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Tyler started watching the show In The Night Garden at his Nanas house and was soon requesting to watch it at home (we use i player on the xbox, I just find it more convenient than actual TV!) He soon became a big fan of it.
One day we went round a friends house for the afternoon. My friend has a daughter about 6 months older than Tyler. When they were playing Tyler found an iggle piggle toy and was very excited with it. My friend offered for us to have it as her daughter had no interest in this. Tyler was thrilled when we took it home and it was glued to him for a good few days.
When his Nana learnt of his new favourite toy she said she'd have a look on our local for sale facebook page (people are posting things every minute so you can find some bargains on there) looking for the other characters. She managed to pick up a Makka Pakka and Upsy Daisy. Tyler loves playing with them all although he probably favours Upsy Daisy the most!
The Iggle Piggle toy has a small red blanket attached to his hand with a bit of Velcro. The bit of Velcro however is quite small and the small bit of blanket has already got lost somewhere in his room!
When you squeeze the figures belly it produces a few different sounds- either noises it makes on the show or its little "theme tune" (that will only make sense if you watch the show I believe).
These toys are pretty expensive so we were lucky to this one for free and the others very cheap. Theyre currently selling for £18.99 on Amazon which I personally think is pricey in itself but I've seen it going for £25 and over elsewhere! I'm not going to lie if I'd seen this online there is no way I would of paid 20 quid for a fairly basic toy.
Generally if your child is a fan of the show they will be a fan of this. My son is turning 2 next month and loves it he constantly is saying "Iggle piggle noise" and "make a noise" before pressing his belly.
Unless your going second hand though buying the whole set will cost you a fair bit!
If you are thinking about buying a used toy I'd also mention to not be worried about battery life. The only one which seems to be going is our Makka Pakka and all that is affected is that its become a little quieter. We've had these toys a while now and the other 2 are still going strong!
Over the last handful of months, my daughter has become a huge fan of the program 'In the Night Garden' aired on CBeebies, and anyone with young children or young nieces or nephews, is probably already familiar with the program. Like all children's programs there are a handful of main characters which appear regularly in the programs and my daughter has her favourites which change every so often. At present, she has taken a real liking to Iggle Piggle, having been mad about Makka Pakka for a while, and now everytime Iggle Piggle appears on the program, she giggles and smiles and is glued to the screen. I have to say I wouldn't be a fan of buying tv character related merchandise for my daughter in general, but my sister passed on this toy plus a couple of others that her little boy had outgrown.
This talking Iggle Piggle, is not cheap and I have seen it costing upwards of £15, but thankfully I didn't pay a penny for it. Iggle Piggle, if you are not already familiar, is a bright blue character who carries his red blanket around with him, and this is a feature of this toy that my daughter loves. Iggle Piggle's red blanket is attached to the main toy with a small velcro square, and when I say small, I really do mean it is small. My daughter just loves pulling the blanket off and saying to me 'oh no' and getting me to fix it back on. Thankfully she is slowly trying to do it herself, but given the size, this makes it harder for her to do it herself at her age. It is a nice feature however and my daughter can use the blanket to wrap up Iggle Piggle or tuck him in.
THe other big feature of this toy is that it is a talking Iggle Piggle. Anyone who has seen the program will know that Iggle Piggle doesn't really talk as such, none of the characters do, but he makes certain noises that are unique to him and there is also a little song and dance that is played on the program when he first appears, and it is a selection of these squeaky noises and song that can be heard when you press the tummy of this toy. At 17 months old my daughter still finds it quite difficult to get the noise out of the toy when she presses the tummy and I very often have to do it for her, and I wouldn't say that she is uncoordinated or lacking the motor skills to do so, but she just seems to find it difficult.
WIth Iggle Piggle being the favourite at the moment, he gets taken everywhere...in the car, in the buggy and even to the supermarket. He obviously can't be washed in the machine given that the talking element is powered by battery, but he can be sponged clean. Amazingly my daughters Iggle Piggle hasn't ever been too dirty that a little wipe with a damp cloth hasn't been able to fix.
