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I bought this for my 15 month old son from Toys R Us for only £3.50 as part as an 'In The Night Garden' themed christmas. I was sure he would be interested in it but I seemed to be wrong. It seems to be plastic but can be squeezed and rolled along the floor. My son has started using it in the bat and seems to play with it more there than on the floor with his other toys. The character is from the popular show 'In The Night Garden' shown on Cbeebies. It is shown as Iggle Piggle going in his boat to the land of imagination where the garden exists. The colours are not particularly bright although the quality for the price is not bad. I have to say though that it is not something I would buy again and wuld only recommend as a cheap one off toy or a stocking filler etc.
I bought this for Christmas for our 20 month old son. I got it half price ,for £3.50 from ToysRus. Our son is mad about In the Night Graden,and gets extremely excited whenever he sees anything to do with it.On that basisI was sure he would love this toy. However I was wrong. When he unwrapped it he was immediatelt disinterested in it, and threw it aside. It is a ver disappointing toy. The plastic figure of Iggle Piggle, withhis sail,is moulded in one large piece,with absolutley minimal detailing and looks very boringand not at all life like. Theboat is made from the same rubbery plastic and is again very dissappointing, showing no detail at all. Thereare 4 verysmall flimsy wheels on the bottom of the boat, positioned in such a way that it makes it difficult for the boat to balance or stay upright when pushed at all. I had assumed that this would work by some sort of friction , eg a pull back and let go toy, but it doesnt. You simply push it along, which again is difficult to do due to thepoorly positioned small wheels. It isabsolutely no use on carpets,and only slightly better on laminate floors due to the balance problems. My son seemstohave no interest in thistoy,andIcantsay Iblame him! I don't think thiswill bemuchplayed with, andIam glad I only paid half price for it!
Another In The Night Garden toy received my daughter at Christmas this year, but this one has wheels! Those familiar with In The Night Garden will know that Iggle Piggle ends every episode by going to sleep in his little boat and sailing off under the night sky. It's a lovely ending to the show, although we never see Iggle Piggle in his boat in the actual show itself as he he takes us into and out of the night garden this way. This toy is a simple plastic figure of Iggle Piggle in his boat with his red blanket for a sail. There are four wheels on the bottom of the toy so it can be rolled, although, personally I think Iggle Piggle and his boat are better suited as a bath toy. The wheels are quite small and seem a bit pointless to me; Iggle Piggle can't move far across our, (quite flat), carpet and topples over if you give him much of a push and it's not designed as a pull-along toy. It moves better on lino or wood, but my daughter doesn't play on those surfaces, she's not interested in whizzing it across the table top! You can, of course push it gently around, but you could also do that if it didn't have the wheels. My daughter hasn't shown a lot of interest in this, other than to examine the wheels, although that may be because she has too many new things at the moment. One of the first things she did was to try and take the character out of his boat which isn't possible. I think it might benefit as part of a set with the other roll toys - I know there's one of Upsy Daisy in her bed and a Makka Pakka with his Og Pog. This toy was made in China for Hasbro and is for ages 18 months and up. The product dimensions, (from Amazon), are: 6 x 12 x 10 cm ; 400 g. The rrp is £5.99, but it's selling on Amazon for £3.00 at the time of writing.
It is now possible to roll your favourite In The Night Garden characters, as your little ones re-enact scenes from the television series!