year old to find out they now have their very own Mystery Machine.

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Once we wrangled the machine out of its box (I needed a screw driver), the 4 year old set about working how to use it. It has a net to attach to the machine. Once attached, you are ready to catch the bad guys by pressing a button. The net flies off to capture the villain.

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The baddy then goes into the cage and into the Mystery Machine and the mystery is sovled!

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We also received a separate figurine pack with Shaggy and a WHODUNNIT villain – complete with interchangeable head of course!

The older boys (12 and 14) usually miss out on testing products for the blog as they are aimed at younger kids, but they were pretty happy to test out some of the new “Man of Steel” merchandise.

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I have only been hit once so far this evening by the Kryptonian Blaster. Inspired by the movie “Man of Steel”, the blaster lights up when the trigger is pulled and then if you pull it again it fires discs. This was the most sought after toy to test out amongst the older kids.

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Next to try out where the “Man of Steel” QUICK SHOTS™. These are just like little sling shots. The stretchy figures can be flung through the air to hit their target.

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The 4 and 7 year old had battles with the “Man of Steel” vehicles. A bit of projectile action with this toy. I liked that the kids could refit the projectiles themselves and didn’t need to bring them to me each time they needed to be reloaded – which was very frequently.

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The “Man of Steel” MEGA PUNCH® Superman Figure is the largest figure in the line. When pressed his chest lights up, he also talks, makes battle sounds and via a slot on his back can throw punches with sound effects.

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They all worked together to construct the “Man of Steel” Quick Shots “Battle for Metropolis”.

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This toy is also inspired by the movie; Metropolis is under attack and it is up to Superman™ to save the day. Which in imaginary play is the kids with the Quick Shots™ figures needing to hit the targets to set off the “ship-destroying” mechanisms.

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We then finished off the day watching the Scooby Doo video the preschooler had chosen to borrow at the library earlier in the week (Camp Scare).

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They find the antics of Shaggy and Scooby Doo hilarious and I adore hearing them laugh so loud.

Warner Bros Consumer Merchandise details

Scooby Doo Merchandise from Big Balloon

  • Scooby Doo Mystery Machine – RRP $49.99
  • Scooby Doo Crew Twin Pack of figures – RRP $14.95

Available at major retailers:

  • Big W
  • Myer
  • Toys R Us
  • Target
  • Toyworld

Facebook: BigBalloonAustralia

“Man of Steel” from Mattel

  • “Man of Steel” Quick Shots “Battle for Metropolis” – RRP $49.99
  • “Man of Steel” MEGA PUNCH® Superman Figure – RRP $39.99
  • “Man of Steel” Deluxe Figures Assortment – RRP $19.99
  • “Man of Steel” Basic Figures Assortment – RRP $14.99
  • “Man of Steel” QUICK SHOTS™ Basic Figures Assortment – RRP $10.99

Available at major retailers:

  • Big W
  • Target
  • Toys R Us


Did you know that SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES was originally written and developed by Australian producer Life Like Touring in Melbourne?

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Our now 7 year old was lucky enough to be taken to a show a couple of years ago by a friend (thanks MC!) and adored it. And he wasn’t the only one because after such a popular response in Australia Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring took the show to North America during the first half of 2013.

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With more than 70 North American theatres lined up, from New York’s Beacon Theatre to Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES features a brand new American cast, clever staging and of course lots spooky special effects.

Tour dates

  • Melbourne: Monday 23 September, Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, VIC
  • Perth: Saturday 28 September, Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, WA
  • Sydney: Wednesday 2 October, Capitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney NSW

Ticket information
Tickets are on sale now at

  • Adults tickets – $39.90
  • Children’s tickets – $29.90

As mentioned at the start of the post, you can win tickets to see SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES plus Scooby Doo DVDs.

There are two prize packs to be won, each consisting of:

  • A family pass (two adults, two children) worth $136.60 to see SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES.
  • A 3 set DVD pack of Scooby Doo DVDs

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For your chance to win tickets for your family, please leave a comment below stating:

  • What you or your kids love most about Scooby Doo.
  • Which show from the above listed you would like tickets for.
  • You must have a valid email address to enter. If no response is received with 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
  • This give away is available to Australian residents only.
  • The give away will close 9pm AEST Saturday 29th June 2013.
  • Good luck!