All in all, this is a good toy. I'm not sure I would like to have paid the full amount and I wouldn't have bought my daughter this at its price tag, as I know she will move on to other programs and characters and these kind of toys will date. In saying that, she loves it and I'm glad that she received it as it does bring her a lot of fun and she loves carrying him with her, and has become another little comforter. There are a few slight niggles about the toy including the blanket that could be lost very easily and sometimes I don't always think the sound quality is great, although this could be because this toy is essentially second hand, but in general it is a good toy.
My daughter received the talking Upsy Daisy for her second birthday over a year ago now, since then she's also had the talking Iggle Piggle and Makka Pakka to go with it. If you have no idea what or who I'm talking about, these three characters feature in the toddlers television program In The Night Garden that can be watched during Cbeebies bed time hour.
The talking Iggle Piggle is available to purchase from various places including Amazon and Toys'r'us. I think I paid around the £15 mark around 8 months ago.
Iggle Piggle looks exactly like he does in the television program, he is mainly blue in colour with red detailing on his feet and his hair. He is 12 inches high and made from a plush material with a fleece like feeling to it. There is a small piece of Velcro on one of his hands that holds his red blanket. There is a sound box located in Iggle Piggles tummy so this part of him is quite hard but not fully hard. You can find the sound box by opening a piece of Velcro on the back, the box also houses the batteries, this toy requires 2xAA.
As Iggle Piggle has a sound box, he of course makes different noises. The sounds are activated by pushing the belly. There are four different sounds in total, three of these are short and snappy ones, the first is Iggle Piggle making a kissing noise, then a rattling noise and Iggle Piggle laughing. The final sound Iggle Piggle makes is his song that he is associated with in the television program.
My daughter got her Iggle Piggle a few months after her second birthday and she's had no problem in pushing his belly to activate the sounds, I would imagine any child above the 18 month mark could be able to do it for themselves.
Iggle Piggle still gets played with almost a year down the line. To begin with, my daughter would play with all three of her talking In The Night Garden toys so that she could press each ones belly in turn so they would each talk to the others. Now Iggle Piggle is more often known to attend tea parties and be the first to sample to my daughters play cooking. My daughter does get frustrated that he cannot sit up by himself and has to lean against the wall when she's doing the tea parties.
After having this Iggle Piggle for around eight months, he isn't in the best condition. His plastic eyes have been scratched quite a lot and we have no idea where his blanket has disappeared to, but other than that he's in a good condition. I sponge him down when he gets a bit grubby and this keeps him clean.
I'd definitely recommend this Iggle Piggle if you've got young In The Night Garden fans. Although he is quite expensive for a soft toy that makes a few noises, it's a character toy so you come to expect it. The sounds are cute and he is made to a high quality.
**WHAT IS IT**
This is a plush toy which looks like Iggle Piggle, who is from the children's programme called 'In the Night Garden'. This show is very popular with my daughter who is 2 years old however she doesn't like it as much as she used to. I think she is starting to grow out of the show and other shows are more appealing to her now. At age 1 'In the Night Garden' was my daughters favourite show and she loved to watch Upsy daisy and Iggle Piggle along with the other characters. This meant she received this toy as a Christmas present from her aunt.
Iggle Piggle however is still a favourite toy of hers and she loves playing with Upsy Daisy (which she also has) and Iggle Piggle together. Quite often I find her making tea and feeding Iggle Piggle.
It is suitable for children aged 18 months old.
When you press Iggle Piggle's tummy he will make different sounds/say different phrases that he says on the show.
He also has a red blanket that you can attach to his hand so he is holding it or it can be removed. It is kept in place with velcro.
**WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE**
Iggle Piggle is blue in colour and each section of his body is various shades of blue. He has red on the soles of his feet. On his head he has 4 tiny bits of hair (that are 4 taggies) these are also soft to touch.
Iggle Piggle has plastic eyes that can get scored over time with wear and tear. He has a blue plastic nose and a blue embroidered mouth.
On his back he has a velcro pocket which has a sewn in voice box. This is sewn in very securely so you are not going to accidentally tear it out by accident. To change the batteries you will have to use a screwdriver to open the box. The toy takes 2AA batteries, however you are supplied with them when you purchase the toy.
