What It Is
Not content to simply star in his own movie with the rest of the Peanuts gang, Snoopy is now taking on roles from other popular movies. The Peanuts Flashbeagle Snoopy is a plush toy based on the 1983 movie Flashdance, which a young woman who wants to be a dancer but works in a steel mill by day and a bar at night attempts to get accepted into a prestigious dance conservatory. This Snoopy doesn't wear the main character's signature off-the-shoulder sweater, but instead wears a blue sweatband around its head and a red T-shirt with the word “Flashbeagle” printed on it. The toy is about 7.5 inches long with a bean-filled bottom and the ability to sit up on its own, though it may take some finagling to actually get Snoopy to sit up properly.
Is It Fun?
Snoopy fans will like adding this movie-themed toy to their collections. While little kids aren't going to understand the Flashbeagle/Flashdance reference, older Snoopy fans who have at least heard of the 1983 movie will think this little Snoopy is cute and funny. It's fun to see Snoopy with a different look, and in his workout gear, kids can pretend that Snoopy is off to the gym for some exercise as they play and cuddle with this plush toy. This will inspire imaginative play among young Snoopy fans and just be a fun display piece in an older collector's Snoopy or Peanuts collection.
Who It’s For
The Peanuts Flashbeagle Snoopy is for ages 2 and up, though the Flashdance reference is going to be over the head of most preschoolers. This will probably appeal more to adult Snoopy fans who know of the original movie and like collecting all things Snoopy. It will be fun for imaginative play for young kids and make a nice display piece for older Snoopy and Peanuts fans to add to their collections.
What To Be Aware Of
This stuffed animals is surface washable only, so you probably don't want to be dousing it in water to recreate the infamous scene from the movie.
Additional Peanuts and Snoopy plush toys are also available from Just Play and sold separately.