“ Brand: ELC / Type: Cuddly Toys „
ELC's "Toy Box" range offers a number of different articulated low cost toys that both my son and I have become big fans of since discovering them in Mothercare a few months ago. Bobby Bot the smiling red robot is one of the toys available and was the first of the range that I bought for my son when I spotted him for sale. At £4.00 this and the others in the collection make for inexpensive little treats that are ideal for play time and whilst they're not the most involving of toys my son likes to pick them up and investigate what the they have to offer.
Bobby Bot is plastic constructed, red and green in colour and has articulated arms, legs and head. His joints move up and down with audible clicks and his eyes move from side to side when his antenna is wiggled. It's not a very big toy, probably about 15cm in height and doesn't weigh very much but is ideal for little hands to pick up and investigate and very tactile to the touch. Given that it's an ELC toy its build quality is excellent, there are no sharp corners, it's a very well made little toy and I like how it fits in with the other "Toy Box" characters in the range. My son likes to pick Bobby up and turn him around in his hands, he's able to move the characters arms and legs and likes the clicking sound they make. He also likes to chew Bobby which is probably not what the toy was designed for but as it's a tough and durable little thing even the most boisterous of play and nibble sessions hasn't damaged the plastic and he's still looking as good today as he did when I bought him a few months ago.
I've bought a number of these characters for my son and I do think they make for good toy box fillers, they're not the most exciting toys that my son has but they are reliable, well made and add a bit of colour and fun to his toy collection. For scenario based role plays I think Bobby and his friends are good and it's a bit of fun to make up sounds and voices for them to interact with one another, given that they're all roughly the same size they do fit well with one another and it's quite nice to actually have some toys that don't rely on flashing lights or sounds to make themselves be known and overall I like the simplicity of Bobby and the fact that he's not too big or bulky for my son to pick up and play with.
For £4.00 I think Bobby Bot is a great price, he's simply packaged onto card by a couple of tie wraps and doesn't require batteries. It's a bright colourful toy, makes a noise when his arms and legs are moved so attracts attention and for children over 12 months of age I think he has a wide range of appeal. He and the other characters are cheap and cheerful, perfect as stocking fillers for this time of the year and definitely recommended by me and my young son. Available instore and online at Mothercare and other outlets that sell ELC toys Bobby Bot gets 5 stars as a rating from me, thanks for reading my review.
At a Glance Move the robot's arms and legs to hear clicking sounds Features and benefits for ELC Bobby Bot Move the robot's arms and legs to hear clicking sounds.Wobble his antennae to see his eyes move from side to side.