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EST. 1998
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Sunshine Buddies

Smile and the world smiles with you

Sunshine Buddies

Smile and the world smiles with you

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The head swaying

Very calming

Staring at the same faces day in day out can be a tad depressing. Ugly friends, miserable colleagues, sour-faced associates, spotty schoolmates - life is too short to waste your time gawping at unsightly phizogs. And that's precisely why you need to brighten up your day with a Sunshine Buddy.

These delightful little desktop companions are just what the doctor ordered…well actually they're just what we ordered, because we're convinced you'll perk up the second you see one gently nodding in your direction.

The solar panel

Solar powered!

But what's the point, we hear you ask? Well, for some reason or another Sunshine Buddies seem to exude an incredibly calming aura. Maybe it's the swaying head, maybe it's the smiley face, or maybe it's the eco-friendly edge. Oh yes, we almost forgot - Sunshine Buddies are solar-powered, no batteries required. Simply place one near any light source (window, bulb, etc.) and your impossibly cute chum will begin to nod its head in an extraordinarily hypnotic manner.

holding the Sunshine Buddies

Small and cute, ahhh...

Sunshine Buddies make great gifts for all you stressed-out execs; we guarantee you'll be unable to suppress a smile each and every time you clap eyes upon that grinning face. In fact glancing at a Sunshine Buddy can be genuinely uplifting, even if its nearest neighbour is a stapler or a hole-punch (must be something to do with all that 'smile and the world smiles with you' business).

These all-nodding, all-smiling creatures are already spreading happiness across Japan, and we confidently predict they'll soon become the desktop/bedside companions of choice throughout the world. So what are you waiting for? Order a Sunshine Buddy and prepare to be utterly smitten.

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Please note:
  • Warning: not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts – choking hazard
  • Solar-powered – does not require batteries
  • Measures approximately 8cm(W) x 6.5cm(D) x 7.5cm(H)

Customer Reviews

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I bought the blue version of this a few years ago. He still sits on the windowsill and bobs away contently, it's quite soothing to watch, I called him Googy, don't ask me why... Price is a bit more than I paid but that's inflation for you. Fantastic little friend if you work in a bright enough office to charge them up, guarenteed to bring you even a little smile on a bad day :).
Becky, Co. Durham - 24th June 2011
THANK YOU SO MUCH FIREBOX!! I saw these being sold in a shop a few years ago but the shop stopped selling them before I got a chance to buy it. Definitely going to buy this with some Christmas money:).
Tasha, Greater Manchester - 24th December 2010
OMG, I bought this as a gift but I'm watching it bobbing away and I just love it so much!! Really makes me smile.
Anni, Manchester - 8th November 2007
I got one of these for Christmas a few years ago and I loved it to bits!! They're just so calming and adorable!! And soooo Japanese!! Gotta love Japanese stuff!! The great thing is he's (my buddy) still working after 2 years!! I wuv him.
Emily Coles Aka Meimi132, Caston, Norfolk - 4th August 2007
The sunshines onto this little fella and his head nods away!! So relaxing to watch and so fun to be around! No desk top should be with out one!
Sarah, Lichfield - 14th May 2007
OMG !! It's back ! I had one of these before but his head nodding side to side. The solar panel quit catching energy and he stopped nodding his head. I guess the intense heat of him sitting on my dashboard of my car broke the solar panel. I wanted to get another one but the store I got them from didn't have them anymore. I'd buy this one but unsure I want a nodding one. But these are SO cute !!
3M0-8unnY, A Far Away Land Where 8unnies Are Loved ! - 24th April 2007