I love novelty A figure of a Garden Gnome is goofy and delights me with its bright colors and equipment. It's not like those mean killer ones from that one Tumblr photo set - you know the one - this one seems a lot less murdery and more helpful. Also like Santa Claus with its hat and beard... but like an elf with its short legs.
Assembly is easy, with the legs fitting in a grey chest piece inside the torso, which holds the arms, and the head locks it all in place. The beard hangs off indentations in the hair, and the hat caps it all off. It's nice. It's easy.
The bright colors are a treat, and may be enjoyed by kids. I like the rolled-up sleeves and the rumpled green overalls. The figure's costume is charming and welcoming, part decoration and part refugee from a child's storybook. The short legs with their gathering pant legs are more detailed than we usually see in a Playmobil toy, and the drawn-on pockets are a nice touch.
As always, he has no problems standing, sitting, or interacting with his gear. The shovel is sadly not golden, but the bright blue color is certainly appealing. The red watering can looks like something from my parents' garage when I was a child, although it feels like it's lacking a piece on the spout to spread out the water.
This is a good one, in part because I don't have any other garden gnomes. I've got dwarves, but not magical beings who exist to do my bidding in terms of lawn care. That's a rare find indeed, and completely unnecessary in my toy box. This is why I love it, and you will too.
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