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2013 is definitely the year of the Moshi monster in our house, as we gradually get invaded by the furry and plastic little beasties. When I first saw this Wurly figure on amazon for a bargainous £4.80 instead of the RRP of £15, I knew that we had to offer him a home. (The price does keep fluctuating on this one, but around the £5 mark, so for any fans, its a good time to grab a bargain. ) I bought this for my youngest son who is only just 5 years old. He still loves all of his cuddly toys as well as figures, and this one has been no exception. It has been taken everywhere with us since he received it. I'm not entirely sure of the appeal myself, but as he is the owner, that is the important thing. The figure came encased in cardboard so I could try him out before I wrapped him up. He was tied into the cardboard, and came with three LR44 (1.5V) batteries included so I could try him out before giving him to my son. Squeezing this soft toy in the tummy area makes him 'talk.' I say talk in the loosest sense of the word as to me it sounds a bit like a little animal like a guinea pig. It is little high pitched purring and whirring noises. All sound fairly similar to my ear though pressing it for the purpose of this review I think there are at least 6 different phrases he says, but its hard to distinguish one call from another. I thought before I gave it my son it was a bit naff, but when the kids showed me on the Moshi monster website, this actually did sound like the noises the character makes on there, and they are both thrilled with it. (Thankfuly the noises are not that loud, as I think with the lack of variety it might have become a bit grating for me if it were louder. ) Wurly is Moshi number 105 - his appearance resembles a cross between a pea and a helicopter, a minty type of bluey/green colour, his shape is round, and on his head is a hat which looks like a helicopters blades. This in reality is a round disk which is made of a material that is firm enough to hold its shape, but still suit being on a cuddly toy. The toy is made from a felt type material that can feel a bit rough on my skin when my hands are dry, but my son enjoys to snuggle up to him even in bed. The voice box is located at the base of this figure near the legs, and it is a bit tricky to press unless you catch it just right. You make it talk by squeezing this voice box. Although I think it a bit tricky, my kids have had no troubles making it work once shown where the box was. This toy is approximately the size of a swede, and although I felt it looked a little small initially once out the packaging, I have grown used to it. For the below £5 I paid for this, I think I got an absolute bargain and I would highly recommend it for the enjoyment my kids have had with it. For the advised price of £15, I don't think I would buy it though. For a moshi fan, this is a lovely addition to their collection.
"Your favourite Moshlings really talk! Squeeze the tummy of Wurley to hear their Moshlings sounds Suitable for ages 4 years + Safety Information: Warning. Not suitable for Children under 3 years."