  1. Melinda John says

    Hi, my kids just love scooby doo for all the slapstick comedy! And even though it can get a little spooky at times, they know it all ends up ok… We would love tickets to the perth show please!

  2. Kim Roper says

    My 2 children aged 9 and 6 also ADORE Scooby Doo and love trying to
    solve the mysteries themselves which is probably their favourite part of the shows. Also seeing Scooby Doo jump on Shaggy, they think he is very funny. They would be thrilled to win tickets to see the live performance in Sydney in October. We would be flying from Darwin so you can see how much they love Scooby Doo and the gang.

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this competition.

    The Roper family

  3. ZucchiniBikini says

    My kids (10, 8 and 4) all love different things about Scooby Doo – the 10 year old loves Velma and how she is the real brains in the outfit, the 8 year old loves the goofiness of the humour, while the 4 year old is just besotted with Scooby (and spends a lot of time trying to talk like him!)

    The Melbourne show would be the one for us, and thank you so much for the opportunity to enter!

  4. Kim M says

    Silly voices and lots of fun solving the mystery is a hit in our house. Sydney would be best please.

  5. Christina Lungo says

    They love the mysteries and the characters of Shaggy and Scooby Doo..They are so funny especially when it comes to food..
    Sydney pretty please :)

  6. Elise says

    We love that scooby will do just about ANYTHING for a scooby snack. Not unlike my kids when a freddo is dangled in front of them.

  7. sonya says

    My kids love that when I was a kid I loved Scooby Doo too… my daughter in particular, who is very much Mummy’s girl, was really stoked to know I watched the very same show when I was a little tacker! If we’re lucky enough to win, I’d love tickets to the Melbourne show, since we live in Melbourne! (Email is

  8. Melinda Grabyn Counihan says

    My boys love Scooby Doo & the Goblin King DVD and love when the skeleton train comes out of funnel/green fire …… the love all the Scooby Doo movies we have seen and cackle whenever Scooby Doo & Shaggie eat snacks.
    We would love tickets to the Melbourne show – Many thanks, Melinda

  9. Celine Guillot says

    My daughter loves Shaggys cool voice and that he always does silly things. We would love to go to th Sydney show

  10. Abby Lee says

    We all love it when the villain is unmasked and they claim they would have got away with it if it wasn’t for those “pesky kids”. Perth please :)

  11. Martine@themodernparent says

    Hearing my 4 year old say “scooby scooby dooooooo” is one of the cutest things ever. He was introduced to the movies by his brothers and they love watching them together. The “scooby doo movie number 2″ is watched almost to the point of obsession! I would love to
    take them to the Melbourne show, it would be a great introduction to the theatre!

  12. Kim m says

    Scooby Doo was my husbands favourite show when he was a kid, I loved it too! My kids love it too, they always have, they have a few figures each which they love playing with.
    (Sydney tickets would be great)

  13. Belinda Rickert says

    We just love Scooby Doo’s giggle and the silly things he does just cracks us up. We would just love to go to the Perth show.

  14. Karen says

    My kids just love the way scooby talks with his doggy accent! Melbourne show pretty please with a sprinkle of Freddy on top.

  15. Kirsty De Roach says

    We are blown away by how popular Scooby Doo has become – we were showing our son You-tube clips of this and other old classics like Tom and Jerry a few years ago and now we can buy DVD’s and all sorts. I love that it is wacky and a bit over the top for the kids – not as sanitised as everything these days – it’s scary. We would love tickets to the Perth show

  16. Alison Wilson says

    My 7yo loves Scooby Doo because the girls are smart, my 4yo loves Scooby Doo because he and Shaggy eat all of the time, and my 3yo loves Scooby Doo because of his funny voice (which Daddy can impersonate quite well!!) We’d love to see the Melbourne show.

  17. Leisha says

    My kids love the silly fun the crew have – they love the mix of personalities and the love the crime solving!
    I love it too because it easy to watch and enjoy hanging out with the kids :)
    We would love tickets to the Sydney show

  18. Roberto Colombi says

    My kids love how Scooby runs – they think it’s hilarious and stand up our dog on his two hind legs to try to do the same!

