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The Robbie Rotten figure is from the very popular children's television programme Lazytown. Made by Fisher Price with a recommended age of 3+, Robbie is a poseable toy and comes with a purple skateboard and a blue candy machine. Robbies arms and legs move when you press his head down and he says quotes from the programme. Robbie is darker in colour than the Stephanie and Sportacus dolls and I believe this is because he is the Lazytown Baddie, he is more interested in candy and naps than eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise. Robbie calls himself "The Master of Disguise" and uses his disguises to try and stop Sportacus and get him out of Lazytown "Forever". (He always fails)
The Robbie Rotten doll comes in a hard plastic just like the others and is easy to hold. His accessories are easy to attach and character appropriate. His voice is not at all like the voice of the original character (I personally don't think so anyway) but he does say the popular Robbie Rotten phrases from the show like "It's a lovely day to be lazy". It comes in a colourful eye catching box and is a must have if a child already has the Stephanie and Sportacus figures.
Trying to get hold of this toy about a year ago was impossible, he was either late to be released or a big favourite. I eventually got hold of him at Woolworths. He was a great addition to the Lazytown team my son had already collected and encouraged more active play. The price has obviously gone up since I got him but if you have a Lazytown fan then this is a great gift.
A couple of years ago my son received from his big sister a small plastic model of Sporticus, the main character from the children's programme Lazytown.
At the time he really wanted the other two main characters from the afore mentioned programme, these being Stephanie and the "baddie" Robbie Rotten.
A couple of days ago it was my son's 4th birthday and my daughter was on the lookout for a gift from herself.
We located a couple of Power Rangers my son hadn't already got, with the final gift being a long awaited Robbie Rotten doll. I say long awaited as these were like gold dust at one time!
In the set you not only get the doll, but also a "hover" skateboard and a candy dispensing machine.
The Robbie doll as has a few functions available to the child player. You push the dolls head down and the arms and legs spring out, this activates the voice function and says a few well known lines from the show, 7 in total, all trying to get the listener to be lazy, I know not the best role model but he is the baddie in the show!
The sentences spoken are not done on a loop so you get a nice mixture of sayings, things like "lets stay in today" and "it's a great day to be lazy". The voice action also sounds very much like the characters voice in the show. I get annoyed when the voice is substituted with a different voice box, do they think the child won't notice!
The character is dressed in its standard outfit, this being a rather lurid trouser and waistcoat set featuring pink and purple stripes, like something straight out of the 60's!
The doll is smooth and made from very sturdy and thick plastic, perfect if your child is as heavy handed as my kids are!
This doll has taken a fair bit of abuse in the short time Connor has had it and it still works perfectly, even the skateboard and candy machine still attach and do as they should, which in fairness is not that much, for the price I paid it's hardly surprising!
For the doll and the extras this set cost me £5,97 from Asda. These are available also at www.toysrus.co.uk, there are three dolls available in total at the time of this review being written, though this may change.
For more information visit - www.lazytown.com
Thanks for reading x