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REVIEW: Croakos The Frog

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Background

The term Deglingos is defined as “animalos molto funnios and muy crazios”. They're the animals that speak their own language consisting of finishing words with 'os'. The latest addition to the line goes by the name of Croakos The Frog.

My name is Croakos but my friends call me “Big Mouthos”. I speak so loud that I often cause a real commotionos! I'm a real chatterboxos – but don't you find it charming.

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The Facts



Croakos The Frog
Series: The Deglingos - Original
Distributor: Geared For Imagination
Artists: Laurent Manceron and Stephanie Dick
Material: Plush (Line uses over 50 different kinds of fabric)
Dimensions: 10” tall
Points of Articulation: 2 (arms via string)

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Tag

The Deglingos tag is becoming more of a Deglingos booklet. With all of the new characters, they've been adding new pages. It's great if you're not familiar with the line, as the tag has photos, background info, and a bio on each character.

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Our Opinion

Deglingos are always a mishmash of colors and fabrics. (They claim to feature over 50 kinds of fabric and string) It's like someone went crazy in a pile of scrap fabrics and came out with a completed plush toy. But all of the Deglingos I have seen appear to have a corduroy body.

Croakos The Frog is the first amphibian Deglingos. It's predominantly green, but you can see that he/she has red hands and a single blue arm. It appears that Croakos is wearing a red and white striped bathing suit from the 1950's...as well as a white collar. The lone strange element is that the eyes are set at different depths and one is larger than the other.

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While the Deglingos line is created for kids, there's also a portion of the collecting community that will enjoy them. If you have kids, remember that those arms are held in place by a few strings. It gives the plush some articulation, but it also impacts the plush's durability.

OVERALL: Being a collector, and having a little one, I've come to the conclusion that the Deglingos line is loved by kids. There are plenty of colors and different textures to keep the little ones entertained. Personally, I like some of the other Deglingos characters more than Croakos. I think if his eyes were the same size and used the same design, I'd bump him up half a point.

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You can pick one up at the following:

Amazon.com: $31.59

Croakos The Frog Grades

Plush Quality: 9/10
    Stitching: 9/10
    Material: 9/10
Softness: 7/10
Packaging/Tag: 8/10
Cuteness: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 7/10

Overall: 8.2/10

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