The Yo Gabba, Gabbas
Does your child have a favorite toy? Sometimes kids get so attached to their toys that they seem real. My son’s “Yo Gabba, Gabbas” or what he calls them the “Yo, Yo Gabbas” go everywhere with him and in his eyes they are real.
If you haven’t heard of the kids television show, Yo Gabba Gabba the best way to describe it is it is like an off the wall version of Sesame Street only in a half an hour instead of one hour.
NickJr.com describes Yo Gabba, Gabba in these words:
Yo Gabba Gabba! is a fun live-action program for young children ages 1 and up. Join our host DJ Lance Rock as he introduces us to friendly toy monsters in a magical land full of music, dance, colorful cartoons, and simple life lessons that will get you and your children up off the floor to learn and dance along. Just say the magic words! YO GABBA GABBA!!
Meet DJ Lance Rock and the rest of the characters from Yo Gabba Gabba on Nick Jr.!
DJ Lance RockHe’s our host, and in each episode he gets the show started with the magic words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!”advertisement
MunoMuno, the red cyclops is very friendly, mild-mannered, but sometimes slightly impatient. He loves to learn and is very outgoing. Sometimes he can be a bit clumsy and has been known to break things.advertisement
FoofaFoofa is a pink flower bubble. She’s giggly, outgoing, happy, bubbly, and likes things that are cute and cuddly. But sometimes she gets a little moody if things don’t go her way.advertisement
BrobeeThe little green one is cuddly and cute, but also cautious and needs constant reassurance. He’s sometimes scared to try new things. Music, singing, and dancing help give him confidence and help him to learn.advertisement
PlexPlex, the magic robot! He’s always there to provide music, teach lessons, and use his wonderful magical powers to beam guests into Yo Gabba Gabba Land. Like a parent, he typically knows how to solve problems.advertisement
ToodeeThe blue cat-dragon, Toodee’s very smart and independent. She’s also athletic and mischievous. Sometimes she gets too excited about things and can be selfish.
Conan loves this show and has started a collection of Yo Gabba Gabba toys. His Yo Gabba Gabba friends do everything with him.
They play hide and seek with Conan, ride in the car with him and we always have to tuck the “Yo, yo Gabbas” in bed with him at night.
One day while playing hide and seek Brobee decided to hide in the trash can in Ciara and Courtney’s room. We haven’t seen him since. Every single day Conan would ask, ” Where is Brobee?” Finally I realized that he was playing hide and seek in Courtney’s trash can and she took the trash out the same day he disappeared. Oops!
I talked to my husband about the missing toy and he decided that it would be alright to purchase a new set of characters as replacements, just in case anyone else decides to hide in the trash can.
So I went online and did a search. This is what I found: And this is the least expensive one online! There is no way I am going to spend that kind of money on little plastic toys.
After learning that this gift was purchased at Toys R Us for about $10 I made the trip to the toy Superstore. At last my son would get his beloved Brobee back…until I saw that the shelf was empty. Geez! Now what? The store clerk checked the product and informed me that they were discontinued. Now I understand why they are selling for nearly $15 per character online. I know this is a popular show, but THAT popular?
Yesterday, Conan, with the help of his sister, Ciara, decided to plant the Yo, Yo Gabbas in the garden. Maybe he can grow some more and then we will be rich! I can keep dreaming, right?