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Micro Scooter accessories: review

Micro Scooter accessories

Meet Smoulder and Marshmallow, part of the Micro Scooter accessories range, and the newest members of our household.

Micro Scooter accessories

The children have been badgering us for a dog since they were old enough to toddle up to the *friendly* canines-on-chains frequenting our local parks. Although I’m now a fully paid-up member of the dog-lover clan, a recent weekend visit from our basset hound friend Larry – delightful as it was, with a new plaything for the children and an extra pair of soulful eyes to melt my heart – reminded me that I don’t need another mouth to feed, and one more bottom to clean up after. Not just yet, anyway.

Micro Scooter accessories

So, when Micro Scooters asked us to trial some items from their line of accessories, and we spotted the Handlebar Heroes on their website, Austin and Gwen were almost apoplectic with excitement. Turning your scooter into a pony? And a dragon?? That’s the stuff of modern-day fairy tales, for a 2- and a 4-year-old (and they’re wipe-clean, with no need to feed, either. So a dream for Mum).

The Micro Scooter website was easy to navigate, even with a pair of clamouring youngsters on your lap. And the items arrived promptly, at the early end of the 3-5 day free delivery period.

One thing that impressed me when I was browsing the accessories was how reasonably priced most of them were. Cost is the main criticism of Micro Scooters; although you do get what you pay for (they are safe, sturdy, and hold their value well) they are undeniably pricey. Not so with the accessories. The Handlebar Heroes, for instance, were around the £10 mark, and the bells were just over a fiver.

Micro Scooter accessories

After some deliberation, we chose a Scootersaurus helmet for Austin, with matching wheel whizzers (cute, and easy to clip into the hubs).

Micro Scooter accessories

Scootersaurus wheel whizzers, with non-standard issue elastic bands. Vital for all the with-it 4-year-olds round our way, apparently.

Gwen chose ribbons for her Lilac Mini Micro, which just slotted into the end of the handlebars.

Micro Scooter accessories

The arrival of Smoulder, Marshmallow and the rest of the accessories was a high point in Austin and Gwen’s week (and helped distract me from the redecoration of our front room). There is a warning, though: if you do order the Handlebar Heroes, make sure you construct them alone, as they come flat-packed and are a bit fiddly if you have two excited youngsters urging you to hurry up. There was a worrying moment when I realised that Austin had clipped Smoulder’s eyes together before I’d added them to his head; the pack warns you can’t get them apart once you’ve done this, but after about 10 minutes of wrenching, I managed to fix the problem.

And – hurrah! – our new friends were with us.

Micro Scooter accessories

We were ready to go. Hitting the streets on a practice school run, with smiles following us everywhere we went (it’s true, the super-cute Austin and Gwen do usually leave a trail of grins in their wake. But with the addition of Smoulder and Marshmallow, even the most stony faced south-east Londoners were left chuckling away to themselves).

Micro Scooter accessories

I have a feeling that the rainy Autumn school runs will be a lot less dreary with Smoulder and Marshmallow to accompany us…..

Disclosure: we were given vouchers by Micro Scooters to choose accessories to review in this post. But all views expressed are my own.

21 Comments

  • Pinkoddy
    September 1, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I loved looking through all the accessories. Those wheel whizzers look fab. We had to get a replacement part for ours – and that was easy to do too. Looking fab there.

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  • ninja cat
    September 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

    How cool . I love smoulder can I look after him please ?

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  • Sonya Cisco
    September 1, 2014 at 11:04 am

    They look so cute! My ten year old loves his micro scooter, but I think I may ruin his street cred with one of those, but am seriously considering getting Syd a mini one for Christmas and I know he would love that dragon head!

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    • Nell
      September 1, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Yes, I don’t think these Handlebar Heroes would be quite right for older children. Having said that, I’d LOVE to scoot around on a pony like Marshmallow….

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  • you baby me mummy
    September 1, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Wow these are fab! I especially love the unicorn. I might get a little bell and see if it would fit on Baby’s trike x

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  • Rachel
    September 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    These have to be the best scooters that I have ever seen, brilliant x

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  • stacey kirkbride
    September 1, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    i absolutely adore the dragon accessory, it looks so cool!

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  • Amy squires
    September 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    These look so great, my 7 year old would love one! I remember when I was a child I just really wanted a bike with ribbons!

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  • Kate Williams
    September 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Is it wrong that I am totally jealous of those ribbons? I recon I could totally rock that look 😉

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  • Agata Pokutycka
    September 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Wow, these look amazing! I must look into getting something like this.

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  • Polly
    September 1, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    oh my – baya would love the horse one!!

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  • Louisa
    September 1, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    They are super! A great way to add a bit of personality to a scooter and I’m impressed with the price.

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  • Sarah Bailey
    September 1, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Now those are some awesome looking scooters! Some mighty steeds. x

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  • Ness (@jibberjabberuk)
    September 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I think my son would love the dragon one although he would want to wear his ill-fitting knight’s helmet with it!

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  • Emma
    September 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    What a fun way to jazz up the scooters.

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  • Kizzy
    September 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Oh I like these, we haven’t had the micro scooters but mine love their scooters.

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  • Healthier Mummy
    September 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Those are seriously gorgeous. My three-year-old would love the dragon – and so would I!

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  • Vaichin @ Rambling Through Parenthood
    September 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    These look like a lot of fun. The bell would suit us just fine.

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  • Globalmouse
    September 3, 2014 at 11:55 am

    They are brilliant! We are big microscooter fans…I haven’t spotted those wheel trims before, they look great!

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  • Joanna Sormunen
    September 6, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I agree! There are totally fairy tales made true for kids! No wonder your children are so excited about them!

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