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We came across the Spongebob Squarepants figures on www.play.com last Christmas when we were looking for little stocking fillers for our daughter. She idolises Spongebob so for £2.99 this little figure was going to be perfect.
Spongebob arrived in a smallish blister pack which was bright yellow with Spongebob looking out through the plastic. On the back of the pack you are shown the others in the same series which were: Gary, Patrick, Squidward, Mr Krabs and another Spongebob though this one was on a surfboard.
This little Spongebob stands at around 8cm high so he is not overly huge but he is big enough for my daughter to play with. She loves figures so this was perfect for her.
Even though he is small alot of detail has gone into Spongebob. And it is alot of detail given how cheap he is price wise.
Spongebob is fairly funny to look at - he has a goofy grin on his face with his tongue hanging out whilst standing on what looks like a puddle of water. Spongebob is consistant with the TV show look and colour wise. Spongebob also has his arms spread out.
He is made from plastic though not hard plastic, it is sort of soft but not rubber either. He is made with great detail even down to his little sponge holes which are real little dents and his little brown shorts. He is brightly coloured and his yellow is exactly the right kind of yellow.
My daughter was thrilled with her little Spongebob when she received him (as well as the other figures). She has played with him lots and he and his friends have even moved into Little Princess's castle which is a nice step up from Bikini Bottom!
All in all a nice little buy which was worth the £2.99.
Recommended for any Spongebob fan!
Someone gave this to me some time back both a bit as a joke gift and a real gift, because I did like Spongebob, but never enough to actually buy myself something like this.
However, I was quite amused by the set he got off eBay and for a while (before they were replaced by Batman ones) they sat around my workspace, looking all goofy and stupid. I study animation and practically everyone who works with me has got at least one set of action figures strewn around their workspace. So I had these Spongebob figures and did quite like them.
The main character here, Spongebob Squarepants himself, stands at about 8cm, which is a bit small (which is good as I didn't have a big workspace), but not too small so you don't really appreciate the detail put into it.
He stands, arms spread, with generic goofy Sponebob expression on his face, tongue sticking out and is actually quite good in the modelling. Granted, compared to some of the other figurines I own, this sponge seems like he hardly took any effort to make at all, but simplicity was what works really well with these.
He has grooved indents all around him, for his pores although it does kind of make him look like a Swiss cheese.
All in all, it's a pretty decent figurine, standing not too tall, but good for somewhere you'll see it often. And at a decent price (these I think are only going for about 3 pounds), a great gift for the Spongebob lovers
I brought my sister a set of Bullyland figurines a couple of years ago, she got bored of them within a few days so when I noticed them shoved under the cupboard I took them off her and gave them to my dad instead because he LOVES Spongebob. This was 2 years ago and he's kept them on a shelf in the kitchen ever since and hardly ever gets them down.
Hardly ever until my 2 year old sister decided she wanted to play with them one day..... and now they're kind of hers!!!
All the different characters from Spongebob Squarepants are available in this range, this one is the actual Spongebob and you can buy him for £3.62. It's not the biggest figure in the world and is only about 8 1/2cm tall, he's standing on a small blue wave and that's the keep him stable I think because his legs are dead thin and it doesn't look like he'd stand up otherwise.
I think this figure is a bit of a waste just to have sitting on a shelf because the whole range is so small that you can't see them all that good, especially when there are other things on the shelf to look at. I'm glad they're used as toys now because they look just like the characters off the Spongebob tv show and it's good to watch my sister lining them all up or making games up for them to play.
The figure is made of a shiny rubbery feeling plastic, it shows Spongebob in one of his usual wacky poses and he has got a face on him that always makes my sister laugh because he's sticking his tongue out and she thinks that's the funniest thing ever. He stands up good and doesn't fall over or anything like that so that means kids can make up role playing games with the set of Spongebob figures. They are all roughly the same size but out of them all Spongebob is definately the one that stands out the best because of his bright colour and also because he is the main character that kids will recognise.
Nothing is moveable on this figure and it reminds me of the little plastic Smurfs I used to collect, you're not supposed to give them to kids under 5 years old but that's MAD because there's nothing that could hurt a child. Hell, the figure is made of plastic so it's not even like it would hurt all that much if my sister threw it at someone!
Even though we've had this for so long none of the paint has rubbed or chipped off the Spongebob figure, it still looks as good as it did when my dad first opened it and even the corners have still got their paint on and are the right shape.
If you get this figure from Amazon it will cost about £3.50, you can buy a selection of them and save a few pennies but not much. I think it's worth that anyway because it's well made and even after it's been played with for ages now and kept at the bottom of a packed toy box it still looks as good as new. I was a bit worried that my sister was going to snap the arms or legs on the figure but that hasn't happened because there is a bit of flex in them even though they're so thin.