**WHAT IT DOES**
Iggle Piggle is a very soft cuddly toy that makes noise when you press his belly. It is the type of toy a little one could cuddle into.
Iggle Piggle's hair is very short and extremely soft to touch. There is a small piece of velcro on his hand that his red blanket attaches to. This blanket is also very soft to touch and it is a nice size for a little one to hold and play with.
When you press his tummy you get a different noise each time. Well there are 4 different noises. One is a squeaking noise (like Iggle Piggle is kissing), another is a rattling noise, another is like Iggle Piggle laughing and the last is the Iggle Piggle song.
The Iggle Piggle song is 'Yes my name is Iggle Piggle, iggle, piggle, miggle, wiggle, giggle. Yes my name is Iggle Piggle, iggle, piggle, miggleee, ohh'. If you have ever seen 'In the Night Garden' you will understand this song. It is the song that Iggle Piggle sings.
**WHAT MY DAUGHTER THINKS OF IT**
My daughter loves this toy and she enjoys playing with it and pressing Iggle Piggle's belly to hear the different sounds. My daughter's Upsy Daisy doesn't actually make any noise and she sometimes touches her belly and gets frustrated that it doesn't make the noises that Iggle Piggle does.
She loves to give Iggle Piggle cuddles and she uses it like she would a doll. She makes him tea and feeds him food. She also takes him for walks in her pram and puts him to bed.
Even though she doesn't watch the show as much she used to she still find the Iggle Piggle toy amusing and enjoys playing with him. In fact if she sees it in the room she will shout out Iggle Piggle!
As my daughter doesn't take cuddly toys to bed with her this toy isn't taken to bed or used to help her to go to sleep. It may hinder children sleeping if they pressed the belly and it started to sing.
This toy costs £15.99 from Tesco's which isn't cheap for such a small toy. It is roughly 30cm in size which is a nice size for my daughter to handle.
The toy is made very well and I am not worried about my daughter chocking on stray hairs (which I have found with other toys). I feel safe to give her this toy to play with without any harm coming to her.
It is very soft and feels nice to touch in fact my daughter can be found rubbing it against her face as she likes the feel of it.
The one thing I like about this toy is that the same song isn't played over and over again when you press the belly. In fact they are played randomly which I like as it doesn't mean you are hearing the same song over and over again as this does get irritating. The only thing I can say is that the music kind of sounds muffled but to me this isn't really a big issue and the noises are loud either.
My daughter loves this toy even though she has had it for a while. She plays with this toy like it is a doll and enjoys taking him along to do different things.
I would recommend this toy to anyone's child who likes 'In the Night Garden' and likes Iggle Piggle. It doesn't have much educational value however my daughter does love playing with it over and over again.
If you have children, look after children or know any pre-school children then you'll have heard of the popular kids TV programme 'In The Night Garden', shown on CBeebies in the UK - and growing in popularity in other countries, too.
I remember years ago hearing someone talk about 'Makka Pakka' and wondered what the heck they were on about - was this some new cult or religion? Perhaps a new fad diet? No. Makka Pakka is the slightly OCD pal of Iggle Piggle, the main character and focus in the Night Garden TV show. Iggle Piggle is presumably male, owns a red comfort blanket, has a mad red mohwak on top of of his oval noggin and is rather cuddly looking. He also lives in a boat and shares his 'dreams' in the Night Garden - or that's my interpretation of what this show is all about.
There are various different characters in the show, but Iggle Piggle is the main character. And he is also the first character my son could pronounce the name of and consequently there followed a few vests and PJs with Iggle Piggle brandished on them for his enjoyment. My son does call him 'Giggle Piggle', though.
It was only natural that we buy this toy for part of his Christmas and we wanted a talking 'Giggle Piggle' as he loves all the noises and sounds Iggle Piggle makes. Well, it wasn't hard to find. For about £20 or so in Tesco we could take this toy home with us.
Well, as these things go, great minds think alike and the grandparents - aka my in-laws - had actually already bought Iggle Piggle for part of my son's Christmas. When he was opened up at Christmas there was a DVD included - great! 5 episodes of 'In the Night Garden' on DVD, which will come in handy when we're on 6 hour trips up north.
