Snot: the toy no-one wanted

Prepare to meet Snot! The star of the Smyths toys Christmas advert, this years most wanted toy!

Snot’s story begins following as the toy that no-one wanted, a factory line error, cast out and alone, wandering the streets for a place to call home. Eventually Snot stumbles across Smyths toy store and saves the day when he topples a 50 foot dinosaur and is hailed a hero!

The children watched the advert for the first time this weekend and loved it, they thought it was hilarious that he was named Snot, I guess when you’re that age it is totally on their level! I love that the advert is voiced by David Walliams, one of my favourite comedians and authors.

We were lucky to receive our very own Snot this week, and let me tell you that for a toy whom no-one wanted, he was very much wanted indeed!!

He is super soft, super cute and super green! And Harry swooped in to claim him as his own, “That’s my snot!” he said. “He looks more like a Bob to me!” Megan said, which made us all laugh.

 My favourite thing about Snot, and I never thought I’d say that in a blog post, is that all profits will be going to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. I cannot think of a more worthy cause and urge all of you to support them in buying your children Snot for Christmas. Seriously never thought I’d be writing that either…..


Available now in Smyths stores priced at £9.99.






  1. October 14, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I have been hearing lots about snot and was thinking of getting one for my nephew, the price is good and even better is the cause the funds will go to.

    • Laura Dove
      October 15, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      Oh definitely, such a great cause! xx

  2. Laura H
    October 14, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    It’s impossible not to like anything voiced by David Walliams! Sounds like a funny little toy 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      October 15, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Oh I know! He is HILARIOUS! xx

  3. October 15, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Aww look at that happy face ! Reading your post makes me want to adopt Snot myself xx

    • Laura Dove
      October 15, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Hehe, he is super cute! xx

  4. October 15, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Ooo we love it when all the christmas adverts come out! This sounds like a great soft plush toy x

    • Laura Dove
      October 15, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Me too! I can’t wait for them all! xx

  5. October 15, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Oh, this is wonderful! I love the look of Snot. Plus I adore David Walliams too. I’m sure Snot (or Bob!) will be a great hit this year. Caspian would go crazy for him as well.

    • Laura Dove
      October 15, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      It’s such a great idea, I love that the money goes to such a worthy cause. xx

  6. October 15, 2017 / 10:35 am

    My kids fell in love with Snot as soon as he came through the door – very cute

    • Laura Dove
      October 15, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Ahh he’s super cute isn’t he? xx

  7. October 15, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    I’m reading alot about Snot ,he’s not that unpopular ! He is actually adorable. Your pictures capture the love for snot !!!

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 8:38 am

      Haha he really isn’t! He’s going to be popular this Christmas! xx

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 8:29 am

      It’s a great cause, the advert is fab too! xx

  8. October 15, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    What an interest you haha, the price is fab and I love that it goes to a good cause

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 8:28 am

      Yes it’s a great cause, everyone should have snot for Christmas! xx

  9. October 16, 2017 / 5:22 am

    Snot looks so cute and cosy . I also like the colour. xx

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 8:24 am

      Harry is over the moon with him! xx

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 9:33 am

      Haha I’m sure he will! xx

  10. October 16, 2017 / 9:12 am

    awww I’ve been hearing lots of great things about Snot… i think lots of little ones want him now.

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      I’m sure they would, it’s super cute! xx

  11. October 16, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    So great that all the profits go to such a good cause, it makes picking up a Snot even easier 😀

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Haha exactly, it would be rude not to! xx

  12. October 16, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    What a super looking toy and I absolutely love the name! My kids would LOVE this!

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Oh I think all children would! So much fun too! xx

  13. October 16, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Ah my girls have one of these, it’s for a brilliant cause and what a funny toy!

    • Laura Dove
      October 16, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Such a great cause, everyone needs Snot! xx

  14. October 17, 2017 / 12:02 am

    I love that buying snot will donate proceeds to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and that the advert was voiced by David Walliams. What a great initiative for a toy x

    • Laura Dove
      October 17, 2017 / 9:59 am

      Me too, it’s an amazing cause and will help so many children. xx

  15. October 17, 2017 / 7:53 am

    awww I just showed it to my eldest and she loved the advert. What a fab idea with all the profits going to great ormand street too

    • Laura Dove
      October 17, 2017 / 9:37 am

      It’s an amazing cause, everyone needs to buy Snot!! xx

  16. Sarah Ann
    October 17, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Awww I love Snot’s story (a sentence I never thought I would say haha). And what a wonderful cause, plus he is sort of adorable.

    • Laura Dove
      October 19, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Hahah I know, he’s super cute! xx

  17. October 20, 2017 / 7:01 am

    This is such a great idea- love that David Walliams on the ad. He’s awesome!

    • Laura Dove
      October 22, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Me too, he’s the perfect person for the job! xx

  18. October 21, 2017 / 5:32 am

    It would never fail to be a winner with a name like that. My kids love all things gross!

    • Laura Dove
      October 22, 2017 / 1:27 pm

      Haha mine too! xx

  19. October 21, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Ha ha this is brilliant.. what child would not want snot!! This is a very clever campaign and can see it being the big thing over this festive period. Wouldn’t be surprised if this makes it to our Christmas list. x

    • Laura Dove
      October 22, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      It’s a great cause, I am going to buy snot for everyone this year, hah! xx

  20. October 26, 2017 / 9:11 am

    So glad you like it – our office is still FULL of spare Snot toys. I have two on my desk as I write this – shouting “You’ve got snot on you” has become an ongoing office joke 😀

    • Laura Dove
      October 26, 2017 / 9:36 am

      Hahah that’s so funny!! So much leeway for jokes with Snot! xx

  21. October 28, 2017 / 7:54 am

    I know my boys would love snot x

    • Laura Dove
      October 29, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      My kids love the name, they think it’s hilarious! xx

  22. October 28, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    What a wonderful toy, both for the obvious joy it brought your son (so cute) and the profits it will bring. Such a brilliant idea x

    • Laura Dove
      October 29, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks Sarah, the kids love Snot and I love that it’s all for charity! xx

  23. Joanna
    October 28, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I didn’t hear about Snot but this is because I don’t have children. The idea of the ad is really nice and I love that it is narrated by David Walliams. He is such a great comedian! It’s great that all the profit goes to charity as well.

    • Laura Dove
      October 29, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Ahh Snot is such a great idea this year, I love that so much money is being raised in such a fun and affordable way! xx

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