“ Manufacturer: Flair / Type: Plasticine / Age: 3 Years+ „
I bought this Morph kit for my dad for his last birthday, he was 40 and whenever he sees my 2 little sisters watching tv he complains about how rubbish kids programmes are these days. He goes on about all the stuff that he used to watch and one of his faves was Morph.
In this kit you get a large amount of the brown Morph coloured plasticine, an instruction leaflet telling you how to make the Morph figure and a DVD which gives visual instructions. On the DVD there are also 15 episodes of the old Morph TV show and my dad was just as happy with that as he was with the model!
The instructions aren't all that good if you try to follow the paper but it's a lot easier if you stick the DVD in and watch that because it actually SHOWS someone making Morph and that talks you through it.
I think you've got to be a bit artistic in the first place to get this looking right, I was sitting at the kitchen table with my dad when he did his and he got a bit frustrated with making the head and also shaping the hands and feet. This is supposed to be suitable for kids aged from 3 but I don't see how they'd be able to get Morph looking lifelife, for a start this is the TRADITIONAL Morph you're making and not the one that you see on tv sometimes now. Most kids of that age wouldn't even KNOW Morph and even though he looks a dead easy character to make out of plasticine it's a lot more fiddly getting his body shape right than it looks.
My dad loved this set and spent HOURS getting Morph just right, the only problem we've found is that Morph doesn't stand up very well so you have to kind of lean him up against something if you're putting him on display. The plasticine doesn't go hard or anything so you can change the position of Morph, that's more useful for kids who are playing with it because I don't think my dad will be wanting to start posing his Morph!!!
I recommend this kit for making your own Morph. I personal think it's more of a retro present for adults because it's waaaaay too fiddly for little kids and like I said, most of them will never have heard of Morph anyway so you're better off to get children a plasticine Spongebob set or something like that that at least they'll recognise.
I paid £9.99 for this set and I think that's a good price considering you get the DVD with it too.
I bought Flair's Plasticine My Own Morph as a present for my husband, who is a Morph fan, and still loves to play like a kid! It's suitable for all ages: for those who already know and love Morph, and a fun character to introduce to younger ones.
The kit is presented in a brightly designed, strong box, complete with a large amount of Morph-coloured plasticine, black and white plasticine for eyes, instructions both on paper and on DVD, and nice quality accessories to transform Morph into various guises.
Instructions on the DVD are the best to follow in my opinion as you are talked through and shown step by step. The instructions on paper are much less detailed and do differ from the DVD. I would say the head is the hardest part but, once you have a reasonable shape and size head, the rest feels easier. Fiddly eye detail and a drawn in mouth finish him off and hey presto! he's ready to accessorise. Using the accessories, he can be transformed into Skater Morph, Cricketer Morph, Dress Up Morph (wizard) or Reading Morph. A pleasing Morph can be accomplished without too much difficulty - great fun, and just how I remember him!
Not only does the DVD have an instructional section, it also contains 15 classic Morph episodes to watch after all your hard work of making your own Morph, which I found as funny and random as ever! The DVD is region 0 (region free) so should play on any DVD player. I did find that I couldn't get volume when playing the DVD on my PC, so I had to resort to the DVD player and the TV, though this is probably my lack of computer knowledge rather than the DVD's playability.
I don't think it's bad value for money as there is a bit more than a wad of plasticine, and sometimes imagination needs a jump start, which this kit does.