It's hard to believe that everyone's favourite great dane was first brought to life all the way back in 1969, but, almost half a century later, the loveable scaredy cat (or should that be scaredy dog?!) is still just as popular with the modern generations. If you have a Scooby fan, young or old, in your midst, they're bound to love the giant Stretch Scooby that we recently received to review.
He has been well reproduced, with all the classic features of the cartoon character, including the goofy grin, wiggly eyebrows and dog collar. We all love the kooky expression on his face, which is how I would imagine him to look if he was really being pulled every which way and tied up in knots !
He is fully stretchable so you can pull on his arms or legs to totally pull him out of shape - apparently you really can tie him up in knots too, but we didn't try this !
The packaging boldly states that he can be stretched to three times his original size and my sister certainly put him to the test ! Kids will enjoy stretching him too but you really need an adult's or older sibling's help to stretch him to full length because you need strong arm muscles ! Alternatively, two younger children can pull an arm and leg each in a tug-of-war but be prepared to end up falling on the floor when one lets go !
Unbelievably, after all that crazy stretchy, he just pings straight back into shape, faster than you can say Scooby-Dooby-Doo. (Incidentally, did you know he got his name from a Frank Sinatra lyric? It began as the doo-be-doo-be-doo in Strangers in the Night !)
If you're being organised this year and are already looking around for Christmas gift ideas, especially for hard-to-buy-for teen boys or young adults, he's sure to be a big hit. Forget pulling a cracker after Christmas dinner, this year pull a Scooby instead !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £19.99
for more information : http://www.character-online.com/scooby-doo-stretch-scooby-doo
Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.