Iggle Piggle was encased in cardboard and held down by those wirey things they put in the boxes to tie down toys - you know what I mean!. Getting him out of the box wasn't a mission, pretty easy to break him loose and he wasn't caught up in loads of those...thingiemajigs. Of course the Night Garden brand and Ninky Nonk logo were splashed everywhere on the box - what do you expect?
Iggle Piggle is a good size - would probably reach my son's knee (my son is nearly 2 at the time of writing this), maybe a little bigger. This toy is suitable for kids 18 months + - which basically means don't give the toy to a child whose younger. No problem for us!
The toy (Iggle Piggle) has a nice squishy, cosy almost fleecy body, matching the colours of Iggle Piggle on the show - red mohwak included, which is the same material. The toy itself is a wipe clean/surface clean only toy and I can't see anyway you can take the outer fleecy layer off. It comes with 2 AA batteries, so no need to run out to the shops!
To operate: press the toy's tummy and listen to the various Iggle Piggle noises, included in this is the Iggle Piggle theme song, with the famous 'Yes, my name is Iggle Piggle', line.
Another lovely added extra for this toy is Iggle Piggle's red blanket - it's a small fleece blanket that is attached by Velcro, so any child over the age of 18 months could easily detach the blanket. Which has been both a blessing and a curse; sometimes we've been on a hunt looking for the blanket (just like on the TV show!) and it's now kept in a very 'safe place' ;).
All in all I'd recommend this toy if you're thinking about buying it for your little one - the songs and sayings you get out of the toy are of decent sound quality (not the best, but not the worst) and the toy itself is very well made and it uses very little battery life. 5/5 from me!
I am a part time child minder and look after my niece and nephew, while their mum goes out to work three days a week and it's good to keep something in the house for them to play with as they are over around at mine so much.
I bought the talking Memon House Iggle Piggle toy for my niece last Christmas to go along with her Daisy soft toy, she loves the In The Night shows that are played on BBC's cbeebies every day.
Coming up to Christmas last year I decided that my niece Ellie should pick her own toy from me, so I took her to our local toy store, after about 30 minutes of Ellie running around from toy to toy, she picked up Iggle Piggle and he wasn't set back down, she carried him about for a while and I decided then that I'd get him for her because I know she loves the In The Garden show and she seemed really set on bringing him home.
To play with this toy, you simply squeeze his belly, then he makes sounds the same as what he makes in the In The Night show and also the Yes My Name is Iggle Piggle song. Even though there is a speaker inside Iggle Piggle, he is still really soft and huggable.
This is a blue soft toy is about 12 inches tall, it is a blue Iggle Piggle carrying a red detachable with velvet blanket, the toy isn't too heavy and is easily carried around. There aren't any little bits or pieces that come with this toy, just the soft red blanket so there isn't really any choking hazard, I don't have any problem letting Ellie carry her Iggle Piggle around because and play with him because there is no dangerous bits on him for her age.
I was really glad that when I gave this Iggle Piggle to Ellie on Christmas that she was still as excited about him as when she picked it out, she dances to the Iggle Piggle song when it comes around to its turn to be played when his belly is pressed and its she normally always picks him and Daisy as her toys to bring with her out in the car or to her grannies house. She has got lots of use and joy out of this toy, which is really all that matters to me, well as long as it safe to play with too.
The only negative thing about this toy is that it isn't really educational, it's more of a comfort toy, in the sense that it only makes the sounds that Iggle Piggle makes and the song, and is soft and cuddly, there are no numbers, letters or new words for her to learn through this toy, it is more of a nice cuddly buddy for her to chill out on the sofa with after a long day when she needs to take a nap or go to sleep.
This toy is suitable for ages 18 months and up.
This toy takes 2 AA batteries that are included with it and are hidden in the speaker box inside him and protected by velcro and are easily replaced by opening his back, Ellie hasn't caught on to open him yet.
I bought this toy for £15 in a local toy store in my town, though I am sure that it would be available in Argos, Toymaster or online for around the same price.
