The only thing wrong with the Adipose Plush is how long it took anyone to make one. Following the episode "Partners In Crime" in April 2008, I was certain that the Adipose would be the BBC's must-have toy for the following Christmas, but for some reason it took nearly 3 years before I finally saw one in the shops! That being said, this is a near-perfect representation. The covering is soft and cuddly without looking too fluffy, and it is precisely cute enough without going too overboard (no over-sized Kawaii eyes here!)
It is hard to say anything non-obvious about a product like this. It is as cute as it looks like, it is as soft as it looks like, it is certfied for ages 0+ so it is safe for any child, and so on. One thing did, however, come as a surprise: you can actually make the Adipose plush stand on its own two feet, something which very few plushes can do. The legs, partly thanks to their shortness, are sturdy enough so you can place the Adipose on a flat surface, and if it does not stay upright, slight tilting of the body while pressing the plush gently downwards will help find the right posture.
This is just a cute and adorable as they looked on the tv and at about 10 inches, it's a really good size. However, I was a bit disappointed when he arrived as this is a second generation adipose. He comes with the new blue Doctor Who logo and labels and not the red logo used for doctors 9 and 10. Not exactly a big deal for most people, I know, but a big thing for collectors. Still, hes a lovable little thing to have about the place. :-)
This is a well made soft little adipose from an interesting and relevant episode. The plush isn't squashy as such, as it needs to retain shape, but soft enough for a cuddle. It doesn't stand unaided, but quite happy to lean. These are offered at a affordable price, and great quality, suitable for 5 yrs plus. Cute smile, and bright little button eyes, irrestistable