Product Type: Tobar Novelty Toy
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Tobar Moody Face
Member Name: Elaineee
Tobar Moody Face
Advantages: Nice and Tactile
Disadvantages: Limited play and kids got bored with him
Whenever the kids go out with my husbands auntie they always come back with things that I wouldn't buy. One 'must have' they bought home was this Moody Face. Costing only a couple of quid from Hawkins Bazaar and packaged in a plastic cube he doesn't seem a bad price.
Made by Tobar Moody is what looks like a small balloon filled with flour sporting drawn on eyes, smiley mouth and woolly hair. Not very big and for this review I've just looked on their website to get his exact size which says is '10 and a half cm'. He's suitable for children aged 5 plus and I can see why- you wouldn't want a toddler biting into it as he's likely to burst. He comes in few colours but ours was blue.
He doesn't do much, it's just something tactile that you can fiddle with, pinch and prod. He's squidgy and can be squeezed and pulled about. His mouth can be manipulated into different shapes (well sort of) so I suppose hence the name 'moody'. Once shaped he will stay in that position and that's about all, the kids found him fun but he didn't hold their attention for long. He did feel nice when squeezed and I suppose abit of a stress reliever although he's not advertised as such.
Unfortunately Moody burst not long after we had him, a few months maybe- I don't know if the rubber eroded or if the kids were just too rough. When it happened the flour inside was actually mouldy- poor Moody perhaps he'd got wet sometime. The kids had a crack at making another Moody out of a party balloon and flour with some success.
4 stars because he's cheap and cheerful ( I'm not knocking off stars for the mould because that may have been a one off)
Summary: I would recommend him for abit of a cheap novelty