As anyone who watches kids' TV will tell you, the Mr Men are back. Not that they ever went away, but the madcap new show is a far cry from the sedate, Arthur Lowe narrated episodes of yesteryear. So to celebrate we've got our mitts on these hilarious talking dolls.
The whole gang
Just as cute as the characters in the bestselling little books, Mr Men Interactive Plush come out with silly catchphrases or perform daft movements activated by squeezes, squishes, pulls and even throws.
First up there's hot potato Mr Bump. Clumsy by name (sort of), even clumsier by nature, this accident-prone, bandage-clad chap spouts increasingly crazy asides the more you chuck him around. Ouch!
For all you intolerant types, say bog off to Mr Rude. This vulgar little fella yells all kinds of rude phrases every time you widen his mouth and pull out his tongue. Well, wouldn't you?
Little Miss Chatterbox
Next, say hellogoodeveninghowyadoing to Chatty Miss Chatterbox, the cute little lady with more rabbit than a meat counter. Simply give her a squeeze and she'll start jabbering into both of her light-up mobiles at the same time.
Everyone's favourite fried egg munching body builder is back! Just give his buff-tastic (and less square than we remember) body a squeeze to hear his new catch-phrases.
Last, but by no means least, meet Mr Tickle. Squeeze this over-sensitive character's belly and his long arms start spinning and making tickling motions. Stop them from spinning and he begins to shake and vibrate.
It goes without saying that Mr Men Interactive Plush are perfect pressies for kids of all ages. And we really do mean all ages because nothing conveys a moral message like a talking toy with an amusingly exaggerated dominant trait. Or something like that. The point is, it doesn't matter if you're being seriously soppy or deeply ironic, these silly characters are cuddle-tastic. So don't be a Mr Grumpy, get ordering.