Easily animate the antics of the engaging Folkmonster Blueper plush hand puppet - a character with a knack for putting odd things together that work
Ideal for stage and puppet theater, storytelling, teaching, daycare, pre-school, pretend play, role-playing, presentations, games, parties and gifts
Use two hands to express the mouth and hands of this interactive whimsical character puppet
Constructed from high-quality materials with exceptionally realistic details; easy to care for years of play
Comfortably slips over the hand; measures 8 x 8 x 16 inches (LxWxH)
Folk Monster Blueper is a big and colorful two-handed friendly monster puppet. Providing infinite play value for all ages, the Folkmanis Blueper puppet is super-fuzzy blue with orange stripes, has an easy to use mouth, and is ready to scare the frights away. Ideal for use in interactive stage and puppet theater, Folkmanis Puppets are also great for teaching, daycare, school, pretend play, games and parties, or to pair with a book for storytelling. Easy to feed and care for, just add lots of love and snuggly fun. Folkmanis has been encouraging young imaginations to blossom since 1976 with its innovative and engaging specialty puppets, promoting creativity and discovery while winning nearly every industry, child development, and kid-tested award. Folkmanis has grown to become the premier manufacturer of plush puppets worldwide, offering over 200 of the most heartwarming and realistically designed creatures--both exotic and familiar--on the market today. (Birthday: January, 2011).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this puppet to interact with my out-of-state niece and nephew during our Skype/Facetime sessions. I can't wait to introduce Blueper to them.
I am very happy with my purchase. This is my second Folkmanis puppet, so I knew to expect a quality product. And I wasn't disappointed. ----------------------------------------------------------------- However there are a couple of things I need to note: 1. One of the puppet's eyes wasn't quite right. I had take a bit of time and effort to adjust the orange fabric around it to make the eyes look fairly symetrical. (This is why I deducted a star in my rating.)
2. I decided to trim the puppet's fur to better define its face I trimmed the fur above it's mouth upwards to about where the top of the bridge of its nose would be (if it had a nose). I am very pleased with the results. I think that I have really added to the puppet's character...
So months ago, I visited my friend down in Australia. One place we went to was some tourist-trap town that had a toy store. Checking it out, we found loads of puppets - and this one was the best one. Unfortunately, the Blueper puppet there was almost 80$, but imagine my joy when I found out these toys were made in California, where I knew I'd find this guy much cheaper.
And indeed he was! 30$ is a good deal for this one, it's put together well and is really adorable. I bought it just because I liked it, but I could see this guy being a great toy to help with kids.
Now, for the good. This puppet is pretty large. While it says 8 inches for the arms, they're more like 10 inches when you include the claws/fingers. Lengthwise, I measured this puppet at around 18 inches. The colors are nice and bright, and the orange/blue combo is great. It's comfortable to use, albeit with the hands, you almost have to squeeze two fingers into one'claw'. I don't have...
I teach puppetry at a homeschool partnership program. (Yes, we do have awesome classes like that!) I purchased Blueper personally and really love him. He is a favorite in class too. He is very expressive. Additionally he has human gloved hands, which help younger students be able to do a lot more expressive hand work. There are slits in his arms to be able to stick your hands in easily. We have run Blueper with 2 people before, with one person working the head and another running both hands. My only complaint is that the access in the bottom is not loose enough to work everything through there... and I want Folkmanis to make more human gloved hand puppets like him. Folkmanis is my favorite puppet company, as they make affordable puppets that are high quality. Sometimes their puppets vary as far as comfort and usability, but are far more reliable than other similar companies. BUY Blueper! You won't regret it.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.