Product Type: Tobar Novelty Toy
Newest Review: ... or you can squash the whole thing completely flat. You get the idea! My Moody Face is blue but I have also seen red, yellow, green a... more
Squeeze my Moody Face
Tobar Moody Face
Member Name: FridaysArePurple
Tobar Moody Face
Advantages: Cheap, colourful and fun to squish
Disadvantages: Can burst and leak flour if something sharp touches them
These Moody Faces are can be moulded into all sorts of different shapes but unlike a foam stress ball, they will retain this shape and stay in the position you leave them in. They are basically small balloons filled with flour with a smiley face printed on the front and colourful woollen hair. They can be squashed and stretched and pulled and poked and are quite durable (more so than an ordinary balloon would be). For example, mine has survived being thrown against the wall and floor and dropped from a height to satisfy various curiosities too see what shape it would get squished into upon landing. The face can be pinched in the middle to create a nose and on the sides to make ears or you can squash the whole thing completely flat. You get the idea!
My Moody Face is blue but I have also seen red, yellow, green and orange ones available in gift shops and also on the internet. They are also available with a variety of different coloured hair so there are plenty of options to choose from. The one I have has multicoloured hair which I think makes it look much more interesting than the varieties that just have one hair colour. They are ever so slightly smaller than a tennis ball and will fit nicely in your hand. All Moody Faces are packaged in small clear plastic boxes and cost around the £2 mark.
As with any balloon, these don't like coming into contact with sharp objects as this can burst it and the flour will leak out everywhere. So if you have a dog or cat, you should keep it well out of their way as they would very easily puncture the face with teeth or claws. However I like the fact that there is flour inside and nothing more sinister as apart from the mess, this will not create any health scare issues or stain your carpet and is child friendly.
I am not sure how effective these would be when used as a stress ball as the Moody Face does not spring back to its original position after squeezing. You would have to change your hand position and squeeze it in a different way to get the full effect which is probably not as effective as using a normal ball, I'm not sure... In my opinion, the ideal use for them is as novelty gifts for adults or party bag toys for children as they are only cheap but offer some good simple entertainment so for that purpose I will rate it 5 stars but if you are looking for a stress ball, this may not be what you are after.
Summary: A good cheap novelty toy that is fun to poke and squash