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My daughter used to really like Lazytown. I hated it. Don't get me wrong, I thought the message is offered to kids in regards to being active and healthy was great but the characters really creeped me out and I used to dread hearing the theme song start up on the TV! When my daughter was in the throws of her love for this show, we came across some of the figures on eBay and got her them to play with though they are now lonely toys in the bottom of the toy box which never seem to see the light of day. Sportacus was one of the main characters of the show and he was one of the promoters of healthy living and making it fun for kids. The Sportacus figure comes in a yellow Lazytown box stating what it is and with a picture of the real Sportacus on the front and a clear plastic panel so that you can see the toy. The Sportacus figure is very well made and is made with hard plastic and is pretty durable. He stands at 22cm high and he is kitted out in the blue outfit he wears in the show even down to the wrist bands he wears and his hat and goggles all of which are permanently attached to him. He comes with a backpack and a skateboard with the skateboard doubling up as a stand. The figure is also a talking figure and says the following phrases in Sportacus' voice when the button on his chest is pressed: *My name is Sportacus *That's what I call energy *You can do it *Someones in trouble *Lets go *Time for action There is also 3 different whoosing type of noises which imitate when Sportacus is flying as well as being able to do a star jump and a flip. Sportacus's legs move to the side and bend backwards but strangely you cannot position them to sit down. I think this is actually to avoid sitting down and being lazy! He does have a fully rotational head and arms though. The age range for this 2 is 3+ but my daughter was around 2 and a half when she got it and she was fine with it. I paid £5.00 for it on eBay but did see it in ASDA for around £12.99 though I don't think it can be purchased in there anymore as the show is no longer being made. It can be picked up on eBay. I would only buy this toy for a child if they are into LazyTown. My daughter did like it but it turned into a bit of a five minute wonder and she no longers plays with it.
My daughter first started watching Lazytown about a year ago when she first started to notice the television. Lazytown is a childrens television programme designed to promote health, wellbeing, and friendliness between one another. The cast and characters are a mixture of both humans and puppets and bizarrely, the combination seems to work quite well. The main character in this programme is Sportacus, for some reason my daughter seems to think that it is Daddy on TV dressed up as Sportacus, though for what reason I am not sure as believe me there is no similarity! Therefore, when I noticed that there were toys available to complement this series, I had to buy the Sportacus figure for her and so I purchased it for her as a birthday present last October. The item itself cost me £7.99 from Amazon. I had seen them for £9.99 in Toys R Us but they didnt have any in stock so further searching found me getting it £2 cheaper including delivery. The cost itself is quite reasonable in comparison to other character toys and is therefore quite good value. The item itself stands at approximately 15cms and features Sportacus in his recognisable blue outfit. It also comes with a skateboard and backpack which can both be attached and detached to the figure quite easily. Due to the size of these parts though, they are easy to lose and I havent seen them again since the first day she opened it which seems to be a familiar occurance in our household. There is a button on the front of Sportacus which can be pressed to make his arms move up and down and along with this Sportacus will say a phrase. There are about four or five different phrases from memory and these are Sportacus' most popular sayings that he often says during the show. Unfortunately, my daughter rapidly lost interest in this toy and instead passed it on to her younger brother. He seems to have taken a much bigger interest in this toy and plays with it on a regular basis. There are also two further character toys available in the set which are Stephanie and Robbie Rotten, again these are priced around the same amount again offering reasonable value for money. The toy is made by fisher price which is a well know toy brand and it is therefore good quality. The plastic material the product is made from makes it both safe to use and easy to clean. Overall this is a great relatively cheap toy and I would recommend it for all Lazytown fans.
The Fisher Price Sportacus action figure is taken from the hit children's TV programme Lazytown. This pose able figure is based on the main character Sportacus who is very active and encourages children to eat sports candy and exercise regularly oh and also to brush their teeth. He comes with a skateboard and a backpack which the real character also has in Lazytown. He has a button on his chest that you can press to move his arms and legs and to hear favourite quotes taken from the Lazytown script. My son has this Sportacus figure. We got it for him 2years ago and it is still working today. The paint has faded on the end of his hat but other than that he is in perfect condition. Having this figure encouraged my son to run around and be more active. The accessories actually fit the toy perfectly and when my son stopped playing with it my younger son became interested in him. We then went on to buy the Stephanie doll and the Robbie Rotten doll both of which are as good as the Sprotacus one. Except perhaps the Robbie Rotten one has a different voice. The only problem we had was worrying that the paint had traces of lead in it when there was that scare a few years ago, we did phone the help line and were re-assured this was not the case. It is rather expensive just for 1 action figure but it for fans of Lazytown it will be greatly appreciated and I believe it was voted one of the top 10 best toys either last year or the year before. The perfect toy for make-believe and to pass on to younger family members
Lazy town is a show on television for children. The show is based with the idea in mind to promote healthy living and activity for the kids. Although my daughter doesn't really watch this anymore I loved the idea of it advising kids to get up and go and eat a healthy diet to become strong like the hero of lazy town sportacus. The packaging: The box that sportacus arrives in is yellow in colour and has a clear plastic part that enables you to see the character inside. The doll: Sportacus is made from a very durable plastic. I did a review previously regarding the Stephanie character and I must say again this toy is very well made. Sportacus is kitted out in his famous light and dark blue uniform. He wears wrist bands a cute hat and goggles. Sportacus has moveable joints in his elbows and knees making him easy to play with. The character is also interactive and is able to saying the following phrases once the button on his chest is pressed. My name is sportacus Time for action You can do it That's what I call energy Someone's in trouble Let's go He also makes a noise to indicate he is doing a flip The sportacus voice is the same as the character on the television and when pressed he will do a star jump. Extra's: When purchasing the sportacus figure you also receive an action pack bag and a board. The pieces are fairly big so there isn't much of a choking hazard. The age range: This toy is suitable for children ages 3+. I would definitely advise that it could be played with by a younger child. My daughter was only 2 when I bought it for her and she played with it all the time. The price: I purchased this toy from Asda and it cost 7.99 Overall: This is a great little toy with realistic features and it will definitely be a hit for children whom like the television show.
