Postman Pat Toys – Showbiz Pat Doll Review
Postman Pat lovers, young and old(er), lend me your ears and take heed. As part of the Postman Pat movie, Motherhood Diaries got to review one of the Postman Pat toys, this time Showbiz Pat!
I have fond memories of growing up to Postman Pat and his black and white cat (I still remember the Postman Pat theme), and it’s nice to see that he’s still going strong after all this time so that my boys get the chance to grow up with him too.
To celebrate Postman Pat: The Movie, Character Options released Showbiz Pat, the Postman Pat soft toy. In the movie, Pat was seduced by the bright lights of the big city and auditioned for an X-Factor style singing competition, but found that in his absence the post did not run smoothly.
Postman Pat’s Website and Social Network Links
Website – http://www.postmanpat.com/
Postman Pat Movie – http://www.postmanpatthemovieuk.co.uk/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/postmanpatofficial
Twitter – https://twitter.com/PostmanPat
Who is Postman Pat?
Postman Pat is a British stop-motion animated children’s television series that is aimed at preschool-aged children. The series follows the adventures of Pat Clifton, who is a postman in the fictional village of Greendale.
Who is Showbiz Pat?
Showbiz Pat is a Postman Pat soft toy, which sings, dances and grooves to the music in his glitzy new stage outfit, which is a glittery blue suit. The cuddly animated soft toy features:
- The SDS Postman Pat Theme Tune from the TV series
- Please Mr. Postman song
- You can always count on Postman Pat!
Press Pat’s left hand to hear a sample of the music. Here is Showbiz Pat in action! The boys loved playing Postman Pat games with each other!
The boys took an instant liking to Postman Pat’s new persona, Showbiz Pat. Aron especially befriended Pat and started taking him everywhere, hugging the doll and having quiet conversations with him. Aidan enjoyed knocking Postman Pat over as he wiggled his bottom to the music. The boys, however, struggled to press the button on Pat’s left hand to kick-start the music, which resulted in a lot of knockdowns for poor Pat. The Postman Pat toys could benefit from being a little sturdier from the parent’s point of view, but the boys didn’t seem to care all that much. They just perched Pat back up on his feet and continued to repeatedly press Pat’s hand, to play the tune over and over and over and over again… It didn’t get repetitive – honest!
What did I like most about Showbiz Postman Pat?
The way groovy Pat wiggles to the music, it’s quite comical.
What to watch out for:
Showbiz Postman Pat isn’t as sturdy as you think and topples over quite easily. The button to press on his left hand isn’t easy to find for kids of Aron and Aidan’s age.
4.5 out of 5 – Showbiz Pat only plays one tune out of the three you can supposedly hear from, but the boys loved him all the same and the high marks primarily go to how well Pat dances to the music – very showbiz darling!
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