Product Type: Fisher Price Soft Toy
Newest Review: ... I went and got her one. I love the colour lilac so was pleased that this particular one seemed to be her favourite and the only name she wo... more
Fisher-Price Waybuloo Peek & Pull Lau Lau
Member Name: hopey123
Fisher-Price Waybuloo Peek & Pull Lau Lau
Date: 07/02/13, updated on 07/02/13 (55 review reads)
Advantages: A lovely fun toy which comes to life.
I brought this Lau Lau toy for my daughter the Christmas before last. She totally loved the children's program Waybuloo at the time, in fact it was the first TV program ever to catch her attention and the only time I would have her still for 10 minutes when it was on.
The program itself if you haven't heard or seen it is based on four Pipling characters called Lau Lau the lilac rabbit, Yo Jojo the orange monkey Nok Tok the blue bear and De li the pink cat. They live in Nara land are animated and can float up into the air. The rest of the program is a real scene with real children in it called Cheebies.
I can review the program in a separate review but that gives you a background of where Lau Lau is from.
I hunted high and low for one of these that wasn't at it's high price of £29.97, with just a few weeks before Christmas I found Tesco had them on a half price offer of £14.98 so the next day I went and got her one. I love the colour lilac so was pleased that this particular one seemed to be her favourite and the only name she would say too. After Christmas within a few weeks the price was at a normal not offer price of £12 which did make me slightly cross knowing they had purposely put the price up to £29 to make out they were giving you a great half price deal at £14, this isn't the only shop that does that, I notice in my local coop for example a certain loo roll will suddenly jump up in price then the following week will be on offer.
Anyway Lau Lau is currently selling at £11.50 on Tesco Direct.
Firstly I was very surprised of the size of it, the head may be quite a big oval size but the body is very small in comparison and soft so not like made from expensive plastic. The head is solid I should add not soft like the rest of the body and it's the head that gives the toy some weight to it too.
In the picture you can see her cute ears which are longer then they look as when you push in her tummy there is a button which activates her and her ears come down over her eyes, really cute. Also by pushing her tummy the first time she says Hi HI and then the tune from the program plays out. The second time it's pressed she says Peeka Peeka then the third time says "want to hide" as hide and seek is one of their games they like to play on the program. Each time it's pressed the ears cover the eyes too, this will also be because she is playing Peeka a boo with you.
The arms and legs are soft and squeezable and can be moved about but not too far else you might tear her lol.
I must say after over a year of being used quite a bit the batteries are still going strong. They take 3 AA batteries which come already fitted inside her. If you need to change them then at the back of her head there is a velcro part which you undo to get to the cover which needs a screwdriver to open up.
The sound from this is not too loud but it isn't quiet either, not sure if that makes sense but it is loud but not annoyingly so.
Lau Lau's big green eyes under her flattering eyelashes are solid plastic but the rest of her body has a soft to touch suede feel to it. She wears a small linen skirt which is completely attached to her so can't be removed. I like the fact that there are no parts likely to come apart on this toy.
Over time this has had a few dirty marks appear on it but it's been easy to just sponge off with a damp cloth.
I feel that due to the size and weight of the head this can be slightly awkward for little ones to carry about but as long as Lau Lau doesn't mind being strangled that's fine. But seriously it is awkward to get a good grip on for little hands.
I totally recommend this toy and I'm sure any little ones you would give it too would too. A toy a bedtime buddy which ever it's use is fine. My daughters stays on the end of her bed with a few other toys to keep her company.
Summary: Great fun, keeps little ones amused and gives them a companion to play peek a boo with.
- Gund Downing Bear
- Gund Dooley Dolphin
- Gund Dinosaurs Terry Teradactyl
- Gund Dinosaurs Steggy Stegosaurus
- Gund Dinosaurs Bret Apatosaurus
- Sonic The Hedgehog Soft Plush Toy
- Disney Lambie Mini Bean Bag Toy
- Disney Tangled Pascal the Chameleon Mini Bean Bag
- Disney Medium Animal Soft Toy
- Spiderman Squashy Washies