Overall I am really pleased with my purchase, Ellie loves her talking Iggle Piggle and enjoys sitting with it on the sofa and when she is watching In the Garden, and she has a Daisy too and loves it as well. This toy wasn't that badly priced, especially for the amount of fun Ellie has got out of it. I'd recommend this toy to any parents who have a little At The Garden fans at home.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
My daughter has just turned 2 and pretty much always been a huge fan of In the Night Garden, particularly Iggle Piggle.
For her 2nd birthday her auntie bought Iggle Piggle, £18 from Amazon, and approx £18 from other toy stores too. Needless to say, my daughter was thrilled! Iggle Piggle is about 12" tall, and soft enough to cuddle. He is a soft fleecy material and looks really sweet and friendly. I would be quite happy for this toy to be in my daughter's bed with her, as it is not hard like some talking toys, and the battery box is well cushioned unlike other toys. Iggle Piggle requires 2 x AA batteries which are usually supplied. The battery box is firmly hidden, it's not likely little fingers would be able to open the tough velcro, but even if they did, the battery box is far too tough for them to open which is reassuring.
Iggle Piggle is wipe clean only, which is a shame as it tends to be the wipe-clean only toys that get the grubbiest! I haven't needed to clean him yet but I can't imagine it would be terribly difficult unless he was really dirty. Iggle Piggle is blue, with his famous red blanket. The red blanket is also soft and fleecy and it is detachable - so be careful as it could easily get lost! My daughter prefers Iggle Piggle to hold it as she thinks he needs it to sleep (aww!)
Iggle Piggle sings his theme tune, "yes my name is iggle piggle..." as well as his squeaky noises and catchphrases. To get him to talk, you push his tummy. This is easy for my 2 year old but I can imagine that younger babies may struggle slightly depending on age.
All in all, a must have toy for any Iggle Piggle fan! Also available at the same price is Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka, I'm sure I'll be buying these next!
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Getting back to the toy reviews, always handy in the run up to Christmas I think!!
Iggle Piggle was adored by my son and as a result he was bought so many different versions of him last year. This particular one that I am reviewing is the Talking Iggle Piggle.
He looks just as he does on the childrens programme, he's a soft fleecy material and looks not unlike a patchwork blanket! He's really cute with a nice friendly look to him. He sings the theme tune to the popular programme.
"Yes my name is Iggle Piggle" along with a few other phrases.
Although I wouldn't call it an educational toy it is still really sweet and if your children love the show then they are sure to love this.
He of course comes with his red blanket which is also a soft fleecy material, this is detatchable and could easily disappear!! My son kept it under his pillow for a while and would hold onto it whilst he slept.... Ahh cute!
Iggle Piggle is approx 12" in size, so a nice decent sized toy. He is recommended for 18 months + but in all fairness I don't see any reason why you couldn't give it to a child a little younger!
You can also buy the other characters from the show, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka. Although I do think Iggle Piggle is the cutest!!
He is priced at £18 on Amazon.
He requires 2 AA batteries to work but they were included in mine, (well not mine, but my sons!!)
it's a lovely toy for any In The Night Garden fan.
In the night garden was one of my sons favorite programs when he was younger but as hes grown older he has slowly lost interest. However he still plays with his talking Iggle we brought him for his birthday 2 years later. I brought ours for £14.99 in Argos.
Iggle piggle is one of the main characters in the show and even though the characters squeak and make expressions rather than talking the one thing they can say is there names. They characters play together in a world between being awake and sleeping.
He is operated by 2 AA batteries ( supplied)which can be changed in his back hidden underneath the fabric outer which can be accessed by an opening joined by Velcro. This however is held strongly enough to keep children out. He is suitable for 18 months+.
Talking Iggle piggle is around 12inch tall soft, cuddly and detailed very well on the TV character and even has the little red comfort blanket which attaches by a piece of Velcro on its left hand. By pressing his belly he responds with 5 phrases a lot of which are his trade mark squeaks for talking and my sons favorite the Characters song from the programme. The good thing about this is there random so its always a surprise what noise we will receive at that push of the button.
