Product Type: Disney Soft Toy
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Disney Frankenweenie Sparky
Member Name: karalouk
Disney Frankenweenie Sparky
Advantages: Really cute, Great detail, Soft & Squishy, Good quality, Perfect for Frankenweenie fans
Disadvantages: Maybe a bit small for the price
Frankenweenie is a 2012 Disney film, written and directed by Tim Burton. We went to see Frankenweenie at the cinema last year and absolutely loved it. It's not your average Disney film but if you love Tim Burton, you're likely to love Frankenweenie. The film is about a dog called Sparky who gets hit by a car and dies (nice!). His grief stricken owner (a boy called Victor) creates an experiment which brings him back to life - cuts, stitches n all! The weird and wonderful story continues from there...
I first saw the Sparky plush toy on The Disney Store website (it's a Disney Store Exclusive), it looked adorable and I knew I wanted it! However I actually bought it in store. It looked slightly bigger online, so I was a little disappointed when I saw it in person. It's not exactly small but I feel it could be slightly bigger, especially for the price paid. Sparky measures 20.5cm tall and 33cm long.
Sparky isn't your average cute soft toy - he's unconventionally attractive! There's lots of detail and he looks just like he does in the film. He's a grey colour with black ears and tail (it's a black and white movie, so the toy has no colours on it). He's covered in black stitches (including his mouth) which came from his injuries - the stitches are actually stitched on to him, rather than printed on. He has a small patch stitched on one side and a large spotty patch stitched on his back (I assume these patches are to hold him together in the film!). He has a long bull terrier face and his round eyes are stitched on and look slightly sunken (edged by grey lines and grey lines stitched underneath). He also has the cutest little black patent nose stitched on to the end of his face! One of the best features is a soft silver coloured bolt which appears to go through his neck, bearing a resemblance to Frankenstein.
I actually ended up disguising my purchase as a Christmas present for my daughter! I wrapped it up, put it under the tree and she was really pleased when she opened it.
The toy is very soft on the outside. It's very squishy inside too. This makes it a very good plush to squeeze and cuddle up with. My daughter often keeps Sparky in bed with her. His legs are slightly firmer, which allows him to stand up independently. This allows my daughter to play with him better - soft toys don't generally have much playability if they can't be stood or sat up. The toy seems like excellent quality (like most Disney Store plush toys), it seems to have a tough exterior and I imagine that it will stand the test of time.
The Disney Store sell other plush Frankenweenie characters including Victor, Edgar and Persephone (Sparky's 'girlfriend'). Along with Sparky, we also have Persephone who is great. Be quick if you want to get your hands on a Frankenweenie plush, I predict they will be retired soon. Our Sparky plush toy cost £14.00, which may seem a little pricey for a soft toy that doesn't do anything (and is a bit smaller than expected), however it looks very cute, is good quality and is great for fans of Frankenweenie!
Summary: A must-have for Frankenweenie fans.