    Sydney show would be awesome :)

  19. Marie Pohnetalova says

    My daughter loves Scooby’s voice – she imitates it and has me in stitches…. she’s a natural born mimic and i’m careful at what I say around her just in case she has an idea for a new victim/challenge!
    Sydney Thanks

  20. Karen Edwards says

    My children always have a good laugh at Scooby’s voice too cute to watch :-)

  21. Petrece says

    I love that we can share a little of our childhood with our little ones – Scooby Doo is a family favourite once again! My little ones love Scooby – they love to imitate him ALL.THE.TIME – and I have to admit – it hasn’t grown old…yet! Melbourne show would be fantastic!
    Thanks for all your help with holiday ideas!

  22. Patricia Comer says

    My daughter loves the ghosts and monsters! She squeals with delight when she sees them, scared me more the first time she began running around the lounge room with hands to mouth screaming monster, monster. I asked her if she wanted me to turn the movie off she said no, I am not scared I like it! Look Mummy monster! Ok now she’s got a response from me she’s quite eager to settle down and wait for Scooby and the team to catch the ghosts and unmask the monsters. There is definitely never a dull moment with Scooby Dooby Doo and Joanne would be delighted to watch them in real life with Mummy, Daddy and little brother Jack in Sydney. She dose a pretty awesome interpretation of Scooby when we are playing magic tricks and I say wish wish wish I turn you into Scooby Dooby Doo. We can’t help but love Scooby Dooby Doo!

  23. Liz Wylie says

    My 6 and 3 year old girls love singing the Scooby Doo theme song…over and over and over….
    They would be thrilled to see it live in Melbourne :)

  24. Pamela Lindsay says

    Scooby doo do where are you
    coming to perth is the news now
    Scooby doo do you got some work to do now
    we cant wait we love you Scooby doo

  25. Pauline says

    My 3 and 5 year old only recently discovered Scooby Doo when we flicked channels and they saw the last half of one of the movies (great idea to rent one). They loved the monsters and like everybody, I loved the laughter coming from them. The Melbourne show would be fabulous to go to.

  26. nerrida says

    Maggie loves Scooby Doo, she is 6, and think Scooby and Shaggy are sooo funny. She also loves the monsters and ghosts ass well. Scooby keeps her entertained for hours. She would love to see Scooby at the Melbourne: Monday 23 September, Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. A contact email address is: Thanks

  27. Tracy Davis says

    My sons are 3 and 5 and they both love watching scooby doo. My youngest just loves scooby doo and watching the gang catch the bad guys. While my eldest loves the mystery part of scooby doo (he walks around saying ‘It’s a mystery, lets look for clues’ lol) and enjoys trying to work stuff out with them. Their birthdays are the beginning of October so would love to win tickets to take them to the Sydney show in October to celebrate with them. Thanks

    email address –

  28. Jay Page says

    Miss 3 loves everything about Scooby doo (she has been a little obsessed since she was 1), currently her favourite thing is how they always get the ‘monsters’.
    If we won we would love to go to the afternoon session of the Sydney shows. Such a great comp!!

  29. Steph McIlroy says

    My younger brother is disabled and has been to the last 2 Melbourne shows that Scooby-Doo has done over the past couple of years. The last one was on his 18th birthday (2012), we all went in a limo as a present to him. It was his most favourite birthday ever! He wants a real life Mystery Machine for his 21st birthday and says he is ‘saving his money’ to buy one. His favourite thing about Scooby Doo and the mystery gang is ‘finding clues and solving mysteries’. He would have to be one of Scooby’s biggest fans. He even has the whole gang in plush toys that he sleeps with every night. I would love to win shows to the Melbourne show for him.

    Great blog and great competition! :)

    email address:

  30. Annemarie Looyestyn says

    Melbourne: Monday 23 September, Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, VIC would be great !
    Both of my children love Scooby and have since they were tiny ,well they still are (8 y/o son and 5 y/o daughter). They sit and watch the DVD nearly every afternoon .After the DVD my daughter has an urge to give our dog a scooby snack everytime without fail.

  31. Michelle Hazledine Garner says

    My 8 Year Old proved she loves Scooby so much by eating the Scooby Snacks I brought for the dog. She thinks she is Velma (Daphne’s not cool she says).
    Melbourne Show

  32. Renee Annison says

    I loved Scooby-doo when I was a kid. Now, my kids love Scooby-Doo as well… scooby and shaggy’s antics when it comes to food always puts a smile on our faces.