My only downsides are it can only be surface washed and with my little ones things seem to be covered in chocolate in 2 seconds but i suppose i could not expect anything less as he is operated by batteries. Also its a nice feature that the blanket de attaches but again with a child so young it was lost within 2 days.
I think for the price we payed this is a must have for any in the night garden fan and would recommend it. I think as one of the first toys he holds good value for money as we have sleepy iggle piggle that is priced at a huge £39.99 and to be honest i prefer this toy and it does more. Shop around as retail price is anywhere between £15-£25.
Iggle Piggle is my daughters favourite character out of the childrens television programme 'In the Night Garden'.
'In the Night Garden' is a childrens television programme and now, story book collection, about a group of toys who live in the night garden, otherwise known as a childs imagination or dreamworld. The show has many educational and development elements to it. The show helps a child to relax and helps their imagination to grow. The use of songs and many rhyming words also helps to develop the childs speach. The episodes are bright and colourful and as I say full of songs. Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy are the main characters within the story. They are joined by Makka Pakka, the tombliboos, the Haahoos, the Ninky Nonk, the wottingers and the Pontipines in the night garden.
Iggle Piggle is my daughters favourite character and so when I found a Talking Iggle Piggle I couldn't resist but to buy it for her. It was one of the best investments I have ever made. The toy is made of a soft very touchable fabric. It has plastic eyes and nose, the mouth is embroidered on. Iggle piggle has red hair that is almost like a tag, and my daughter loves to play with this. The doll is roughly 12 inches long. He has velcro attachable red comfort blanket, which can easily get lost! We have unfortunately lost ours.
The doll has a pocket in his back where the battery pack lives. This is done up by velcro and is very secure. The doll takes AA batteries to power him. He has four different sounds, including the famous 'Yes my name is Iggle Piggle'! These are activated my pressing his tummy. All of the sounds make my daughter smile instantly.
Next on our list is the Upsy Daisy Doll!
My two year son loves in the night garden and in particular he loves igglepiggle, so my mum bought him the talking soft toy for Easter last year. Igglepiggle is a character in the children's programme in the night garden which is set in a magical world between night time and day time, the characters are all toys so cross over well into being actual toys.
This toy is a 30cm high soft toy which is various shades of light blue but with red feet, there is Velcro on his hand on which you attach his very own red comfort blanket, although my son lost the blanket a long time ago.
He is very soft and nice to touch and when you squeeze his tummy he says four different phrases one of which is igglepiggle's theme song from the program 'yes my name is igglepiggle' which does get into your head and I found it quite irritating after a while, however my son loves this feature so I just try to ignore it.
This toy has had a lot of use over the year he has had it so has got quite grubby and as the instructions say only to wash the surface it is difficult to keep clean. It takes two AA batteries which are located in a pouch in the back of the toy which is done up with Velcro and although it has had regular use they have only just run out.
It is quite expensive for what is just a talking soft toy this was bought from Tesco's for around about £17 and is widely available for that price.
This review is also on ciao under the name apple chuff.
My son loves In the Night Garden. Initially the Talking Iggle Piggle was a source of constant amusement to him, this soon wore off.
He received it for Christmas, His initial reaction was great, big cheesy grin, cuddling and kissing Iggle Piggle, this didn't last very long however. Given a room full of toys I didn't expect it to the first day. Unfortunately he's never spent long playing with it. Now he wont even choose to play with it, if you get it out of the toy chest he'll come over and smile while you push the belly in to get the noises that Iggle Piggle makes but pushing the belly in isn't even and even now at nearly seventeen months my son can't manage it, this may contribute towards his disinterest. As I said before he loves everything about In the Night Garden, and is attracted to anything in the shops featuring them but at home he would rather sit and play with a £1 car than show interest in the talking Iggle Piggle toy.
At anywhere between £15 and £20 it doesn't represent value for money. The interest shown in this toy is short lived lasting often no longer than the first round of phrases do. Spend your money more wisely, don't buy this.
My little one is a fanatical follower of Iggle Piggle's antics in the Night Garden, so it was only a matter of time before someone bought him one of these. This plush doll stands at about 30cm tall and comes with it's own detachable red blankie. (Thought you didn't have enough parts of toys to lose? Think again.)