For those of you who haven't had the delight of watching Lazytown I will summarise the programme for you. Lazytown is about a little girl called Stephanie who goes to stay with her uncle (Milford) in Lazytown. As the name suggests the residents of Lazytown are lazy and with help from Sportacus (he lives in a airship above Lazytown) Stephanie aims to make the residents of Lazytown fit and healthy. Lazytown is a good programme as it openly encourages exercise and a healthy diet including fruit (which Sportatus calls sports candy). This action figure is based on Sportatus. The resemblance is actually pretty good as the actor who plays him is a very well toned healthy looking man (the reason so many mummys have to sit and watch the programme with their little one). The figure comes packed in cardboard and plastic and within the packet you receive the figure, a backpack which clips on to this back and a skateboard which you attach to his toes. The figure has a large button to the chest which you press and it causes his arms and legs to flip out and he repeats one of 6 phrases. The figure uses the actors voice: * My name is Sportacus * You can do it! * Someone's in trouble! * Let's go! * Time for action! * That's what I call energy! My daughter loved this figure and has played with it for several years on and off and at one point he used to go to bed with her. The figure retails between £10 to £12 although I am sure it would be cheaper on Ebay. The only negatives I found were that the button to animate him was quite stiff, I did get easy over time but to start with my little girl did struggle. The other problem we had was that way my daughter would naturally hold it meant she got in the way of the moving legs and arms often blocking them. It has to be held round the waist and so your hand isn't in the way of any of the moving objects. A good toy and ideal for any Lazytown addict.
I am going to really embarrass myself now, as I am going to admit to owning the sportacus action figure!! I would love to be able to say to you all that it is my daughter's but I am going to be honest......yes it's mine!! Thankfully I didn't buy it for myself but it was bought for me last christmas by my sister in law as a joke as she knows I fancy sportacus!!! So here is my review on the action figure! The action figure comes presented in the box with a couple of accessories, which are a back pack which clips onto sportacus's back quite securely, it also has a skateboard, both in the royal blue colour which match his outfit. Sportacus has a button on his chest and once pressed he say's a few saying's, which include "hi I'm sportacus" and "I'm ready for action" both with the sound effect that he does on the tv programme, the one where he moves his arms just before he does his numerous flips and somersaults!!When he speeks his arms and legs shoot out too. If you have never heard of lazytown, it's a show on BBC1 and nick jr and nick jr 2.The children's programme is about a little girl called stephanie, who goes to lazytown initially to stay with her uncle Milford. When she goes out to play all the other children are lazy and just sit around playing video games and eating sweets. Stephanie soon gets bored and asks her uncle why the children dont play, she was told it's just the way lazytown is...although there used to be a super hero that helped the kids but he left a while back. Stephanie tries to get hold of the super hero by sending him a letter. Thats when sportacus comes and gets the children active again, much to the baddie Robbie Rotten's disgust. Robbie always tries to stop sportacus from doing his good deed's. Obviously my daughter tells me all this...; ) The only down side for a children is that the button is a bit hard to press. I dont know how much my sister in law paid for it as it was a gift, but I have seen them on sale for £14.99, I'm sure they would be cheeper on amazon. The toy is for children aged 3 years and over.....although not quite sure they are meant for 33 year old's ......lol My daughter play's with this toy load's and it's good fun, well worth the money for any lazytown fan....of all ages!
Any child who loves lazy town will love this must have figure from the children's tv show. For any that dont know lazy town is a programme which has 3 real characters and the others are played by strange looking puppets. It is based in lazy town and features a baddie Robbie Rotten trying to get rid of the superhero Sportacus who is obsessed with healthy eating and exercise out of lazy town. It has olts of dancing and singing in and is a very catchy programme. This figure is sportacus, the superhero. Prices vary so much for this in different shops, most places are £9.99 but we bought them for our son (who also has stephanie and robbie rotten) when they were on offer in Asda's for £4.95. He is approx 9" tall with bendable/moveable arms, legs and head. He also comes with 2 accessories, his back pack and his flying board. He is dressed and looks just like sportacus. in the middle of his chest is his crystal which when pressed activates different sayings. Such as 'someone is in trouble' or 'im ready for action'. This is great as makes the toy more real, however you really have to press the button hard, which is difficult for little hands. also when you press the button his legs and arms move up and down. This is a real good action figure for any child obsessed with the show or the character, ours has been played with that much in the last year he has unfortunately started looking a bit battered and his batteries has died, but he has been my son's best friend during that time.
The adults of LazyTown love to lounge and find inactivity invigorating, while the LazyTown kids are full of energy thanks to the efforts of Sportacus, an athletic superhero who shows them how great being active can be.