Product Type: Hawkins Bazaar Novelty Toy
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Hawkins Mr Grasshead
Member Name: vickijohn2012
Hawkins Mr Grasshead
Date: 30/10/12, updated on 30/10/12 (19 review reads)
Advantages: Really works, cheap price.
Disadvantages: Becomes soggy and does need thrown away in the end
So my sister is the biggest pain to buy for at christmas, she has literally everything and there is nothing left that she wants. So I thought lets go novelty, I went to Hawkins Bazaar, a shop in the St James shopping centre in Edinburgh. I spotted the Mr Grasshead, and since she has had some of these growing novelty presents before I thought that this would be perfect. I paid £5 for this and I thought she would love it amongst other small presents for christmas. So I wrapped it up and she opened it on christmas day and sure enough she couldnt wait to get started. I did however help her to look after and to care for this toy, so I feel that I am still able to comment on this toy, as I bought and used it along with my sister.
The kit includes a grow bag around the size of a clenched fist, or around the size of a apple. The growbag contains sawdust and grass pellets, it also includes a watering tray which you stand the toy in when you water it. The grass grows out of the top of the bag when you water it, you can cut and style the grass once it has grown, so that the hair can look however you want it too. The bag also has a face on, hence the name mr grasshead, it is meant to look like a real face. The grass does not take long to grow at all, I think around 5 days and it was already starting to sprout, as long as you give it the water it needs and place it somewhere that the light can get to it easilly, this is because it is like your grass outside and needs both of these to grow.
The packaging for the toy is just a standard cardboard box, it has the picture of the Mr Grasshead on all sides of the packaging. It also has very standard writing on the side of the box, this makes the toy look rather dull and boring, however it does possess novelty value for a little while, for my sister at least who is thirteen years old. The instructions are very simple and are written on the side of the box, all you have to do is place the Mr Grasshead in the watering tray, pour water on the top of his head and a little in the tray so it is soaked up by the sawdust in the grow bag and sure enough it will start to grow.
Overall I would suggest buying this toy if you want something novel that can keep you entertained for a little while, or if you want something that actually works, unlike a few novelty toys that I have seen before. The grass on the top will keep going as long as the head is properly maintained and you keep watering it. After a while the toy does start to become really soggy and smell a bit damp due to the sawdust inside becoming wet, so in the end you do have to throw it away, but it really does work and is good value for money, just for the interest it gives, even to my sister.
Summary: Cheap novelty toy that actually does work.