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In The Night Garden Talking Plush Upsy Daisy
Member Name: angelboouk
In The Night Garden Talking Plush Upsy Daisy
Advantages: design, interaction
Disadvantages: price, quality, doesnt do much
In The Night Garden (ITNG) is a show from Cbeebies which is aimed at pre-schoolers. One of the characters is Upsy Daisy who appears in the show with her runaway bed and is best mates with Iggle Piggle. She loves to sing and dance.
~~Plush and Chatty~~
Upsy Daisy can be seen in many forms from small pram teddies to plush, cuddly teddies.One plush available is the Talking Upsy Daisy which is made by Hasbro. This plush is suitable from 18mths upwards. It is 30 x 9 x 18cm and weighs 322g. It requires 2 x AA batteries which are included. Upsy Daisy offers your child the
chance to hear tunes and noises from the show that make Upsy Daisy who she is!
Upsy Daisy stands quite tall and chunky to accommodate her battery reserved (hidden behind a velcro fastening on her back). She has a large, spongy head with multi coloured hair sticking out and a cute button nose and white eyes. She wears a flowery orange top with strippy sleeves and a silky skirt concealing knickers that match her top, strippy tights and pink shoes.
Pressing her tummy reveals the music/noises. Repeatedly pressing her tummy won't allow the noise to change to the next one. Your child must have patience and wait for the noise to finish before pressing again for another noise. As she has a battery pack, Upsy Daisy cannot be thrown into the machine or the bath..she needs sponge cleaned. She is made of new materials and polyester fibres and should be treated with respect.
~~Availability and Price~~
Talking Plush Upsy Daisy is available from Amazon priced at £18.49. You can pick one up cheaper on ebay.
My son adores ITNG and is favourite character is Iggle Piggle followed by Makka Pakka and the Tomliboos. Being a boyish kinda boy, he doesn't tend to pay much attention to Upsy Daisy. So how did we come to have this talking plush in our household? Well visiting his cousin last year, he had spotted it in her toy cupboard and recognised her. Sophie told him to keep her as she was too old for it now so he did and she has sat proudly next to his plush Iggle Piggle ever since. He knows his own mind though and never takes her out with us..he isn't like his little cousin who takes hair bands out in his handbag thankfully!
~~Mummy..Meet Upsy Daisy~~
The batteries are hidden quite well away from prying fingers and the plush outer feels soft and spongey with no bits that are likely to come loose and be swallowed or lost. She is the perfect size to be cuddled in bed and cosy. She is very bright with various bold colours being used and making her attractive and very much a replica of Upsy Daisy herself. Overall I think she looks cute and not at all freaky!
~~Ryan and Iggle Piggle..Meet Upsy Daisy!~~
Ryan had already grown attatched to Upsy Daisy before we got home that night and proudly introduced her to Iggle Piggle and unfortuantely they did share a bed on the first meeting..nothing new with this Upsy Daisy then! Anyways introductions were made and it was time to let them chat with Ryan being the mediator to avoid any funny business between them. As in the show, the words that Upsy Daisy actually speaks are limited to her name and "Daisy Doo" so this plush sticks with this scenario whilst also offering a few others.
Iggle and Upsy had a rather short conversation with Upsy stating her name a few times in various tones, singing her name, giving a little jingle and finishing off with the Upsy Daisy song which carries a male voice as in the show. This song lasts a matter of 7seconds and that is all she has to say on the matter. Ryan became obessed with pressing her tummy and then pressing Iggles to engage in some light conversation and to this day, this still happens. He finds it quite engaging to use the toys in roleplay and adds his own conversational bits it for good measure. Upsy even blows a kiss which encourages him to do the same!
The voice and music come through quite loud and we haven't had to change the batteries despite this being a preloved toy. There is no crackling and she sounds as if she is shouting through her tanoy!
~~Daisy Doo Get Dirty~~
Due to the light coloured material that Upsy Daisys dress is made off, it does get rather grubby and a tad manky. I find her top and legs easy to wipe down with a damp cloth but the skirt is so fine that the dirt just doesn't come off and she looks a little worse for wear. Her skirt is fraying at the bottom and the black pupils on her eyes are fading away making her look a tad scary!
Talking Plush Upsy Daisy is quite expensive for what she is. She is a cuddly toy with limited talking and singing capabilities and doesn't manage to hold Ryans attention for long. Perhaps a girl could appreciate it more but Ryan holds little conversational parties with her and Iggle then she is tossed to the side in favour of Iggle Piggle.
I feel for the price, the material used could have been improved as her skirt looks very frayed now. I know this has been used by a little girl for a year and Ryan for a good few months but the quality should be better. Certainly not worth £18.00 but if have an Upsy Daisy obsessed child and you spot this for a few quid at a carboot then snap it up.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: not worth 18quid
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