The toy has a button in it's tummy which you press to get various squeaks and jiggles, and now and again the Iggle Piggle song. The volume is quite loud and it can give you a start if you aren't expecting it, but it seems to make the kids laugh. However, I would say that the recommended age for this product is about right, as my son found it really difficult to press the button before he turned 18 months, and it frustrated him a lot.
This isn't one of my son's favourite toys, it tends to get forgotten about and sits at the bottom of the toy box until I pull it out. He spends about 2 minutes pressing the tummy, then pokes him in the eyes a bit, then puts it aside to go to something more interesting. Therefore, I wouldn't say it's worth the money as they retail at about £20 each. Personally, I'd wait till your little one goes round to his pal's so he can play with theirs, as they're bound to have one.
~ Personal Experience ~
Well where do I start? This is one weird looking creature which little children love, why? I have no idea. He has a bean shaped head with two small eyes, tiny nose and some bits of red fluff which looks like its been pinched from a box of Kellogg's.
Secondly Iggle Piggles arms and legs are different coloured from his torso! My wife says it looks like me when I take my top off due to sunburn. He also comes with a red rag, don't ask why its red as I have no idea (looks like blood).
This cuddly toy tends to make noises when his tummy is pressed in and it makes our son smile and giggle as it reminds him of the TV program (fabulous toy but ugly looking).
~ Audience ~
Well it isn't meant for adults although I do find my wife laughing and watching it along with my son Jack (worryingly!). The age group it is aimed at is two to four year olds. The program is narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi (I wondered why Iggle Piggle was talking funny).
~ Did you know? ~
Did you know that the BBC have spent nearly £15 million on this creepy looking alien? There are also over one hundred episodes which my son can watch, oh no I hear you cry, exactly imagine how long it would take to watch all of those, I just hope he finds something more exciting to fall in love with!
~ Other Characters ~
You can get other characters such as Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka but he isn't as keen on these two.
~ Price & Shop ~
I bought this from Tesco.com for £17 and it is well worth it as it entertains our son for an hour or so. If you don't like musical toys then avoid this. You also receive 32 clubcard points too if you buy it online.
~ Quality of product ~
The overall quality of the product is of a high standard as you would expect with young children's toys. The boy of Iggle Piggle is nice to feel and the red blanket is attached via Velcro. Batteries are included when you buy this toy too which is quite rare.
~ To Conclude...~
This is an a great addition to any young child's soft toy collection, especially as it makes noises and keeps their attention for longer. It has a bean head which looks weird but they seem to love the thing.
At £17 its worth a try and on Tesco's own website it is rated at 8.9/10.
~ My Ratings ~
Although only 11 months, my son is a big fan of the Cbeebies show 'In The Night Garden'. At Christmas this meant that an abundance of toys featuring characters from the show took over our home...
One present was the 'Talking Iggle Piggle'. I'm not entirely sure of the cost at the time, as Iggle was a present from the grand-parents. He currently retails for £17.77 at Amazon.co.uk. This seems like an average price to me, as although Iggle doesn't do a great deal, we all know how expensive licensed toys can be.
Iggle is a pale blue fleecy material, which means he doesn't wear too well & is already looking a bit grubby. Having a battery pack means he is only surface washable too. He carries a red blanket which is attached by velcro, so this portion could be removed & washed.
Pressing Iggles tummy allows him to 'speak'. He runs through a variety of 'noises' (Iggle doesn't actually talk on the show, but makes squeaky noises), & the ITNG theme tune (this is my sons favourite & he giggles when it plays). It is difficult to press & activate the sounds, so my son can't manage it on his own yet (although the toy is recommended for older toddlers, mainly due to the battery pack).
Overall, the toy is OK, but my son prefers 'doing' toys at the moment. Perhaps as he gets a bit older he will enjoy cuddling Iggle a bit more. He does find it quite fascinating that he can hold Iggle Piggle AND watch him on TV at the same time...WOW! Bear in mind that due to the batteries, this toy is not recommended for taking to bed in case a child dislodges the batteries. This does somewhat limit the use of this toy, & I doubt I'd have purchased it myself, but as a gift it is OK.