I told you about Annoying Orange just before Christmas. Imagine a fruity version of Crazy Frog and you've got a rough idea ! You'll either love it or hate it but either way, kids and teens are sure to pick up on the irritating catchphrases because they love to wind up the grown-ups !
We received a selection of Annoying Orange stocking fillers just before Christmas. There's a wide range of merchandise available, with everything from T-shirts and posters to toys. We received a soft toy, a hard plastic collectible, a key ring and a clip-on – there may have been more in the package but they were instantaneously seized by the Madhouse Mini-Testers and I had a hard time trying to get hold of them again to write the review !
They all talk, in a rather brash voice, coming out with one liners and (probably soon-to-be cult) sayings that anyone who has been watching them on youtube will no doubt already be familiar with. We'd had a quick watch when I wrote the original blogpost in December but didn't know much about them apart from that, but that didn't stop the Madhouse Mini-testers enthusiastically giggling as they pressed the buttons to make them talk.
The talking toys come with alkaline button cell batteries already installed, but the bad (or good, if you find them annoying !) news is that these batteries are non-replaceable. By the time they run out, I'm sure you'll be sick of hearing them anyway !
There are LOTS of different toys to collect. Just from looking at the Talking Kitchen Crew Clip-On box, you have the choice of Smilin' Orange, Laughing Orange, Nyah Nyah Orange, Whoa Orange, Pear, Midget Apple, Grandpa Lemon, Marshmallow and Passion Fruit. Sounds like the ingredients for a great fruit salad ! I've no doubt this will be added to as more videos are created.
The creators of the characters know that you'll either love or loathe them. The blurb on the back of the box says : « He's cute. He's annoying. He's an Orange ! To some, he's the king of comedy, the prince of puns, the earl of irritation ! And to others, he's just a royal pain in the behind. Call him what you like, just don't call him an apple. He hates that. » Whatever you think, I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more of these little guys around !
for more information : www.annoyingorange.com
Disclosure : We received some Annoying Orange collectibles in order to write an honest review.
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