“ Brabd: Disney / Range: Tangled / Type: Plush chameleon with coloured pens to draw on him „
My little princess is 4 years old and tangled mad, to the point where we watch the film 7 times a day. For christmas we wanted to find as much Rapunzel items for her as possible and we found Colour me pascal whilst shopping in toys r us at £19.99. Pascal is Rapunzels chameleon friend who is there for her all day whilst she is stuck in her tower and then stays with her whilst she goes on her adventures. He changes colours throughout the film and also changes patterns to blend into different backgrounds. The colour me Pascal comes in an open front and top box. The 4 different coloured fabric pens are attached to the back part of the box. The pens come in 4 different colours, red ( excited), blue ( sad ), green ( calm ) and yellow ( happy ). The lids click on when you are finished with each pen so your child knows when the lid is on properly, they just listen for the "click". The pens are washable, if there are any accidents on clothing or furniture then simply pop it in the washing machine on your normal wash and it comes right out. Of course they are non toxic so there is no panic if your child draws on themselves, it washes right off. Pasal is 13 inches in length and 6 inches in height and pale green in colour. Hes a plush toy made from polyester fibres. He is soft and squishy so there are no hard bits on the toy. His eyes are sewn in instead of being stuck on so there is no fear of being swallowed. In fact there is nothing that can come off the toy that can be swallowed by accident. the only thing that an come off is the purple ribbon around Pascals neck with a cardboard tag that reads "i love Rapunzel" however you can take that off if you have any fears about it coming off in anyway. Pascals tail is also very curly (like a pig) as my daughter tells me, you are also able to pull it straight and watch it wind back up again. To wash Pascal after your child has finished decorating him you simply put him inside a pilliowcase and wash separately on a normal cycle. I wash him with the rest of my daughters other doodle bears and doodle animals at 30 degrees on a quick wash and the colours come right out. To dry Pascal you can tumble dry him which i do on occasion however when i can i will air dry him so i do not risk any chance of shrinkage. i love this plush toy for my daughter. She has spent many many hours colouring different sections and role playing with the toy. She loves dressing up in her wig and Rapunzel dress and running round with pascal on her shoulder, just like Rapunzel does in the movie. The pens so far are doing well, my daughter has used them for the past 3 weeks or so and they are still going strong however other pens from my daughters other doodle bears have been used on pascal and they come straight out again so hopefully we will be able to find replacement pens, when they do run out. Review also on Ciao
If you have read my older reviews you may be aware that my daughter is a big fan of the film Tangled. Whilst flicking through the Argos book shortly before her fourth birthday I came across a toy called Colour Me Pascal which I was pretty sure she would love... and I was right! Pascal is a little green Chameleon from the film Tangled, who often changes colour. He is Rapunzel's companion and is always by her side. The Colour Me Pascal came in a sealed box (although I have seen the very same toy in an open fronted box) with a photo of the toy on the front. I brought it from Argos last year for £10 which I thought was a very reasonable price (I have also seen them being sold in Tesco), although I'm not sure if they are still available - it might be worth having a look around online. Colour Me Pascal consists of a green coloured plush Pascal toy and 4 coloured washable felt tip pens - yellow, blue, red and green (with 'Happy', 'Sad', 'Excited' and 'Calm' written on each one). The toy is very cute and looks just like Pascal does in the film (big mouth, huge eyes, green spine, funny feet and curly tail), there is no mistaking him. I like the idea of this toy and find it very appropriate because it allows children to colour Pascal all different colours and patterns, and in the film he frequently transforms himself in to lots of different colours and patterns. It's quite an original toy too. My daughter was thrilled to receive it for her birthday and didn't put it down for a good fortnight! A year on and she still regularly plays with him. Whenever she puts on her Rapunzel dress she always digs Pascal out of her toy box and puts him on her shoulder like Rapunzel does in the film! Pascal is surprisingly soft and squishy which makes him the perfect plush too - great for cuddles. He is a good size (approximately 13 inches long and 6 inches tall) which gives plenty of space for colourful creations (every part of him can be drawn on). My daughter usually covers him in hearts, stars, flowers, rainbows and other pretty things... but occasionally will just scribble all over him and give him a moustache! The colours are vibrant and she loves the fact she has a toy that she's allowed to draw all over. When it's time to clean Pascal up, we just pop him inside a pillow case and stick him in the washing machine. He always cleans up well so my daughter has a brand new canvas to start from each time. The colours don't run in the washing machine and they wash off skin and clothes easily enough. He can be tumble dried, although we usually just air dry him. I can't see any downsides to this toy other than the pens will dry out if the lids are left off. Our pens are still going strong but if/when they run out I will probably just buy some washable felt tips and hope for the best! I recommend Colour Me Pascal to any young Tangled fan.