  33. Kara says

    I honestly think what they love the most is imitating Scooby Doo! i never hear the end of it. I am happy though cause i know with certainty they are watching good clean fun and frights! Id love the change to take them to see Scooby Doo up on stage in Sydney. I know they will be thrilled!

  34. Annie Hartinger says

    My little girl likes to watch Pepper Pig. My son Ben10. Then they fight.
    So I say, lets watch Scooby Doo. Two happy smiles follow. She loves how Scooby Doo gets into trouble. He enjoys the mystery and action but both laugh together and have a wonderful time.

    Melbourne show, please.

  35. Kirsten W says

    I love that the monsters were never real and in the end the mystery was always solved!
    Melbourne show please :-)

  36. Kerry Henshall says

    My girls are obsessed by Scooby Doo but to try to get out of them as to why they like it so much was like pulling hens teeth.I tried to bribe it out of them by telling them that the best answer would win tickets to the Scooby Doo Show.I tried getting grumpy at them to get an answer,no luck.I tried pretending to cry,they just laughed at me.After about 20 minutes of trying I was about to give up when they told me why they like it so much,’It’s fun’.Nice simple answer but I think it sums up Scooby Doo.

    Perth Show

  37. Pauline says

    My son loves the scary element to Scooby Doo & reenacts it by constantly hunting for clues in his own little mysteries! I’d love to be able to take him to the Melbourne show

  38. clelandpope says

    My son loves how the “goofy guy” always helps to save the day. It’s not always about who’s coolest! We are in Sydney. Thanks

  39. Rebecca Andrew says

    The kids love the humor, even though half the time, I don’t think they get it!
    A funny story, when my son was about 3 or 4 he was telling me how he was clever and could speak English and American, I was curious and asked what he meant, he said I know how to speak American, like they do on Scooby Doo, Im trying not to giggle and asked what he meant, he said well in America they said Whattup, instead of hello, like Shaggy says Hey Whattup Scooby! hahaha

    We’d love to go to the Melbourne show.

  40. Diana says

    I love the laughs, and hubby insisting their really ‘stoners’ with all they say and do! Trying to subtly get his message across as the kids sit glued to the screen.

    Melbourne please if I’m lucky enough :)

  41. Karina Wong says

    They love Scooby because he has a fetish for burgers!
    Sydney tickets please =)

  42. Guest says

    My daughter laughes Scooby because he never stops making her laugh or cheering her up after bad school day. :)

    If we win we would love to win the Melbourne show tickets please.
    Thank you

  43. Iwona Obieglo says

    My daughter laughs Scooby because he never stops making her laugh or cheering her up after bad school day. :)

    If we win we would love to win the Melbourne show tickets please.
    Thank you

  44. Fi says

    My son Jacob aged adores Scooby Doo because ‘he’s a dog, he’s funny and he’s always eating stuff!’. My older son loves him too.
    If we were lucky enough to win we’d go to the Melbourne show. We had tickets for the Scooby Doo show last Easter but couldn’t go as my son was sick, but I managed a surprise present and letter from ‘Scooby’ (Mum) of a Scooby Doo Easter Egg and DVD!

  45. Sharon Fawcett says

    My 8yo son thinks Scooby Doo is the best thing out. There’s not many things in life that he can’t relate to Scooby Doo. His absolute favourite scene is one where Shaggy says that his middle name is ‘Creepy’ as in Shaggy Creepy Rogers! This has my son cackling for ages.
    If we won we’d love tickets to the Melbourne show.
    Cheers Sharon

    email: sharon 7999 at yahoo dot com

  46. Sandra Dillon says

    Our whole family love scooby a family friendly cartoon for all that never dates. I always call my daughter Scooby because she is a bit of a scaredy cat (dog) like scoobs. A genuine belly full of laughs that always lifts our spirits while we giggle and compete in being the first to guess the villain.
    If we were lucky enough to win which would be
    so incredibly appreciated we would love the Perth show

  47. Zenora Soans says

    Both my girls LOVE Scooby Doo, at one stage when they were both younger we watched every full length movie atleast 5 times. My foxtel box was full of the movies!! They both love Scooby’s crazy antics, his love of food nd crazy catch phrases…ZOINKS!!
    We’d love to watch the live show in Sydney.