Review : Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag for Girls *

As the mother of a daughter and two boys, I sometimes find it difficult to find interesting toys for my elder daughter due to the fact that she isn’t a girly girl. So when we were sent the MC2 Spy Kit to review she was really keen to try it, having seen various of these kits on TV, she knew that they were girly science kits, which is more interesting than just a makeup kit or handbag! Within the collection of MC2 products they have others such as an Ultimate Lab kit (which contains a microscope), a Lip Balm kit, and a Perfume Maker amongst just some. All the kits involve making experiments, or products, which means having to follow instructions to complete the tasks. All of which my daughter loves to do.
As you can see the kit is nicely packaged giving you a nice indication of whats inside. My daughter did need a bit of help getting into but once she was in the kit had a good selection of items inside, including an instruction book which also explained that you would need to buy or purchase some of the ingredients to make some of the fizzing distractions that are inside the box. Most of the other items were ready to use, including a lipstick which could be used to send messages to someone. It has the same action as it little air gun and the lipstick colour shot across the room, where the next person could find a message inside.
What my daughter thought:
The spy kit was great. I love how you could actually get a finger print and copy it. But it could improve, with a key to open it, because how you open it makes it not so secret (as it can be opened by anyone). The lipstick is very good because I like the way it triggered send a message, but it did nearly break when I did it. I liked the little cupboards inside the bag, but the kit could have come with more things to put in the cupboards. But the toy is very fun.
My thoughts 
At a retail price of £39.99 I find the kit a little basic, although all the things inside are quite fun, you still need to supply quite a few items yourself in order to do some of the actual science experiments. My children did spend around 20 minutes doing the finger printing. Also the powder for finger prints can be used as blusher which I thought was quite fun. All in all my daughter really likes this kit and over the summer she plans to get some baking soda and vinegar to carry out one of the experiments (both ingredients are was to get hold of). It makes for a nice toy for a 9-year-old, an age which can often be quite complicated to buy for, when you still want them to have toys as opposed to anything more grown up. This toy seems to have found the balance between fun, and playful and of course cool for this age bracket.
How much is it and where can I buy it from?
The toy can be purchased from Ebay, Amazon and Smyths Toy Superstore, for £39.99.
What does the kit include ?
The Ultimate Spy Bag contains 20+ secret agent pieces which includes the following:
• Fingerprinting kit – includes dusting powder that can also be used as shimmer makeup powder
• Air blower that looks like a perfume bottle
• Cards to collect fingerprints
• Magnifier hidden in a makeup compact
• Secret message launcher that looks like a lipstick
• Flashlight disguised as a nail polish bottle
• Beakers, test tubes and booklet with fun, secret agent experiments
• Batteries Required: 3 x AG13 (included)
Review By: Lex Ward
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* We were sent the Spy Bag for free in return for a review. All opinions are our own.


  1. July 25, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    How cool! I love this, what a great present. I always remember having an invisible pen when i was young 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 25, 2018 / 4:08 pm wonderful to rekindle those old memories Mellisa. Glad to hear that.

  2. July 25, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Looks interesting, it’s always good to find toys for girls that aren’t too “girly”

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 25, 2018 / 4:08 pm

      Yes absolutely Imogen, its so important

  3. July 25, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    What a great idea for a gift – I would have loved this as a little girl! x

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 25, 2018 / 8:32 pm

      Well you can still get one for someone close to you Alex, as an excuse to play with it x

  4. Hannah
    July 25, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    This looks interesting. I would have loved this as a kid

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 25, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Its never too late Hannah x

  5. July 25, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    Okay, this is stinking cute. I would have LOVED to have a playset like this when I was a little girl – too bad they don’t have something similar in the US, I would totally splurge for one for my little one. I think they’d get a real kick out of it!

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 26, 2018 / 6:37 am

      Haha yes it is super cool! You can get this in the US, just head to Amazon x

  6. Jason Youg
    July 26, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    That’s pretty cool. I have a niece that would love this. It’s not too girly but at the same time it is also very pretty

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 26, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Yes have to agree with you Jason x

  7. Gemille Sleweon
    July 26, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Wow! I actually bought this for my little sister a few years ago for Christmas. She’s really into science and we were able to find some cool experiments online to do.

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 26, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Glad to hear that Gemille, it is a fab gift idea x

  8. Kristy Bullard
    July 26, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    My daughter would love this. She and my son are always playing “spies” or trying to solve some “mystery”.

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 26, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      We are sure she would Kristy, it makes their play time more adventurous

  9. Becca Wilson
    July 26, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    This bag looks like it has so much cool stuff. I love seeing all the amazing stuff it comes with.

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 26, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Yes it has so many fun things inside it Becca

  10. July 26, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    This is something I would have loved as a child! What a cool toy, I’d have loved the fingerprinting kit.

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 27, 2018 / 5:17 am

      Our kids totally enjoyed using the fingerprinting kit as well, it makes them feel so special and just like the police

  11. July 27, 2018 / 8:54 am

    I was obsessed with Harriet the Spy as a kid, I’d have loved something like this. But it does sound a little pricy.

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 27, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Oh I loved Harriet the Spy too, you have just reminded me of my old favourite show

  12. July 27, 2018 / 8:57 am

    I love the idea of the set, but I’m not that keen on the colours. I don’t think boys should play with blue toys and girls should play with pink toys, but that both should play with toys that sparkles their imagination, makes them learn new things and acquire new skills. For those reasons I think this is a wonderful toy.

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 27, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Well we had both boys and girls play with this toy so for the kids it really did not matter what colour the bag was x

  13. Ellie
    July 27, 2018 / 11:11 am

    I think it’s so important to not fall into gender roles for toys so hate things that are branded ‘for girls’ or ‘for boys’

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 27, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      Well we don’t mind that so much Ellie, we have both girls and boys who play with each others toys but when we buy them its easier if they are labelled for girls or boys

  14. July 27, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    My daughter would have loved this when she was slightly younger. I love gifts these days 🙂 who wouldn’t want a spy bag x

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 28, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Exactly, its so much fun and exiting for little ones and their imagination as well x

  15. July 27, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Aww this looks like so much fun! I’ve sent this link to my brother in law, his daughter is maybe a little too young right now, but knowing her and her personality – once she’s older I’m willing to bet she’d love this! Great review!

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 28, 2018 / 8:25 am

      Thank you Tiffany, glad to be of help x

  16. July 28, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    I used to love playing spy as a kid! This set looks so cool!

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 28, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      Yes it is such a cool toy Dena

  17. Michelle Murray
    July 28, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I would have loved something like this when I was younger

    • yeahlifestyle
      July 29, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Its never too late Michelle, we had a great time playing with the spy bag as well

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